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Deft Brushing Lacquer

01-28-2010 10:39 PM by StephenSC | 2 comments »

I am finishing a wardrobe made from solid walnut. The finish is Dark Walnut from Watco. The topcoats are Deft Brushing Lacquer, the original, not the waterborne one. On the wardrobe, which I did a month ago, it is great. Nice and shiny, smooth. On the drawer fronts, especially the largest two, it has alligatored. Any ideas? Don’t really want to sand down to bare wood, but will if I have to. I have about 3 coats on.

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My Rikon 14" Deluxe Bandsaw Journey #2: It has Arrived!!!

01-28-2010 10:14 PM by Hoakie | 7 comments »

ABF truck left just a while ago after delivering my new Rikon 10-325. I purchased it through Amazon with free shipping and they provided lift gate service at no additional cost. I’ve started unpacking it but need to head back to work :( (like i’m gonna get anything done in the next 3 hours anyway). My brother in law is coming over later to night to help lift it on the stand. I’ll post pics of setup as I go.

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hello again #12: Sorry

01-28-2010 08:41 PM by Jim Earl | 12 comments »

Ok everyone, just to let you all know, as of today I will no longer be having the internet. Dew to some unfortold reason, Things are a little tight and we are unable to keep up with this. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for becoming friends again and to see all my old friends. Hope to be able to get back on here sometime in the future. Good luck to you all. Your Friend ...

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Planes #2: Rare Stanley #60 Pre Adjustable Mouth

01-28-2010 08:22 PM by TD Bridges | 6 comments »

A few weeks I was looking around my local junk store where I got my #4 and found two small block planes sitting on the shelf. One was a #60 1/2 with no blade and another with a broken cap and adjusting screw nut and no readily apparent model #. I got them home, disassembled them and dropped all the pieces straight into the good old Evap-O-Rust. I left them to soak overnight and all the next day while I was at work. They both cleaned up nicely, so I WD40ed them and set them on the shelf abo...

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Arts & Crafts Dining Room Set #11: Next Step...

01-28-2010 07:33 PM by CaptainSkully | 6 comments »

So, the new top is in daily use. I put seven or eight coats of Bristol Finish water-based polyurethane on it. It’s a marine varnish for boat interiors, which I used on my old table, and it’s pretty impervious. No coasters required! It’s still sitting on top of the mock-up MDF and the old table, so it’s pretty high. I was going to start on the Rodel Taliesin base next, but since I made the leaves, I don’t have enough lumber to make the base, or the mone...

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joiner problem

01-28-2010 06:20 PM by Vincent_Von_Gotcha | 8 comments »

EVERYONE HELP!!! I have a small problem, I was willed by my father in law a rather nice grizzly 6” joiner and unfortunatly it was stored in a damp environ and now has rust all over the table fence knives. It appears to me to be surface rust with no pitting so I would like to clean it up and get it working again. I have been keeping a light coat of wd40 on it and recently scraped the collected gunk off with a razor and applied a new coat of wd40. Any ideas on where to go from here? Oh...

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starting a custom woodworking business

01-28-2010 06:04 PM by Vincent_Von_Gotcha | 11 comments »

Dear internet friends I set here in my office bored to tears and ready for a change. Consequently I have recently realised I hate taking orders from STUPID people!!! with that in mind I am thinking of joining the ranks of the self employed and teaming up with a fellow carpenter who happens to be my grand father-in-law and a former head carpenter for the state I live in (indiana). We live almost 2 hours away but I feel we can make the partnership work. Outside of the distance factor any ide...

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A journey into the workshop. #42: Lighting, and a broken drill press table.

01-28-2010 05:29 PM by dbhost | 6 comments »

So I get to scooting stuff around my shop, and the drill press has to move. Now it’s been a couple of hot to cold, dry to humid weeks (typical of winter here in coastal Texas), and I haven’t given my DP much of a look see…. But it was in the way of where the ladder had to go. Now mind you, I didn’t pick it up by the table, but rather by the column, and moved it. When I set it down, and walked past, I brushed the table with my leg, and discovered it was loose. Upon clos...

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Help me choose my first table saw!

01-28-2010 05:09 PM by Jonathan | 18 comments »

As you can read by the title, I do not have, nor have I ever owned a table saw. And I think it’s about time I acquired one. I have a project I will be starting of built-in bookcases with a faceframe and doors, plus an adjoining mantel that I feel will be a heck of a lot easier to complete if I have a table saw for the task. That project is here if you would like to give any input, advice or thoughts on that. (Beginning here, the next three ...

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Evolution of a Shop #3: Lumber rack, storage, new bench. The plan evolves, too.

01-28-2010 04:50 PM by Cory | 3 comments »

After going to the woodworking show in Indy and brainstorming with my wife, I decided against a large shelving unit made from 2×4’s and plywood. Instead, I installed a rail and upright system that will be much more flexible and attractive to the next person who owns my house. That system also didn’t need to be finished/painted, which allowed me to install it in one quick evening’s work. Here’s the before shot: Here’s the after: I took adva...

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