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How long to cure Wipe on poly before using polish?

05-09-2010 05:05 AM by studie | 3 comments »

I have at least 8 coats of wipe on poly on this Log coffee table and it has some light streaks and or some light dust in the finish. It has cured about a week & I want to use some fine buffing compound to make it look better. I have some #3 compound for car finish that wont scratch & then plan to wax after that. I remember some say to wait for a month but I don,t want to wait that long, but don’t want to ruin the finish either. Can any of My fine friends here dig into your wareh...

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Home made lathe tool.

05-09-2010 04:11 AM by revieck | 4 comments »

Fabricating a scraper from an old file with a ash handle.

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Cedar Book Case #1: Design - thoughts/suggestions very welcome.

05-09-2010 02:44 AM by DoctorDan | 9 comments »

I plan to make a Australian Red Cedar Bookcase for a friend’s wedding. The dimensions – 1800, 800, 250mm. Two glass doors. Offset knife hinges. The secondary wood will be northern silver ash, a pale, near white wood, to make a marked contrast. Has any one used adjustable shelving (see detail image) similar to this design? I’ve seen a few pieces like it. I’m not sure of the size of wood needed. Sketchup Model

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Upping the game with a new card table! #2: Gluing up the apron sections..

05-08-2010 11:35 PM by Builder_Bob | 0 comments »

Align the curved sections, clamp. Keep them at a right angle! Last time I used brads to keep the sections aligned. I think I like hearing the satisfying sound of that pneumatic nailer too much. Anyway, that idea didn’t work so well when I had to trim the sections or cut a new screw pocket. In the foreground is a little painting pad. It really saves time in spreading an even coat of glue. I wrap it with plastic wrap when it’s not in use.

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Electrical, Lighting and other Wires! #1: Electrical, Lighting and Such

05-08-2010 11:33 PM by wichle | 0 comments »

Having owned two older houses, 1926 and 1937, I have had the need to do a good deal of wiring. I always make sure that anything I do meets or exceeds code. Only once was I questioned when selling a house, I had used a LARGER guage wire, , 12 instead of 14, and 14 was code. I had to point out that 12 was probably over kill, a friendly cup of coffee and some conversation took care of the issue. My fall back reference for alot of electrical questions is Home Depot’s book “Home ...

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Baby Tender #5: A little finish

05-08-2010 11:28 PM by mpmitche | 0 comments »

Before I take the hull off the molds I want to attach the rockers and finish the bottom. I needed a change and finishing the bottom felt like a good idea. Now once I attach the rockers I shouldn’t have to go back to the bottom again. Here are a couple pics of the rockers and hull bottom with several coats of shellac rubbed on.The finish makes the flecking in the white oak stand out much better than unfinished.

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Adventures in finishing wood

05-08-2010 11:10 PM by Bob #2 | 9 comments »

At the request of the cyber pal of mine (Tony) I hunted around the shop for piece of birch that I could stain to see how well the color/blotch control would work.Birch is notorious for not taking stains well and for having very difficult grain pattern that can swing north to south in just a few inches along the board surface. As luck would have it I did have a piece of Spalted birch that was well beyond its useful life wormholes and soft patches. This should not work at all – right? ...

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That's not a Knife.....

05-08-2010 09:35 PM by degoose | 4 comments »

This is a knife…..well at least the handle.. I had a mate ask me to make a knife handle to replace the plastic handle he had on it.. . A small block of Hairy Oak was selected and then resawn. ... the two halves of the knife handle were double-stick taped maintain grain pattern across both sides.....the shape drawn and cut on the bandsaw. As he wants to do the shaping and carving, I only had to rough cut the shape...only a coupla minutes to do it. I will post p...

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Toot, Toot, Tootorial #2: How to make a whistle on a lathe

05-08-2010 09:11 PM by Mary Anne | 27 comments »

TOOT TOOT TOOTORIAL TWO This time, we’re going to turn a whistle on a lathe. I will be including some beginner level information since a few of the people who showed an interest in this project are novices. Besides, I think it is a great beginner project; it requires no parts or kits, just a chunk of wood, your lathe, your tools, and you. Please use all safety precautions you have available! I can’t think of any good stories to start with this time, so let’s get right toot it. Th...

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Brand Name Loyalty

05-08-2010 04:27 PM by knotscott | 6 comments »

It seems as though we humans are fiercely loyal beings by nature. We defend those we love to the death, we root for our favorite sports teams with an extreme passion, and many of us even “pull” for a product or brand name to the point of heated discussions. I’m guilty of the “essence” of all of the above at some point. Somehow it’s just more comforting when we feel like we’re getting something special from those Goodyear tires, Purdue chickens, Bose speakers, John Deere tractors, or Porter...

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