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262 days ago

Question: trying to make it darker - 16 replies

Hello to all of you who are better at finishing than I (which would be all of you). I have a G & G table project that I have recently completed. It is all made from QS White oak with Ebony plugs. My usual finishing process starts with yellow die (to highlight the ray fleck) followed by oil based Mahogany colored stain (tinted heavily with...

267 days ago

Giving Thanks - 4 replies

Thanksgiving:1.) family2.) food3.) football Have a great thanksgiving everyone.

753 days ago

Used Laguna band saw (your opinion please) - 12 replies

Hello Lumberjocks, I have a potential opportunity to purchase a used Laguna Bandsaw. The saw is about 5 years old and I do not believe that Laguna offers the exact same model / configuration any longer. Based on looking at the machine and comparing it to what I see on Laguna’s web-site and product manuals, I believe that the saw is clos...

787 days ago

Poly over Zinsser amber Shellac? - 17 replies

Hello lumberjocks, I was just reading the Zinsser shellac data sheet and it states: “We do not recommend poly over the shellac” It also says that polly is ok over the Zinsser sanding sealer product. I did a little sample (Minwax poly over Zinsser amber shellac) and it seems to look and feel fine to me. Would any of you finis...

847 days ago

Heads-up, 3D modelers: Google's SketchUp sold to Trimble - 3 replies

1481 days ago

Another dust collection question - 8 replies

Hi all, I am in the process of designing my new and improved wood shop. The ceiling will be valted. I am fortunate to allready have a 3hp cylcone with Norfab metal duct work that I aquired at a good price from a comercial shop (half price). I am wanting to place the main dust collection duct trunk and branches in the concrete slab. I don̵...

1525 days ago

Books about shapers and safe shaper usage question? - 1 reply

I was wondering if anyone could give me a recomendation for a good book on shapers. I do not own and have never used a shaper before. When I did some searching on-line, I saw that Lonnie Bird has a book on this subject (Taunton Press). Its hard to judge the quality with only limited excerpts available on-line. If anyone has any recomendations...

1552 days ago

Woodstock Int. Rebel Router Table? - 0 replies

Hi everyone, I have found a Woodstock int. / Rebel Router table used for $50. Does any one happen to have one and/or any opinion based on actual use? I would appreciate any feedback.Thanks,danr

1643 days ago

Question: where to buy these kind of clamps? - 9 replies

Hello all, I have been thinking about and working out a design for a hall/entry table that I would like to make for my home. The design would involve creating some curved legs using, I think, the bent lamination technique. I have never done bent lamination so this will be a first for me. I have looked into the vacume press approach but I do n...

1667 days ago

Good deal on 18" bandsaw? - 3 replies

Hello all, I just recieved the latest flyer from WoodCraft. They are advertizing an 18”, 2.5HP, Rikon bandsaw for $999 ($300 off). It is spec’ed as having 12” resaw capacity, 2 speeds, quick release blade tension. It has roller bearing guides (upper). I will have to investigate the model number a bit more for details (model ...

1682 days ago

glue question - 5 replies

Hello all of you smart lumber jock dudes and dudests, I have a question about glue. I have been building furniture for over 20 years and in that time I have done some fairly nerve racking glue-ups. I have only used the typical, yellow woodworking glue that has a fairly short “open-time”. Most of my pieces use white oak which is ve...

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