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292 days ago

Old joiner with no name - 1 reply

Hi,I bought this old jointer at a Habitat Restore store in Raleigh, NC today. It works fine, the fence is kind of flimsy, it could use new blades and maybe a belt. I have looked all over this machine and can’t find a name brand of any sort. There are 6 numbers on the right side of the feed table they are 24 31 30….The motor driving...

1365 days ago

pen bushings - 5 replies

I just got my mini lathe a few weeks ago and have enjoyed it alot. I picked up some bushings for a cigar pen from one of the more popular walk in woodworking stores here in Raleigh, NC.. The problem is I was working on a maple cigar pen when I noticed the wood kept getting dark gray bands. I thought it was my sandpaper so I quit, so I could giv...

1467 days ago

It got this way because of woodworking - 10 replies

What will work to remove oil based primer, paint and stain from my garage floor. I know this is not a woodworking problem, but it got this way due to my woodworking fun and joy. I’d like to finish my floor but I need to remove some of the old primer and paint on the floor. Is there a magic cleaner/sander that will remove this stuff. Any an...

1489 days ago

nice stain finish for Southern Yellow Pine. - 3 replies

Hi Ladies and Gents,what stains look good on yellpw pine for outside..I’ve painted everything i’ve made up till now..I’d like to try a pretty stain and finish it with a spar varnish i’ve had for months. I hate to buy a sample can of every brand and color of stain Lowes and HomeDepot have. I’ve bought a few, didnR...

1574 days ago

Anybody use Bamboo or Lumboo lumber - 17 replies

Have any of you ever used this type of Bamboo or lumber. Here’s a link, I was interested in trying it, but I swear it’s the ugliest stuff i’ve seen in my life. I’ve posted a link, have a look pleasehttp://www.calibamboo.com/bamboo-lumber-lumboo.html If you’ve used it,,what did you think? Thanks,dan

1753 days ago

Chippendale Garden Bench - 1 reply

I’ve been looking around and can’t seem to find any plans for this chippendale garden bench. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001VNCJUO Would anyone know where I can find plans for this bench.

1765 days ago

Pecan wood - 11 replies

I don’t have a lot of experiense in woodworking and I’ve only played around with a few different woods. Mostly red oak (what you buy at Lowes) some Poplar, lots of Southern Yellow Pine, some walnut and maple. A buddy I work with has some Pecan he’s had for a bunch of years rough cut, I haven’t seen the wood, he brought me...

1768 days ago

the best time to use glue - 3 replies

I’ve never tried any test with glue, maybe some of you guys already know answer to this. Is best to glue wood before or after primer. I’ve done both, but never tested the holding power of the glue after applying it on top of primer. It would make since that the glue would work best when using it on wood to wood surface rather than pr...

1785 days ago

exterior finish for exterior furniture in the southeast..North Carolina - 3 replies

What is a good primer and paint combination to use when finishing furniture for exterior use in the southeast (North Carolina).. garden benchs, tables, adirondack chairs..that sorta stuff?

1806 days ago

looking Teak - 6 replies

Can someone point me in a direction good for buying Teak,, I did a google search, My house in Raleigh, NC didn’t cost as much as Teak. My goodness that’s an expensive piece of wood..I need enough to build some Adirondack chairs.Thanks,Dan

1831 days ago

rounding over edges and corners - 7 replies

I’m making a semi formal bench from walnut and maple..I’ve planed the rough cut lumber down to a nice finish size of 3/4” thick. For a bench that belongs in doors (semi-formal) would you round over all the edges or leave them square. Here is a link for the actual bench. I’m making the legs and seat supports from walnut an...

1851 days ago

What size lumber is this bench made from? - 7 replies

Hi,can someone tell me what size lumber this bench is made from. I’d like to make a bench like it, but don’t have enough experience to tell what this is made from ie: 1×4, 1×6, 2×4,2×6. I think it would look great with walnut legs and support beams, with maple arms, seat slats and back slats. thanks in advance....

1930 days ago

TB2 glue and Pressure treated wood - 4 replies

can you use tb2 glue on pressure treated wood?

1963 days ago

step drill bit - 4 replies

Hiya Ladies and Gents,I have one of those popular pocket hole jointery kits.. I hit a screw with the step drill bit and knocked off the edge, now it won’t cut wood at all.. Is there any way a rookie can put an edge on this thing? I tried with a file. Thanks In Advance.dan

1968 days ago

finist problem - 4 replies

I need some help please..I built a console/side table, it’s made of the oak you buy at lowes. I did the finish in Minwax “red mahogony” stain. I let the stain sit for about 35 or 50 minutes. I wiped it down with paper towls and let the table sit for 24 hours. The next day I put a very thin layer of Minwax clear poly on top of t...


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