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|02-15-2013 01:09 AM||
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
|01-15-2013 07:22 PM||
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?
|01-15-2013 11:01 AM||
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...
|01-02-2013 09:04 PM||
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...
|12-02-2012 08:33 PM||
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...
|11-27-2012 02:28 PM||
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
|11-23-2012 09:43 PM||
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?
|11-14-2012 07:48 PM||
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 ...
|11-13-2012 01:12 AM||
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?
|10-24-2012 09:29 PM||
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 ...
|10-14-2012 09:12 PM||
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....
|10-04-2012 04:06 PM||
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....
|09-21-2012 01:47 PM||
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
|09-06-2012 10:26 AM||
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 ...
|09-03-2012 01:17 AM||
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...
|08-21-2012 12:35 AM||
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?
|08-15-2012 01:16 AM||
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?
|08-08-2012 02:14 AM||
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.
|08-03-2012 09:58 PM||
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 ...
|07-21-2012 04:43 PM||
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...