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454 days ago

Repairing a crack - 4 replies

Hi fellow LJ, I have a quick question. A client sent me a pic of a table I finished recently and a crack opened up in it on one end. There already was a small check but now has opened up about 1/8” more. My question is. Can I use a set of clamps to pull it back closer and put in some bow ties to hold it in place and stop it from cracking m...

1135 days ago

Large scale round table top - 1 reply

Hello fellow LJ,e a po I have a possible commission coming up for a very large dinning room table. I am looking at claro walnut as the top. Here is the issue the client wants ti to be round and to sit 16 people. My shop is not set up to make such a large top, so I am asking if any of you know of any shop I could sub the construction out to. I a...

1235 days ago

appropriate wood for outdoor benches. - 8 replies

hi there everyone, I am trying ti get some feed back on some benches I have an opportunity to design and build. My agent has approached me with an opportunity to build 4 benches for a city near my studio. They are looking for some interesting wood with a live edge, and a steel base similar in style to the tables and furniture I make. I am wonde...

1324 days ago

Curly Walnut to condition or not to condition - 6 replies

Hey LJ’s So I have a piece of curly walnut that I am making in to a table. I have never worked with wood , so I am wondering if I should use a wood conditioner on it first. I was planing on useing good old tung oil. not sure if tung oil needs it.

1450 days ago

Spalted buckeye - 8 replies

I have a piece of spalted buckeye that is 6’x14”x3” thick it is a beautiful piece of wood but it is soft. Does any one have any ideas on how to get the surface harder I want to make a bench or table out of it but am not sure if it is too soft.


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