Hey Guys- I’m finishing up a Hard Maple table I built and am looking for the right finish for it. Finishing was never my best talent, especially on the lighter woods like Maple. I’ve got a coat of sanding sealer on already, and am looking to put on two or three top coats that won’t yellow over time (I just hate the look of yellowed wood). What would you all recommend for a relatively clear, non-yellowing finish? I’ve got a bottle of Formby’s Tung Oil finish that ...
Hey my fellow LJ’s. The tree guy who cut my cedar down called and told me he just cut down a 100 year old Black Acacia. The zoo came and got all the leaves and he remembered I had asked if he would not cut good wood into fire wood until myself and other woodworkers had a chance to look at it. There are two logs apprximately 40’ in length and @20” in diameter (bigger in some smaller in others). There was a nice crotch but it looks to be mostly rotten. Is there anyone...
Wow. I am one lucky guy. My wife and LOML just returned from a trip to Maine. She was taking her aging father on a trip through his childhood home (he now lives in Arizona). They were driving around and all of a sudden she spotted a building with a Lie-Nielsen sign. Being the spouse of a Lumber Jock, she stopped and they went inside to take a look-see. It actually was THE factory. She was treated to a personal factory tour by the very friendly staff. They were so impressed with the wor...
The time has come I have to move my shop to another building. It is met with happiness and sadness.Soon I will begin to transform my shop building which is about 70’ X 30” into a home for us.The building is in great shape a stick framed structure built back in the late 70’s. The building I will move to is a 30’ X 40’ steel masters type building i built about 5 years ago. I currently use it for restoring antique vehicles.Here’s a pic of the building.I have l...
Today was a good day I got some work done on my mom chest of drawers, I cut all the peices for the top and sides, I got the sides gule up. Now I got to work on the drawer runners and gule up the top. I cheated a little bit I used my benchtop table saw and my circular saw. the side panels needs some flatening with my hand planes.
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This weekend I was at a flea market and a guy stopped by to look at my stuff and said his nephew has a furniture shop and keeps giving him scraps to burn. He said some of it was just too nice to burn so he kept it aside. I gave him a spoon for this: I see a lot of laminated cutting boards, spoons and other stuff in these boxes :).======================================================================Another guy purchased an oak salad set. He said he makes bowls and would like to offer salad...
UPDATE I am going to have to move the date of the picnic to July 26 due to some work obligations that the Army has imposed on me at the last minute. I will be out of town till July 22. I have been out of town the last week and a half and I’m sorry that I have been unable to respond to many messages and inquiries about the picnic. Hopefully some good comes out of it. Several LumberJocks mentioned that the original June dates confilicted with their schedules. Who: All Wash...
OK, this will probably be the last entry in this series for awhile. I’ll post some pics in my Workshop area once I have everything moved, and the shop set up. So, what’s left? I have a ceiling, electricity, lights, walls, doors, and a floor. Comfort. That’s right boys and girls. I don’t like to sweat it out in 90+ degrees with 90%+ humidity such as we have here in the St. Louis area in summer time. Nor do I like having to bundle up like the Michelin man, jus...
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