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|10-23-2013 05:55 AM||
Good article to read - 1 reply
I ordered a copy of Woodwork winter 2010 to Darrell Peart’s table design. While skimming through the magazine I ran across an article by Andy Glantz called “Selling the experience”. He describes his methods to attract customers, handle the customer/client relationship, and market his craft. His method targets high-end cu...
|10-19-2013 03:07 PM||
acryliwood? - 5 replies
I’m interested in making some pen blanks. I see that some people use acryliwood. what is your experience with acryliwood compared to regular wood? Is there a source to buy the acrylic and process the blanks yourself? Has anyone tried it?
|10-05-2013 04:55 AM||
I love the lumberjocks website. It’s is the best web based platform I’ve seen to share ideas and pictures. But when I want to talk about Euro machines I tend to go elsewhere. A new website is being formed for those who have interest in Euro style machines like Felder, Minimax, SCMI…. Here is a link to the free site. BT...
|10-01-2013 03:00 PM||
I posted this in the trade forum but people reading this forum may be interested. Last week I purchased a gallon of each T67 F6 and T75 f16 . It was recommended by the SW rep as the most foolproof spray finish. I tested it with my gravity conversion hvlp gun and I like it. It can be applied with any delivery system. Unfortunately, the sma...
|10-01-2013 02:58 PM||
Last week I purchased a gallon of each T67 F6 and T75 f16 . It was recommended by the SW rep as the most foolproof spray finish. I tested it with my gravity conversion hvlp gun and I like it. It can be applied with any delivery system. Unfortunately, the smallest qty they sell is 1 gal. I’m afraid it will go bad before I use it all. I&...
|09-28-2013 05:36 AM||
I’m looking for a specific recommendation for a half mask respirator that will protect me while spraying T75 lacquer. I’ve done some research but the suggestions are generic like – read the msds and use an appropriate respirator. And when I read the respirator jargon it’s generic too. There are many options and none of...
|09-05-2013 02:07 AM||
Gel stain uneven finish - 2 replies
I’m making a mohogony door. I conditioned the wood with a 1 lb cut of dew axed shellac. Ten applied Mohawk grain filler. Used a mahogany gel stain but I couldn’t stain the entire face of the door because the stain was drying too fast. I had to do it in sections and I now I have some lighter and darker areas. Any suggestions on eveni...
|08-16-2013 10:07 PM||
Dust collection for a JDS Multi-router (video) - 2 replies
For several years I’ve tried to figure out how to collect the dust from the multi-router. I tried a few things that didn’t work well. Finally started messing around with 6” pvc that I had laying around. It fits over a Porter Cable 690 router and hugs against the face of the multi-router. It works pretty well and gets about ...
|08-15-2013 10:19 PM||
Festool Kapex - 6 replies
My wonderful wife decided I needed a kapex for our anniversary. Who am I to argue with sound logic like that? I was using a friends Bosch miter saw who got tired of storing it since he didn’t use it often. It’s back at his house now.
|08-15-2013 10:13 PM||
18" Rikon bandsaw tire recommendation - 3 replies
The tires on my bandsaw are cracked and need to be replaced. What brand do you recommend? thanks
|07-19-2013 09:10 PM||
Beautiful bark -rainbow - 7 replies
|05-16-2013 05:06 PM||
ebonizing advantages - 9 replies
I need to make some pegs for my G&G furniture. I’ve been using ebony stain because I’m too cheap to pay for real ebony. Is there an advantage to ebonizing wood rather than staining it? thanks,
|04-10-2013 03:32 PM||
I’m making breadboard ends on tables but the end of the table isn’t straight. Let’s say the ends have a very lazy M shape for discussion purposes. How would you get a perfect fit between the breadboard end and the table? I believe the proper tool for this is a pin router (or CNC) but I don’t have either one. The opti...
|04-02-2013 05:20 AM||
I bought this unit with the thought that I would be moving to a bigger shop but that isn’t in the cards now. The unit has collected one bag of dust so it’s “like new”. It also has the optional noise suppressor. Felder equipment is expensive. I’ll list the highlights that attract people to purchase Felder DC...
|04-01-2013 11:18 PM||
Rockwell Dado for sale - 3 replies
Carbide tipped, Micro set adjustable Dado. I bought it from a friend a long time ago. He said it’s been used once. I haven’t used it because I don’t make many Dado’s. It looks to be in good condition to me. Ebay has these for $35-$50 including shipping. For LJ’ers, I’ll sell it for $15 plus actu...
|03-30-2013 11:28 AM||
Silicone on breadboard ends? - 2 replies
I’m making curved breadboard ends on an end table. The breadboard end will “slip” over the end of the table like an end cap. I’ll have about a half inch engagement. Normally I would use titebond glue only in the center of the end so the table top can expand and contract as it wishes towards the edges. I’d dril...
|03-28-2013 02:52 AM||
anyone have an extra!
|03-25-2013 02:49 AM||
I’m not a giant – only 6’ tall but I felt like I had to really hunch over to see the line on the wood and the blade. Welded up a stand and it’s much more ergonomic for me. There is enough room at the bottom for a shallow drawer that I’ll make when I making drawers for another project.
|03-23-2013 12:00 AM||
|03-15-2013 05:21 PM||
ACW's workshop webcam. - 0 replies
Sometimes I like to work in the shop….. and sometimes I like to watch other people work. Just found ACW’s webcam. Hadn’t seen a webcam in a shop before. Nice, clean, organized shop!