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06-15-2016 03:43 AM

Best way to highlight ebonized wood grain - 1 reply

I know how to ebonize wood. What I would like to do is highlight the wood grain (I’m using oak) in white. It’s a technique called cerusing but I have not been successful so far. Here’s what I’ve tried to date:- Ebonized the wood using a highly concentrated tea to add tannin then painting with a steel wool/vinegar mix. ...

02-16-2015 08:03 PM

Dust collection question - 3 replies

My shop uses a 1.5 hp Powermatic dust collector to which a precollection separator using a Woodcraft cyclone lid on a 30 gal. trash can has been added. This generally does a good job getting the larger particles out before going to the dust collector. My question is this: The port leaving the Powermatic is 6” but the ports going into ...

11-28-2014 08:15 PM

Toy suggestions for 4 year old girl - 9 replies

I’m looking for some suggestions for toys to make for a 4 year old girl. What I’m thinking is that at that age they are past pull toys and and maybe even starting to get bored with blocks. A special box to keep special things in works well for an older girl. A dollhouse is much more elaborate than I want to get – or have t...

11-28-2013 02:11 AM

Reproduce part from a photograph - 10 replies

Sometimes I see a photograph of a part of furniture that I want to reproduce as part of another piece. This is most common for example when I see a particularly attractive curve or taper in a leg. What is the best and most accurate way to get a full size mock-up from a photograph?

02-23-2013 06:32 PM

Center for Fine Woodworking - 5 replies

Is anyone familiar with the Center for Fine Woodworking in Maine? They have various courses that look excellent and I’m thinking of going. It aint cheap and I would love to hear from someone who has been there.

12-10-2012 08:36 AM

Drawer runners, doublers and wood movement - 4 replies

Building out of solid wood is fun but accommodating for seasonal wood movement is always a challenge. For cabinetry, when attaching drawer runners and doublers to the carcass, I have generally glued the side pieces only at the front and then used enlarged screw holes to allow for movement. Suppose however one were to create runners and doubl...

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