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1102 days ago

Barn Boards - CT - 4 replies

Connecticut LJ’s … the company which i work for has just been contracted to demolish a small barn (@ 300 sqft) in central connecticut. If anyone out there is in need of barn board let me know. We are still a few weeks out from tearing it down. From what i remember the lumber was painted pine somwhere in the market of 10 – 12...

1132 days ago

Making a circular wishing well / Flute & Bead Bits - 4 replies

At the antique sale this morning the wife and i purchased an old well pump. She would liike me to build a small circular base for it, lets say 2’ in diameter (actual measurments not known). Now im sure that if i do my math right i can calculate the angle of each cut to make it kinda circular, but, i was curious if anyone had tried using ...

1162 days ago

Wipe on poly question - 16 replies

Here’s the gig … and ill give you the fundementals to start: Project: Entry bench Lumber: CypressSanded: 120 GritFinsh: General Finishes medium brown dye stain, applied with a rag 2 Coats Wipe on poly, clear gloss First coat lightly sanded w/ 220 So im day 4 into wipe on poly. First coat applied with a rag...

1217 days ago

Tenon Sizing - 6 replies

Im building an entry bench and was wondering how wide and long the tenons should be. Heres the info: Apron will be 3/4” x 7” x 40” Legs 2” x 2” Material is cypressThe bench will sit a max of 2 people at a timeSimilar to this:

1223 days ago

Dye Stains on Cypress - 10 replies

Im still a ways out on finishing this project but i was looking for opinions on my latest and greatest finishing idea: Wood is Cypress. Step 1: coat with dewaxed shellacStep 2: flood coat with General Finishes Dye Stain, wipe offStep 3 – 5: 3 coats of wipe on poly I dont have any experience with dye stains or with finishing cypress so i...

1249 days ago

Finishing Cypress - 9 replies

Ive been thinking about using Cypress for an entry bench to be located in the breezeway of our house. Im leaning toward cypress for its ability to withstand weather changes and the occasional pooling of water from boots and shoes. It won’t be an outside bench but it will be subject to the outside tempatures and humidity. Anyone have...

1250 days ago

Entry Bench Wood Selection - 6 replies

Im thinking about building a bench for the breezeway to sit and tie your shoes on and what not. IM planning on having the seat on hinges for extra storage and a boot / shoe rack underneath. There is no heat in the breezeway and the tempature is basically the same as it is outside. My questions being is there a particular wood that i should ...

1258 days ago

lookin for electical wiring help - 21 replies

Hey gang, ive just purchase a G1019 Grizzly bandsaw which is still in its original box from 1997. Im in the middle of assembly here and the instructions differ a little bit from whats actually there. I tried to call tech support but they are closed so i’m turning to the best of the rest here at LJ’s. 2 questions here: There are...

1260 days ago

Grizzly G1019 Bandsaw - Good Buy? - 21 replies

I was cruising the craiger last night when i stumbled upon a 14” bandsaw .. new in the box. I open it up and there is a picture of a brand new Grizzly G1019 still in the box …. make an offer it says. I send the guy an email and tell him i got $150 semolians. He calls me back and says you were the first to respnd, its been sitting ...

1276 days ago

Stanley G12-60 LA Block Plane - 4 replies

I just picked up a Stanley #60 low angle block plane made in England with G12-060 stamped pn the cheek of the plane. Just curious if anyone can tell me a little more about it as a user. Im not terribly familiar with those made in England. Before and after pics coming after its evaporust bath. Thanks all.

1298 days ago

Free Wood !! Central CT - 9 replies

Im going to give this one more shot before i throw it up on Craigslist. Ive got about 50 pieces of reclaimed, 100 year old lumber, salvaged from a demo job that im willing to give away to any Lumberjock interested in picking it up. Its mostly wide plank pine, with some very straight grained material in the center of the boards. My way of ...

1315 days ago

Kentucky Coffee Wood? - 5 replies

A fiend of mine who is in the process of splitting and selling forewood had a guy drop off a load of log length lumber telling him that it was kentucky coffee wood. I googled it, it does exist, and seems to be kind of rare, especially rare here in Connecticut. My questijn is is it worth having milled and selling? What does it go for per board...

1320 days ago

Dewaxed shellac over danish oil - 17 replies

I plan on using dewaxed shellac over danish oil for a coffee table i am building. Final finish will be 4-5 coats of wipe on poly over the shellac. How long hsould i let the danish oil dry. Its been 3 days and it all seems to be dry but i dont want to rush the finish on this one, its a christmas present for my old man, and the first thing ive ...

1329 days ago

Anyone ever turn door knobs? - 2 replies

I have recently just installed some new french doors in the house and the wife and i have been on the search for dummy knobs. Id really like to go with glass knobs for nostalgias sake but they are pretty expensive, especially for 8 of them. So having a woodworking mind, has anyone ever turned their own door knobs? These will need to be doub...

1354 days ago

Finishing black oak question - 12 replies

From what i gather black oak is typically classified as red oak which would make it an open pored wood. My idea to finish the black oak with mohagany butterflies coffee table is to use the following method: Flood with danish oil, let sit for 30 minutes and wipe off.Flood again with danish oil and wet sand with 320.Wipe off against the grai...

1359 days ago

Router Help ! - 12 replies

i bought all the supplies to make butterfly inlays and now i can’t seem to manage to put the parts and pieces together. The brass insert needed to narrow the diameter in the opening of the bottom of the router bases so i can install the guide bushing fits perfectly in the hole but is not fastened mechanically and tends to pop out when t...

1368 days ago

14" American Band Saw? - 7 replies

LJ’s, I have the opportunity to purchase a used band saw off the craiger. Curious if anyone has heard of, have, or know anything about this band saw. It’s a 14” saw manufactured under the name American, out of Orange,California. The price is right ill tell you that. I dont own a bandsaw but would love to add one ...

1377 days ago

Reclaimed Lumber Swap / Trade ... Connecticut - 11 replies

Looking to sell or trade approx. 400 BF of reclaimed oak, pine, possibly a piece of chestnut or 2. Most 3/4” some 1” and some 1/2”, all reclaimed from a 1880’s post and beam house. Some with nails some without. In total there are 50 pieces. There are some very wide boards here a couple up to 20” wide !!! Tra...

1395 days ago

Am I in trouble?? - 12 replies

Being a relatively new jock i feel as though i am on my way down a dark path … maybe some of you can help me out. See the last maybe month or so ive been eagerly opening craigslist and the local newspaper on friday mornings to check the local tag / garage sales in the area for the coming weekend. What the heck am i doing you ask .. looki...

1403 days ago

WTB or swap .. Stanley #40 scrub plane - 12 replies

I have the anticipation of doing a coffee table project with hand tools only for sizing and finishing the lumber. If anyone is interested id like to make a trade for a #40 stanley scrub plane for some reclaimed lumber i have acquired. In the pile of reclaimed there is some nice straight grained doug fir, some heart pine, and some great looking...

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