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1025 days ago

finishing ash table with marquetry motif - 2 replies

Hi i have just completed a demi lune table in ash. I have added a small floral marquetry motif made from sycamore and walnut veneers. I have decided on a combination of light oak dye followed by a mahogany gel pigment stain and clear urethane varnish top coat. i have tried this on scrap ash and really like the contrast. I want to leave the mo...

1048 days ago

dewalt manual - 1 reply

Hi I have just bought a secondhand dewalt impact driver model dw977 type 1. There is no manual and I cant find one to download on the dewalt site. can anyone point me to a link where i might get one.cheersjonathan

1068 days ago

dining table extension slides - 5 replies

Hi I am making an oak extension dining table ( not a pedestal) . It will have a fixed apron so only the leaves will move. I have seen several makes of commercial extension slides and would welcome some advice as to which might be my best option. The table length closed is 72 inches and it will open to fit a single 18 inch leaf making a total o...

1117 days ago

Wax filler and urethane varnish - 2 replies

Hi, I am making a table which i hope to finish with ARM-R seal urtehane wiping varnish. The wood is pippy oak and so there are a number of small pits and spilts that need filling first. It has been suggested that hard wax filling sticks would work well for this, but would this be suitable under the varnish. I have also had other suggestions of ...

1125 days ago

help adjusting a wooden shoulder plane - 2 replies

Hi,I have just made a wooden shoulder plane( 1 inch) based on the plans from the woodcraft magazine stanley 92 blade and maple wedge. . I am fairly happy setting up and adjusting metal hand planes, (stanley and record) but i have never used a wooden hand plane before and dont really know where to start. Any advice on how to set up and adju...

1128 days ago

clamping time for face joints - 7 replies

hi I am making a set of table legs by face jointing oak stips . I am using tite bond 3 and wondered how long i should clamp for. suggestions vary from a copulpe of hours to overnight. It is fairly critical that i dont have a joint failure, but as i have several to do and only enough clamps for one leg at time it would be helpful to have an id...

1173 days ago

will it sag - 6 replies

I really like the idea of making the cherry low bookcase (Woodsmith 155) but cant source the 3/4inch cherry veneered ply anywhere in the UK. 19 mm veneered MDF is the nearest i can get. Will using MDF risk the shelves sagging though?cheers Jonathan

1174 days ago

A-R-M seal with sealer? - 1 reply

Hi I am just about to start finishing my first ever project (a European oak coffee table) with satin A-R-M seal , which I have not used before. I have seen a number of suggestions and wondered what others would recommend? 3 coats , no sealer, shellac sanding sealer then 3-5 coats, either above then a final wax coat etc As I am ne...

1180 days ago

tenon saws rip or cross cut - 1 reply

I have been using a japanese duzoki saw for hand cutting tenons and whilst it certainly has a narrow kerf I have struggled to cut with the grain and ending up losing a lot of teeth on a large piece of oak. This has set me thinking get a english back saw. I figured that i could still use the duzoki for cutting the shoulders and dovetails and u...

1193 days ago

help with tear out - 6 replies

I am making my first ever project, a small coffee table in european oak. All has gone well until it came to finishing with a smoothing plane. I have fairly widespread tearout which i hoped i could plane out by reversing direction and a narrower cutting gap. Needless to say things have not improved. I am not sure where to go from here as i have s...


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