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09-26-2014 12:35 AM

Blotchy walnut - 5 replies

I need some advice. I made a 50/50 mix of pure tung oil (100% pure no filler) and mineral spirits. I put 2 coats on my walnut project allowing 2 days in between. Then 2 more days then minwax finishing paste wax. Light rubbing with 0000 steel wool in between each step. 7 days later the blotchy-ness is happening. Did I not leave enough time...

07-08-2014 06:38 PM

Group Build - 14 replies

I am wondering about any experience you may have with a group build of single project. I am finalizing the details of the first project for a non-profit I started. You can read about it here if you like: I am envisioning 5-10 people in a shop working to create a Trestle Table from raw lumbe...

10-30-2013 05:11 PM

Holdfast in MDF bench top - 11 replies

I have a laminate bench top of 3 1” MDF boards. Is it beyond foolish to drill a hole for a hold fast? Is there enough strength and thickness for the holdfast to work properly? Here is a good shot of the bench when is was new and clean. Any advice would be welcome.

06-24-2013 07:43 AM

Name that wood - 6 replies

I have just started woodworking and I am having a blast so far. SO I thought why not look through my old firewood pile and see if there was anything good in there. Most of it is moldy, termite-ridden, and gross. I found a few decent hunks and ran them through the table saw. My question is: 1. What kind of wood are they? 2. Is the dark grain t...

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