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11-10-2013 04:55 AM

Mixing transtint with finish - 5 replies

I’m starting a project this weekend that I was contemplating trying the Transtint dye. Has any one mixed it with a water based finish such as Minwax polycrilic (I have an extra quart left from a previous project)? It is a baby changing table with several shelves made out of birch. I planned to use a water based prestain conditioner to a...

09-30-2013 03:06 AM

I had a vital piece of equipment die today. - 22 replies

Where do I start? I’m a long time Minnesota Twins fan and this season has been painful. The end of the season was so hard today as I watched the final game of the season and doing some design work on my computer.I took out my frustration of their loss by resawing some wood for a an upcoming project. That didn’t work so I went to m...

02-16-2013 07:05 AM

I can say I'm officially anal! - 15 replies

Thank’s to this web site and all fellow lumber jocks my wife has called me anal. I’ve been trying to decide on a new table saw for a month now and have read every review on this site, searched the web of all known manufacturer’s, had my mailbox stuffed with every free catalog available. I’ve done an excel spreadsheet wi...

12-29-2012 04:27 AM

Dowelmax - 11 replies

The latest discussion on the Dowelmax that I could find is a year ago. I currently use a lot of pocket hole joinery but want to start using more hidden joint methods. I’m kind of a type A personatlity and don’t have the patience for M&T joints and after researching believe that dowel joints would fit the bill for me. I almost ...

12-20-2012 04:55 AM

Bench cookies are overated! - 23 replies

Don’t get me wrong, I love Rockler for their customer service and delivery, and yes I did buy a set of cookies. However, I stumbled upon a green alternative to the cookies for finishing. My wife had to make scrambled eggs for the local high school football team and got a case of eggs from the local egg plant. She cracked them the night ...

12-12-2012 07:17 AM

Bed frame hardware - 2 replies

I’m in the process of laying out the design of a queen size bed with a pretty beefy head and foot board as well as rails. Obviously I would like it to be able to disasemble it for ease of transportation and set up. I’ve searched the internet and found many choices. I’d prefer a surface mount type bracket for the side rails b...

07-08-2012 02:40 PM

Mop sander - 5 replies

I do some relief carving and just don’t like all the hand sanding. I’ve been looking at the sanding mops at Rockler and wonder it anyone has use one and if there worth the $$$$?


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