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New Design each Week #2: Slashed prices and free shipping on first orders

01-24-2015 07:36 PM by Bill Schonfelder | 0 comments »

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Resin/Wood casting #1: Wood/Resin Casting Tutorial

01-23-2015 07:15 AM by TexasBlanks | 5 comments »

Here ya go guys and gals as requested. I am going to give my best representation of “MY” way that I do the casting process. First of all I start with a dry piece of wood (no more than 13% moisture) that I have stabilized in “Cactus Juice” www.turntex.com this hardens and stabilizes the punky or soft parts of the wood that you will mostly find in burls and spalted wood. After I stabilize it i take my ROTOZIP tool and use it to basically clean up the voids and cracks tha...

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Finishing Info for the Woodworker #2: Wood Prep Before Finishing

01-20-2015 03:40 AM by pjones46 | 1 comment »

Wood prep before finishing The secret to perfect finish is proper sanding of your project. All surfaces should be clean and free from all dirt and oils. Prep sanding is done with progressively finer grits. On unfinished wood, prepare the surface by using medium grit paper first, and then progress to finer grades. With most raw woods, if you are hand sanding, start sanding in the direction of the grain using a #100-150 grit paper before staining and work up to #220 grit paper. You can make ...

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Flat Screen Table Build #7: Leaded glass doors and final assembly

01-18-2015 12:56 AM by Brodan | 1 comment »

Today I cut the mortises for the hinges on the doors and installed them. I used magnetic latches from Lowes on the doors. Once I was satisfied with the fit and operation of the doors, I stained them by repeating the steps I used on the rest of the table. I am pretty pleased with the match, especially being Maple. During drying times I completed the second leaded glass panel. ....and finally the finished cabinet. u

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Flat Screen Table Build #6: Finishing

01-16-2015 06:18 PM by Brodan | 3 comments »

With the table assembled I was ready for finishing….or I thought I was. I wanted the finish to match the end tables in our living room, which have a cherry finish. After reading about the difficulties in staining Maple without making it a splotchy mess, I asked for and received some advice from folks here on LJ. Thanks to all! Here is the unfinished table…. I was advised to leave it natural but it would not have matched the other furniture. So the first thing I did was to app...

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A non-plywood 4 drawer filing cabinet #2: A half scale prototype

01-15-2015 08:25 AM by GCM | 0 comments »

This is my half size prototype made entirely out of pallet wood (besides hardware).Finish is home made chalk paint with a wax finish (shabby chic) – the finish doesn’t photo very well but I am very happy with it, it came out the best I have been able to achieve so far. This size is perfect for DVDs etc. (I did a more thorough write up but the text disappear after I uploaded the pictures for some reason).

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Trailer do up #2: installing mud Gaurds

01-13-2015 07:41 PM by Tom Howbridge | 0 comments »

In this video we cover fitting the mud guards and cover hooks, grinding the bolts holding the side panels and mud Guards in place down, Note: the cabling has now been enclosed with conduit. You can view a short and detailed video here

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Cherry File Cabinet #5: Finished

01-13-2015 02:51 AM by JimYoung | 1 comment »

We’ll the file cabinet is finally finished. I applied 3 coats of Arm R Seal satin with a new T-shirt. This is the first time I’ve worked with this product, and I really like it. It is much thinner than Minwax, and goes on very easy and was pretty forgiving. I let it dry at least 6 hours between coats, and scuffed it with 0000 steel wool after the second coat. The final coat went on silky smooth with no real dust specs that I can find. I like the satin finish, and will use it...

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How to make a Fire Wood Holder from an old washing machine Tub.

01-12-2015 04:37 AM by cpine | 3 comments »

This old washing machine tub was what my father used in our home growing unto store firewood by the fire place. When my father passed away in November of 2012 and upon the settling of his estate I was able to get this item with all of its sentimental value to me for use in my home. To many folks including many in my family this is just an old piece of junk. It indeed could be sold for scrap metal I suppose but I like my fathers idea and I suspect he got this from his parents home in Iowa. I...

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Flat Screen Table Build #5: Finishing.....

01-11-2015 02:37 PM by Brodan | 4 comments »

After gluing up the cabinet and then the legs/skirt assembly, I screwed in the corner braces and clamped the top to the cabinet. I cut a rabbit inside the cabinet and used oak “L” brackets to clamp the top, which will allow for seasonal movement of the top. I screwed the cabinet to the bottom plate. To allow for seasonal movement of the bottom, I elongated the holes. I then used “l” brackets and rabbits to attach the bottom assembly (legs/skirt) to the cabinet ...

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