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04-23-2017 05:49 AM

Dating a piece - 4 replies

So I recently picked up a project repairing, or Apperently re-repairing an old furniture piece. It is a mahogany veneered secretary desk. While all visible surfaces are finished the back is really backs and bottoms start to tell a much more interesting story! The core wood I think is white pine, but it is hand dawn, and planed! There are s...

01-26-2015 07:39 AM

tool gloat - 8 replies

So a guy I know tends to help people clean out garrages and do whatever… well yesterday, he had a radial arm on the back of his truck… He was just about to scrap it. that is unless I wanted it.So the story goes, he flipped the switch, hit the reset couldn’t get even a hum out of the motor. Well I say sure, I’ll take it&#...

06-09-2014 05:05 PM

Marketing furniture? - 17 replies

Ok, I have a few extra pieces made from spair parts left over from commisioned customers. I am trying to figure out however, how to get those pieces out into the market, and sold. Most of the local furniture stores are selling distressed furniture, which, well mine is definately not. I would rather make a good looking piece and let it get dis...

06-05-2014 06:37 PM

Cashier's checks? - 28 replies

Would you except a cashier’s check for an item you had listed on craigslist? I have a stool that I have posted on craigslist for sale, I made 3 instead of 2, which is a comon practice in making chairs and stools, in case a part gets messed up in the process, as back tracking to make one part could take several hours, well the parts for ...

08-18-2013 02:38 AM

The Kiss Rule - 36 replies

Ok, I see a lot of this, so I have to comment. In the woodworking business world we have a general rule of thumb. The K.I.S.S. rule. Keep It SimpleStupid. A lot of you hobbyists are mixing multiple finishes, and doing a lot of unneccessary things to obtain finishes that are much easier with conventional products readily available just a...

07-24-2013 04:41 AM

spam site profiles - 6 replies

I’m just going to go out on a limb here, but I’m pretty sure any new profile that has the words buy, online, pharmacy, or any pharmacutical is probably not here to learn or post about woodworking, there has been quite a rash of these in the past few days. I learned a buddy of mine from my area joined the site and went to look for hi...

05-22-2013 12:18 AM

Where to find - 18 replies

Where would one find a brushable white lacquer? Most of the sources I’d normally consult appear to be dead endsand I have a customer that wants cabinets refinished, the doors and drawers I will spray with white lacquer, but ummm I can’t spray inside their house so… I need a brushable lacquer….

02-18-2013 05:04 AM

Books of your Dreams - 6 replies

SO what books are you guys working on right now? I’m working on book about tuning and using antique tools at the moment. And while I’m not reading it at this very second I got curious as to which books if any you guys are reading. Since most of my friends would be bored to death with the books I’m reading, talking about them...

01-06-2013 03:06 AM

Reproduction guys - 5 replies

A couple of tips from a guy that refurbishes furniture from time to time…. 1. Plywood is ok, but not for structural parts, or exposed edges. The veneers will peel at exposed edges, which is pretty tough to fix. Plywood will also bow under a load causing hinged doors with weight on them to not keep aligned properly. You can use plyw...

10-16-2012 06:40 PM

Mixed Lumber project - 5 replies

So I’m looking at building a piece for a customer with mixed lumber types, and for some reason I’m wondering if the density of the wood is going to be a major concern for wood movement or not. Basically it’s going to be an island, but while inspired by a design from a decorative furniture company, I will be improving the basi...

03-02-2012 05:33 PM

Mortising chisels? - 18 replies

Ok I have tons of chisels, but what I don’t have are mortising chisels. In the past I would not have needed mortising chisels because though I have done it, it wasn’t a staple in what I do, but as it is now, it’s becoming more common, and well the bench chisels just don’t perform the same way. SO does anyone know where ...

12-21-2011 10:10 AM

Comradery - 0 replies

In this day and age, my area’s woodworking population seems to be decimated, at least in the profesional area.Long time woodworkers who I’ve known have moved on to other vocations, cabinet shops are opperating below capacity, custom furniture makers? The only ones I know of are now working for others, in other lines of work. Things...

12-16-2011 11:02 AM

sharpening curved edges? - 1 reply

There’s a million references and sites for sharpening flage blades. Easy information to come by, and I’m fairly decent at it, even without a leather strop. My question is if anyone knows a good source of information on sharpening the rounded blades? I know where to find slip stones and all, but without proper knowlledge on how t...

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