A very good friend of mine recently emailed me with a status update (I asked how he was doing), and a question!I have some experience with finishes but not this type of finish – so I thought I would pose the question here as there are so many knowledgeable folks that hang out here. ”You wouldn’t have any idea of a recipe for a short oil varnish using walnut oil would you?I want to finish this instrument in a varnish with a French Polish over it.” In the meantime I w...
Wow, so much can change in just 24 hours. (yeah, i’m going to pretend I wrote this last night hehehe) So, yesterday, I was slaving over a hot sheet of sand paper trying to lap the plastic parts of the fence on my newly gifted router table, in hopes of being able to use it as a mini jointer to make at least some little flat boards… Well, today, I spent a little time looking at Craig’s list for Charlotte NC, and found an add for “Millwork tool” including a ...
While finishing consruction and maintenace projects preparing for Minnesota winter…. Snow didn’t melt last year, and it was piled everywhere, 6 to 7 ft. high….I have been on my Krenovian journey. I have the “cabinet maker” books, which inspired me. I didn’t know I had joined thoese before me. Just got the woodworker book. Know there are other books but…”enough”.. Yesterday the weather stopped me again. So off to find what’s out...
Hi, Redman 1947 here on a follow up to my posts of 9/15 of a technique I use to refinish furniture. Several requested some photos so here they are. Please post back if I can provide more details and appreciate the interest Cherry cabinets as they were delivered to my driveway: The completed product. I am in the process of doing the dining room table so all pieces will be of the same stain. Here are a couple of pictures of the buffet under the cabinets that was stripped...
OK LJs, I need some help here. I went back to the barn where I got my Performax and picked up the clamps Ralph had. As I was leaving I walked by a wood pile and these two pieces were just laying on the ground. I kicked them over as asked what they were. He had no idea and said if I wanted them, they were mine. I was told by my wise old uncle one time, “NEVER PASS UP FREE WOOD”. So I threw them into the truck. I need help in trying to identifying them. The are local Pacific...
(the above in my best Steve Martin voice a la his movie “The Jerk”) ;) Google SketchUp version 8 is now available. Not sure what changes they made, as it looks and performs just like the old one and I’m not expert enough with it to notice any nuances. If anyone notices any significant improvements using the new version, please write a blog on it for the rest of us.
Well, yesterday turned out to be a day where things just don’t go right. I know we have all had those days, and it was just my turn apparently. I wasn’t any one thing in particular. Just a lot of little things that added up I guess. I did get all my cutting done, and that was a good part of the day. But in between cutting there were several messages that weren’t what I called positive. I can see my computer screen from where I cut, and I check in on messages every on...
With my Girlfriend Debbie moving in recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to find room for all of our collective stuff… With space at a premium, Yesterday I went ahead with an idea I’ve had for years… It took about twenty minutes…But I have to back-track a little…I made a canoe stand about ten years ago. It consisted of two posts that I made, by screwing together a couple of 2 X 3’s, and attaching some plywood “feet” to hold th...
I ran into some carving books thought someone here might be interested in them. I have 10 books.Here is the auction link to take a look:http://www.listia.com/auction/834781 But sign up using this link to automatically get 150 free credits to bid with : http://www.listia.com/signup/68899 Diane
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