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|4 days ago||
Where to find - 16 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….
|97 days ago||
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...
|140 days ago||
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...
|221 days ago||
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...
|449 days ago||
Mortising chisels? - 11 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 ...
|521 days ago||
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...
|526 days ago||
sharpening curved edges? - 2 replies
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...