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02-17-2021 10:03 PM

bow in table top - 16 replies

So, I made this top for a coffee table we have. It is made from 2in wide, 3/4 in thick walnut and maple strips, glued together, and the glued/screwed to a 1/2 in plywood sheet. Top is sealed with oil based poly, bottom is not. after about a moth or so, it took distinctive bow, visible with the naked eye. I think the reason might be that with ...

02-12-2021 04:33 PM

adjustable dado blades - 9 replies

So I just learned that there are adjustable dado, or wobble blades….Had no idea… Just out of curiosity, are they any good ?

01-16-2021 12:12 AM

Spraying waterbased polyurethane - 12 replies

So, I am about to take my first steps into spraying instead of brushing on my finish.I have a set of spray guns, the set Jonathan Katz Moses recommends in this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb1TAQ-kxr8 I usually use Varathane poly, both the oil based and water based.I have no special preference for Varathane, it’s just that it...

12-12-2020 03:26 PM

planing table top - 2 replies

So, I am making a replacement table top for a cheapo coffer table we have..Copied something I saw on the web, made of maple and walnut.Once it was all glued up, it needed to be planed.So I built one of these sleds for the router, and went to town.Works well, I was happy with the result, this being the first time to do this.But the mess you make ...

10-25-2020 02:18 AM

restoring family heirloom - 7 replies

I have this little table, comes from my great grandmother. The top has some stains on it, water I believe…The wood is mahogany veneer, I think. What would be the best way to restore this ?Light sanding with high grit, 600 or more, and the re-finish with what ? Suggestions are much appreciated !

08-13-2020 10:15 PM

Finish for cherry butcher block countertop ? - 8 replies

So, we decided to replace an old formica countertop with cherry butcherblock. I have it all cut, and ready to install, but now the question is, how to finish it ?Some folks swear on tung oil, others on polyurethane, etc. etc. Recommendations? thanks!

04-21-2020 05:52 PM

Orbital sanders question - 19 replies

Thinking about maybe getting a new sander, currently have a Ridgid 5in sander. while browsing around stumbled over the Festool, and the Mirka…But both of them are way more expensive than the Ridgid, Bosch,makita, etc., in some cases, 4-5 times as much… Are these sanders really that good ? If so, why, what is the advantage ?

03-12-2019 11:35 PM

dust collection blower - 14 replies

So, I am in the process of setting up shop again, after moving.I want to build a dust collection system. In the new house, we had to replace the furnace, and instead of throwing it away, I kept the blower from the old system.Would this work as a blower for a dust collection system with a cyclone dust separator? Provided of course, a proper shrou...


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