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543 days ago

old stain - 3 replies

I have some old stain I am trying to match. i opened the container(not a traditional brand with lables) up and all that was left was some chunks of solid stain. I think it is oil based. Can I put a chunk of it in something to make it usable so I can get a better match? Thanks For any ideas.

557 days ago

Edge banding a convex curve - 5 replies

Hi all I am looking to apply some edge banding to a convex curve. It is a wide curve so i don’t think it should give me trouble. Is there anything special to do to prevent rippling? I am using the pre glued banding that you apply with an iron. Thanks for any advice.

605 days ago

The right sander for the job - 9 replies

I am making a coffee with an odd shape. No straight lines in the top. I rough cut the top with a jigsaw and now I need to take off the last quarter inch to bring it down to final size and shape. All the curves are outside curves. I would use a router but I can’t set up any straight edges as guides and I don’t trust my jittery han...

752 days ago

determining the use pattern of a future tool - 5 replies

I am ready to buy a thickness planer for my shop. I know i need a portable/bench top model. Opinions and reviews are all over the place. Most people say it depends on how you will use the tool. So having never used a planer before how should I back into this so to speak and determine how I will most likely use it? I want to plane wood that ...

823 days ago

sanding slurry large pieces - 0 replies

Hi all i am almost to the finishing stage of a large credenza I am building. The piece is primarily black walnut. I was going use the sanding slurry method to finish it off to seal the pores. I have had some success with this method in the past but on small projects. Could anyone offer any tips on applying this to a large piece. my concern ...

1358 days ago

IWF 2010 Atlanta - 10 replies

Well I got my pass to the 2010 International Woodworking Fair in the mail the other day. Anybody else attending? I am going on Saturday. I would love to meet any fellow Lumberjocks while there.

1558 days ago

Bed rail repair - 2 replies

I am trying to replace a bed rail for a friend. Upon looking at the damage I see they just used plywood. The layers of plywood just ripped apart. Rather that just gluing and screwing it back together I decided I should just make a new piece out of solid wood. My problem is with the existing hardware. The exsisting hardware is bed rail...

1562 days ago

cutting tappers - 6 replies

I want to take a piece of 8/4 wood and cut it so that the bottom is wider than the top. I have done this to small boxes on my table saw. The problem is that I can only go about three inches on my table saw. I want to move up to wider boards. The best tool would be a band saw. I do not have a band saw however. Is there a way around this. ...

1585 days ago

box top foul up - 25 replies

I am making a humidor for a Christmas gift. Yesterday I went to cut the top off using my tablesaw and fowled up. I tried to fix it by shaving a little bit off all sides and still have a ugly box as you can see. And here I was so mad I just had to walk away. With christmas around the corner I am feeling a bit pressed. I though a...

1593 days ago

bookmatch help - 5 replies

Yesterday I tried to glue a bookmatch set of figured walnut. After the tape came off and glue dried i can see an ugly line down the middle. Is there a way to fix this or do I need to start over? The wood is 5/8ths thick. I used painters tape to prevent glue squeeze out from making a mess but I think it is a glue line that is showing. Any ad...

1635 days ago

Jet jointer/planer combo - 3 replies

I am looking at the Jet 10 inch jointer/planer combo (JJP-10btos). Anyone have one of these or used one? I have found reviews of the 8 inch model but can’t seem to find any feed back on the 10 inch model. While on the subject I am also looking at band saws too. In what order would y’all (yes I’m a southerner) recommend buyin...


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