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09-16-2019 01:14 AM

How to make long, very thin wedge - 9 replies

I need to make a long (about 6”), thin wedge. The wedge needs to be 1/32” on one end and taper down to nothing. I only need to make one. I’m thinking maybe I could double-stick tape the wedge-to-be to another board with one end raised 1/32” and run it through my belt sander. Keep sanding until one side is down to nothi...

03-25-2019 01:14 AM

Sand shade quilted maple - 0 replies

I’m trying to sand shade some quilted maple. This is the worst wood for shading that I’ve come across. I can leave it in the sand forever and it barely does anything. Eventually it’ll kind of shade, but it’s really uneven and looks awful. Every piece I’ve tried does this so it’s not just some mutant piece. Do ...

01-24-2019 12:03 AM

Marquetry shading with woodburning tool - 8 replies

Has anyone tried shade with a woodburning tool instead of sand? I’ve made a feeble attempt (I’m new to woodburning) and haven’t had much luck. However, it seems like there could be a place for using a woodburner -especially for places where a fine line is required. Also it’d be nice to not have to heat up a big pan full o...

01-28-2018 03:28 AM

flattening curly figured veneer - 11 replies

I’m trying to flatten a piece of figured fumed eucalyptus. All of those cross grain stripes are like little hills and valleys in the wood. I’ve tried flattening it with a mixture of glycerin and water (clamped tightly while it dried). It’s helps some, but those little hills won’t lay flat. Should it be possible to get it ...


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