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|1300 days ago||
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
|1301 days ago||
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.
|1304 days ago||
Photo submittions for first craft show - 3 replies
I am looking to apply for my first few craft show but I am hitting a road block, the pictures. All the applications that I have require photos to submitted. I have photos of my work but I am struggling for photos of a booth which I have never setup before. My wife got me an Ez Up canopy for Christmas to use for shows so I have the canopy but ...
|1316 days ago||
State College PA Arts Fest entry? - 3 replies
I know this will only apply to a small area but I am trying to find an entry form for the State College Pennsylvania Arts Fest and I am having no luck. A few weeks ago I e-mailed some address that I found on their webpage but got no answer. Didn’t know if anyone on here ever exhibited anything there and would be able to give me a hand. ...
|1321 days ago||
I am running into an issue with the cold weather and being able to shape a chair seat with a grinder. When it is warmer out I grind my seats with an aggrssive wheel and angle grinder outside. Since it is freezing cold in central PA I can’t really grind outside and in the garage causes ALOT of dust. What do I do? I try to rush home from...
|1329 days ago||
Maloof rocker finish - 19 replies
I just finished my 4th Maloof rocker and I can’t seem to get the finish to where I want it. Everytime I find a rocker online that i love it seems to have a finish that shines like a mirror. What method is being used to get this finish? I have been using the Maloof brand finishes, 4 coats of Poly/Oil followed by 2 coats of wax/oil. Am i...
|1349 days ago||
Materials for first craft show - 7 replies
I am in the process of applying for my first ever craft show, the show will be in July in Boiling Spings PA. I have never done a craft show so I don’t know what to get as far as booth supplies. Right now I have nothing so I am definityly starting from scratch. I also need to submit a picture of my booth and don’t know how to do th...
|1351 days ago||
Steam box - Build or Buy? - 12 replies
I want to start attempting Windsor chairs but a necessary tool that I need is a steam box. I have been looking around at people’s home made steam boxes and at ones that I can buy. It seems that to get it right it is expensive to build. The one that I am looking to buy is Mike Dunbar’s on thewindorinstitue.com website (not a studen...
|1355 days ago||
Angle for wine balancers - 9 replies
I am interested in making a few wine balancers as Christmas gifts. What angle does the bas need to be to balance a full bottle of wine? Don’t know if they are truelly called wine balancers but thats the only name I can think of to call them. Thanks
|1358 days ago||
Finishing methods for wine bottle stops - 1 reply
What do you all suggest for finishing methods on wine bottle stops? The first 4 stops that I made I used the BLO and CA finish just the same as my pens. Do others use this method or lacquer and buffing? I want a finish that will last and is shiny. ThanksYT
|1367 days ago||
Pen mill size for Sierra pen - 2 replies
What size pen mill do I need for the Sierra pen? Will the 7M mill I have work for it?
|1371 days ago||
Training material for Windsor Chairs - 2 replies
I am interested in learning how to build a Windsor Chair but don’t have the time to attend a class at the Windsor Institute in New Hampshire. Are there any step by step plans and templates available for windsors similiar to Hal Taylors plan’s for Maloof rockers? Thanks
|1372 days ago||
Location for marketing pens - 3 replies
I would like to start by saying that I have no dreams of becoming rich by making pens on my lathe I am just looking for a way to market a few. I have checked on the usual location (ebay) and there are several nice wooden pens listed but not many bids. What have others used to sell pens online? Is there a place online or do most use word of mo...
|1408 days ago||
Help with sharpening - 4 replies
I am new to tool sharpening and I need some help. I picked up a few old Stanley planes at a flea marked and I have no clue on sharpening the blades. Whatever help you can lend will be appreciated. Thanks
|1428 days ago||
I am interested in a Festool RAS 115 4-1/2” Rotary Grinder Sander but I havn’t seen any reviews. This will be my first venture into Festool so I want to make sure that it is worth my investment. I have been using a Hitachi 4-1/2” grinder to carve rocking chair seats but the dust is a bit much. During the summer months its al...
|1442 days ago||
Maloof rocker as porch rocker? - 4 replies
Has anyone built a Maloof rocker for use on a covered porch or patio? I have a customer asking if she could use a cherry rocker that I built on her back porch. I am a bit hesitant due to the cherry and how it will hold up to the eliminates. What about using oak or pine? My thoughts are that the solid 2” seat might crack due to changes ...
|1451 days ago||
Steps to take when selling Maloof rocker? - 4 replies
I am about to finish my 3rd rocking chair, this one will be my first Maloof inspired chair. What should my fist steps be in selling it? I am not looking to get rich on them (atleast not right now ;)) but I don’t want to give them away. What steps do I need to know to ship something this large? Do people use this site, their own, ebay, ...
|1454 days ago||
Plans for a wood strip kayak - 6 replies
Where is the best place to find step by step plans for making a wood strip kayak? Know its a VERY internse process thats why I would perfer a step by step with possible templates. ThanksYT
|1459 days ago||
Working with Padauk? - 13 replies
I was able to get a good price on some 8/4 Padauk so I decided to get enough to make another rocking chair. This will be my second Maloof inspired rocker, Hal Taylor edition. What advice do you have for working with Padauk?
|1467 days ago||
Shop stool plans - 7 replies
I am interested in building a shop stool for my shop. the design that I have in mind is the old woodshop stool from school that were metal and had four legs with a brace for your feet. I don’t have a picture but hopefully everyone can imagine what I am thinking of. My question is what angle do i put the legs at? A stool isn’t ove...