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04-01-2015 01:40 PM

Finishing - Shellac/paint, etc. Question - 15 replies

Fellow LJ’s I’m working on a dresser and crib combination for our first child, a boy, due in late June/early July (working on a deadline is less fun!) I also volunteered to make a crib for my cousin and his wife, with whom we are quite close, and they are due about 3 weeks after we are. Many of you I’m sure struggle with ...

03-08-2014 04:40 PM

Walnut got really light in color... - 7 replies

When I bought a large load of QSWO the mill gave me some walnut and cherry slabs. The cherry is fantastic. I’m making a humidor with the box being made of cherry and I wanted to make the miter keys from black walnut. I stored the slabs with other lumber buried deep in the pile. When I went to go retrieve it, it seemed to have lost all it&#...

04-24-2013 03:11 AM

Bit Brace ID help - 7 replies

Hey Jocks, I inherited quite a few old hand tools from my grandfather who passed away about 6 years ago. After my grandmother passed, the whole family was cleaning out the house and I stumbled upon all his old tools. Little did I know at the time I would enjoy restoring old tools as much as creating projects with wood. Anyway, one of the brac...

02-10-2013 07:45 PM

Mystery Wood secreting sap/resin while planing? - 3 replies

This may sounds a little weird, and you might call me crazy, but when planing some mystery wood it seemed as though with each pass, some kind of resin or sap or adhesive was being exposed. I received this kitchen cart from my grandmother which was purchased decades ago. I have no idea what kind of wood it is. When I got it, there was some linole...

12-23-2012 06:23 PM

Stain lifting off? - 4 replies

I need to turn to the woodworking braintrust, AKA, for this one. I’m fairly new to this hobby and working on my first “real” project: a pair of Arts and Crafts end tables. I did one at a time, and I’m finishing the first one. In order to get the color my wife wanted I used General Finishes’ Java gel ...

07-20-2012 08:58 PM

Buying rough cut lumber - 23 replies

Hey everyone, I’m in the pre-build phase for some Craftsman end tables for my wife and I. I want to do it right and use quarter sawn white oak. Since my local lumber yard carries this at $7-$9/bf I was a bit dejected. I’m on a tight budget but not a tight timetable. I found a gentleman who rough cuts lumber with a portable saw mil...

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