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|05-08-2011 06:30 PM||
Using TransTint to dye wood for cutting board - 7 replies
I have a customer that wants a blue and white (maple) cutting board for Penn State games. I have some TransTint Blue (#6022) dye that I was going to use but I want to make sure that it will be safe. I plan on dyeing everyother board blue to make a stripped board. Will the dye leach into the food and be unsafe? I will be using mineral oil or ...
|05-04-2011 02:57 PM||
Best clamps for cutting boards - 20 replies
I am in the market for some new clamps to do a bunch of cutting boards. I currently am using 36” Jet Parrell clamps which work nice but its hard to get the clamping pressure with the straight handle. They also tend to bind up due when glue gets on the bar. I am looking to make several boards in the next few months for an Art show coming...
|04-27-2011 07:39 PM||
Insurance at craft/art shows - 14 replies
What does everyone do for liability insurance at craft or art shows?
|04-11-2011 02:53 AM||
Filling 1/4" gap in furniture - 2 replies
I am building a book case that will be painted black and I have a 1/4” gap down the back. When I installed the back plywood I neglected to notice that it was undersized by ~1/4”. The back acts as a stabilizer so the gap won’t hurt anything but I need something to close it up. I can’t cut a piece to fit in because the g...
|04-10-2011 05:22 PM||
Wood strip canoe building - 14 replies
I am looking for a good guide or book to building a wood strip canoe. Anyone have experience building a wood strip canoe and what did you use to learn the process? ThanksYT75
|04-08-2011 12:36 PM||
What else do I need for my first show? - 9 replies
I have my first craft show in 3 weeks and I wanted to run by my prep list and see if I am missing anything. I will be showing several Maloof rockers and chairs and be taking orders (nothing sold at show). Supplies that I have: 3 rocking chairs and 1 low back dining chair10’x10’ canopyCanopy sidewalls6’ folding tableBusin...
|04-06-2011 03:46 PM||
Sharpening router bits? - 9 replies
Is there a way to sharpen router bits? I have noticed that some of my bits are starting to burn when I cut which means they are getting dull. Is there a way to sharpen a rabbit bit and a roundover bit? Thanks YT75
|03-29-2011 04:50 PM||
Business cards online - 6 replies
I have my first craft show coming up in a few weeks and I need business cards. Anyone know of a good site online that will allow me to design business cards? I found one the worked nice but it kept locking up and wouldn’t let me order. I want to be able to upload a photo or two on the card along with some text and order them. ThanksYT
|03-18-2011 06:18 PM||
Super Durable finish for Low Back Dining chair - 5 replies
I am going to start building two of Charles Brock’s Low Back Dining chairs for my office. I work in a food manufacturing plant so I need a real durable finish that will hold up to employees sitting in them. No one will be overly dirty but I want to have a finish that will hold up scratches from keys and belt radios and be cleanable. Cur...
|03-17-2011 03:18 AM||
Sharpening turning gouges - 7 replies
I need some help with sharpening my gouges. Does anyone use wet stones to sharpen their gouges?
|03-11-2011 09:32 PM||
Helic head or straight blade planer - 7 replies
I am in the market for a planer and I really like the Jet JWP-15. The issue I am having is deciding to go with the helical head or not. I have a helical head in my Jet 6” jointer and I love it but its hard to justify the $500 difference in the planer. I know that if money were not an option this would be easy. Does the helical head hav...
|03-05-2011 05:16 AM||
Methods to number work? - 1 reply
I have been building several rocking chairs lately and I would like to start numbering them. To sign the work I use an electric brand with my name on it but what should I use to number it? ThanksYT
|02-24-2011 05:49 PM||
Outdoor/porch Maloof rocker - 2 replies
Has anyone ever built a Maloof inspired porch rocker? The only ones that I have seen are from Gary Weeks http://www.garyweeks.com/mahogany_rocking_chair.htm I know that it would depend on what type pf wood, I was thinking of using Mahogany. I know that there might also be problems with the solid seat. Would a solid 8/4 carved seat crack...
|02-19-2011 04:24 PM||
Surface rust on tablesaw and jointer - 3 replies
My table saw and jointer are both less than a year old and I have surfce rust on their tables. What should I use to get it off? Both tables have rust from something damp being placed on them, green wood and a box. ThanksYT75
|02-07-2011 03:05 PM||
For Christmas my in laws got me a Work Sharp 2000 sharpener. I want to be able to sharpen hand plane blades on it but the only attachments I can find are for the 3000 model. I would like to return the sharpener but I can’t do that since it was a gift. ThanksYT
|01-17-2011 05:13 PM||
Credit card swipes on cell phone - 24 replies
Does any one use any of the apps and devices to accept credit cards on their cell phone? I have been looking into the Roampay by Roamdata for iPhone or Android phones to use at craft fairs. Any one ever use these and what experience have you had? What are other ways to accept credit cards at craft fairs or just home sales?
|01-13-2011 04:59 PM||
Problems with my Triton 3 1/4HP Plunge Router - 4 replies
I am having issues with my Triton 3 1/4HP Plunge Router. It doesn’t want to crank up when I have it in the table. I have followed the directions in the manual and still can;t get it. I can get it to crack if i take it out and lay it on its side. Also does anyone know where I can get a plate for the Triton 3 1/4HP Plunge Router? I am c...
|01-08-2011 06:26 PM||
Blue stabilzed maple - 3 replies
I have a request from a customer that wants a blue and white end grain cutting board for Penn State games. I figured that I would use hard maple for the white but I am stuggling on the blue. Any idea? I have seen small pen blanks that are blue stabilized maple but nothing larger.
|12-30-2010 04:59 AM||
Website design software? - 13 replies
Today I registered my first domain name (lostcreekwoodworking.com) and now the hard part starts, designing a website. I want to design a site that is user friendly and helps me display my work. What tools have everyone used to help design and publish their websites? I have zero website design experience. Thanks
|12-28-2010 09:28 PM||
Any wood unsafe for cutting boards - 9 replies
Are there any hardwoods that are considered unsafe for cutting boards? I have a large piece of wenge but never see people using it for cutting boards. Is it safe to use? I use food safe finishes so I am only concerned with the wood itself.