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|270 days ago||
Another silly cutting board question - 5 replies
I have seen a lot of cutting boards on LJ. Some are end grain while others appear to not be end grain. Obviously non -end grain boards are easier to make, so my questions are. Does it make a difference? Should I be concerned with keeping the board clean more so with one or the other? If I was going to sell these, do people like end grainer b...
|773 days ago||
outside finishes - 10 replies
I made a bench from slab walnut this spring and I finished it with 2 coats of spar urethane. The bench has begun to turn gray. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I did wrong. I really expected the spar to hold up.
|933 days ago||
Sealer and finish - 5 replies
I am working on an outdoor bench made from a slab of walnut and it has a few small cracks and one fairly large knot (with small holes) and I was wondering if anyone can suggest a way to fill the cracks and holes prior to finishing. Also, any suggestions on types of finish. I want a gloss finish that will withstand the weather. Once again, tha...
|1015 days ago||
Chakte Viga (Orange Heart) - 0 replies
I went to a wood shop a few weeks ago and saw some beautiful wood that they called Orange Heart (chakte viga). I bought a piece and decided to make a bandsaw box out of it. It has a really orange grain to it and I think will be really nice when I finish. I do have to say it is easy to cut, sand etc. however, it will gum up a bandsaw blade and...
|1023 days ago||
Bandsaw cutting - 4 replies
I recently received my Grizzly 14 G0555 and have made quite a few cuts on it. I am now trying to cut out a bandsaw box using Santos Mahogany 4” thick. I find it very slow going and the wood appears to be burning. My question is, should I change the speed of the bandsaw from 3200 FPM to 1500 FPM because of the hardwood? I am using a 1/4 ...
|1036 days ago||
Orange Heart and Purple heart wood - 3 replies
Does anyone have any experience in working with orange heart and purple heart wood? I just picked some up and plan on making a few small projects out of them. Are they easy to work with and what type of finish should I use.