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12-21-2010 02:38 PM

Finishing question - 14 replies

I have been missing being here but have been crazy busy finishing Christmas projects. 10 boxes, 6 cutting boards, 8 candle holders!!!! Been having a ball and I am finally done and they are all wrapped up! I have always used Minwax stains and then water based poly on my projects. I have become increasingly frustrated getting a good finish ...

11-10-2010 03:12 PM

looking for a pattern - 13 replies

I want to build a display case for my rock collection. My thoughts are to build it like a standing jewelry box without the necklace holders on the side. I have looked on line and can’t seem to find a pattern that is anywhere close to that. Any ideas???? Thank you.

11-06-2010 01:49 PM

leather? - 16 replies

I know this is a woodworking site but there is a connection here!! LOL Hubby wants to make fireplace bellows and they need leather. Does anyone happen to know where a person can buy it? We made one years ago and are still using it, but we had access to leather scraps at the time. Thank you!

10-06-2010 12:36 PM

spindle sander or drill press???? - 21 replies

I am OBSESSED with band saw boxes!!! My next purchase in the shop was going to be a drill press but now I am considering a spindle sander instead. Would it be a good choice to get the drill press and use it for a spindle sander also? I understand that I can get sanding attachments for a drill press but does it work? Thanks!!!!!!

08-19-2010 01:09 PM

Finishes - 7 replies

I have become overwhelmed by the information on wood finishing. I have always stained and then used poly. It is obviously not the only way. I have been browsing the catalogs and the choices are just too much. What is your favorite way to finish a project and why? Please be specific, for example, if you use tung oil, is it pure oil or does ...

07-29-2010 02:29 PM

dust collection - 17 replies

It is time for me to address the mess I make in my shop. I have an air filtration system installed on the garage ceiling but no dust collection for my tools. I took a look at the system that you all recommended at Harbor Freight but it is HUGE!!! I would be interested in something more the size of my shop vac. I would be attaching it to a ...

07-20-2010 11:20 PM

getting a straight edge - 19 replies

Here I go with another rookie question. This issue has come up a lot when I am trying to make something. Assume you have a piece of wood with no straight edges and you have no access to a jointer or TS to get a straight edge to start with. And even with a TS, if you don’t have a straight edge to put against the fence, then what? I ...

07-16-2010 02:20 PM

band saw - 14 replies

I am looking to buy a band saw (it’s all about those band saw boxes!!!). I think I have decided on the delta 14” but have not found anywhere around me that carries it. It looks like I will have to order it. So first question – is the delta a good choice?Where online is the best place to order something that large? Than...

07-12-2010 03:27 AM

mitered corners question - 24 replies

I am attempting to make boxes. I used my chop saw to cut the 45 degree angles (I don’t have a table saw).The problem I am having is that the outside angles fit well but the inside of the corners don’t quite meet. The first box I did I fixed this with putty, but there must be a way to get these right. Is there a better tool? Or ...

06-25-2010 02:04 PM

Looking to purchase a table saw - 27 replies

Hubby and I were looking at table saws at Menards. This is what they had. Has anyone had experience with any of them? Bosch 4100-09 Delta 36-979/36T30 Master Force 240-0034 I have looked them up online to see the reviews but would appreciate any personal experience you might have with any of them. Thanks.

06-25-2010 01:57 PM

Tung oil question - 26 replies

I am making a red oak quilt rack for my daughter and after seeing someones project with Tung oil, I decided to try that as a finish. It is sanded and stained with a Varathane stain. I now have three coats of Tung oil on the rack but I am not happy with the finish. It doesn’t seem to have any gloss or shine to it at all. Am I doing so...

06-22-2010 12:09 PM

dust collectors??? - 9 replies

I have just enlarged by workshop in the garage and I am getting really tired of vacuuming up all the wood bits from my router and saws. I have an air cleaner but no dust collector except my vacuum. What would be your advice about a dust collection system that is relatively cheap yet efficient? How well do the $100 to $200 systems at, for in...

05-30-2010 12:48 PM

Finishing Oak and Cedar? - 5 replies

I have two questions and thank you ahead of time for your advice. I am a self-taught woodworker and would appreciate your thoughts! 1. I am making a quilt rack with red oak. My questions is how do I deal with the pores in this wood? No amount of sanding is going to smooth them out. I want to stain the piece and put on a satin finish of s...

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