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|59 days ago||
I’ve read a number of threads on dust collecting but i think I need to post because my situation seems to be A LOT different from others. 1. We live in a condo. I “negotiated” with my husband, a space that will probably be 8FT X 7Ft for my shop. We’re talking small, but it’ll beat the crap out of doing stuff on...
|219 days ago||
I have several boxes where the wood is dark in nature and has shown through the flocking. Since these are girly boxes, the flocking needs to be a girly color – pink. So I ordered a light pink and applied the flocking “glue/paint.” to the boxes. I may have coated it too lightly with the glue considering the dark nature of th...
|358 days ago||
So i turned a piece to a very nice shine last night, and realize there was a little divit I wanted to fill with polyurethane. Of course it was only later that i realized i used Mylands Friction Polish on the piece (which probably has wax) and the polyurethane seems ever so slightly tacky this morning. dangit. So I have my husband throwing t...
|392 days ago||
Cocobolo and darkening - 5 replies
Hello, Well i am writing this because I am makeing sure I will be able to give a customer what she requested. i am making a shaving kit, and she wants it in cocobolo based on past products i have created: Razor 1 So here is what I have made so far: So i have been turning her set, and while the wood was much darker before tu...
|635 days ago||
Who has used mini wax stain? - 13 replies
The fiance and I are building a cake plate based on shipright's a tree made of wood and we’re almost done with construction (yaaay). as you can see we have to do some sanding to make the roots look a little more smoother. we used a combo of tightbond II and cherry wood dust to fill in the gaps where the roots met the cylinder botto...
|645 days ago||
What do you call the thingy joint that swings - 34 replies
So, what do you call the thingy joint that swings, such as in these mirrors i understand the mirror place in the wood, and there’s a hole that you stick a dowel and then the mirror backing has another hole inwhich the dowel goes into and you put the two together and they swing. how do you make sure the piece is able to swing? Do you j...
|683 days ago||
I really want to turn some mini bird houses and I feel I would have better controll if i had a midi chuck for my midi lathe. wood craft put out an add that their Nova precision Midi chuck is $100 at woodcrafthttp://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2080325/28578/Nova-Precision-Midi-Chuck-with-Two-Jaw-Sets.aspx Barracuda Lathe Chuck Systemhttp://ww...
|699 days ago||
I was featured on a crafting blog - 2 replies
I was featured on Simply Shiny Life – a wonderful crafting blog. A very nice interview was given. Please check it out http://shinyadornments.com/simplyshiny/
|714 days ago||
So i picked up dick sing’s book on turning minature bird houses. before getting any further than that I must say i don not own a chuck – I have been using my bottle stopper chuck / mandrel from psi industries to turn my bird houses. So getting a chuck might be the solution to my issues. So i get the main bird house shape just f...
|737 days ago||
Woodturning a compound cut - 1 reply
Ok i know scroll sawers are familiar with compound cutting but has anyone done a compound cut and then turned it? I am doing wine gobbets for my fiance and I and I thought it might be cute to do a compund cut (like a heart). Has anyone combined the two before? Does anyone have a heart pattern I can test (compound pattern)? thanks jocks!
|754 days ago||
Ok i am close to imagining how this is done but the light bulb is still flickering. I understand you can use the pins in the indexing holes and the piece will stay in place and not turn… but then how do people remove wood in order to flute a column? do i use a my mini router and remove wood? what surface do i rest my router on, the tool...
|757 days ago||
In search for a good small lathe for under $500 ish - 22 replies
Hello fellow jocks,After too many incidences of me getting into a sparring match with said a-hole at the community shop, fiancé decided that I should get a lathe to use on the patio before I shank the lathe bully (we are getting married and fiancé is hoping I can attend the wedding so long as I stay away from hurting this fellow). So I am in ...
|813 days ago||
protecting an image printed on wood - 8 replies
Ok so some of you may or may not know what embossing is but i’ll give a quick explanation. Embossing ink basically works like regular ink except it’s a little more glue like. When you emboss an image you basically apply embossing ink to a stamp, stamp it onto the paper (or in this case wood). then you apply embossing powder and it...
|874 days ago||
Prepairing branches - found wood - 15 replies
So we had a snow storm and of course a bunch of branches from some evergreen trees fall (no idea what type of evergreen). I thought “Perfect! Free wood for a wedding project i had in mind: Escort Card Holders!” So i went out with my hand saw and sawed off 3 fallen branches that are between 1.5” – 3” in width, a...
|881 days ago||
Help needed buying a small set of CARBIDE BURRS - 3 replies
Hello I do a good deal of intarsia, mostly smaller projects (less than 12”, usually around the 4-6” ornament size) and i need suggestions on an affordable set of CARBIDE BURRS. I understand SABURR makes a good set of carving burrs, but at $250 for an 18 piece set of fine grit burrs it’s a little pricey. http://www.woodc...
|910 days ago||
So my fiance and I are booking the honeymoon and one thing I want to go is go to the local wood store and buy some to take back(hahaha). We’re going to Maui and Kauai, any one know of any places I can get some wood? anyone been to Maui Laminates Inc?
|944 days ago||
I have two friends of mine that are getting married in January. I’m looking for an easy to do box that can hold their Marriage Certificate. Not sure if there are any project plans out there. They’re both punk rockers so i thought it might be cute to have two little armbands with the pyramid spikes connected rather than having tw...
|951 days ago||
Hello! I have a question for those who have done turquoise inlay: do you prefer Ca glue or epoxy? I have a maple burl box in which i want to fill some voids that are in the burl with turquoise. I have a 5 minute epoxy at home made by loclite, but I am totally OK with doing a quick run to the hardware store and getting some CA glue if people...
|971 days ago||
Facebook application - 3 replies
Has anyone gotten the facebook/lumberjocks application to work? I’ve tried many times to post my lumberjock projects to my facebook page and I jsut can’t do it.
|1030 days ago||
Hey Everyone! I have a show coming up in December and i thought it would be great to have some plastic or paper bags with my logo / shop name printed on them made. Has anyone had this done? Where did you get them printed? were you satisfied? how much? bags in the arms of customers as they walk around the show would be great advertising...