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290 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?

309 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.

317 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?

320 days ago

Finish for outdoor walnut furniture (covered porch) - 2 replies

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?

340 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.

344 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...

411 days ago

Custom Made question - 6 replies

This is a question for anyone that is currently or in the past used 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...

413 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...

418 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.

425 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.

429 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?

459 days ago

Bayou Classic Cypress Ceramic Grill stand - 1 reply

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?

459 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...

472 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...

503 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...

508 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.

512 days ago

Help building a wooden 10 22 Ruger stock - 5 replies

I got a request from a customer asking for a walnut Ruger 10 22 stock. Most of the sites that I found us CNC routers to build stocks. Unfortunately I don’t have access to a CNC so what are my options?

521 days ago

Brush stain over gel stain - 4 replies

I am trying to darken up the stain on a cherry wine rack that I am working on right now. The first two coats are a gel stain, the first coat was blotchy so I lightly sanded it off and added a second gel stain coat. I would like to put a final coat on but avoid the gel stain if possible. If the stain is darker than the previous coats will the ...

523 days ago

What happens to Bubinga as it ages - 2 replies

What happens to Bubinga as it ages? Does it darken like Padauk or will it keep its redish color?

542 days ago

Is it possible to adequately air dry 8/4 lumber? - 13 replies

I have quite a bit of 8/4 walnut and cherry, these are slabs that still have the bark on them. I have the wood stacked and stickered in my basement. The walnut has been stacked since March and the cherry has been there since Sept. I checked with my local mill and they are willing to kiln dry it for $700 which isn’t alot when I break it ...

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