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07-15-2012 07:47 PM

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?

06-17-2012 08:36 PM

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”?

06-09-2012 01:17 PM

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

05-18-2012 11:34 AM

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

05-08-2012 02:00 PM

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...

04-19-2012 09:57 PM

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?

03-11-2012 10:13 PM

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.

03-04-2012 11:08 PM

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?

02-15-2012 02:53 AM

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 ...

02-12-2012 05:18 PM

Using Whiteside 5 Degree Taper Chair Making Router Bits? - 4 replies

Anyone know of any videos online that explain how to use the Whiteside 5 Degree Negative & Positive Taper Chair Making Router Bits? Thanks

02-06-2012 03:46 AM

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

01-30-2012 11:31 PM

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...

01-30-2012 12:28 AM

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...

01-25-2012 03:13 AM

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? ...

01-22-2012 05:18 AM

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. ...

01-17-2012 05:52 PM

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’...

01-15-2012 07:18 PM

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...

01-13-2012 04:07 AM

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...

01-09-2012 06:30 PM

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.

01-08-2012 03:43 AM

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 ...

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