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09-02-2009 03:02 PM

Cabinet Finish? - 2 replies

I am building my kitchen cabinets and started to ponder about a finish. I am doing hickory face framed with raised panels doors. I am planning on doing a light glaze also. I was thinking about something from General Finishes. I can spray or apply by hand, would prefer spraying though. I do have this finishing book Any advice is greatly ap...

07-17-2009 03:30 AM

Face Frame Cabinet Books - 7 replies

I am looking for a good book to aid me in the design and build of my kitchen cabinets. Anyone recommend a good one?

02-18-2009 02:34 PM

Raised Panel Router Bits - 9 replies

Does anyone have these bits in 1/4” shank, or do I just need to step up and buy a 1/2” shank router?

02-09-2009 08:40 PM

Wood Countertops??? - 40 replies

I am going to start my kitchen project soon and would like some insight on Wood Countertops. I will be doing new cabinets and thought that maybe some wood countertops might look nice. I have seen that a couple people have done them but I can’t seem to find any info on how good they are. I don’t want it compared to granite or simil...

01-05-2009 07:47 PM

Jet 8" Jointer / Planer Combo, Model JJP-8BT - 5 replies

Seen this on the Woodcraft site, here. Anyone know anything about this? $330 bucks doesn’t seem bad for someone in the market for both. Other than the planer is only a 8”, but the jointer is 8” also.

12-08-2008 03:35 PM

Gloss Finish - 8 replies

Need a recommend for a nice gloss finish for a chess box I am making. I love how it looks with Mineral Spirits and want that look. It is made out of Bloodwood, Roak, and another I can’t remember at this time. The board isn’t going to get used “alot”. Thanks

11-24-2008 05:24 AM

First Table Saw - 25 replies

I am looking for my first table saw. I would like some opinions. Here are a couple that I have found on Craigslist. These are in my price range. Any advice? http://baltimore.craigslist.org/tls/927544176.htmlhttp://philadelphia.craigslist.org/tls/911011569.html

11-21-2008 08:20 PM

Hand Plane - 10 replies

I feel like I ask too many questions, but there is only one way to learn. My father-in-law gave me an old Stanley#3 that belonged to his dad. From first glance it is in excelent shape. I bet is hasn’t been used in decades. 100% zero rust, except for the blade. True as can be. The problem that I have ran across that I can’t fi...

11-21-2008 02:11 PM

Mineral Spirits - 3 replies

I hear alot of talk about Mineral Spirits as a finish. I was at Ace Hardware yesterday buying some paint thinner cause I am painting a boat and its 100% Mineral Spirits. Is this the same stuff? Tyson

11-03-2008 03:54 PM

Stain changed colors - 7 replies

Newbie here with my first question. I am building what would appear to most as a china cabinet. To keep a long story short, I stained part of it one day and another part three days later. The were completely different parts with natural breaks seperating them. When I stained the second part the stain changed horribly different. It is a MinW...


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