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03-09-2020 12:02 AM

Top Coat - 6 replies

I am building a quilt rack out of Red Oak. I am going to stain it with a neutral color Gel Stain. This piece will never be subjected to the elements. Would it be ok if I just paste waxed it and called it good or should I put a coat of Polyurethane on it to boot?

02-12-2020 12:43 PM

Poly not drying - 8 replies

I recently put a coat of polyurethane on a small white oak piece I was working on. In the past it was dry enough to sand within 24 hours. After 36 hours item was still to tacky and seemed to be stalled the finish would not dry. I took some mineral spirits and removed the poly, thought perhaps it had gone bad so I bought a new can. I re-coated th...

07-23-2017 01:58 AM

Nail gun - 25 replies

I want to build a simple wine rack completely out of 1X2/s . I wish to use a nail gun to put it together and would just as soon not use glue if I not have to. I know nothing about nailing guns. What would be suitable for me to use in constructing the rack? Is there a size fits all nailer for the job? Thank

02-10-2016 11:43 PM

Adhesives - 11 replies

Am building a Rocking Horse for my Grandaughter, it has some simple wood adornments that make up the saddle and the bridle. Would liquid nails be suitable for attaching them? Or could you suggest an alternative. Thanks.

01-02-2016 04:19 PM

Marble Run - 1 reply

For the most part I can figure out how to make this, but I am having a hard time figuring out the marble release mechanism. I cannot find plans for this thing anywhere. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks!!

02-14-2015 04:55 PM

Careless with my saw - 50 replies

On January 5th I got careless while operating my table saw, for some reason I felt the need to reach over the saw with my left hand while I was ripping a board. It happened so fast that I have no idea as to how I came in contact with the blade. When I pulled my hand back my thumb was splayed open in three directions, it was beyond a mess. I did ...

12-05-2014 10:09 PM

Shop Temp - 17 replies

I have recently walled off a 16X24 area to be used as my winter work space, the ceiling is 10’. The walls are insulated, sidewalls 6” and north inner wall a 4”. The ceiling has 10” of blown in insulation. For heat I am using a fuel oil heater, 50000 BTU, it brings the shop to 70+ degrees within 20 minutes from around 40 d...

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