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12-04-2016 12:51 AM

Finishing Purple Heart - 11 replies

I’ve finished Purple Heart before and had great results. This time the results are inconsistent. The project sat in the sunlight to get the desired colour. I then added a marine clear finish and here are the results I got. The wood colour isn’t consistent throughout. It’s blotchy. Does anybody know where I went wrong? ...

09-18-2016 03:21 AM

Dust Collector for NEW (today) Dewalt 788 - Will THIS work? - 25 replies

TODAY I finally got this Scrollsaw with the stand. It’s a nice little saw but I’d like to use this indoors. I do not want tiny dust particles floating around my house. Would something like this be sufficient if I took off the blow tube and rigged up something underneath the table? I’ve seen DIY modifications that can easily b...

09-12-2016 06:19 AM

Fix up Vintage Craftex Bandsaw or Buy a New one? - 31 replies

The last and only bandsaw I’ve ever purchased was in 1990 and it was a Craftec from BusyBee..Now I know these aren’t the top of the line tools but I’ve had it for 26 years now and it still works but it’s getting old. The guides have been replaced as well as some other parts. I’m considering getting the deluxe Cr...

06-13-2016 01:01 AM

My FIRST woodcarving - 15 replies

I Wood used : linden wood Tools used: both hand and power Sanding: all by hand Colour: various mediums Finish: various mediums All substances used are biodegradable. No animals were hurt in this experiment. lol

04-17-2016 02:27 PM

Is it possible to turn acrylic that's been glued to wood? - 21 replies

I am thinking that it would probably depend on the type of glue being used. This is CA glue. I’m trying to think of the best way to make a wooden wand with an acrylic topper. Thank youNikki

04-15-2016 04:13 PM

Beginner carver - Do I have everything I need ? - 9 replies

Hi everyone,I’m new to woodcarving but not new to woodworking. I’ve got plenty of good tools and will be adding a Dwalt 788 scroll saw and have ordered an SCM 400 XS with a router attachment and 5 bits.I’ve got a dremel, fordem, Razortip wood burner and plenty of manual chisels. I even have that special paper to make my own des...

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