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09-10-2016 07:32 PM

Anyone ever buy from Roy Underhill - 5 replies

Hello lady’s and Gents, I am going to break down and buy me a good dovetail saw. Since I’m close to Pittsboro I figure id just go buy one from the tool store over the Woodwrights school. They don’t list stuff on line but I was wondering if anyone ever bought from there. I would like to know if I could get a decent saw for under...

09-09-2016 10:05 PM

dado hieght for drawer bottom - 4 replies

Hello Lady’s and Gents. I found a couple old post on the subject but need to make sure. This drawer will be 8 inches high by 13 wide by 15 deep. Nothing heavy going in it just light bulky stuff. I’m using 1/4 ply for the bottom if I leave a 1/4 inch under the dado when I cut it in the side should this be plenty? sides are 3/4 thick ...

09-04-2016 05:40 PM

green wood for drawers - 17 replies

Hello lady’s and Gents, I have some 3/4 and some 4/4 flat sawn oak that has approx. 15% mc. If I plane it down to 1/2 inch thickness and make drawers with it right away, through dovetails all four corners (a box basically), plywood slid into grove in bottom. Now the actual fronts ill ad later from some wood dried to 6%. My question is, bei...

08-27-2016 05:24 PM

laminated oak bow - 1 reply

Hello Lady’s and gents. Its been a long time since I made a bow, what I want to do is make a laminated oak static recurve bow. I’m using oak because ill have some left over from a project and I’ve never done this before. Does anyone know of a good website that would give me the info needed to do this. Thanks.

08-24-2016 03:41 PM

what Is it made from? - 11 replies

Hello lady’s and gents, I rescued this old bent wood and refinished it as a present for my cousin, she is soon to have her first child. When I got it had an inch of old cracked up varnish on it and the seat and back were busted out. I figured the varnish was dark to hide some ugly wood but after getting it sanded down it turned out to be r...

08-11-2016 09:38 PM

Anyone recognize this style - 3 replies

Hello guys/gals, I bought this to refinish and resale never seen one like this. Does any one no if this style has a particular name or was popular during certain time frame. Its solid oak no veneer. Some jack ass painted it green. Missing one drawer, there are a few slotted screws in the bottom I usually only see those on pre 1960 stuff but I&...

08-10-2016 05:53 PM

drawer fronts - 5 replies

Hello guys/gals. I’m waiting on some red oak to dry so I’m trying to nail down my exact plan for this project. Its basically a small chest of drawers 42 high 22 wide 18 deep. My question is attaching the drawer fronts to the drawer. Which is better half blinds or making a box then attaching the front. The only plywood in this projec...

08-03-2016 10:29 PM

polycrylic?????? - 17 replies

I have to repair a coffee table for a customer. She bought it online had it shipped from Texas to N.C. After a year it cracked, its made from pine?, finished with polycrylic satin. Not to offend anyone but for 1500 dollars I don’t want polycrilic on my table sorry. the small GREEN company uses reclaimed wood (tore down a barn that’s ...

07-31-2016 08:45 PM

sorry changed my mind - 0 replies

Hello guys/gals I was going to trade this for a dovetail but I think id better keep it, cant figure out how to delete post

07-29-2016 07:51 PM

Advice on 75 year old wood - 17 replies

A guy just brought this unassembled chair to me. His father found it in 1952 in an old barn. He was going to finish the chair but never got to it. The owner was a furniture maker who had passed away in 1937. This chair was in the barn unfinished, you can still see most of the layout marks, knife not pencil. So if the chair was b...

07-29-2016 03:37 AM

dry time on rough cut - 9 replies

Hey guys/gals you’ve not steered me wrong yet so here’s the question. Going to pick up some rough cut red oak this Saturday. 1 inch by 8 inch by 8 feet, he said it will be ready Saturday. the log was cut down (possums living in it) two months ago. if I get it 2.5 months after its raped from mother nature whats the best way to dry it ...

07-27-2016 02:22 PM

Mckloskey spar varnish - 5 replies

Hello guys/gals. I use a lot of spar varnish, mostly cabbots. Now years ago I did lots of research on stain varnish polly things of that nature so that I would understand the nature of the products I used. So I could make intelligent decisions on what I would use on a project, not just well this is what the boss man used. I’m interested in...

07-26-2016 06:58 PM

Dovetails 1/4 or 1/2 - 2 replies

Hello guys/gals, My next project will have several drawers, a couple 7 inches tall, about 6 that are three inches tall ( by tall I mean bottom to top). My jig will cut 1/2 or 1/4 flush. If I set up for the .25 set up it would be easier to cut them all, will the .25 dovetails be ok for 7 inch tall drawers. Overall dimensions are 18 wide 16 deep s...

07-24-2016 08:46 PM

anyone near moore county N.C - 0 replies

Trying to find a decent place to buy some hardwood in the Moore county N.C. area. Anyone familiar with this part of the country.

07-24-2016 07:41 PM

help with this oak - 4 replies

I Am making a sewing cabinet for a customer, This picture shows an example of the other furniture in her home that she really likes. Her father was a furniture maker no pressure there right. So I need to figure out what type of oak this is or choose one that will look a lot like it. There are so many species of oak I cant keep up/ But I know...

07-24-2016 05:59 PM

dovetails - 13 replies

Ive made plenty of box joints and such, but I finally have a costumer who wants oak with a stain finish on a cabinet. So it will have 6 or so drawers (sewing cabinet) were do I go for basic instructions for dumb asses on dovetails. I want to think this through from the beginning not jump in with an oh hell I know how these are made attitude. Tha...

07-22-2016 09:43 PM

should i buy - 4 replies

Delta 12 inch portable planer 22-540 type 2 good shape 2 extra blades 200 bucks is that a good deal I’m not thinking so but could be wrong.

07-22-2016 01:49 AM

anyone recognize this plane - 11 replies

There is a u in a circle above the made in usa stamp behind the frog, bed is solid the rest is light weight but seems to well made cuts decent haven’t done any thing to it yet another one my cousin found and gave me.

07-21-2016 02:19 PM

matchin fir plywood to maple - 0 replies

First discard fir to scrap pile, Second dig through scrap pile for piece of birch plywood. Birch is easy to match to maple if you don’t have any maple especially since there is a break in the pieces. If youre reading this Mr. Bondo I was not trying to be a smartass when I said I’m that damn good, hope you didn’t think I was goi...

07-20-2016 12:04 AM

chain saw - 19 replies

Hey guys/gals I don’t need a big chain saw also don’t use one often but I thought about buying one of those electric one, Log is 16 inches max diameter, anyone ever use or own one.

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