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|549 days ago||
Building 3 solid walnut interior doors - 2 replies
I got an order for 3 walnut interior doors. All three doors are barn style doors that will be suspended from a raila nd slid side to side. I need some feedback on my construction methods. The first two doors are a matching set (7’ x 4’) and they will be 6 rails with 2 floating panels and 2 glass windows on top. I will be using ...
|552 days ago||
Keeping an interior barn door from twisting (walnut) - 13 replies
I have an order for an internal barn door that will be a pantry door. The door will be three separate panels with the outside being 1.5” thick and the inside panel being 1” thick. I am building the door out of solid walnut and I will be utilizing my Festool Domino for strength. How do I make sure that this won’t twist in a f...
|565 days ago||
Square foot compared to board foot - 8 replies
I potentially have a job coming up for 2200sq foot of tongue and grove hardwood flooring. I need help converting bf to sq foot. The flooring would be 5” wide and 3/4” thick so I would get 4/4 lumber. How do I figure out how many bf I need for 2200 linear feet?
|571 days ago||
Woodworking documentaries? - 4 replies
I am looking for a good wood working documentary to watch, any suggestions? I have watched the Steinway Piano doc on Netflix and the ship building doc Charlotte on Hulu. Any others out there?
|578 days ago||
Lazy Susan hardware - 7 replies
Could someone direct me towards a good place to get lazy Susan hardware. I am looking to build a few to sell with cutting boards at my next show.
|582 days ago||
I like hopefully alot of you would like to someday make a living off my woodworking. Which makes me fantasize about having someone order a large quantity of something at one of my shows. I always day dream before a show that someone would come up and order say 10 chairs and I wouldn’t know what to do. It might sound silly but I am sure ...
|595 days ago||
Maloof rocker with a stripped screw - 8 replies
So today I was working on my newest Maloof rocker, this one built from 8/4 tiger maple. I was done for the morning grinding and sanding and decided to put the screws in the legs. I was using 3” stainless steel square head screws and half way through the 10 screws I stripped one out with the head just barely sticking out. Initially I fre...
|596 days ago||
Basket weave cutting board tutorials? - 6 replies
Could someone direct me towards a tutorial for building a basket weave cutting board? I know there are some out there but I can’t seem to find them.
|599 days ago||
Show display racks/shelves - 5 replies
My wife and I are looking to eliminate the table in our upcoming show and were thinking about different displays/racks that we could use for our cutting boards. We sell cutting boards and Maloor furniture so we want to keep as much space available for the furniture and still have lots of shelf space. We were thinking vertical storage space sim...
|601 days ago||
I can’t find any videos or instructions regarding the replacement of the conveyor belt on my Jet 16-32. I have gone through the manual and searched Youtube but can’t find anything. Anyone out there replace this belt in the past?
|629 days ago||
Turkish walnut - 2 replies
I have a request for a rocking chosen built out of Turkish Walnut. My customer is big into trap shooting and he loves the Turkish walnut gun stocks. Anyone know if Turkish walnut is available in the United States and does it come in 8/4 and in widths bigger than 6”?
|638 days ago||
Best online site for promoting & selling items - 13 replies
What places do you use online to promote and sell some of your work? I have recently started using Etsy and won’t really have faith in it until I sell something. What other sites do people use? Does anyone have success with CustomMade.com
|660 days ago||
Kiln services in central Pennsylvania - 5 replies
Does anyone know of any companies that offer kiln services in central Pennsylvania? I have ~ 150bf of 8/4 black walnut that I need to get kiln dried. Thanks
|670 days ago||
Help redesigning art show booth - 16 replies
I need some help redesigning the layout of my art/craft show booth. I sell Maloof rocking chairs and hardwood cutting boards. I am thinking about adding some cherry flooring (built in segments for transportation), shelving for cutting boards, possible lighting, etc. I am in the market for a new canopy also. I have a big show in August and I w...
|688 days ago||
How many years am I looking at to dry? - 39 replies
First time ever buying anything on Craigslist I just bought 350 bf of Walnut for $2/bf. All pieces are 8’ long with numerous 1” pieces, 7 2” thick pieces and one 4” thick pieces. All the 2” and 4” still have the bark on them. They were cut a month ago so how many years am I looking at until I can use it?
|727 days ago||
Small crack in chair headrest - Walnut - 9 replies
I am in the process of completing another Maloof rocker and my headrest has developed a small crack in the top. The crack is maybe 2 inches long. I can’t start over with the headrest so what are my options to prevent it from cracking more? Should i fill it with glue and sand the remained off? Chair is made of black walnut.
|734 days ago||
8/4 Wenge bound up table saw - 8 replies
I was cutting 8/4 Wenge today on my 3HP Sawstop cabinet saw today and it was so hard that it bound up the blade. It took all i could to get the piece off the saw after I stopped the motor. Anyone ever have this happen before?
|753 days ago||
Air dried vs kiln dried - 7 replies
I recently got a call from my local hardwood mill that they received 2 twelve foot 8/4 black walnut boards (12’ wide) and wanted to know if I was interested. I immediately dropped my tools and raced over there. The manager told me that they were air dried in a barn for the last 10-15 years and he can’t put it in the racks with the ...
|755 days ago||
Anyone know of any videos online that explain how to use the Whiteside 5 Degree Negative & Positive Taper Chair Making Router Bits? Thanks
|762 days ago||
What to do with red oak burl? - 6 replies
My brother in-law (log truck driver) found me a nice red oak burl for a Christmas gift. First off is it in fact a burl? What would you do with it? 16” diameter, roughly 10’ thick