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|05-26-2016 01:13 AM||
differences between Denatured Alcohol brands - 7 replies
This should probably be an FAQ. Is there any real difference between using a DA from a big box store that has 40-60% Ethanol vs one that has ~90%? I’ve decided to branch out from the “big Z” and mix my own. I’ll only mix enough to use so I won’t be storing it for a long period.
|05-14-2016 09:37 PM||
staining red oak with lots of sapwood - 4 replies
The oak I’m using to build a bed has large portions of sapwood along with the heartwood. In order to even out the stain between both should I use a sealer (.5 to 1 shellac) prior to staining or grain filler? Having an even stain coat is more important than a glossy smooth suface. If grain filler is the answer I probably have to add the sta...
|05-10-2016 02:40 AM||
shellac seal coat screw up? - 1 reply
I tell y’all what—ya jest gotta be thinkin all the time—no matter how simple/trivial ya think tonights task is. :) I was putting a seal coat on oak panels before staining and grabbed the wrong can of shellac. I used a 3lb cut instead of diluting it. I’ve scraped & sanded most of it off. Should I: 1. try to get (...
|05-07-2016 06:03 PM||
attaching top cap to head/foot board - 5 replies
really dumb question. I’m building a simple bed that has a board as the cap on the head and foot board. Is gluing it enough to attach it to the legs and top rail or is something more needed? I suppose biscuits could be used but that seems iffy for alignment. I should know this.
|04-23-2016 03:37 AM||
handmade panels to replace plywood - 11 replies
May be the wrong forum—point me in the right direction if so.I have the wood, I have the tool ( a Laguna 1212 bandsaw), and might have the skill.I’m making a bed and thought I’d use handmade panels instead of the normal crappy plywood. I thought about veneering but decided against that. The panels are fairly small ~ 15×24 ...
|11-10-2015 05:38 PM||
Buying wood by the pound? - 4 replies
I found this auction on Craigs list. http://wichita.craigslist.org/bfd/5304756650.htmlDon’t quite know what to make of it or how much to offer. I suppose the wood is dry assuming they haven’t puffed up the ad. Googling suggests ~3.3lbs/bd.ft so maybe I’ll go up to 1.25 lb = $4 bd.ft. Thoughts? WALNUT LUMBER(Approx. 35,000...
|04-03-2015 04:40 PM||
tilting desktop hardware - 1 reply
Anyone have good ideas/source for a tilting desktop (drafting/architects) hardware? Web search didn’t yield much. I could do a home brew setup with sawtooth support but would consider buying hardware if it’s available. He also wants storage along with it. Plans would be a bonus but I can draw those up myself. I;m more interested in ...