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09-15-2016 12:49 PM

How to get consistent tone in poorly-matched cherry boards - 4 replies

Hi. I’m working on a large dresser from cherry. I had some limitations in board selection, and maybe a few mental mistakes in my panel layout. The result being that most of my glued-up and cut-to-size panels have inconsistent color, with some boards being darker and some lighter. My initial finish plan was to use 50% sealer as a wash...

09-11-2016 05:51 PM

Laguna C|flex or P|Flex Cyclone -- Any Opinions? - 200 replies

Hiya Jocks. I’m looking to upgrade my Harbor Freight DC with something beefier, and am targeting a 3HP unit. My preference is a cyclone for the better separation. Because I have low ceilings, I need a low profile unit. I’ve been circling the Laguna C|Flex or P|Flex units which look great on paper, but I’m a little put off...

09-08-2016 05:58 PM

Dresser Base Mistake? - 11 replies

Hello All, I’m currently building a cherry dresser from an original design (this was possibly unwise…), and I think I might have made a mistake that will force me to change things in a way I don’t want. I’ll try to explain. Basically, thinking only that I wanted seamless side edges where the sides and back meet the...

02-17-2016 01:36 AM

Wood Identification Help - 11 replies

Hello Everybody. I’m interested in building an outdoor structure with a suspended bed-like platform, along the lines of this image floating around the internet: I wonder if anyone could help me to identify the wood used in this picture, mainly the big columns and joists. I know that this piece needs a weatherly outdoor wood as well a...

08-31-2015 09:37 PM

Crosscut Sled -- Finish for Durability? - 3 replies

Hi. Long-time forum lurker finally joining the community here. Thanks to everyone for sharing your knowledge to beginners like myself. I’m nearing completion on a new crosscut sled for my table saw, and while I don’t care about its appearance all that much, I do want this one to last. I’m trying to determine if it’s...


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