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|1140 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
|1143 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
|1153 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?
|1157 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
|1158 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...
|1193 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
|1214 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...
|1227 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 ...
|1237 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, ...
|1239 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
|1244 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?
|1253 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...
|1262 days ago||
Difference between hard and soft maple? - 21 replies
What is the difference between hard and soft maple? I have some soft maple available to me and I am wondering if its the right type of wood to make a chair out of. What is the difference between using hard and soft maple when making furniture, especially rockers?
|1266 days ago||
Ebony rocking chair? - 6 replies
Has anyone ever attempted a rocking chair out of ebony? I know that it would be real expensive but I think that it would look pretty neat. I am working on a Maloof rocker right now and would love to try ebony someday. Thanks
|1292 days ago||
Shipping rocking chairs - 3 replies
How should I go about shiping a rocking chair? I don’t know the distance yet of the shipment but anything over 150 miles will need to go freight.
|1301 days ago||
Removing poly and wax from oak cabinet? - 1 reply
Got a call today from a friend who was trying to use spray on poly on an oak cabinet and it turned cloudy in spots. There was a caot of wax on it already and I think the two didn’t interact well. Thoughts on removing the poly and the cloudness? He has tried mineral spirits with no luck. I suggested using 400 grit sandpaper but not sure...
|1323 days ago||
I am having a bit of trouble finishing my Scott Morrison “simple rocking” chair. I have finished everything but mounting the rockers correctly. I have drilled the chair legs and rockers and have mounted them with pegs. The trouble I am having is that when the chair is sat in you tend to lean forward a bit. Due to the angle of the...
|1330 days ago||
Tiger Maple in central Pennsylvania? - 9 replies
Anyone know of a mill in central Pennsylvania (Williamsport Area) that sells Tiger Maple?
|1334 days ago||
Router plate for Triton 3 1/4HP Plunge Router - 12 replies
I am looking for a router plate for my Triton 3 1/4HP Plunge Router. This router will be dedicated to a table so I need a plate that has all the necessary screw holes and a hole for the built in crank. Thanks
|1351 days ago||
Smoothing curved legs on rocking chair - 5 replies
I am making my first attempt at a Scott Morrison traditional rocking chair. I cut the 2 inch thick cherry legs out on the band saw last night. The issue I am having is that I am still kinda new to my saw and not to great at it. I had a bit of wondering with the blade and I now have to smooth out the leg curves. They are not out that must but...