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776 days ago

Anyone close to Salem, Va. I have a good lumber buy - 1 reply

Hey! Guys and Gals,I am still alive! LOL! I have been lurking in the background and kinda following what my buddies have been doing.My health has been great for the most part. Started the business 1 1/2 years ago and for an ole man, I have been fairly busy. I have this item up for sale on eBay should anyone be interested. As you know the plywood...

1412 days ago

Bark on Green Lumber ? - 9 replies

Does anyone know how to keep bark from coming off of green lumber as it air drys?I have some green sawmill slab lumber cut offs that I want to make into rustic picture frames. I want the bark to stay attached. What kind of treatment, if any ?ThanksGod bless

1433 days ago

Health Update - 21 replies

Hey Friends, Yesterday, I received a P.M. from one of my friends here at LJs. He was inquiring, where I had been for a long time? “It had been almost a year since my last post.” I have copied it, along with my response here. That will save time and let everyone know what has been going on. I should have let everyone know sooner and...

1876 days ago

Off and Running! - 13 replies

Well, Friends, I am off and running. (Should I say crawling?) Today, I received all of the necessary documents and such from the State of Virginia Corporation Commission granting my wife and myself a charter for our new business. The company name is Glenvar Property Management LLC. It will still take a lot more paper filing and time for us to op...

2455 days ago

Lathe Bowl Chuck Advice - 2 replies

After joining LumberJocks and seeing some of the bowl turnings that people have done, It has peaked my interest to give it a try. Here is the problem that I am faced with. I purchased this lathe from someone about 14 years ago. He had received it for Christmas a few years before. He never unpacked or opened the box. It sat in an out building and...

2487 days ago

polyurethane over latex paint ? - 4 replies

I have a friend that wants to use a black water based stain and then apply Helmsman polyurethane as a top coat. The paint department at Home Depot sold her these products stating that she could do so. My question is whether anyone has done this in the past ?, and if so, could the same be done over latex enamel without blistering?I know that you ...

2498 days ago

drying rough lumber in a controlled environment question - 7 replies

I have a 10’X12’ spare room in my shop that I have just drywalled. It is well insulated with electric baseboard heat. I was wondering if anyone could estimate how long it would it take to dry rough lumber that is stacked and sticker-ed at 75 to 80 degrees and using 2 box fans for circulation. Is this worth the effort?ThanksGod bless

2507 days ago

sanding and finishing aid - 2 replies

I put this simple jig together for sanding, and spraying cabinet doors using a cheap lazy Susan and facing it with rubber mating. Simply spin it to work at the angle that you need. It makes spraying a lot easier.I do not buy the perforated rubber sanding mats the woodworking stores sell. I use the slip proof mats they sell for use under scatter ...

2513 days ago

tint-able polymer epoxy filler - 6 replies

I would like to do some scroll projects and fill portions flush with color. I would then sand flush, polish, stain and then finish with lacquer.I thank anyone in advance for their input and or advice.


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