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Cyanoacrylate wood finish?

07-24-2009 05:10 PM by FrankLad | 23 comments »

I thought “What if I coated the whole ring in cyanoacrylate finish?” ...and I tried it. The rings have since been through regular everyday wear including dishwashings, handwashings and showers. END RESULT: This finish is holding up better than both Waterlox and Arm-R-Seal. And, in my opinion, it actually looks better. CAVEATS: Obviously, this would be difficult to do on anything but very small woodworking projects. It’s just right for these wooden rings, but ...

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Oak Wall/Canopy #5: The Finish

07-24-2009 03:41 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

The finish was sprayed yesterday. It was a combination of a dye stain, wiping stain, and a protective coat. The dye stain was srayed on only. Since it was thinned with about 50 parts to one thinner, it dried in about 10 seconds. That gave me the very dark tone I was after. Some production lines use this process only for their color, but I feel it doesn’t give the piece enough depth. I still use a wiping stain, in this case Dark Walnut, to “pop” the grain. The finish...

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turnings #1: from ficus log to turned bowl preform

07-24-2009 02:34 PM by Gary Fixler | 10 comments »

This past Sunday I decided to saw a Y-shaped Ficus log in half and get some bowl blanks out of it. I couldn’t fit the 14” section under my band saw’s 12” vertical clearance, so I just cut the first half, up to the Y split. Then I spent about 20-30 minutes sawing through the Y with my 24” carpenter saw. Good workout! I could fit a 10-7/8” circle on each log in the Y area, which I wanted to try turning for the twists in grain and color. I had to...

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LumberJocks Love To Comment !

07-24-2009 01:35 PM by PineInTheAsh | 5 comments »

Counting since its inception, by the end of the day or this weekend thereabouts, LumberJocks will have made a stunning Half-Million comments! We’ve seen Internet boards and chats celebrating ten years and are at a paltry fraction of that quantity of posts. We love to talk and thank goodness for that. Wood is good…and so is learning something new everyday.

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Wood Gloat #4: Filling up the wood storage.

07-24-2009 11:45 AM by degoose | 37 comments »

I finally got the other rack [I bought 2 and put one inside.] into the wood storage area… Went down to my mate Pat’s Demolition yard and picked up 3 of the 5 pallets of European Wild Cherry that I had stored there. [These boards are of various length and width and thickness… mainly 2’ long. 1 to 2’’ thick and up to 4’’ wide.] The other 2 are coming tomorrow.Even though we had them wrapped they were stored outside and they are slightly damp.. oh...

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The search for new equipment! #1: Jewel found at an auction!

07-24-2009 04:03 AM by Dustin Ward (aka Tearen) | 14 comments »

I just had to gloat a little tonight. I decided to leave work early and go to a local auction today. The ad stated there would be some woodworking equipment there. Never one to turn down the chance to get something else for the garage/shop I decided to drive the 30 minutes. I did call ahead, and all they could tell me is that all the woodworking equipment was for a small shop (perfect for me.) So even without a listing I took the chance. I was a little worried when I got there. ...

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Things that just happen, break. #2: Where do you store your 'dowels'?

07-24-2009 02:13 AM by Kirk | 4 comments »

Greetings, I have been storing my dowels in a 6”x24” paper tube stored in a garbage can. The garbage can collect everything from electrical box plugs, batteries, scrap brass or copper, waterheater burner, bent nails. The problem came to light when I knew I had a length of dowel but I couldn’t reach it. For a long time, I have thought about storing my dowels in a piece of gutter. So I built one, 5’ with ends. I haven’t put on a lid just yet, but that wil...

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Craft Mall #1: Initial Inventory

07-24-2009 01:40 AM by Russel | 23 comments »

A combination of the 30 Projects in 30 Days challenge, my buddy Rustic setting up business in a craft mall, and stuff with no place to go caused me to seriously consider setting up in a craft mall myself. And with that consideration came a decision to do so. And, that decision resulted in going through my “stuff” and finding out what I had for inventory. When I am not making a piece of full size furniture I make smaller items; boxes and pens mostly. I tend to give away a lot...

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It pays to chat about the weather

07-23-2009 10:48 PM by dustbunny | 10 comments »

So I’ve seen many posts about wood gloats, now I finally have one of my own. I struck up a conversation at work with someone I don’t really know, the best topic, the weather, as usual. This summer Connecticut weather is more like Seattle weather, it has rained almost every day. I asked her if it was raining out, and she said yes, but not like last Friday. She then tells me that a tornado touched down in her backyard and she lost about fifteen trees….blah blah blah. On my ...

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Modified FWW Workbench underway.

07-23-2009 04:38 PM by dbhost | 4 comments »

First off, I’d like to thank Marc Spagnulo (The Wood Whisperer) for giving me a clue about Lumberjocks. Had no idea this site existed prior to seeing the lj widget on his site… Now on to the business of my entry… I have been working on my own copy of the Fine Woodworking Getting Started in Woodworking design workbench, with a couple of either brilliant, or brilliantly stupid modifications. Not sure yet… Basically speaking, I love the base dimensions, but the t...

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