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12-13-2011 02:43 PM

finish for basswood before chip carving - 4 replies

I want to apply a dark finish to a cylindrical basswood vase then chip carve a design on it. I want the contrast between the dark finish and the light basswood in the chip carving. What would be the best finish. Basswood seems very porous. Will it suck up the dark finish like a sponge. Thinking of using shellac to seal it first before a...

01-07-2009 05:34 PM

Where can you find mango lumber? - 15 replies

I see lots of mango furniture in the stores now days but I can’t seem to find mango lumber anywhere. Found some highly figured stuff on the internet but no basic lumber. Where can I find it and how much does it cost? Any body have experience working with it? thanks

05-02-2008 02:23 PM

How to improve your Google ranking - 37 replies

In order to drive traffic to your website/store you need to crank up your search engine rating. I recently learned of the following technique to boost your rating. Gather up some ad copy that includes a link to your website/store and lots of keywords to search on. Your going to post a lot of these so make sure that you also add links be...

04-17-2008 06:06 PM

Wooden Coffee Cup - 34 replies

I got this crazy idea to make a wooden coffee cup and ACTUALLY USE IT FOR HOT COFFEE. Did an Internet search but didn’t come up with much. Any ideas on what wood to use? (Something non-toxic that doesn’t move much) How to seal it? (Mineral Oil, Epoxy?) If I don’t seal it, will it … leak/seep make the coff...

03-14-2008 08:35 PM

Losing "Refine Results" settings - 2 replies

I use the search to bring back a list of pages that match my search string. I set my “Refine Results” and see a filtered list. I click on one of the items to go view the page I use my back button to return to my filtered list. The list is no longer filtered by my “Refine Results”. The search is still correct I&...

02-28-2008 05:12 AM

Posting Multiple Projects at Once - I don't like it - 59 replies

It is probably just a pet peeve but I don’t like it when people post multiple projects at once. For every project that goes on the home page project review another project has to come off. If you post your project and someone comes behind you and posts three projects, then your 15 minutes of fame are gone in a flash. I’ve never ...

02-15-2008 10:44 PM

Sanding the insided of small boxes - 8 replies

I’m working on a small box. Inside deminsions about 3” across and 1 1/4” deep. It was hollowed out with a tray/bowl router bit with a 3/4” diameter and a 1/4” radius. It is heart shaped (late Valentine’s gift) so no corners to deal with. I’m looking for the best way so sand the interior. I’m...

02-10-2008 06:01 PM

constructive criticism OR pandora's box - 104 replies

I’ve been a LumberJocks member for 212 days and I saw something for the first time yesterday. I saw Lumberjocks offering constructive criticism of another Lumberjock’s project. This was NOT a case where the project owner asked for advice. The project was “dovetailed walnut jewelry box” and I thought the comments were ...

01-26-2008 06:28 PM

Need ideas for Mesquite stump and firewood - 1 reply

I was near San Antonio last weekend (I was playing in a volleyball tournament for really old guys) and I stopped at a firewood vendor and picked up some mesquite firewood and a stump. I have 20 pieces of firewood about 12×3 x 3 and a stump that is 18 inches tall and 14 inches at the bottom and 9 inches at the top. BTW – I paid $5 fo...

12-17-2007 03:54 PM

Finish for Poplar Music Box - 9 replies

I’m trying to finish a poplar music box with Minwax red mahogany stain. Not happy with what I’m getting. Without a sealer it is uneven. With either wood conditioner or shellac I can’t seem to get it as dark as I want. I checked out some of the earlier post that mentioned using glaze. I’ve never done this. Is this the...

12-05-2007 06:26 PM

Finish that will keep pink ivory pink - 13 replies

I recently made a pen with pink ivory and my lathe is covered with beautiful pink chips. Unfortunately, the pen itself is much darker ( more red ). I finished it with CA glue and a friction polish. Are there other finishing choices that will preserve the pink? Doesn’t have to last forever but I would like for it to at least sta...

09-24-2007 08:51 PM

Bottom bandsaw wheel knocking/rubbing problem - 14 replies

I have a two year old Grizzly 14” bandsaw that has started knocking/rubbing on the bottom wheel. One spoke of the wheel is grazing the end of the drive pully. If I turn by hand it touches. If I pull back and forth on the wheel, I don’t feel any movement but if I pull and turn it stops rubbing. Mighty small clearance between drive...

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