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1366 days ago

marine varnish over varathane? - 3 replies

A friend of mine made a beautiful cedar bench and applied a first coat of outdoor varathane. I told him that outdoor varathane was probably not a durable enough finish for a bench in the direct sun and the oregon rain. does anyone know if it is advisable to put marine varnish over a first coat of varathane? has anyone ever tried it? If i h...

1473 days ago

Where to get interesting wood near Eugene, OR??? - 5 replies

So I have recently moved to Eugene to start grad school and would like to start doing some woodworking here, but as a starving student I’ve been scratching my head about where to find some interesting furniture wood for not a lot of money. Anybody have any useful tips?

1520 days ago

Need some advice on wood filler....don't cringe! - 15 replies

So I am in a real jamb. I have been working on a table for a client with a veneered maple top. The top has fold out leaves and these leaves have a solid wood border I trimmed the veneered panels for the leaves on my table saw and to my dismay the bottom of the cut had some cross grain tear out. As I am in a huge hurry I glued on the borde...

1618 days ago

ANGLED Sliding Dovetails. - 14 replies

OK. So I am a professional woodworker and this is really the first time in several years I’ve had to ask for technical advice, but I really am stumped on this one. Here’s the situation: I want to build a show piece for some craft fairs this summer, its a bookshelf with shelves meeting the sides of the carcass at various angles. ...

2108 days ago

I am desperate for commissions. Ideas? - 17 replies

I started woodworking professionally while in college. the last few summers i have come home from school and done fairly well for myself doing furniture commissions for people around Orange County, CA. The business was run mostly off of word of mouth and craigslist adds. This summer I graduated from school and decided to spend some time workin...

2615 days ago

Where to get interesting wood in California - 46 replies

I am tired of paying tons of money for hardwoods shipped in from the east coast. I prefer using wood from the same species that I find around me. I have dabbled in cutting my own lumber but find it time consuming and innefficient. Does anyone know some good local wood dealers in California?


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