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12-16-2016 02:38 AM

Hammer Veneer Staining - 9 replies

I hammer veneered two pieces of curly maple with HHG and went to re-hammer a few bubbles. During the hammering I noticed a few dark streaks appearing, but just thought that the veneer hammer was just marking the wood slightly due to the water and friction. I figured I could just lightly scrape it off. After I finished I went to scrape and san...

11-17-2016 10:54 PM

Attaching Turreted Table Legs - 3 replies

I plan on building a table similar to the table in the picture built by Rob Millard, but am having trouble determining how the legs are attached to the table. Does anyone have any insight into how the legs are cut and attached? My thought is to cut an inset segment out of the leg so that the table body’s edges sit on the leg’s in...

11-03-2016 12:57 AM

Hot Hide Hammer Veneer Terrible Bubbling - 24 replies

My first attempt at hammer venneering ash burl with hot hide glue was a complete failure. Terrible bubbles formed that I have not been successful in flattening. I’m hoping you could give me some advice. Iv attached images. - Iv attempted to reactive the glue under the bubbles and re-hammer. I have slight improvements but it won’...

04-17-2016 12:30 AM

Twist in wide boards - 15 replies

I have some wide 4/4 curly cherry boards rough cut that I will be building a dresser case from. The boards are 20” by 4.5’ which will work perfect but they have around a 3/8 twist to them. Any tips on how to work with these? My plan was to use a router sled to flatten one side and then send it through a drum sander to get a perfec...

03-28-2015 11:51 PM

Split rocker leg from dowel - 6 replies

I’m building a maloof rocker and when attaching the arms with a dowel I split the top of the front leg. I’m using a 3 inch long 1/2 dowel to connect the bottom of the arm to the top of the front leg. It was a tight fit so I hit it with a mallet and then noticed 2 splits on either side. What can I do to fix this or minimize any fur...

03-01-2015 08:57 PM

Maloof Seat Reinforcement - 3 replies

Is adding dowels or biscuits really necessary when glueing up a Maloof rocking chair seat? Both Scott Morrison and Sam use dowels while Charles Brock uses dominoes. Are these for alignment when glueing or to add strength to the chair. I don’t have a drill press or domino jointer so I would prefer not to add the dowels/dominoes if they r...

12-28-2014 07:59 PM

French Polish Grain Fill - 2 replies

I’m giving french polish a shot for my table and have a question about grain filling. The top that I will apply the finish to is Ribbon African Mahogany. On practice scrap I used pumice to fill the grain, but I’m wondering if I could just use aqua coat to do the initial grain fill and then continue the french polish after the gra...

12-27-2014 12:15 AM

Finishing mahogany with holly inlay - 11 replies

I’m working on a federal period card table following a guide from Steve Latta and wanted to get your opinions on finishes for the piece. Here are a couple of options. Please let me know what you think or if you have any better ideas. One concern I have is the apron is crotch mahogany and I know it will be a lot darker than the legs....

12-06-2014 04:14 AM

Federal Eagle Marquetry - Feathers - 6 replies

I’m attempting to do a federal eagle in marquetry and am not sure how to handle the feathers on the wings. The feathers are too small for me to cut, but the example I’m trying to reproduce has small black lines that make up the feather. Can someone please suggest how I can make the small black lines that make up the feather?

12-06-2014 04:08 AM

Sanding Marquetry and Stain - 7 replies

I’m doing a paterae of thistle and leaves in marquetry for a federal style card table I’m building. The background is holly that I’ve dyed green. After putting the marquetry together I needed to sand the piece and the sanding removed a lot of the green stain. I applied shellac to the inner white holly and I reapplied the out...

10-24-2014 04:48 PM

Veneer and Inlay on Curved Apron - 12 replies

I’m making a federal period card table based on the plan by Steve Latta. I don’t have much experience with veneering and inlay so I have a few questions. The veneer is mahogany and the apron is poplar. 1. Can I use 2 ply veneer with the hammer veneer method? Can I use 1/8 thick veneer with the hammer veneer method or is it too ...

08-15-2014 06:21 PM

BLO in Seal-A-Cell - 9 replies

I am finishing a solid Cherry dining room table and am considering mixing boiled linseed oil into seal-a-cell as the first coat. The reason for this would be to add in some oil to help pop the grain, but not enough to cause blotching. After looking at the MD5 sheet I don’t think there is any oil in seal-a-cell. Does anyone have an opi...

08-08-2014 04:52 AM

Cherry fuming color - 11 replies

I’m building a dining room table out of Cherry and am experimenting with finishes. The long skinny piece of wood in the pictures is finished the potassium dichromate. The rest of the pieces were fumed with ammonia for varying lengths of time. Each piece has several coats of arm-r-seal on top. As this is my first Cherry proje...

05-27-2014 02:39 AM

Glue Line Appeared After Dying - 20 replies

I glued up a mahogany tabletop with very minor glue lines. After I dyed the tabletop the glue lines became very apparent and raised up above the wood. The glue line now has a raised ridge when it was flat before the glue up. It is even worse because the brown dye made the glue line black. After I sanded it originally the table top was smoo...

03-18-2014 02:04 PM

1.75 vs 3 hp table saw - 30 replies

I’m considering buying a SawStop professional cabinet saw and trying to decide between 1.75 and 3 hp. The difference will be roughly 500 dollars so I’m trying to determine if I really need the extra HP. I keep seeing people recommend the 3 hp because it cuts easier and lasts longer, but I would like to know what this really means. ...

02-19-2014 03:43 PM

Dust collection pvc fitting with gasket - 15 replies

I am in the process of setting up dust collection piping for my Grizzly dust collector. I am using 6” sdr35 pvc pipes and am trying to connect them to sdr35 pvc wyes with a gasket in the wye. I can’t fit the pipe into the wye because it is too tight. I can fit the pipe in if I take out the gasket. Does anyone know how to connec...

02-14-2014 07:46 PM

Grain fill before or after glue-up - 11 replies

Should you fill open grain woods before glue-up or after? Also do you typically grain fill non visible pieces of wood such as the inside frame of a side table? I’m planning on either using Aquacoat, Seal-A-Cell, or a oil slurry to grain fill. I’ll be experimenting on scrap wood first. Any suggestions? I’m building a Ma...

01-19-2014 12:04 PM

Broken Grizzly Dust Cyclone - 24 replies

I purchased a G0703P 1-1/2 HP Cyclone Dust Collector – Polar Bear Series and attempted to convert it to 220V. I missed a major step and the dust collector does not turn on anymore. Does anyone know how I can get the dust collector working again? I would appreciate any suggestions because I’m hoping I didn’t just destroy the ...


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