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11-06-2011 05:24 AM

best finish to use on a baby crib - 9 replies

Hey guys, I need some help deciding on what finish to use on a baby crib/bed that I’m building for my soon to be arriving grandson. I have books on finishing, i’ve read many articles on finishing, but still haven’t seen anything that tells me what would be the best, and safest ( non toxic) finish to use for a baby crib. I’...

10-30-2011 06:14 AM

grizzly g0453z spiral cutterhead planer will not start - 8 replies

Hey guys, I recently purchased a 15’’ grizzly planer, but can’t get it to start. I’ve checked my wiring, and the motor and switch wiring, and compared it to the owner’s manual diagram, and it seems to be wired up correctly, but all I get is a slight humming sound from the motor when I press the start button. Could i...

07-29-2011 04:27 AM

bf needed to build wood magazine's 3 in 1 baby crib/bed - 3 replies

I recently discovered that I’m soon to be a grandpa for the first time. Having told my son and daughter-n- law that I would build their first crib when they decided to start a family,the time has come to do just that. I want to get started as soon as possible, so instead of taking the time to design a crib,we’ve decided to just go wi...

05-22-2011 08:07 PM

Trading wood - 15 replies

Hi everyone, I recently posed a question to one of my LJ buddies (Peteg) from NewZealand, and thought that I would get everyone else’s opinion on the subject. I’ve been thinking how nice it would be to work with woods not available locally. I know that there are some LJer’s who share or trade wood with each other, but I’m...

04-01-2011 04:41 AM

found/free logs/pallet wood/wood gloat - 7 replies

Just wondering how many LJ’s seek out and use free wood as I do. My day job is working in a shipping dept. of a valve manufacturer. Needless to say everything has to be palletized,and I occasionally run across really beautiful wood that’s been used to make these, and so often some of these pallets will be...

03-28-2011 01:41 AM

wood gloat-unusual cherry figure?/sweetgum root burl - 12 replies

Just wanted to show off a couple of wood finds. The cherry I found growing not far from where I live. The bole or trunk diameter of the tree was about 30’’, but only about 3 feet before splitting off into two main scaffolding limbs, which were about half that diameter each. The bole, crotch, and two main scaffold ...

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