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|17 days ago||
12"+ jointer suggestions - 24 replies
I am interested in upgrading my 6” Jet jointer to something 12”+ wide. I was looking at the Oliver 4255 but my local machine shop doesn’t sell it anymore so I thought I might as well look at other models. I need it to be single phase and I would prefer not to break the bank. I already have a helical head in my 18” plan...
|17 days ago||
12" Oliver jointer - 2 replies
I am really interested in buying a 12” Oliver jointer (4255). Does anyone know the start up amps for the jointer? I emailed the company and they told me it runs on 15 amps but they didn’t tell me how many amps it takes to start.
|25 days ago||
CNC router - 9 replies
I need some advice on a CNC router. I am thinking about getting a CNC router to carve my chair seats. The bed needs to be roughly 24” x 24” and be able to carve 8/4 hardwoods.
|28 days ago||
Banquet tables wood recommendations - 7 replies
I got a request from a potential client to build several banquet tables with casters. Their previous set of table got real beat up for this time they would like something tougher. What would you suggest for a very durable but stainable wood? I was thinking hard maple but I know it is difficult to stain.
|39 days ago||
What to do with 16/4 black walnut slab? - 24 replies
I have had a piece of live edge 16/4 black walnut air drying for 2 years. I know that it will take quite a bit more time to complete drying but I need suggestions/ideas on what to do with it after it is dried. Dimensions are 8’ x 20” x 4” thick Pennsylvania black walnut
|82 days ago||
Skip planing large slab to help air dry - 15 replies
I have roughly 150 – 200 board feet of black walnut that I have been air drying for 18 months. The slabs still have the bark on and are 8/4. Would it help the drying process if I skip planned them before I restacked them? Last I check the moisture several months ago they were between 8% – 10%
|82 days ago||
Extension cord reel suggestions? - 3 replies
I am starting to buy materials to finish my new shop. My new shop will be 24’ x 36’ and I need suggestions for a good quality hanging extension cord reel. I would like 3 – 4 plugs on the cord and will be mousted from the ceiling. My last one was yellow and I bought it from Lowes (dont know brand), it maybe lasted 6 months be...
|92 days ago||
Recently I had an art show and displayed my sinker mahognay Maloof rocker, after the show I had a client email me asking about a cheaper alternative to the genuine mahogany. Will african mahogany darken with age and be similiar to the genuine mahogany? I built a Maloof rocker in the past from african mahogany so I am familiar with how it mil...
|111 days ago||
8/4 mesquite lumber source - 6 replies
I am looking for roughly 50 bf of 8/4 mesquite. The problem is I am located in Pennsylvania so I can’t source it locally. I need suggestions for a mill that will ship lumber to Pennsylvania.
|111 days ago||
8/4 mesquite in Pennsylvania - 3 replies
I got a request from a potential client for a rocking chair made from Mesquite. The problem is that I live in central Pennsylvania and it is not very common. Does anyone know of a place where I can source 8/4 mesquite in Pennsylvania or surrounding states?
|114 days ago||
Wood shop floor ideas - 16 replies
I need some suggestions for a wood floor in my new shop. My new shop will be a modular structure that has a 3/4” PT floor, structure is 24’W x 36’L. I would like to put a nice wood floor over the plywood. I have a WoodMaster 718 with the 3 sided molding attachment so I plan on using it to make the tongue and groove flooring....
|119 days ago||
Advice for building a solid wood entry door - 8 replies
I would like to build a mahogany or walnut entry door for my house. I will be using my Domino for the joints and more than likely will use 8/4 stock milled down. What type of durable finish should I use? I would like to put a few small windows in it but where do I get small insulated glass windows to put in it? Thanks
|155 days ago||
Preblight Pennsylvania chestnut - 5 replies
Does anyone know where I could find preblight Pennsylvania chestnut?
|162 days ago||
Will a segmented planer head prevent snipe? - 5 replies
I have a Woodmaster 718 and was wondering if a segmented planer head would prevent snipe. How much smoother of a finish will a segmented head create opposed to a straight knife head?
|181 days ago||
Best finish for solid black walnut floors? - 6 replies
What is the best durable finish that I can use for my new solid black walnut floors? What is the best way to apply the finish? I would like to avoid sanding between coats and hopefully have to do less than 3 coats.
|189 days ago||
8/4 walnut and cherry between 7 - 9% moisture - 5 replies
I have a bunch of 8/4 walnut and cherry live edge slabs air drying with 7 – 9% moisture. The walnut has been stickered for ~18 months and the cherry has been stickered ~12 months. What moisture level would be desirable for 8/4 walnut and cherry?
|192 days ago||
I got a request from a potential client for a pair if walnut Maloof rockers to be used on a covered porch outside. I need help with a durable finish that will withstand the elements. I use a traditional Maloof finish of poly, tung oil, & BLO, will this work or should I use more of a varnish?
|212 days ago||
Sharpening 18" planer blades? - 6 replies
What is the best way for me to sharpen my 18” planer blades? I don’t have a power sharpener like a Tormek sharpener.
|216 days ago||
Cleaning orange oil off hardwood floors - 1 reply
I apologize because this isn’t woodworking but it does have to do with ahrdwood floor :) I just got a test message from my brother telling me that his boss cleaned her floors last night (whole house)with orange oil and now it is so slippery that she can’t even walk on it. Tomorrow she is having a party and would like to be able t...
|284 days ago||
Custom Made question - 6 replies
This is a question for anyone that is currently or in the past used Customade.com. I was checking the Job Board this morning and there was a post that read “I’m interested in your Cherry Rocker -is it available?”. This seems a bit odd because its like this person is sending a note to someone in particular but there is no name...