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644 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 ...

646 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?

665 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 ...

675 days ago

Help with picking out Veritas hand planes - 5 replies

My wife wants a Christmas list so I am picking out some Veritas hand planes. I would like to start using hand planes to flatten boards and slabs before using the planer. What Veritas planes should I get? Currently the only two planes that I have is a really crummy Stanley Block Plane and a Stanley Low Angle plane which I am not to happy with....

685 days ago

Need help from Woodmaster owners with making my own tongue and grove flooring - 0 replies

I have a Woodmaster 718 planer/molder and I am going to be picking up the 3 sided molding attachment before the end of the year so that I can make hardwood flooring for our house. I have talked to my local saw mill and I can get packs of cherry from them for very cheap. It will all be the same length but the width will vary and it will be 4/4....

698 days ago

Good quality C clamps for a good price - 25 replies

I am looking for 20+ good quality C clamps to use when laminiating back supports and rockers for chairs. Where is the best place to get good quality C clamps that are not super expensive like the ones in welding catalogs? I need clamps around 5” or 6” Thanks

713 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 ...

717 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...

730 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?

736 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?

743 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.

747 days ago

Have you ever got an off the wall large consignment order? - 0 replies

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 ...

760 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...

761 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.

764 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...

766 days ago

Jet 16-32 drum sander - Replacing the conveyor belt? - 3 replies

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?

794 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”?

802 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

824 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

834 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...

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