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11-08-2009 05:36 PM

What did I do wrong ? - 12 replies

Would someone kindly offer look at this pic and possibly tell me what I am doing wrong? This is 4/4 alder that I was going to use as a monitor stand for my wife’s home office. I have all the legs cut and a cute little drawer made to attach under it but… it’s ruined! I sanded this down to 600 grit and it felt as smooth as...

07-13-2009 04:45 PM

Staining Red Oak in Texas - 5 replies

Hi LJ’s Was hoping someone could suggest a fix for this? I have built a mission style headboard for a customer and am in the finishing process. The stain is pushing out of the pours in little droplets. I have stained furniture with red oak before and have not had this much problem. Here is what I have done so far. - Environ...

09-25-2008 05:44 PM

Question on wood movement (twisting) - 4 replies

I was hoping someone could help me with this question: I purchased some S2S 1” by ~8’ red oak from my local hardwood store about two months ago. From reading LJ’s and in magazine articles, I have learned that wood needs time to acclimate to my shop environment. I let the wood site in the shop ~7 weeks. This past weekend, ...

06-03-2008 05:34 PM

What type of tree is this ? - 5 replies

My wife and I moved into a new home in Texas (one year ago tomorrow, wow how time flys) and we LOVE this tree. We actually have two of them but this is the prettiest one of the two. We ask everyone that visits and nobody can tell us the type of tree it is. I’m sure many LJs know what this is. Thoughts? Thanks !!

05-03-2008 08:07 PM

Trouble with bandsaw tire - Questions - 6 replies

In attempting to “tune-up” my used Ridgid 14” bandsaw, the top tire came off. So, being the simple person that I am, I put it back on, it came back off…. arghhh Looking closely at the tire, it’s worn and dry-rotted, as is the bottom one. Question 1. I found a replacement on line for $5.60, so I ordered two o...

04-02-2008 07:17 PM

What wood do I choose - 9 replies

I need a few suggestions. I am planning two identical desks that will be about 60” x 30”. This is my first major undertaking in my new shop and I need some help getting started. My wife would like the finish to resemble the cherry colored furniture that she already has and really likes. Can anyone suggest what primary wood I ...

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