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|5 days ago||
Fair price for rough sawn lumber - 4 replies
I was lucky enough to get into a few logs over the summer. I would love to hold on to it all for future projects but I don’t have the space to store it out of the weather and away from the bugs. Recently I had to scrap a handful of logs that I had been planning to saw every next weekend since I salvaged them last summer. I don’t w...
|142 days ago||
Danish oil wont dry? - 16 replies
Update from last time I posted about the same project. After waiting a long time it finally dried enough to coat with poly but I and more importantly my wife didn’t like the look so … many hours of sanding later I went back and re-coated with danish oil according to the directions on the can, only difference was using the method of...
|147 days ago||
Router for leveling slabs - 14 replies
New to woodworking and have very little experience with routers to know what size I would need. I plan to use it mostly for leveling rough material I have milled for use in projects. The one I am looking at is a 2.3HP bosch available at HD for $240. Will this be sufficient for running 1” leveling bit? I have been checking craig’...
|171 days ago||
Finish for log bench - 6 replies
I made this bench for a neighbour over the weekend. The log was from a Norfolk Island Pine cut down only 5 weeks earlier so the wood is still VERY wet. My question is should a finish be put on it right away or wait some time for it to dry some more. What finish should I recommend to him to use if any?
|213 days ago||
Perfecting poly finish?? - 18 replies
I am working on a coffee table made with a cross cut slab so the top is all end grain. I am trying to finish with wipe on poly and I am having trouble getting it to the point I think it needs to be at to sell. Looking at it from above in normal light it is good but when I get down and look across it with sunlight or a flash light I can see ble...
|248 days ago||
uneven legs - 11 replies
I glued up the legs for this table using dowels. I applied glue and snugged the legs to the slab and then set it on the a flat level surface and applied pressure to make sure the legs were all solid on the ground. I then flipped it back upside down to let the glue dry without the squeeze out running down and ruining my finish. I guess one...
|266 days ago||
Finish ideas for soft wood cross cut slab - 9 replies
I am at the home stretch on this coffee table the legs are Ohia and the slab is Albizia which is a very soft wood. I would like to know if there are any finishing techniques to help protect softer woods against damage of general wear and tear. Any ideas are appreciated.
|322 days ago||
Jointing legs to slab - 11 replies
I am in the process of making a coffee table with a cross cut slab of Albizia about 3” thick similar to this table. the table in the pic I used 4 biscuits to join each leg to the slab but I made it for my self so if the joint fails it just part of the learning curve the table I am making is to sell so I want to make sure I do it right. IS...