Well the end of the month is half way here and I think we are getting our sponsors in line at Hising Wood Design so I thought I would announce the next round of giveaways. For any of you who recall last time we gave a way a brad new porter cable sander. Go to www.hisingwooddesign.com for details
This week’s question comes from Sylvester in Illinois’. Hey Cody I’m building a dresser for my wife’s birthday coming up out of hardwood and have been running into some problem with tear out. I was wondering if you had any advice on how I can prevent tear out there have been many articles I’ve read online but several have countered it did themselves I’ve experimented with it a little bit but really can’t afford to waste any would do to the fact the hardwood is very expensive. Any advice ...
This is a video I made a wile back but I thought I would repost it due to it being safety week. check out www.hisingwooddesign.com for more info.
Just wanted to let everyone know about my new book. I’m writing a book about the ins and outs on the carpentry-woodworking business. I can only release limited details at this time but it will be released late this summer. This book is designed to cover the knowledge you will need to run a successful business. Look for more info posted on my blog over the next few months.Check out the site for more details. www.hisingwooddesign.com
Well after a few weeks and 86 entries we have a winner for the sander giveaway. Now he person who who one this porter cable sander wrote a great story and its always nice to see what working with wood has done in other people life. Click Here to find out who won. It could be you.
I made the headboard and footboard. Or at least the main structure of them. This is the footboard, before I added any colouring to it: It is pine with the stripe of redwood. This is after it received colouring. What I finally did is stain it with a “natural” stain (Cabot) and then while it was still wet wiped on a special tint that is a wine colour. I’m fairly happy with the outcome, but it is far from finished. There’s going to be opportunity for i...
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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Tonight, as I write this, my wife is out with her sisters and I’m exercising my skills in fatherhood. I’m also watching my nephews. Currently, the boys are sleeping and my daughter has just finished her 8 PM snack. Yes, this means I’m not in the shop again tonight, but that’s okay. I did spend a little time in the shop yesterday and as limited as it was, I did manage to work a little further on my knot repair exercise. Welcome to Fight Club.
Refinishing ?A few weeks ago I started working on refinishing this old chair of my grandfathers. I have been storing this chair for about six years now and with a break in business only doing a few small jobs at the moment I thought is was the perfect time. Now I will be posting the video on how I sanded the chair in a few days then I will be on to the finishing process. As I stated in my last video I have a few Ideas on what finish I might use but am unsure. Once the chair is all finished I ...
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