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01-13-2019 01:24 AM

Make pine plywood look nice? - 31 replies

I have an entertainment center project commission that I am having trouble staining. The customer is not happy with examples of how A-C pine plywood takes a stain due to the large contrast in lights to darks. Obvious advice like not having made it out of plywood or at least not spiral cut plywood aside, what would fellow lumberjocks recommend in...

07-24-2015 04:26 PM

Woodcraft having a pretty good Purpleheart Peltogyne sale - 1 reply

FYI: Woodcraft has 3/4” x 4” x 36” purpleheart on sale for 8 bucks. The shipping is a bit cheaper on Amazon if you are buying more than one. I don’t think you need prime.

01-24-2012 12:03 AM

How find Jocks in my area? - 9 replies

It would be nice if there were a way to locate listed workshops in my area. The map system is very inconvenient to page through and the list view does not list by location. thanks!

12-04-2011 01:18 AM

How do I drill a VERY precise hole? - 17 replies

I bought the Porter Cable dovetail jig some time back and have been practicing box and drawer construction with an intent to graduate into smaller and thinner jewelry-style boxes. But for now I’m working with cheap 1” whitewood. So here’s my question:I purchased the below barrel hinges from LeeValley http://www.leevalley....

07-17-2011 02:50 AM

Bought me a wood lathe, now what? - 14 replies

So I bought a largish wood lathe on Craigslist. I believe its a Chicago Machinery brand and will do about 4 foot long and maybe 12”-16” diameter turns. I got it and some craftsman turning tools for a steal. I have no experience with lathes, but gave it a shot with a piece of cheap pine 2×4 I cut square. It seems to have plen...

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