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09-12-2012 07:24 PM

Live Edge Top from Burr Oak - 9 replies

Not sure if I like the live edge for a top. This is two boards around 15” wide each, jointed and glued together. Overall size: 8’ length x 25” +/- deep x 3/4” thick. Cut from a yard tree. Going to sit on this knotty pine base: Visable edge will be end grain, no good way to cover end grain that I know of....

02-06-2012 10:57 PM

Soak Waterstones? - 11 replies

I have water stones that are 800, 3000 and 6000 grit. Lately I have been keeping them dry and just runnning water over them right before use. This seems to work great, but I’ve always heard that they need to be soaked, but does any one know why? Thanks

02-04-2012 07:09 PM

Table saw sled - replaceable inserts - 13 replies

I replaced the insert for this sled, but the inserts are not perfectly flush with the top, and because they are long and narrow, they bow. This sled is 10 years old. It was chewed up from repeated cuts. This is my biggest sled and crosscuts 27”. I use it for crosscutting larger panels and larger dados. I cut out the old area and ...

02-09-2010 03:51 AM

Willow tree for milling? - 12 replies

I have access to a large willow tree that fell this summer. Main trunk is at least 30” diameter by about 20’ long. Is willow worth milling?

02-07-2010 02:10 AM

Veneer Supplier - 9 replies

Fairly new to Lumberjocks, but what an awesome website. I’m looking for a good veneer supplier, either online or in the Chicago area. I want to make flat veneer quarter sawn white oak panels for cabinet doors. I have plenty of white oak stock, but don’t want to use it for the door panels. Thinking of using veneer over MDF. A...


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