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|1156 days ago||
air drying beech - 2 replies
Hi I have access to a beech log and I would like to air dry it. Mostly some small square blanks for plane making, and probably some boards also. I have heard that beech is very difficult to air dry. Anybody had success doing it? If so any tips? I will seal it’s end with anchorseal, and store it in an unheated shed, but is this suf...
|1192 days ago||
is variable speed a must for marquetry? - 1 reply
Hi All I would like to get a scroll saw for marquetry, and wonder if variable speed is a must . I could get my hand on a hegner 14” but it is single speed. thanks for comments Martin
|1374 days ago||
is 12% MC ok for turning a bowl? - 4 replies
Hi All I would like to turn a bowl out of a 12% MC cherry. It`s for a birthday present in 4 weeks. Is it too wet, can it warp or crack afterwards? thanks for comments or suggestions Martin
|1386 days ago||
Hi all Need some advise here. I will build a frame and panel back for a dovetailed carcase cabinet. The frame and panel back will be glued into the carcase rabbet. The stiles will run the full height of the frame. to minimize stress on the carcase, I need to consider the overall seasonal movement of the f&p. To minimise the overall ...
|1430 days ago||
hand drill - the use and chuck opening size - 5 replies
Hi All I would like to get an egg beater hand drill for woodworking The vintage ones available have a max chuck opening for 3/16 – 1/4 or 3/8. Sometimes really old one can only accept 1/8 bit shank. I would like to know what tasks, mostly woodworker do with these type of drills and what chuck size do they have or wish they had. ...
|1444 days ago||
post and panel chest - tenon thickness advise - 5 replies
Hi all I am currently designing a post and panel chest of drawers. The post will also serve as style for the side panel. The groove in the post will be 1/4 inch wide to accept the panel. The easiest would be to have the mortise for the rails tenon to be 1/4 inch also. the rails are 3/4 thick. So is 1/4 sufficient or should I bother to...
|1453 days ago||
hirsch mortise chisels for sale - 1 reply
Hi all I have this set and they only received a few taps. http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=1&p=49988&cat=1,41504,41533&ap=1 the set sale at 210$ cdn, will let go for 160$ cnd + shp I can send close up picture Martin
|1470 days ago||
Hi All I am currently milling lots of wide plank of eastern white pine for our cottage floor. Boards will average 7.5 inch wide. I need to shortly make a decision for the finish to use and the nails to use. NAILING: Current floor is 5/8 plywood over joists at every 16” .I will face nail the square edge board on the joist. Should I n...
|1624 days ago||
double dresser joinery - need advise - 13 replies
I am designing a double dresser for my little girl and I have some doubts on my design and would like to get your comments or suggestions here is the draft drawing The double dresser will be 48 inch wide and 35 inch high. I have planned to use 3/4 thick drawer dividers (horizontal and vertical). Each horizontal divider will run from po...
|1711 days ago||
need advice, finishing interior of apron table? - 5 replies
Hi I am getting ready to finish a table with danish oil, should I finish the interior of the aprons also, so that the pieces are in equilibrum? thanks Martin
|1715 days ago||
lathe jig for the drill press - 10 replies
HI Anybody tried this jig. I am thinking to make one for small turning like knobs and small legs. I Can’t afford a real lathe now but I do have a good floor drill press. thanks
|1751 days ago||
table top overhang design issue - 12 replies
Hi All I am building a writing table, with 2 drawers on the front. The table is 24 by 48. Yesterday when I put the top on it’s base, I found that the 2 1/2 front overhang was too much, even if the edge have a chanfer on the bottom. You couldn’t see or reach the drawers well. 1 1/2 inch is about right to my liking. The table will e...
|1786 days ago||
Hi All I got a pile of cherry lumber from different sources, MC range between 14% and 25%. I wonder at what % of MC is it safe to stack indoor (heated garage in my case) thANKS
|1814 days ago||
dimensions for shaker tapered leg - 12 replies
Hi I would like to know the typical dimension for the legs of a writing desk, shaker style, tapered on the 2 inside faces. I want the desk to have a delicate look. The desk is 24 by 48 and the apron are 4 1/2 wide, top is 5/8 thick with chanfered edges My initial thought was from 1 3/4 down to 3/4. any suggestions thanks
|1840 days ago||
can you guess this piece dimension - 18 replies
Hi all I would like to get some guesses on the dimension of this piece. What do you think? Any link or picture to a similar piece would be apprecited thanks
|1849 days ago||
veneer over solid wood - need advise - 8 replies
Hi All I have a few boards of tiger maple and would like it to use it as veneer. I plan on building a chest of drawer in maple. I want to use solid wood for my veneer substrate for the top and drawer front. I am planning on cutting my veneer 1/8 thick to make it easier to work with. Here is a few question marks: If I use maple veneer ov...
|1949 days ago||
HELP! powder beetle - 8 replies
Looking at the new stacked lumber this morning and saw that the boards have lots of holes with powder and little beetles. My lumber is getting destroyd. I need a solution fast Thanks
|1959 days ago||
air drying lumber on garage wall rack? - 6 replies
Hi I have green lumber that I would like to air dry in my garage wall rack. But doing this, I will not be able to stack it as high as I would like to, only 3 or 4 board high. So my worry is, does it require to have some weight on the lumber so that the boards remain flat. thanks
|1974 days ago||
Hi All I started milling my 8/4 maple for the construction of the holtzapffel workbench. I was very suprised and quite baffled when I discovered that the lumber is all curly maple. I wonder If I should keep this wood for venering. If so I would have to build the base out of 4/4 lumber which would take some extra time. Is curly maple common or...
|2003 days ago||
mortise chisel, registered or tapered? - 2 replies
I would like to buy some mortise chisel and I hesitate between the sorby registered mortise chisels or the Hirsch mortise chisels that are tapered in width from tip to shoulder for sidewall clearance. I am just getting into hand mortising and I am not sure what is best. thanks for any comments