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04-09-2017 04:11 PM

Need expertise help - 7 replies

So, I have been building these boxes for Christmas presents. This is the second of my Clemson Tiger Paw boxes. The method I use is to build mitered corners all around into a complete box and then saw off the lid using my table saw. Very standard affair. I have made a TON of boxes but I have achieved a first for myself! This box has ZERO...

01-20-2017 01:13 AM

little red rocker refinish - 4 replies

So my wife has this little red rocking chair from her childhood, it was my daughters and now she wants to give it to our soon to come grand child (due in august, our first). She asked if I could re-finish it and paint another color. Question: Do I need to strip the old paint off first? If so, how? thank you!

11-18-2016 11:57 PM

Question about epoxy wood filler - 3 replies

Hey all and happy Friday! I am about to take a big piece of live-edge walnut and make two floating shelves. It is a Christmas present for my new daughter-in-law. One part of the wood piece has a big split about 6 inches long. Many many years ago (More than 30) in a woodworking class, we made cypress clocks and used. what I thought was, an ...

06-15-2014 03:55 PM

wood identification - 11 replies

I have my ideas but want to be sure. I appreciate your help! C

07-29-2012 03:21 PM

IWF 2012 - 2 replies

It’s about that time again. IWF 2012 is in a few weeks and I want to see who from Lumberjocks is planning to go? I’ll be there and this is no stretch as it is a 25 minute drive for me. I’ve attended many trade shows for different industries and IWF is among the largest of the shows I’ve seen. Every inch of available...

05-25-2012 06:10 PM

question about hand planes - 27 replies

I am a novice on hand planes for sure and I am interested in getting a decent hand plane for joining boards. I see this done all the time on wood working videos where two boards are clamped vertically and then edge-planed at the same time. My question: What is a good hand plane to start with for this? I want to get the right type and of co...

04-29-2012 03:26 AM

please help with wood identification - 6 replies

I am thinking this is a type of maple, but I may be wrong. The close up shot on top is only darker because of the lighting, the wood is actually the color of the bottom picture thank you

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