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08-06-2019 10:23 AM

Dye mess - 12 replies

Really hope someone can help. I’m working on one of the largest projects I’ve ever done. A recreation of a Gustav Stickley #614 chest of drawers in qswo.Got to the finishing stage, made a sample board, liked the color, but wanted just a touch darker (not much).I’m using water based dye from WD Locwood. Came out real dark. The next step o...

11-19-2018 09:58 AM

Panel beveling - 17 replies

I’m in the process of reproducing an early Gustav Stickley piece. The top is 23 1/4×45, 1 1/16 thick qswo. As with a lot of Gus pcs., it requires a bevel around three sides of the top.Was going to try using a 3” panel raising router bit with a spacer under one side of the router to get the right angle (35*) and run it handheld. ...

11-11-2018 12:46 PM

What switch - 2 replies

Hi guys. For those of you that have made an air filtration box using a multi speed motor, what switch did you use? Would one made for a ceiling fan have a high enough rating?Thanks

11-08-2018 02:21 AM

Lookig for help/suggestions - 10 replies

I’m almost to the point of building the drawers for a dresser I’m making. My old brain must be on vacation, cause I can’t figure out how to finish them.I’m going to be using water base analine dye on the oak fronts, and want the sides natural.Would glue stick to the water base dye good enough that I could dye the fronts p...

09-04-2018 11:13 AM

Pipe size - 6 replies

Been helping my BIL remodel his house, he was over to plane some boards,and saw how dusty my shop is. Yesterday, he showed up with a HF dust collector! Oh boy!Would like to run piping to this thing, but kinda confused what size to use. Should I use 4” pvc, or 5”?Thanks

08-06-2018 11:03 PM

Pegged mortise - 12 replies

Hi guys. Question for you. I’m working on a Stickley reproduction, got antsi and decided to test my finish on some scrap. Seeing this piece has around 30 doweled joints (30 dowels), I added a couple to the scrap. Using water base dye, they came out darker than the surrounding wood. Anything I can do to get them to take the dye a little clo...

07-16-2018 11:03 PM

What happened to.... - 1 reply

For all you guys that love the arts and crafts style, you know that the correct hardware is the key to whether the piece is good or great.I had a website ( saved in my reading list. Awesome reference!! It showed nearly every maker and photos of the hardware they used. With Stickley(Gus), they even had a few pages from an earl...

10-31-2016 12:58 AM

Help with choosing an accent wood - 3 replies

I’m getting ready to start a roubo style workbench. I’ll be using doug fir for the primary wood and thought some darker accent strips would look nice.Any suggestions for a wood that’s darker that I wouldn’t have to worry about the difference in hardness, etc., causing problems? FYI- shop is unheated and no ac, so it’...

06-03-2016 09:42 PM

Back issue help - 0 replies

Hey guys. Hope this is in the right place. Is there anyone out there that would happen to have an American Woodworker – Aug. 1999, issue #74 ?Need a copy of the full size patterns for the arts and crafts hardware and forming block.Really appreciate it! Emailed AWW and they are out of the printed version.

05-20-2016 11:10 PM

Drawer slides - 4 replies

I have a question for all you guys that make your own undermount dovetail slides.Bought one, just to see if I liked it, from lee valley. Has way too much slop. They are going to be used on mission, inset drawers.How much “play” do you allow (between the mating pieces )? Also, what degree bit do you like?Thanks in advance.

11-13-2015 10:10 AM

looking for router - 11 replies

Hoping someone out there can help me decide what router would be a good choice. Replacing pc690 for use mainly with dovetail jig and other jobs requiring collets and very precise depths.Trying to decide between dewalt and milwaukee. Sorry the numbers escape me.They are both 1 3/4 hp, fixed base models. Both are fairly compact and short which sho...

10-18-2015 11:49 AM

matte lacquer - 11 replies

I’m working on a project that requires a dull sheen almost dead flat. I’m using lacquer and I’m having a heck of a time getting it in matte. Does anyone know, can I take a can of satin and carefully pour off some of the clear, without disturbing the flattening stuff at the bottom. Would that then result in a “flatter̶...

10-13-2015 01:44 AM

Stickley book - 6 replies

Hey guys. I’m not on here an awful lot so this might have already come up. I just wanted to pass along info about a book I just got. “The manufacture of arts and crafts furniture by Gustav Stickley ”. Written by McCracken. This book is awsome! 350+pages about the factory how it was set up what happened where etc.. Out of all th...

09-22-2015 11:45 PM

copper screws - 4 replies

Sorry if this is in the wrong spot. I guess the hardware could be considered part of the finishing.Working on some arts and crafts stuff and am looking for antique copper round head slotted screws like we’re used on originals.Anybody have any ideas where to get them? I’ve checked a few places and everybody has pan head phillips.Any h...

07-20-2015 02:04 AM

qswo in my area - 2 replies

Hopefully you guys can help. Does anybody know of a sawmill that would have DRY qswo in the Kankakee IL area? In need of a few 5/4boards.

07-04-2015 04:28 PM

stain mess - 11 replies

Hey guys. First post hope I’m doing it right. Made an arts and crafts nightstand and tried a new stain. (old masters). Color didn’t come out dark enough so I waited over nite and applied a second coat. Came out REAL blotchy and even light spots showing up that won’t accept stain. Any ideas? Could I strip it easily since itR...

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