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04-30-2014 06:23 PM

Yellow Birch and shellac cut for sealer coat - 5 replies

Hi All, I am almost done with my raised panels for my doors. The panels are yellow birch, the frame is of walnut handle padauk. I want to apply a coat of pure tung oil and finish with shellac and wax. I am afraid of the blotching. I never worked with yellow birch before and I do not really have scrap pieces of decent size to practice on. M...

04-05-2014 04:04 PM

Veritas router top and router fence - 6 replies

Hi,I might have scored a deal for a veritas router plate and veritas router fence and all the accessories that come with it for a awesome price. I will be installing the table top on my TS extension wing. I do not have room for a dedicated router table I want to know before I spend $120 for the entire system if I can use the fence while the plat...

03-10-2014 05:38 PM

water based stain - poly - over dewaxed shellac - 13 replies

Hi, I would like to know if I can use dewaxed shellac under a water based stain on blotchy prone wood.I’ve read contradictory advice, yes you can and no you cannot. What is the deal? I would like to get Charles Neil product but to get that in Canada, it would cost me approx $60 which is out of my budget at the moment. Not CN fault...

02-25-2014 05:41 AM

deftoil danish oil - 5 replies

Hello, I would like to know if the Deftoil Danish oil leaves a glossy finish. I only used once Minwax antique oil and did not like the result. Very glossy.Since that experience I have only been using tung oil so far and would like to try Danish oil. My tung oil bottle is almost empty and found it’s a good time to try something new. J...

02-22-2014 09:27 PM

Shellac - Denatured alcohol - 21 replies

Hello All, In Canada it seems impossible to find denatured alcohol. I am not really willing to use Methyl Hydrate (I found that it can be used to cut shellac) due to its high toxicity. I have seen a lot of different alternatives on the web but so many contradictory opinions I do not know what to look for anymore. What can I you use to repl...

02-12-2014 01:30 AM

Planer sled design - Question - Need help - 5 replies

Hi fellow LJ, I will certainly need a planer sled in the following months. I will have approx 16 8’x8”x2.5” pieces of walnut and 6 8’x8”x2” of maple to flatten.I do not have a jointer and doing it by hand planing would be too time consuming and I do not feel comfortable enough to do it perfectly flat. I ...

02-05-2014 12:32 AM

Snappy countersinks - what do you think - 15 replies

Hi,I saw the “make it Snappy” set of 5 countersinks – 2 flutes, (part # 40030) yesterday in a store. I never heard of this brand before and I do not seem to find a lot of reviews. It’s made in the USA. Here is what I saw for approx. $28 +taxes. Does anybody have feedback about this product?How do they compare to o...

12-29-2013 06:01 PM

Popular Woodworking sweepstakes - 0 replies

Hi, I am sure that everybody already know about it but I just discovered it today. There is a popular woodworking sweepstakes until Dec. 31st.here is the link http://popularwoodworking.upickem.net/r/93PHuXGuvv3?r=732811

12-08-2013 12:30 AM

Help : Indoor narrow frame-panel door slides - rails recommendations - 11 replies

Hi all, One more time I am asking for your advices and help here. The right community to get the right solution. A friend of mine asked me if I could make a door for his basement room. From the way his house is designed it would not be practical to have one regular size door. We agreed that 2 narrower doors would be better. Each door wo...

07-17-2013 08:23 AM

Patio Tabler Red Cedar Finishing - 1 reply

Hello, One more time I am asking for advice. I am building the patio table found in Woodsmith #75 I am making it out of red cedar. It will be put inside during the winter, I live in Canada. Can be hot and humid during the spring and the summer. I have a list of interrogations: - How would you protect the table from the elements. I was t...

05-22-2013 10:59 PM

Question: remove paint marks over varnish - 4 replies

Hi, I have been asked if I could remove some paint “splashes” and paint brushes marks over a varnished surface. I wish I had a picture to show but I do not. It’s on an office desk made of Oak, varnished. They used it as a table when they painted the ceiling and did not protect it properly. So there are some “splashe...

05-07-2013 01:35 PM

Indoor door finish - which oil to use - 7 replies

Hello All, I am almost finished renovating an old indoor door for my house (french door style). The door had 6 layers of paint and varnish. It’s has been a nightmare to get it cleaned. I am almost done. Yes !. The door is made from Douglas fir. I want to oil it, no more paint nor varnish like. After that I was thinking to apply a coat o...

04-23-2013 02:04 AM

Wall unit bookshelf Shelving question - Warping walnut ??? - 5 replies

Question about shelving, hi all, Here is the situation. I have been asked by a friend to build his wall bookshelf. It will be installed in a recessed wall. The bookshelf will be 12’ long (3.5 m), 8’ (2.44) high and 9” (23 cm) deep. I will make it into 3 pieces. For ease of explanation I will call them left, right and middle section. The le...

04-23-2013 01:12 AM

Wall unit bookshelf Shelving question - Warping walnut ??? - 4 replies

Question about shelving, hi all, Here is the situation. I have been asked by a friend to build his wall bookshelf. It will be installed in a recessed wall. The bookshelf will be 12’ long (3.5 m), 8’ (2.44) high and 9” (23 cm) deep. I will make it into 3 pieces. For ease of explanation I will call them left, right and middle sec...

02-20-2012 01:23 AM

all about the planer - 10 replies

I could not say no to this offer. I found an almost brand new DW735 (only used to plan 100 bf). I think the price was right. I paid $350. No in/out table but I plan to make one long table myself. I spent a lot of time playing with it since the last 2 days, making lots of chips and noise. I am really impressed with the quality of this machine. It...

01-22-2012 02:26 AM

Rockwell Beaver 6" jointer - 2 replies

Hi, I have the opportunity to get a RB 6” jointer with the stand. The model is 48-600, for $100. It looks in excellent condition.I could not find much info on this machine. 2 questions: 1) Is it worth it? 2) I mostly buy my wood rough sawn and it’s pretty flat. I am planing to buy a planer soon (DW734). Is is it worth to ...

01-14-2012 07:20 AM

bench vice installation advice - 9 replies

Hello, My first post here, even if I have been reading this forum quite a lot. Here is my situation. I want to install a vise (groz DQ-7) on my workbench freshly built. The top of the workbench is made of 2 layers of 3/4 MDF and a 3/4 plywood. There is a glued maple apron (1.25”x3”) around it. My question is how do I fix ...


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