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|186 days ago||
Espresso color on maple wood - 8 replies
I know I made a huge mistake making shelves for a nursery out of maple, but I had so much left over from a previous project that I felt that I had to use it up. I went to rockler and bought GF Dark brown water based dye. I also bought GF espresso stain. No matter which I use, if I wipe off before it dries, it looks a little blotchy, and to light...
|222 days ago||
Extreme High Gloss Pen Finish - 2 replies
I was wondering how you all went about getting an extremely high gloss on your pens? I have made a bunch of pens, and a lot have turned out really nice. I have been applying CA glue and using micromesh to polish to 12000 grit. But I see a lot of pens that seem to have a little more gloss. What’s the secret?
|252 days ago||
Calibrating Incra Miter Gauge - 2 replies
I tried making nice picture frames and I was having trouble getting my miters dead on. I decided to buy an incra miter gauge, and can not get the thing to cut square for the life of me. I checked my table saw to make sure the blade is parellel to the miter slot. It seems like every time I get the gauge close (with .010”) and I try to make ...
|389 days ago||
Plane Identification - 7 replies
Looking for help identifying these two hand planes. The bench plane is a craftsman that measures 14 inches long, and 2 5/8 inches wide. The block plane doesn’t have any markings except it is stamped “Made in the USA” It measures 7 1/4 inches long by 2 3/16 inches wide. Any idea what years and model planes these are? My wifeR...
|598 days ago||
Fixing a big mistake - 14 replies
Not sure if I should be posting this question into this section, so sorry in advance. I am building 2 cherry tables, One sofa/hall table and the other is a coffee table. I inlayed a curly maple border into the table top of the hall table and while trying to do the same to the coffee table I wasn’t being as careful as I should have been and...
|674 days ago||
Hardwood Suppliers in Pittsburgh PA - 1 reply
I live in Pittsburgh and I am having a hard time finding lumber yards that carry rough cut cherry. If your from the Pittsburgh area, let me know what suppliers you use please.
|759 days ago||
finishing my second project - 1 reply
So, I am finished building a sofa table for my living room. I have read a bunch of forum posts and decided my best chance of fighting the blotchiness from poplar is to use dye. On a test piece of wood I used minwax pre conditioner (it is all that I had on hand) and General Finishes water based dye. I am pretty sure you can’t use the 2 toge...
|761 days ago||
Buying a new jointer - 14 replies
To make a long story short, I currently have the 8 inch Jet jointer/ planer combo. As a planer I think it gets the job done. But as a jointer, well I am having problems getting wood straight. There is a chance I am doing something wrong, being this is only my second project building a set of end tables and a coffee table. But my problem with it ...
|782 days ago||
Porter Cable pcb270ts vs ridgid r4512 - 19 replies
I am brand new to this site so bare with me. I JUST bought a craftsman 21833, and after building it I tried aligning the miter slot to the blade. It is 3/32 out of parallel, and there isnt enough adjustment in the trunions. I am actually pretty disgusted with craftsman at this point. Although I am very new to woodworking, I have found craftsman...