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02-28-2014 08:27 PM

Best clear coat for Red Cedar planks - 7 replies

Hi All, I am in the process of finishing up a bar and will be using red cedar to wrap the front. I want to bring out the natural colors and was thinking of using Arm-R-Seal by General Finishes, as I need something durable when people’s feet accidentally kick it. What would you consider to be the best to a)bring out the natural color...

01-04-2013 12:11 AM

Oil Base and Shellac Base Primer... - 2 replies

got on my hardwood floor while i was painting. There are several spots on the floor that made its way around my tarp. The floor is finished with a water-based urethane topcoat. Now, can I use a little mineral spirits and denatured alcohol to take out these spots, or will it remove the water-base topcoat? Please save me…from my wife!

12-29-2012 11:17 PM

Mahogany substitute - 9 replies

Hi all, I am making a cabinet for my buddy to match his bedroom set, which is mahogany. Due to the cost, which he is trying to keep down, what would be a good substitute. We need to stain the wood ebony or black to match the set. Thanks!

11-20-2012 01:54 AM

Raised Panel Door Calculator question - 4 replies

Hi everyone, I am getting ready to make a set of raised panel doors for floating nightstands in my bedroom. My question is, with the face frame complete, I am about to use the Raised Panel calculator to get my numbers for the stiles and rails. Do I need to subtract 1/8 from the overall stile and rail dimensions to get a reveal of does the calc...

10-26-2012 05:49 AM

Chemical disposal - 31 replies

Was wondering where people dispose of their chemicals (Thinners, Denatured Alcohol, etc.) once they finish using them and have small quantities of leftovers…

10-08-2012 11:59 PM

Jet JWBS-14CS: 115 or 230 volt? - 20 replies

Hi all, Just recently purchased the Jet JWBS-14CS and so far so good. Haven’t put it through its paces yet. I’m pretty new to woodworking and was wondering, what is the main difference in 115 or 230? My shop is set-up for either, so thats not the problem. Whats the pro’s and con’s of both? And does anyone have any...

09-27-2012 12:05 AM

BLO? - 18 replies

Hi All, I’ve been lurking on this site for about 6 months nows while I create my woodshop. I am in the process of putting together a workbench, which the top consists of red oak T&G flooring over 2×4s, wrapped by poplar. I am interested in finishing the top with a finish that is durable, repairable and doesn’t take away...

04-07-2012 05:23 PM

Cabinet Saw & Dust Collection - 10 replies

This question is probably as old as me, but here I go! I am outfitting my garage, which is 12’x17’, with the following: 1.) New cabinet saw, something around $1k-$1,500, 3hp, 220v 10” w/ a riving knife. Looking at either Grizzly, Steel City, Laguna or Jet (I know the last two are a little more). 2.) Dust Collection, s...

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