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12-03-2018 01:36 AM

Kinda a kiln to nuke bugs. - 6 replies

Hi all, I have a lot of lumber, ranging from wormy chestnut to poplar. I need to figure out a way to insure all the bugs are gone. All the wood I have is air dried and most in the 15% range, but I am in fear of building something for someone and later having an issue. In some of the old wormy chestnut I have seen silverfish (I think) So I ...

09-03-2018 11:49 AM

OK now I have all this wormy chestnut - 5 replies

I have always been intrigued about all the interest and should I say reverence of wormy chestnut. So when a friend of mine said a guy was selling a “barn full” of wormy chestnut I decided to check it out. In reality it was a decent size shed full of old walnut and WC. The stuff was definitely very old. After looking a bit, it seemed ...

03-25-2018 10:33 PM

New shop dust collection - 11 replies

Hi All, I am building a new shop and would like a little advise in regards to dust collection. I have a L shape building with two sections. The build and assemble section is 24X60, and a finishing area which is 24X30. The property sets up naturally to just exhaust the chips and dust directly out the rear of the building. I have total fl...

12-14-2017 02:29 AM

Interesting Request - 17 replies

Hi All, Last year I built a large dining table for a client. Now they have asked me to build a picnic table for their daughters wedding. The bride wants to have a table that all the guest can leave messages and sign. Building the table is no problem, but how do I accomplish keeping the notes and signatures from fading away. I was thinki...

06-30-2016 01:24 AM

Question about Waterlox finish - 10 replies

Hi Jocks,I need some advice. I have made a dining table out of ash and walnut that came out very nice. I have applied 4 coats of Waterlox over boiled linseed oil. Finish looks great, but my client says it is a bit too shiny. At this point I do not want to screw this up, so after the last coat is fully cured, say a week, could i wet sand with. 50...

05-20-2016 10:41 PM

Solid table top question - 15 replies

Hello, I am building a solid ash dining table top. The top will be 90 inch long. I have made several large tables before, but I have also had a lot of top movement. I know there will always be some, but I am adding some inlays in the table and want to avoid this as much as possible. Also I want the top to stay flat. I started with ash boar...

05-12-2016 04:34 PM

Boiled Linseed Oil over Trans Tint - 1 reply

I am making a dining table for a friend out of walnut and ash. The base is walnut, the top primarily ash, with some walnut inlay. Some of the walnut in the base had a hint of gray in it, so I used a little trans tint dye in alcohol to even out the color. It did great. Now I was planning on applying boiled linseed oil next to enhance the grain,...

04-10-2016 01:09 AM

Mitered Dining Room Table Top - 5 replies

I have a friend that wants me to make her a 8 ft dining room table. Base in Walnut, top in ash with a walnut inlay.I have some 6/4 dry ash (6 to 7%) and walnut. I had planned on glueing the interior ash to 27 inches wide, probably 5 boards. Then use a 6/4 inch walnut board and glue this to another 6 inch ash board, then 45 the ash/walnut board ...

07-04-2015 06:58 PM

Is this spalted or ambrosia maple - 6 replies

Hi,I am clearing some land, and have a few trees that look to possibly be spalted/ambrosia maple. Can you guys have a look and advise if I am correct. If they are, I think I will take to the saw mill and keep the lumber. ThanksDave

02-28-2015 01:52 AM

Bandsaw question - 6 replies

Hi I have been looking for a larger bandsaw that will allow me to resaw some wider stock. I have Looked at the Minimax MM16, which is around $3000.00. I own other Minimax equipment and enjoy using it. That being said 3000 is quite a bit of cash. Today at my local woodworking store I saw the Rikon 10-346 “professional” 18 inch band...

06-24-2014 03:43 PM

Advice on finishing a lot of wine racks - 2 replies

Ok here is where I am in this crazy project. I have apx 30 wine racks of various sizes made in cherry and walnut. I have to have these finished for various events pretty soon, say the middle of July. I need some advice on a strong durable finish process. I like using the trans-tint dye sprayed for color. I have had nice results with this p...

06-16-2014 11:37 PM

Purple Table OH NO - 1 reply

So I was asked by a friend to take some really crappy old pine, that came from a old camp site and make it into a dining table. The wood was well over 150 years old. Unfortunately it had been used as the walls of an old dining room, and had been partially painted. In short it was a mess. I planed it clean and ended up with around 3/4 boards. ...

06-09-2014 12:30 AM

Replacing Minimax Motor - 1 reply

I have a Minimax Lab300 5-1 machine.. I really like the machine and it fits my needs and shop nicely. Unfortunately the jointer/planer motor went out. Minimax can get me a replacement in 5 weeks for apx $600. It is a 5hp, 3500 rpm 145t mount. I wanted to find a replacement motor but this has not been easy. There are plenty of open motors, but en...

04-09-2014 11:32 AM

Breadboard question - 1 reply

HelloI am building a table out of some nasty reclaimed wood. The table needs to be 8 ft or longer, but no boards were 8 ft. So I am building in sections. I have two panels with boards running horizontal, with some boards in the center running vertical. To add additional length I am adding vertical or breadboard ends. I understand that the ends n...

03-13-2014 02:46 PM

Which tool to add a spiral head to. - 4 replies

Have been doing some aggressive buying, selling, and trading and I think I have now obtained all the tools I want for my shop. And I think for a very good value, in fact I am so far under budget that I can add a spiral head to either my new (used) Minimax Lab 300 or my new ( used but never used) Woodmaster 18 inch planer. I use a lot of ro...

03-06-2014 12:30 PM

Advice - 2 replies

Hello,I have been looking for a wider planer to use on rough lumber that I have accumulated over the years. I have come across a very interesting opportunity and need some advice. On CL I found an add for the followingWoodmaster 718Bridgewood Italian made 18 inch bandsaw. Model 440Bridgewood 8 inch jointerBridgewood 2hp duct collector Ok here...

02-07-2014 03:36 PM

Help with a big tool decision - 8 replies

Hello everyone. Looking for some advice. I want to upgrade to a sliding table saw, and like the idea of a better shaper. Also want a better jointer.I have 3 options I am looking at: 1. Robland X31 2007 model with a ton of shaper blades, power feeder and upgraded fence, cost a bit to get here but will still have less than 5K in it. I expe...

12-12-2013 01:58 PM

Jet Lathe buyers remorse? - 18 replies

I need some advise. I purchased a Jet 1221VS and bed extension recently while they were on sale with a 15% discount. So out the door was around $900 with tax. I did not buy the stand, as by the time I paid for it and the bed extension legs it would add another $500 and I already have a good stand. I am just wondering if I should move up to...

05-26-2013 11:26 AM

Finishish for outdoor walnut chairs - 7 replies

Hi everyone,I would like to ask some advice on what would be the best way to finish 4 adirondack chairs I have made out of walnut. They have turned out very nice, I used all tenon jointery so there are no screw holes to deal with. The issue is there is some sap wood on some of the pieces, so I need to use some type of stain to blend into the d...

02-02-2013 02:12 PM

Rikon 12 inch jointer/planer - 2 replies

Hello,I have the opportunity to buy a virtually new Rikon 12 inch planer/jointer combo machine for $900.00I am fortunate to have a lot of hardwood over 8 inches wide and I just am not getting the results i want with my 6 inch jointer. I already have a woodmaster planer, so I doubt I will be switching it out much/ Just looking to see if anyone ha...

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