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08-09-2016 03:21 AM

Had a stroke of good luck - 11 replies

long story short I’ve been looking at leasing a small commercial space for my wood working. Its been a 6 month process but I finally had a location nailed down, set to move in 8/1. As expected the landlords are pretty hush-hush about their tenants, but the Wednesday before they called me and said he wanted to speak to me. So I cal...

06-15-2016 06:31 AM

Advize me on organizing a shop - 10 replies

I have very little workspace at my house, so I am going to lease some warehouse space for the next 12 months or so, until I buy my next house. Granted, If I put the lease funds towards the house buying funds, I could buy a place a little faster. But long story short, that isn’t feasible. If I did that, I’d end up with my shop in a...

05-27-2016 01:53 AM

Help me with these bread board ends - 21 replies

I’m on a rush job to create a farmhouse table. My top is 4 boards, each 1.25” thick, 8.5” wide, and 64” inches long. Bookmatched spalted hackberry. Old family tree that blew over, I got a few big limbs milled and am working with what I got. My wood for the bread boards ended up being 4” wide, so that puts m...

01-20-2016 04:33 AM

Help me pour this acrylic top!!! - 19 replies

I have made a large cedar table for a customer. Its about 9 feet long, and just under 4 ft wide, bookmatched, live edge slabs jointed on trestle legs. 3” thick Ive already used acyrlic to fill in any voids and cracks, now its time to put on the top. I had been planning on doing spar urethane, my norm, but the customer saw the acrylic...

08-08-2015 03:16 PM

How to prevent warping - 11 replies

I make a lot of things using large slabs of wood. Tables and such. I just got two pieces of bookmatched walnut that are 96” long and 18”wide, about 3” thick. I usually dont have much trouble with those, but here lately I’ve been getting lots of requests for Pecan cutting boards. I made a few on request, then a few more, a...

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