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725 days ago

Finishing outdoor furniture - 9 replies

I like to build rockers and swings out of oak. I used spar urethane on a swing about a yr ago. Now the finish is peeling off and parts of it is mildewing. What would be a good finished in this situation? Is there a sealer I should have used? Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

1117 days ago

Can polyurethane be applied over laquer - 5 replies

I must admit that even though I have many years experience in furniture and cabinet making that finishing is a weak point for me. I have been known to hire a professional to finish some of my projects. I want to refinish some cabinets. I would like to lightly sand and apply a couple coats of poly with a brush. The current finish is laquer tha...

1258 days ago

Discounts on Books - 1 reply

I just thought I would pass on some information you may not know. Many of you probably already know about half.com, but I just found out about it a couple of days ago. So, I’m thinking a lot of you didn’t know either. Before you buy another book check out www.half.com. I just got an email from fine ww offering a new book on bl...

1398 days ago

WTB DEWALT SCROLL SAW - 2 replies

Does anyone in the metro Atlanta, GA area have a dewalt scroll saw they would like to sell?

1517 days ago

cutting boards/I don't get it - 21 replies

Maybe those of you who make cutting boards can fill me in. I’ve seen very beautiful boards on this site posted almost everyday. To me they are too pretty to use. So, are they meant to be a decorative item only or a utilatarian and decorative. My wife and I don’t use wood, we use the plastic ones that go in the dishwasher. I would...

1643 days ago

What HVLP sprayer to buy? - 5 replies

I need a new spray gun real bad. I was looking at some in the McFeely’s catalog. They have the Earlex and Applo.I will be primarily spraying laquer and polyurethane, but I my want to spray paint as well. I want something that is easy to clean. I also want something that is going to last a long time and that you can easily get parts for. ...

2014 days ago

Jet/Performax Drum Sander - 1 reply

On jet/performax drum sanders, I have noticed that some use the term plus as in (16/32plus).I wonder what this is and does it make it better. Can anyone help me on this? Thanks in advance.

2018 days ago

WTB Drum Sander - 2 replies

I am looking for a 16/32 or 22/44 drum sander. I prefer performax or Jet. Preferably within a couple hundred miles of Atlanta, Ga.

2043 days ago

Used Equipment - 4 replies

Buying used is a good way to get a commercial quality tool for a lot less money. Today I bought a Sawtrax vertical panel saw for $500. I found it on Craigslist. I check Craigslist and Ebay everyday and lately I’ve noticed more going out of business cabinet shops. This person had a sign shop that went under. I’ve been wanting a ...


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