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10-07-2014 02:33 PM

Tulip poplar - 2 replies

I know, a lot of people don’t like poplar or think it’s best painted, but I’m rather fond of it and its color variation and have actually had pretty good luck getting an even stain on it. I sand up to 220, wipe down with a damp rag then finish with 320. Anyhow, I’m fixing a lamp base for a friend that split in half at o...

10-01-2014 11:53 AM

Stapler recs? - 9 replies

Sorry if this has been covered before but I didn’t find this specific topic. I do a bit or reupholstering here and there and usually just use your basic Arrow manual, but after about 20 staples my wrist starts complaining so I’m looking at other options. Most electric staplers seem to get pretty bad reviews, including those in he...

09-25-2014 04:34 PM

Chrome - 6 replies

Off topic here, but so many here do so many things I thought I’d ask. Does anyone know of a fairly decent home use kind of way to re-chrome/paint chrome? A friend is giving me a 6’ chrome Knoll bench, but it’s been on the porch, so rusted. I haven’t seen it yet but am assuming the upholstery is fine, just needs cleanin...

09-14-2014 10:30 PM

Filler/finish compatibility and advice - 4 replies

New here and already asking questions. I’ve landed in the forum a number of times through Google and folks seemed pretty knowledgeable and friendly so figured I’d sign up. Onto my question(s). I’m working out the details of a table top and am not quite sure about the best way to proceed. I’m working with ambrosia maple with nice spalting a...


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