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367 days ago

custom full-extension slides with wood stops - 4 replies

I saw a picture of a jewelry cabinet and the gentleman said he made the full extension slides out of wood. i have searched but to no avail. They seem to use less space and look and function great.Thank you for any advice.

593 days ago

watco oil - 13 replies

I like using Watco oil on some of my projects. I then put a coat of Johnsons paste wax as a final coat. I’m not really happy with it. Can I lay a coat of poly over the oil ? or should I use a different wax ?

594 days ago

Girls bunkbed - 1 reply

I have a request from my fellow woodworkers. I wonder if anyone knows where some plans for a bunk-bed are. I’m looking for twin beds with stairs. I want it to be feminine in nature, thanks and lets keep recycling the old wood

678 days ago

final coat over varnish - 7 replies

I put 2 semi-gloss coats of Spar Varnish with a brush on walnut.I had little dibs on the finish so I rubbed with 0000 steel wool. It dulled the finish. Any suggestions on what I should of used to keep the shine. Thank You

768 days ago

tung oil - 9 replies

I put Old Masters Tung oil on a stripped mahogany dresser. It called for two coats but it seems to be still too dry. The directions said not to use more than two coats. I used steel wool on it between coats. Is there a final finish or do I just use 0000 steel wool and leave it alone

867 days ago

cupping - 1 reply

I know that alternating wood grain when gluing up solid wood to make a tabletop is woodworking lore, but if i fasten the boards together with pocket-hole screws and then attached the top with figure 8 fasteners do you saw-dusts fiends think it will still cup? Two of the boards are not very goodlooking, just trying to satisfy a client…

1102 days ago

Bleeding door - 18 replies

I put four coats of an oil-based clear wood finish on a solid Mahogany door, which was not solid mahogany for I had to cut four windows in it, and its bleeding sap in one area. I think the pine is leaking,regardless, I hung the door and everything was fine. I came back the next day and it was bleeding through.It receives full afternoon and eveni...

1328 days ago

business plan - 8 replies

I live in north Texas and there are not many woodworkers, mostly turners. I think there is a large demand for custom furniture, I do stay busy but can’t commit full time because of personal issues. I am meeting with a potential investor on Thursday and do not want to sound like a hillbilly. I am going over a business plan on Wednesday with...

1515 days ago

handicap picnic table plans - 4 replies

I work at a company that hires people with special needs mentally and physically.I supervise the woodshop and want to build a picnic table for the wheelchair bound clients. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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