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04-05-2014 12:24 AM

Cutting board using Leopard wood - 2 replies

Has anyone used leopard wood (lacewood) in a cutting board?

03-27-2014 12:37 AM

finishing for trivets - 3 replies

Does anyone have any suggestions for using poly or something else to protect wooden trivets that have been spray painted? I want to protect the finish from hot pans.

03-26-2014 10:26 PM

Finishing trivets - 3 replies

I am making wooden trivets that I am spray painting. My question is, can a poly be put on to protect the finish from hot pans? If so should it be water based, can sprayed or something else?

02-27-2014 02:43 PM

Hegner 22 multimax - 10 replies

I have the opportunity to purchase a used (1993) Hegner 22 scrollsaw. I have it in my shop and it works great and is in decent condition. The seller purchased it used years ago but hasn’t used it in 8 years. He doesn’t remember what he paid for it. It has a little rust on some of the parts which I cleaned up and the table top has ...

02-04-2014 03:34 PM

Key hole hanger tool - 9 replies

Does anyone know of a tool that will make the key hole shape for hanging pictures wood projects. Or does anyone have any ideas on how to make these holes? Dave

01-04-2014 08:17 PM

End grain vs edge grain - 5 replies

Does anyone have an opinion on whether Edge grain vs End grain cutting boars will last longer. I know End grain is supposed to be better for the knives. I’m wondering if an edge board warps easier than an end grain board. Obviously edge grain is faster to make thus saving the extra steps of a second or third glue up. I’d apprecia...

12-12-2013 02:11 AM

Dust collection system - 9 replies

I just received my Grizzly Dust collector and am confused as to whether I really need to worry about static and grounding the unit. 1st, if it is grounded through the power cord do I need to do anything else? Has anyone ever seen or had an issue with static causing a fire?

03-11-2013 11:45 PM

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...

10-25-2011 09:06 PM

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.

05-18-2011 08:12 PM

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...

02-25-2011 06:58 PM

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...

02-17-2011 10:45 PM

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 ...

02-05-2011 03:09 AM

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.


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