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09-25-2017 03:49 PM

What do they call those little metal things that help secure picture frame corners? - 7 replies

The ones I am referring to are the little thin sheet metal “S” shaped ones that have a sharpened edge and I believe {could be wrong, usually am} they are shot flush in place with a gun of some type. They get installed on the back of a thin picture frame and help secure the corner. Sometimes the frame moulding is held together with no...

08-02-2017 11:04 PM

How to treat green wood????? - 11 replies

.......or at least wood that is not quite completely dry??? I had a section of peach tree trunk that was cut down and laid around for 2 years. I finally got around to cutting it to length and putting it on the lathe and making it round. What should I do with it to help keep it from cracking?? It is not slopping wet, but it isn’t exactly dr...

07-07-2017 07:41 PM

Is some feather crotch wood "stained in" and how do you do it??????? - 3 replies

I ask this question because in the ceremonial court room in Greenbelt, Maryland the entire walls and all the wood work for the judges bench and witness stand appears to all be huge feather crotch walnut. It looks good and it looks real, but there is no possible way they have all that huge feather crotch or flame pattern walnut. I know our federa...

06-18-2017 10:50 PM

Best filler/sealer for open grain wood????? - 6 replies

This has no doubt been covered before, but there might be a newer, better product out there. I have a bunch of royal paulownia wood that I intend to make a few things out of. I really like the grain and color of this wood and I do not intend to stain it. I would like to use some kind of filler sealer to help fill in the very porous grain of this...

03-17-2017 02:23 AM

Need a wood lathe, have a question?????? - 51 replies

I am soon going to be purchasing a wood lathe. I have a new Powermatic bandsaw and also drill press. I really like Powermatic tools. My question is {as if you folks couldn’t guess at this point} is the Powermatic lathe really worth the extra money? if so, why do you feel this way? It seems like I can buy a pretty decent lathe for $1000-$1...

01-17-2017 01:43 AM

Biscuits or the Festool system...Biscuit joiner or the blade for a router??????? - 16 replies

Which is the preferred or “best” method? Standard biscuits {plates} or the system that Festool offers? Any advantages or disadvantages either way? I know the Festool set up is a lot more expensive, but is it worth the difference?? I have no doubt that it is stronger, but for many years all we did was glue the boards together to make ...

01-08-2017 05:49 PM

In need of a good bandsaw..... - 14 replies

I intend to purchase a nice bandsaw in the very near future. I don’t have any really big projects in mind, but I might just do some resawing and was looking at the Laguna 18-3000 series vs. the 14-14SUV vs. just the 14-BX. For no more than what the bigger saw cost I feel like that is the way to go…someone once said, “nobody eve...

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