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|369 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?
|371 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....
|376 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
|412 days ago||
Preblight Pennsylvania chestnut - 5 replies
Does anyone know where I could find preblight Pennsylvania chestnut?
|419 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?
|439 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.
|446 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?
|450 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?
|469 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.
|474 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...
|541 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...
|542 days ago||
Hardwood flooring lengths? - 4 replies
I am in the planning stages of making my 3” wide tongue and groove hardwood flooring (thinking about walnut). I will be using my Woodmaster 718 with the 3 sided molding attachment to cut the flooring. My question is what lengths do I cut? What you buy flooring it comes in “random” lengths but is there really a method to it f...
|548 days ago||
Help identifing wood species - 5 replies
I have an order for a barn door style interior door but I can’t figure out what the wood species is. http://www.houzz.com/photos/550437/Kitchen-9072-eclectic-kitchen-columbus
|554 days ago||
Custom designed branding iron - 5 replies
Is there any place online where I can order a custom branding iron with a custom design that I submit? I would like to have the attached picture as a brand if possible.
|558 days ago||
Craft in America Sam Maloof - 4 replies
I have been watching a few short videos on Youtube from Craft in America featuring Sam Maloof. Any idea where I can find the entire episode that these small clips are taken from? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS-KK4WLrXs
|589 days ago||
I have a customer that told me he is getting a new Bayou Cypress Ceramic Grill and he is looking to have an islnd built for it. What would everyone suggest for a good outdoor wood to use. I told him that I could go with cedar, mahogany, or IPE. Need something that is rot resistant and will look nice. Thoughts?
|589 days ago||
Help with shipping quote - 17 replies
I am currently bidding on a job for a beautiful walnut buffet but I don’t know how to quote shipping. My shop is located in central Pennsylvania (17777) and the piece will be going to Nashville TN. The dimensions are 78” long x 36” high x 18” deep. I was thinking of driving it but that would be ~12 hours and gas would probably be higher...
|602 days ago||
Need lathe tool set suggestions - 10 replies
I have had my lathe for a few years now and have mostly turned small items like pens and bottle stops. Recently I started turning larger bowls (>11”) but my lathe tools are not the best. I need suggests for a nice set of tools to use while turning bowls. I am teaching myself how to turn bowls so i apologize for my ignorance on the subje...
|633 days ago||
Close call today with lathe - 10 replies
Today I was turning a 12” walnut burl bowl on my lathe and while I was working to hollow out the center it exploded. A large chunk got me on the arm and I thought it was broke for a few seconds. I still have only found 1/4 of the bowl and it had paint on it from the ceiling. I was using my 12-20 Jet lathe and I don’t know what t...
|638 days ago||
Website feedback - 13 replies
I revamped my website and havn’t posted it on here for awhile to ask for feedback. I am looking for feedback on improvements that can hopefully help buold my business. I built the site using iweb on my MacBook. www.lostcreekwoodworking.com