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04-07-2018 01:10 PM

Wondering about AquaCoat grain filler - 3 replies

Morning All. I have just completed a desk for a customer that wanted stained Red Oak. The top has yet to be stained but will be stained with a darker stain close to an A&C color. I will need to fill the grain on the top but am unsure weather Aqua Coat will work over an oil stain since it is water based. Also can I use a thinned down poly as ...

07-04-2017 05:46 PM

Posting pictures - 11 replies

Admin, I have been trying to post pictures of my finished projects but due to you size requirement I can not post them. I use a Nikon DSL camera to take my pictures, I have used my phone in the past and have been disappointed in the results. Specifically this site turns the photos sideways. Please either increase the size of the photos that you ...

04-28-2017 05:00 PM

Can't upload photos - 3 replies

When I try to upload photos to this site I get told that the file is to big. I’ve tried to post my last 3 project without success. I’ve posted in the past without trouble. I use a Nikon D5200 camera. What Gives?

04-08-2017 06:41 PM

Mid Century Modern Desk Legs - 13 replies

I’m building a Mid Century Modern desk and using Waddell Round tapered legs. the desk is 60” long x 28” deep. I have the legs set in 5” from the corners and they are at the 10 degree set. After installing the legs and standing it on the floor I noticed an extreme wobble to the desk. Any ideas on how to stablize these leg...

03-26-2017 01:24 PM

Poplar drawer sides - 6 replies

I use poplar for 90% of my secondary wood in my projects but having a bunch of small pieces laying around I got to wondering if they could be used for drawer sides. I’m talking about desk drawers that would be 1/2” thick. Any thoughts on wood movement. I do not use mechanical drawer slides. Any thoughts on this?

03-19-2017 06:56 PM

Mid Century Modern Desk Legs - 5 replies

I’m currently building a mid century modern reception desk for a salon. My question is about the legs. I need legs that are about 25” and not quite as thick as typical table legs. All I can find is tappered legs that start at 2 1/4. I want something in the neighborhood of 1 3/4” tapered and 25” tall. Any ideas where I can...

02-17-2017 01:17 PM

Reclaimed barnwood table top - 4 replies

I am building a 3’ x 8’ farm house table for a customer who wants the rough look of reclaimed barn wood. The wood has come from a 150 yr old barn. This is a first for me and am not quite sure how to finish the top. There is some slight cupping and uneven surfaces on the boards. Do you sand lightly or is it common practice to smooth t...

02-05-2017 12:48 PM

Teak Plywood - 12 replies

I have a customer that wants a mid century reception desk made to match the rest of her salon furniture. The furniture is teak. I am wondering if they make a teak veneer plywood as I’m sure that she does not want to pay what solid teak would cost her. Any ideas?

01-31-2017 11:57 PM

JessEm Mast-R-Lift Excel II - 11 replies

Does anybody have any feedback on this router lift?

01-03-2017 02:12 PM

Wax on stationary machines - 18 replies

Hi Guys, I’m tired of spending money on Glide Coat to treat my machines. I know that you can use paste wax on them but I have a concern that the wax will transfer to the wood and affect finishing. My question is will this happen and how long do I have to wait after waxing to use the machine? Also any recomendations on what wax to use. I...

12-24-2016 10:31 PM

Rikon Mortiser - 4 replies

Woodcraft has the model #34-260 on sale for a decent price. Does anybody out there know of or had any experience with this tool. I was going to buy the Powermatic but then this showed up.

11-26-2016 05:46 PM

Loose Chair Legs - 3 replies

I have a problem with a dining room chair that I am regluing. The problem is that I can’t get the legs to stiffen up. I have used Chair Briwax in the past with good results and I was able to stiffen up the others in this set but I have one that won’t cooperate. This is the problem with mass produced furniture. The tolerances are to s...

11-05-2016 03:44 PM

I should have known - 2 replies

I needed some hinges to complete a project that has to go out this weekend. I had thought I had some but it turns out I had already used them. I ran into town to the nearest Woodcraft but they were not open yet so I brilliantly thought I’d hit a big box store. I found some similar to what I normally use at half the price and thought “...

10-09-2016 07:50 PM

Solvent for Gorilla Glue - 10 replies

I have been asked by a customer if I could repair some dining room chairs. They were previously reglued by her now deceased husband. He used Gorilla Glue on them. My question is do any of you out there have any experience with removing this glue and if so what solvent did you use to remove it. I don’t want to start carving on the stuff if ...

01-23-2016 04:22 PM

Wisconsin Screen Door - 9 replies

Guys, I am wondering what your thoughts are on the best wood to use on a screen door in Wisconsin. I am aware of the problems with using woods outside and am leaning towards a vertical grain fir. But I am wondering what your opinions are. The door will be clear coated with a marine spar varnish and hung on an east facing opening getting full sun...

12-28-2015 09:55 PM

Friends burial urn - 7 replies

A friend of mine’s son was killed in a car accident a week before Christmas and he was cremated at that time. Now my friend has come to me and asked that I make a burial box for his ashes. My question is what should the dimensions of such a box be and does it need to be locking. Any help is appreciated. Time is not critical so I have time ...

11-09-2015 11:15 PM

Baby Crib Hardware - 1 reply

Hi Guys & Gals. I’m looking for a source for baby crib hardware. Any thoughts or ideas?

09-28-2015 02:51 PM

How much can I thin a water based poly? - 21 replies

Can anybody tell me how much to thin a water based poly to make it a wiping poly?

06-30-2015 10:38 PM

Has anybody used Park's Super Glaze - 1 reply

I want to use this to fill voids in a piece of walnut and am wondering if I can use it to fill the voids, sand to raw wood and the put an oil on the wood followed with a wipe-on poly.

06-18-2015 11:38 AM

Ant colony in walnut slab - 7 replies

Hi guys, looking for an opinion. I have a customer that fell in love with a slab of walnut that at one time held a colony of ants. She wants to retain the look and has asked me to make a bench out of it. Not a problem as there is plenty of wood to support weight. The question I have is should I fill the tunnels with epoxy or not. I’m afrai...

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