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09-03-2012 02:11 AM

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.

08-07-2011 10:21 PM

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...

03-20-2011 08:42 PM

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, 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 I just got an email from fine ww offering a new book on bl...

10-30-2010 09:35 PM


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

07-04-2010 06:00 PM

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...

02-28-2010 08:35 PM

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. ...

02-22-2009 02:19 PM

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.

02-18-2009 05:12 AM

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.

01-24-2009 04:37 AM

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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