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|01-29-2016 12:28 AM||
Another stain question - 6 replies
I have noticed several people use cherry stain on cherry wood. Does this help any with appearance? Maybe it seals it? I have tried cherry stain on pine and poplar, not much color. Seems cherry looks good by itself, only a sealant applied. Comments?
|01-06-2016 08:00 PM||
silver maple logs cut - 3 replies
Just got back from the saw mill I mentioned in a blog back in July.http://lumberjocks.com/topics/110858 I finally got my silver maple logs cut into lumber. I had three good size logs, took the cutter about an hour to cut them and I ended up with 18 excellent pieces of wood! He is even going to dry them for me. All for 50.00 dollars. I think I do...
|12-25-2015 09:50 PM||
how to do this finish - 5 replies
Hello everyone and Merry Christmas. I need to know how to match a finish if it can be done. Take a look at my boxes project http://lumberjocks.com/projects/206378 and notice the floor in front of the boxes. Can anyone tell me what kind of floor this is? I am building an entertainment center for my Son and he wants it to match the floor, or as cl...
|11-11-2015 12:26 AM||
Veterans day - 9 replies
Happy Veterans day to all my fellow wood working Veterans. Hope you all have a really nice one.
|11-02-2015 11:07 PM||
Delta model # 22-560 12 1/2 inch planer. - 24 replies
I need a little advice about a planer. My Son found one for me in the back of the place he works. It’s a Delta model # 22-560 12 1/2 inch planer. Dirty and the switch has been removed. It has the switch but he said they had a nail between the two contactors where the switch attaches. Cutter bars look good. He brought it home for me to R...
|10-15-2015 08:28 PM||
Just for fun - 23 replies
OK, I have wanted to do this for a long time. Just for fun. Let’s see what kind of responses I get. Question: Give me a one word answer on what you consider a virtue of woodworking. Examples: Skill, patience. Come on people, give it a try!
|09-11-2015 01:24 PM||
confused, need advice - 5 replies
Hello all. I have a question that I can’t seem to wrap my mind around. I assembled the pieces of my treasure chest and placed the rabbets on the blocks prior to assembly. I am doing six of these boxes and with the blocks rabbeted I just didn’t trust my small router table to make two start stop rabbets on each of the tops and bottoms....
|08-20-2015 01:11 PM||
Well, I really messed this one up - 6 replies
I have an order for a flag case. I have made several and thought this one would be straight forward. I guess Mr. Murphy was helping me in the build. Customer stopped by with the flag and I got the measurements. Drew it out on poster board. I built it OK, stained out nicely and the lettering perfect. Contacted the customer and she stopped by with...
|07-31-2015 12:31 PM||
First trip to a saw mill - 20 replies
I made my first trip to a saw mill yesterday. Quite interesting! I went to see the cost of cutting some silver maple trees that had fallen in my yard into boards. Cost, $45,00 per hour. Does this sound about right? I told him it won’t be a lot and he said he gets done rather quickly. While there he showed me his “personal” p...
|07-16-2015 12:53 AM||
Silver maple - 12 replies
Hi all, I have three silver maple trees laying in my yard now due to recent storms. Has anyone ever had this wood processed into boards? How does it work and look after dried. I know maple is beautiful but can’t recall anyone using silver? Comments appreciated before it gets cut up.
|06-21-2015 11:18 PM||
Finally (a nice surprise)! - 10 replies
Several months back I got a band saw in the mail from my nephew. A small ryobi model. It arrived broken, base cracked and when inspected further, the bands had cracked and were falling off in pieces. I abandoned the idea of a rebuild. Later I found a nice one on craigs list. Turns out he wanted too much and would not give an inch on the price...
|06-15-2015 01:23 PM||
Attention to detail - 21 replies
Hi all. I had an order for a custom sign, a simple project that looked great when dome. Made from 1/2 inch pine with a border and their names put on in raised letters. Well, I finished it, waxed it and delivered it. They loved it and even posted it on facebook. unfortunately, one of the comments were “did he leave a letter out of your name...
|04-29-2015 03:39 PM||
Sears Craftsman 113-248321 Tilt band saw - 11 replies
I found this saw on craigslist nearby. He wants 225.00 for this. Looks good in the pictures and says used very little. Is this a good price for the saw? Maybe offer 175.00? Has three new blades and a circle cutter jig included. What do you think? When (if) I look at the saw anything I should be aware of?
|04-21-2015 12:59 PM||
trophy display case suggestions needed. - 6 replies
I have a design question. I received an order for a book case and a case to display trophy’s. The trophy case needs to be wall mounted and I am at a loss. There are five trophy’s measuring 16, 14, 11, 6, and 6 inches tall. All are 3.5 inches deep at the base. 7,5,3,3,and 3 wide at the base. I thought of a box design but this would be...
|03-15-2015 01:13 PM||
Arrived broken - 18 replies
Several month ago my nephew mailed me a Ryobi ZRBS903 band saw. As he said it was new, used only once or twice. I was excited to get it until I opened the box. Broken during mailing. The base was still attached and had broken loose from the aluminum casing so the saw will not stand up now. My question is, can it be fixed? welded back together or...
|12-09-2014 01:14 PM||
Ryobi ZRBS903 - 2 replies
What a surprise. My nephew who lives in Michigan recently found out I didn’t have a band saw. He said he has three and has decided to send me the Ryobi ZRBS903 he has in his basement. Says he has only used it mayby twice and is brand new. I know I can’t beat the price as a gift but for set up what do I have to look forward to. I a ma...
|11-23-2014 04:08 PM||
Some advice please - 4 replies
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/107382 Please see this box before reading! I have had a lot of success with my latest box style and just completed version 3.0 for a customer. (Posted soon) by adding a drawer. My wife has thrilled over each one and I want to make her one for Christmas. This will be version 4.0 and I need some advice for the li...
|08-21-2014 12:46 AM||
tung oil - 17 replies
Just bought my first bottle of tung oil. I have read many of you use it but also have “special mixes”. I tried a sample on some walnut and first coat look really nice. Right from the can. My question? Can it be mixed with polyurethane and what would be the advantage, if any. Can I use something like acetone as a mixer for either the ...
|07-15-2014 12:12 PM||
Advice needed for hinges on thin stock - 4 replies
I am working on a shut the box game, with mitered corners, built from scrap, and need advice. I misjudged the size of the scrap and now have a lid that is 1/4 inch thick around the edges. It’s made with a new design due to my scrap stock being a bit small but came out beautiful! My problem is its too thin for the hinge screws. I had though...
|03-19-2014 01:09 PM||
pegboard cutting tip needed - 3 replies
To complete a project I am working on I need to cut some pegboard. I don’t want to mess it up so I need some advice on cutting it. I think my table saw would be too aggressive and fluff the edge and thought of using my jig saw. Has anyone cut this stuff before? What is best. Also when attaching I plan on using (small) screws with tite bond...