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|732 days ago||
Minwax Polyshades--Any Experience Or Advice? - 30 replies
I have never used the product but I am finishing a HUGE project and wonder if a one step process would be worth the time saved if anyone can comment if the product works… how’s it look… etc. Anyone with experience that can offer their two cents worth?
|791 days ago||
Options For Bedframe - 4 replies
I am in the process of building some bunk beds. I was thinking that a short mortise and tenon along with bedbolts would be the most solid way to connect the side rails to the legs. Seems this would be the tightest construction and hence the least rocking of the bedframe. I see various bed rail connection systems and worry they won’t pro...
|1405 days ago||
Jet Tools On Sale Until August 31 - 0 replies
May be the time to pick up that power tool you wanted/needed. http://content.jettools.com/promotions/2t10/JET-2010-2T-Wood-Promo-WEB.pdf
|1415 days ago||
Can glues be dyed? - 5 replies
Does anybody have any knowledge as to whether wood glues can be dyed? Glues are water soluble but does that mean a water soluble dye could be added? My organic chemistry days are too far behind me now to figure it out off the top of my head. I was thinking about accenting some joint lines on a panel glue up and how crazy I could get with it.
|1440 days ago||
Is There Any Reason To Sand To 10,000 Grit? - 20 replies
Obviously I exaggerate but it seems to me that way too much time is spent on sanding. (And my random orbit sander is one of my favorite tools.) If you have a project that is going to be stained an then a topcoat applied what is the advantage of a super high grit? Once the milling marks have been removed and the surface is smooth, I do not see ...
|1457 days ago||
Staining Quartersawn Sycamore - 8 replies
My next project is a rocker to be made from quartersawn sycamore. Just wondering how to prepare myself for the staining. Is this a blotch-prone wood? Can you pop the grain on this like you do with tiger maple? Any finishing secrets to share from those who have worked this wood before?Thanks
|1640 days ago||
Sand Flee For Sale - 4 replies
Sand Flee portable drum sander for sale with several rolls of various grit sandpaper. I bought it last winter when I was making several boxes and 24 cutting boards. Less than twenty hours use. At the time, I thought I would have further use for it but I am not using it on my current large products. Time for a sale to a fellow woodworker. It ...
|1650 days ago||
What Would Make The Most Stable Window Seat Lid? - 6 replies
I am making a large toy box that will double as a window seat. It will be in a 8 year-old boy’s room and I anticipate that he will use is as a seat a lot for reading as well as for storage. The overall size of the lid will be 18” x 72” and made from 5/4 red oak. With this in mind I ask two questions. Is this too big of a lid...
|1707 days ago||
Do You Give Back To The Forests? - 9 replies
It dawned on me the other day that just maybe I should do something to “replace” all that wood I have used and will use in the future. It didn’t take much effort to find The Hardwood Forestry Fund web site. If it is true that $1 will plant 3 trees, that’s a good idea. I am not on a crusade here but I think I will be ma...
|1711 days ago||
Trying To Finish Over Linseed Oil - 8 replies
I constructed a bedframe and side table out of hard maple. Instead of stain applied and then wiped off 2 coats of boiled linseed oil. Took my furniture to a local shop that has done some finishing for me in the past. Now for the problem. The surface or the wood is still slightly gummy and can’t/won’t dry enough to allow the shop t...
|1715 days ago||
Laminate Legs vs Solid - 18 replies
Just built a bed set and used a large timber to make solid 3”x3” legs. Originally had thought of laminating narrower material. Is there a difference in long term stability? At least with solid legs I don’t have to worry about which side to face out!