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|767 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
|774 days ago||
Wax for a red oak table? - 3 replies
I am finishing a red oak dinning table that I have been told to use wax on as a final coat. What does the wax do after 2 coats of gloss poly and a coat of gloss varnish (sanded with 320 between poly and varnish coats)? What type of wax? I would like to use my Festool RO 125 FEQ Rotex Sander with a sponge head to apply. What else should I u...
|775 days ago||
Cherry slab questions - 3 replies
This weekend I was able to visit Hearne Hardwoods in Oxford PA (great place) and I picked up a large 8/4 cherry slab that is roughly 7” long and 2” wide. They had it on sale due to a large knot and some edge rot. I plan on building a coffee table out of the slab and was hoping to do natural edge but I don’t think I can with t...
|779 days ago||
Help sanding between coats of poly - 9 replies
The first coat of poly is dry on the red oak table that I am building and I need to sand before the next coat to remove any dust particles. I have never sanded between coats of finish before and it makes me nervous. Do I use 400 grit paper and can I use my Dewalt ROS to sand? What do I do after sanding to clean the surface for the next coat? ...
|782 days ago||
3/4 HP Delta bandsaw keeps bogging down - 7 replies
My 14” Delta 3/4 HP bandsaw seems to never want to cut all the way through lumber without bogging down. My blade is new and this has been happening for over a year. I usually cut 8/4 hardwood which I know contributes to the bogging down but this is ridiculous. The saw is still stock except for the riser block assembly that I installed. ...
|787 days ago||
Scratches showing through after stain - 9 replies
Let me preface this by saying that I rarely use stain so this might be a rookie mistake that I made. I am staining a red oak table and there are several spots showing up darker than the rest. I also have been noticing several small spots of scratches. I have tried applying a second coat of stain to blend the darker spots but it doesn’...
|789 days ago||
Oil based finish over a polished surface - 2 replies
I am finishing another Maloof rocker (walnut) and I want to take the finish to the extreme. I currently sand to 400 then burnish to 2000 grit then use a 3 part finish of BLO, Tung oil and Poly. I want to start using felt and then sheep skin after the burnishing to really make the wood shine. Is there an issue with using the 3 part finish over...
|791 days ago||
Wenge rocking chair - 4 replies
I am thinking of making a new rocking chair as a show piece for art/craft shows and I am leaning towards Wenge. What issues might I face besides cost when working with 8/4 Wenge? I build Maloof style Rocking Chairs utilizing Hal Taylor’s plans. I know that the dust is toxic so I would use a respirator and my dust collection system. I...
|795 days ago||
What type of moisture meter? - 6 replies
I am interested in getting a moisture meter but have no idea what I am looking for and which ones are accurate.
|796 days ago||
Walnut slab keeps checking - 12 replies
I have several 8/4 black walnut slabs that keep checking. They are roughly 12 foot long stacked on top of each other with the bark still on it. I don’t currently have the option of standing them up. Dont have a moisture meter to check the current level. The walnut was kiln dried at the mill. How do I prevent/reduce the checking and ...
|815 days ago||
Stain for red oak table? - 14 replies
I am finishing a red oak kitchen table that the customer wants stained dark. What type/brand of stain should I use to finish smooth with out blotching and will prevent water rings from glasses.
|833 days ago||
Solid wood radiator cover - 1 reply
I have a potential client that has asked if I could build a 36” x 18” radiator bench cover out of cherry. This piece would just sit on top as a bench and I would use 8/4 or 12/4 cherry. Any potential problems I might face? I think I would route out the center so it was still one piece but slips over the radiator.
|850 days ago||
Jet 16-32 drum sander adjustment help - 1 reply
I have been building tons of cutting boards lately and noticed that my Jet 16-32 has been burning wood on the inside of the drum. I put a level on the drum and it is dipped on the inside towards the motor. Has anyone ever adjusted the drum arm and if so how do I do it?
|865 days ago||
Powering digital picture frame at art shows - 2 replies
I bought a digital picture frame this weekend that I will be using at tshows to display work that I was unable to bring. The issue that I am facing is powering it when there is no power available. Does anyone use battery packs for power during shows? If so what do you use?
|869 days ago||
Cutting board design software for a Mac - 7 replies
I want to be able to utilize some cutting board design software but I have a Macbook, any idea how to get it to work on a Mac?
|869 days ago||
Website feedback - 24 replies
I did some recent updates to my website and was looking for some feedback http://www.lostcreekwoodworking.com
|874 days ago||
Premade table legs - 4 replies
I have a client that wants a farm table with 4” thick turned legs but my mini lathe won’t handle the length. Any one know of any mill work websites where I can order table legs to te specs I need?
|880 days ago||
Replacement sand paper for Jet Drum Sander? - 4 replies
I need replacement paper for my Jet Drum Sander 16-32. Where is the best place to get replacement paper? Woodcraft sells the replacement rolls but they are a bit pricey.
|907 days ago||
Cleaning table saw blades and router bits - 16 replies
What does everyone use to clean table saw blades and router bits?
|920 days ago||
Aquarium stand weight limitations - 6 replies
I have been asked to work up a quote for a furniture grade aquarium stand that should hold ~250 pounds. The dimensions are 40×26 x 32. Do I need to utilize any sort of extra reinforcments or would standard cabinet construction suffice?