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10-05-2010 08:16 PM

ONLY FOR LJ's in, or formerly of THE SOUTHWEST, PLEASE - 11 replies

I’m moving from the northeast to AZ in the near future and taking my hobby wood shop with me. Here in RI just about any finish will fly for any project, due to a relative humidity usually in excess of 50%. Much different in AZ, where we plan to move. My question is what is the preferred finish or finishes for wood projects that you̵...

09-13-2010 08:48 PM

MORTISE and TENON QUESTION - 6 replies

I recently purchased a table leg “kit” where the tops of the legs (hepplewhite-style) were factory-mortised. I did not however discover until after gluing up the first pairs that the mortises go all the way through to meet each other in the middle of the leg! Needless to say, when I glue up one mortise, the other one around the corne...

09-07-2010 12:01 AM

Has anyone ever moved their woodshop to a new home????? - 17 replies

I’m moving from the east to the west coast. Some 2800 miles or so. I have no idea what the move is going to cost. What I’d like to know is have any readers been in a similar situation where you moved not only the family but your woodshop as well? Is it cost-effective?? Would I be better off selling all my tools and supplies before mo...

08-04-2010 03:41 PM

LACQUER - BRUSH-ABLE - "ISSUES" - 2 replies

I’m having a problem with the use of brushable lacquer on a serving tray I am making. The first coat adhered fine. But subsequent coats either drag, stay thick in some areas, and don’t even cover or stick in others. Any guidance would be appreciated. Here are the facts: Using Minwax Brushable Lacquer.Using garden-variety lacquer t...

07-30-2010 09:11 PM

THIEN'S DUST BAFFLE PLANS, ANYONE?? - 14 replies

I’ve decided to go ahead with Thien’s design for a dust collector add-on as opposed to the Dust deputy by Rockler. But thanks to all of you that helped with info and web sites. So…I went to Thien’s site to find plans to build one of these. I watched a [very] long video sucking up sawdust. I then was directed to an even longer, blow-by-blow de...

07-30-2010 12:29 PM

Phil Thien's Dust Baffle Design - 9 replies

I’ve decided to go ahead with Thien’s design as opposed to the Dust deputy by Rockler. Thanks to all of you that helped with info and web sites. So…I went to Thien’s site to find plans to build one of these. I watched a [very] long video sucking up sawdust. I then was directed to an even longer, blow-by-blow descriptio...

04-01-2010 01:04 AM

Anyone care to comment on an online membership with Fine Woodworking.com - 25 replies

I’ve looked at the Fine woodworking.com web site and all their glitz and plans and reviews, etc., etc. Anyone here belong that would care to tell me whether or not membership with them is worth the money? Some articles and plans looked pretty good to me. But I felt that most of what they offer is available on other sites (like Lumberjocks!...


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