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08-19-2013 11:40 PM

I would appreciate some pros and cons to RTA kitchen cabinets. - 6 replies

I am about to embark on redoing my kitchen cabinets. They are going to be painted some shade of white. I have all the basics of joinery down and hairline joints are the rule and not the exception. The scope of the project is a lot for one person to consider so, here goes the questions. I am looking at Ready To Assemble (RTA) kitchen cabinets ...

07-31-2012 03:25 PM

Help with lightening up figured walnut. - 5 replies

I have some highly figured and burled walnut that I have sliced and am using as veneer. I have been using General Finishes Arm-R-Seal which a Tung oil and urethane resin. I don’t use any stain in the process. The walnut comes out very dark and I would appreciated some help figuring out a way to end up with more of the walnut grain showi...

06-15-2012 06:17 PM

Could someone help me with a decision of a carbide bandsaw blade? - 22 replies

I have been using Wood Slicer 3/4” variable pitch blade. Been cutting burled or heavily figured black walnut. I have not really cut that many linear feet but already I am getting bad drift with the blade. I do believe that I need to go to a carbide tipped blade and would like some input on a couple of brands. I am thinking with sticking wi...

05-07-2012 03:33 PM

Help needed deciding on screws to use. - 4 replies

I have been in woodworking for some time now and have just recently bought a Kreg pocket system. I have been using the Kreg screws and found them to be an eyeopener. I like that fact that they are a flat screw with a shank that makes it through the first piece of wood, the extra depth threads, and the self tapping feature. I have a couple of ...

02-28-2011 06:15 AM

Noobie needs some insight about hand planes. - 12 replies

A little history. I took wood shop in high school some….uhm! years ago!..... but it is amazing what I remember.I, finally, have come to a place in my life where I have the time and the resources to get a modest shop going. I have been working with my hands most of my adult life and woodworking is just an extension of what I do for a living...

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