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114 days ago

5" random Orbital sanders leaves "streaks" - 2 replies

We have always used a 5” random orbital sander and can get rid of the swirl marks, what we have trouble with is “streaks”... we sand in a straight line /back and forth motion across the surface and when we have the surface sanded you can see straight lines where the edge of the sanding pad would be…..... does this make se...

264 days ago

Wafer board protection - 2 replies

We live in a modular home and we have wafer board under the carpet, the carpet needs to come out but it will be awhile before we ;ay down hardwood floor. Do you have any suggestions as far as a wood sealer/hardener/protector that we could use on the floor to protect it until the new floor is put down? Also something that is cost effective. Th...

264 days ago

Wafer board - 3 replies

We live in a modular home and we have wafer board under the carpet, the carpet needs to come out but it will be awhile before we ;ay down hardwood floor. Do you have any suggestions as far as a wood sealer/hardener/protector that we could use on the floor to protect it until the new floor is put down? Also something that is cost effective. Th...

637 days ago

Shipping FedEx Discount Program - 0 replies

A few years back, we shipped several items to the Netherlands via FedEx, someone told us about a Discount shipping program through FedEx where you get last minute space reservations on outgoing flights, we saved over 70% on shipping and was only paying a around $200 to ship coffee tables, does anyone know what this program is called? FedEx will ...

817 days ago

Problems with Polymerized Tung Oil Finish - 7 replies

Okay, we are having a few issues with our polymerized tung oil finish. We have a Jarrah burl wood table top that we inlay with Malachite and have been applying polymerized tung oil. Anyway, we applied our last coat and let it dry. Anyway, the tung oil seeps back out of tiny cracks and pinholes. So when it was dry we went over it with 0000 st...

1776 days ago

Tung Oil Overlap / Light/Dark Streaks - 4 replies

So this is the problem. We have applied our first coat of tung oil and noticed that there is overlap and some lighter/darker streaks… will these blend together as we add mor oil? How do we fix it We used a high lustre polymerized tung oil and it is applied directly to the wood, there are no sealers or stains Thanks!!

1784 days ago

Help With Tung Oil - 9 replies

Hello Fellow lumberjockers and jocketts. My husband and I are going to use tung oil for the first time. It will be applied to a table top that has turquoise inlay. My question is, how do you think it will affect the inlay? Should be try and keep it off the inlay, do you think it will stain the turquoise. If we get a bit on the turquoise will it ...

2175 days ago

Blotchy looking finish - 15 replies

Well we have ran into a problem that we have not seen before. We are working with burled wood and some of these stumps are old, very old, they were standing when we cut them and have slabbed them into table tops. Anyway there are a few places of rot, the coloring is all uniform but the wood is spongier and softer than the rest. When we spray Po...

2297 days ago

Yep another one about dust collecting - 10 replies

Okay, most of our dust is from the disk grinder and running our hand sanders all day. We use abox fan on our bench in the summer to suck the dust out the window, but in the winter time it just floats around the shop. We do wear good dustmasks all the time, but I still suck in a bit of dust. What is the best way to collect this dust? I have heard...

2307 days ago

How to make a headboard with no staight angles - 7 replies

We have been making juniper furniture/home accessories for 3 years now and ready to embark on something bigger——- a headboard made out of twisted juniper. So my question is how do you make sure it is going to sit square when none of the wood is straight? WE will be using the mortise and tennon cutters for joining but are unsure how ...


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