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07-06-2019 09:51 PM

Initials in rolling pin end grain? - 15 replies

I want to make some rolling pins and put the owner’s initial in/on one end. My first thought was to carve the letters. My carving skills are pretty much non-existent. End grain carving hard maple is probably not a good first carving project. Now I am thinking of gluing a face grain piece with contrasting color on to the ends. Would this be...

08-25-2016 02:57 PM

Can the 'Draft is automatically saved for you' feature be added to PM's? - 15 replies

I would really appreciate it if the AutoSave or Draft saving feature could be added to the Private Messages. I’ll be in the middle of a PM and need to check another tab or site for pertinent information, when I get back to the PM…it’s gone :-( I know I can ‘copy and paste’ to a note or some other place on the comput...

08-25-2016 02:57 PM

Can the 'Draft is automatically saved for you' feature be added to PM's? - 17 replies

I would really appreciate it if the AutoSave or Draft saving feature could be added to the Private Messages. I’ll be in the middle of a PM and need to check another tab or site for pertinent information, when I get back to the PM…it’s gone :-( I know I can ‘copy and paste’ to a note or some other place on the comput...

11-13-2015 01:33 PM

Millers Falls mystery tool? - 14 replies

Found this gizmo at a flea market the other day. Approx 3×2x1/2” in size and of metal construction. FrontBack The front is clearly marked Millers Falls with more printing I could not make out. The two pins or posts do not rotate but do slide in and out and are secured by knurled set screws. The tabs on the ends of the posts were no...

02-24-2015 08:26 PM

How can I tell if a gouge is for carving or turning? - 60 replies

Not able to find out, via multiple on-line searches if my new-to-me 1 3/4” gouge is for carving(would be OK) or turning(what I bought it for). Does it even matter? It was re handled by previous owner. Pics:(Modeled by hubby) Thanks, in advance, for your help. :-)

02-03-2015 05:29 PM

How thick is too thick for a cross grain lamination glue up? - 11 replies

I have a piece of pecan that is 24” wide and only 0.20” thick at the thinnest point. I want to beef it up with contrasting wood, walnut or cherry. to a finished project thickness of 3/8”(pizza peel). My first thought was to glue it up cross grain-wise for strength. 1)Would wood movement cause this to be a bad thing at this thic...

11-16-2014 04:38 AM

Selective ebonizing? - 27 replies

Have any of you done or heard of ebonizing a design on a piece of wood? So far I’ve only tried it on cherry. Masked off an X and a triangle with painters tape and ‘painted’ on vinegar/steel wool mixture. Let dry and peeled the tape. As you can see, it bled, horribly, under the tape edges. Sanded that off and applied sanding...

07-25-2013 05:31 PM

Andy box FAIL! - 2 replies

I have been an admirer of Andy’s art boxes ever since I first joined LJ. I hope one day to make one. I saw an ‘Andy box’ at a flea market yesterday and was so excited to see one in person. It was maple and walnut on the outside with cherry trays inside (so the tag said). The outside was beautifully sculpted and finished. The ha...

06-24-2013 09:28 AM

3 Craftsman lathe tools(plus 2)-good deal? - 19 replies

These tools are up for sale locally for $30 To be honest I don’t even own a lathe! Husband and I are seriously considering buying one. Anyway, if these are good, it’d be a step in the right direction. The seller lists them as ”$30 3 are Craftsman Professional brand #’s 2856, 2858 and 2862 USA made all very nice condit...


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