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09-26-2016 05:04 PM

Milling/Drying Cherry Logs - 9 replies

Hello Everyone, My brother called me yesterday to let me know he just cut down two cherry trees on his property that are now waiting for me to pick up. He said he has 4 10’ long logs that are about 2’ diameter. Should I seal the ends and let the logs air dry for a year or two, or have them cut and kiln dried now, or I guess cut ...

08-01-2016 01:14 PM

Proper Price for an Old Plane - 11 replies

I have been interested in picking up a few planes, but haven’t been happy with the quality I have seen at local hardware stores, plastic handle sand loose fitting parts. I stopped at a local antique shop over the weekend and found quite a few planes available. There was a Stanley No. 5 that looked like it was in good shape and various si...

06-13-2016 02:40 PM

Beadlock Jig and Breadboard Ends - 12 replies

I found a few good posts on the sire while searching for breadboards. I am new to this with only a few projects so far. Today I was planning to finish the remaining portion of my table top, cutting to finish length and adding breadboards. after doing a little more reading I have found that biscuits and glue is clearly not a good idea. The gl...

06-13-2016 12:28 PM

Finishing a Table - 1 reply

I am about to start finishing an oak farmhouse table that I built over the weekend. I plan to do two coats of Minwax stain, its a blend of Dark Walnut and Red Mahogany. I would like to keep the final finish somewhat dull or low gloss. should I simply wax and buff after the stain is dried or do you have any other suggestions. I used Waterlox ...

06-06-2016 12:59 PM

Island Top Warped - 18 replies

A few months back I made an Island countertop out of walnut and cherry that I had posted on here, it didn’t turn out exactly how my wife had envisioned, so I made a new one out of larger planks of kiln dried Hickory. The overall dimensions are 4’x8’ using 6”, 8” and 10” planks, alternating the growth ring dir...

03-03-2016 01:56 PM

Making Rough Lumber straight without a Jointer - 11 replies

I am making another countertop out of hickory planks. I am using rough sawn lumber, I have a surface planer and have already ran the boards through it. My current issue is that I do not own a jointer or edge planer. I have heard of people making a guide or sled for a table saw, have any of you tried this? What about a straight edge clamp and ...

01-12-2016 02:44 AM

Waterlox Cherry and Walnut Countertop - 9 replies

Hello Everyone, I’m somewhat new to woodworking and new to the forum. I just finished a 7’x4’ Walnut and Cherry counter top for our kitchen island. The boss(my wife) wasn’t expecting such a large contrast between the cherry and walnut. I was planning to use Waterlox for the finish, is there a way that I can darken t...


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