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11-14-2011 05:03 PM

Finishing with shelac? - 9 replies

Awhile back I started using shelac as a sealer for my projects, usually to be topcoated with laquer or water based poly. I am working on some curly maple pieces and i want to stay with shelac only. My delima is no matter if i brush or wipe on I am still not happy with the final result. My question for all you LJ’s out there is what do you ...

07-28-2011 07:52 PM

The perfect finish - 20 replies

Yesterday i attended the Virginia Highlands festival and got to see work from some very talented artisans. One gentleman in particular from North Carolina had some peices he had done from spalted maple and walnut, anyway his finish was beautiful. He said he starts with blonde shelac for a sealer i suppose he rubs this on, and then he said his fi...

07-26-2011 01:31 AM

Gun cabinet - 2 replies

I posted in the forum a few days ago about needing a plan for a 6-8 gun gun cabinet and i am not having much luck finding anything if any of you could help i would greatly appreciate it.

07-18-2011 04:05 PM

Gun Cabinet plans - 3 replies

I am needing to make a gun cabinet has anyone seen any good plans for a simple gun cabinet? All ideas would be appreciated.

07-18-2011 03:21 PM

white oak verses red oak - 33 replies

I have a question for all you LJ’s out there. I have never worked with white oak beore i have always used red oak. I got an order to make 2 coffee type tables this week. I am using square corner posts, one set from red oak and one from white, when i got my stock worked down both pieces were 28” long and 10” wide and the white ...

07-09-2011 03:23 PM

old craftsman belt sander - 9 replies

Hello fellow LJ’s, I ent to an estate sale yesterday that had a ton of woodworking machines yesterda and came across this old cast iron Craftsman belt sander.The sander not only has a belt but it also has a 9” disc, there were alot of sanding discs with it, they are not adhesive backed and i was wondering how they stuck those in the...

06-27-2011 12:59 AM

Mortising Mahine on - 14 replies

I am in the market for a Mortisiing Machine i have scoured alot of places and then i loked on amazon i am new to this sight is it like ebay and i suppose they sell used items there as well? If anyone can help me i would appreciate it

06-26-2011 04:05 PM

Building a Hall Tree - 6 replies

Hello all. I went to eat yesterday and the place we take the grand kids to is packed with oll furnture and the likes and they have the best lookng oak halltree i have ever seen. I was wondering if any of you out ther have ever built one or have seen plans for one. I was able to get some wonderful oak from a fellow LJ the other day and i am itchi...

06-26-2011 02:16 AM

Jet table saw dust collection - 5 replies

Hello fellow lumberjocks.I am having dust collection problems and could use some of your input. I have a jet cabnetmakers table saw with the dust collection port in the back, my collectin unit is the Harbor Freight 2hp unit and i only have a 10’ trunk with 2 outlets on it. I just dont get the suction out of my saw would like and i always ...

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