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1498 days ago

Finishing question - Finishing Solid Macassar Ebony - 4 replies

OK so I have a question for those who have worked with solid macassar ebony. I am finishing a small box made of solid macassar ebony I am experiencing issues with a tacky finish. I first use a coat of BLO and wait for that to dry (about 48 hrs). That goes on fine. I then use a thin coat of wiping poly and the coat doesn’t seam to want t...

1627 days ago

Where do NYC woodworkers buy Walnut Ply? - 8 replies

I am asking this question for a friend of mine who lives in NYC. She just bought a place and is having here kitcher redone. She wants to use Walnut ply fronts for here kitchen cabinets and her contractor is telling her that it is concidered an “exotic” and cannot get any unless an insane minimum qty is ordered. I find this hard to ...

2340 days ago

Got Dovetails? - 19 replies

Just curious how many of you hand cut your dovetails vs. using a dovetail jig. If you cut by hand whats your process? If you use a dovetail jig which one do you use? I personally hand cut my dovetails using a Dozuki saw & chisel laying out and cutting my tails first followed by the pins. I have had lengthy debates with several woodworking ...


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