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04-19-2011 10:42 PM

malachite inlay swap for chrysocolla - 1 reply

Hello all, I have crushed malachite and crushed jadeite (soft stuff) that I would swap for chrysocolla crushed or not. Alternately, I have a power crusher and a shifter, and may be able to crush material for you in exchange for Chrysocolla or other blue material. Here are links to the color of the Jadeite and malachite in my inlays. ...

03-27-2011 09:30 PM

One of the best free-form woodworkers that I have come across - 5 replies

Hello all, I’ve been following this guy for awhile. Here is a u-tube of some of his best work- enjoy!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAiMLiay_bY

12-18-2010 07:16 PM

buffing/rubbing out a finish to an even sheen - 7 replies

Hello all, I’m having a hard time with a final finish (happens to be water based poly), and getting the finish lookiing even/not mottled. To be more specific- I’m talking about the top layer (not in the wood or the finish). I tried lightly rubbing it, but went too far, and spraying another coat have left an uneven sheen. I...

10-24-2010 09:23 PM

using smaller panel routers for templates/inlays - 2 replies

Does anyone use smaller panel routers, such as the bosch colt, for removing material for inalys? If so, what makes/models do you prefer, and were did you get your inlay bits and busihings??? Thanks everyone for thier thoughts on this one! its much appreciated!!! Andy

06-29-2010 04:59 AM

finishing question - 4 replies

Hello all, I have a finisihng question. To what extent does shellac make figured wood pop?? Does it accentuate the grain before spraying with water based???? Thanks in advance for your experience and thoughtful answers!!!!

06-11-2010 07:31 AM

Table base design - 2 replies

I’m designing a very basic table base in sketch-up, with a key in the legs/stretcher to keep it from racking- any improvements or suggestions would be welcome! I hope the links work! Thank you for your thoughts http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac339/rusticandy/tablebase.jpg

05-01-2010 06:46 PM

belt sander- frame or shoe- has anyone used one on larger surfaces with success?? - 0 replies

I was looking into building a drum sander- but was concerned about the space it would take. Has anyone used one of these http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/use-a-belt-sander-frame.aspx how well did it work in flattening a large surface after planing, but before the RO sander final sanding could you make a larger shoe for it???? ...

02-14-2010 06:17 AM

question about router templates - 2 replies

Hello all, Thanks for taking the time to review this post! Background to my question- I have been making and selling platters with epoxy/stone inlays in them. The platters have a slight concave cup in them and they are 12”-20” in any direction/dimension. I have been free-handing the inlay grooves with a panel router, and I...


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