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What Type of finish do you use? Finishing is a common question among woodworkers. I know for me when I first started finishing it was almost dreadful. I loved to build things but when it came to finishing I almost wanted to leave it bare wood. I built a oak dart board, I guess you could call it a case several years back and when it came time to finish it I ruined it. I applied two many coats two fast and didn’t take the propper steps to apply a quality finish. When it was done I thr...
I have a Jet JJP-10BTOS 10” Combo Jointer-Planer, and I noted last night that the infeed and outfeed tables weren’t co-planer. There were no instructions in the manual on how to adjust them, so I called the 800# in my manual and after only about 4 minutes got someone on the phone who helped me in under a minute (e-mailing me the information I needed). Very nice experience from WMH Tool Group (makes of Jet, Powermatic, and others). Oh, and here is how you do it:
I want to do a recount of all the woods I have worked with and let you know which one is my favorite so far in terms of how easy it is to work it, how straight does it stay, how good it looks finished and how good it smells even. I would like to know your favorite and why. thanks Maple- Hard to work with hand tools but I like that it is so strong in my pieces. They turn out really sturdy. I use this the most because it is so inexpensive South american mahogany- Really dense and easy...
My wife and I often visit our families in the mountains of western North Carolina. We are planning on visiting next weekend and I spoke with my father today and he suggested that we go for a hike while up to look for Morel mushrooms and ramps (a type of wild leak). In the area of the Appalachian Mountains I grew up ramps are a tradition this time of year. As a young boy I remember hiking in the mountains in search of ramps to dig for family get-togethers. Ramps have such a strong flavor ...
In my video I posted on monday I talked about the give aways we will be doing at Hising Wood Design. Im going to start a contest for the brand new random orbitial porter cable sander I showed in the video. This will be given to one of you. So what do you have to do to win you ask? All you have to do is send a E-mail to Hisingwooddesign@gmail.com or leave a comment in the comment at www.Hisingwooddesign.com telling me why your are a woodworker and what woodworking dose for you. All start, I ...
Earlier this week I took a tour of the Forrest Products Laboratory in Madison Wisconsin. The Madison Woodworkers’ Guild, which I joined recently arranged for the tour. I have to say it was 2 and 1/2 hours of awesome. I wish I had a camera with me. Maybe one of the other members will share.This June 4, the FPL will celebrate their 100th anniversary and they will have a public open house on June 26th. It would be worth the trip.The Lab tests all sorts of wood products, from nano-fibe...
Hello Everyone, Back in February at the Taylor, MI Woodworking Shows, we had Matt Vanderlist of Matt's Basement Workshop come down with his camera equipment to film our demonstrations. We are so excited about this years products and wanted to share some of them with the world. And without the cover charge. Check out our YouTube channel, or, more specifically, click here for a playlist that shows all the videos in order. While we don’t make a lot of sawdust, we take our time to ...
I have been working on a podcast for a few weeks and just received approval today. After doing a search for High Rock Woodworking and also just woodworking in itunes I was able to find the podcast, so it looks like a good start. In the podcast I will be sharing tips and stories from fellow woodworkers. I still have some details to work out (like adding a picture) but I am making a good start. Please stop by and give me your comments, even if it is a little constructive criticism. Also,...
well today is my first year on lumberjocks , and i must say THANK YOU to you all ,for all the inspiration and help i have received here .i recently recieved a PM from my buddy ’ LUMBERDUSTJOHN ’ ,asking me , who or what is lincoln morinaga ?on my homepage .he was my master ( teacher ) in prison .that taught me carpentry and woodworking .that was 45 years ago !because of the laws about that , i was not able to correspond with him , but did manage to get some help after my first jo...
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