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11-19-2015 12:44 AM

Freight and Shipping Options--Any Advice? - 3 replies

I need to crate or box a sculpted rocker for shipping. Any body have any experience on options of how to do this and how to ship that won’t cost me an arm and a leg?

09-21-2015 10:54 PM

What's Up With Ridgid And Their Top Secret Attitude? - 18 replies

So I am bandying about the idea of a buying a 14” bandsaw. Among the options I came across was the RIDGID MODEL R474. There are a handful of (favorable) reviews out on the internet and the Ridgid site does list it. However, Home Depot lists it as unavailable. So I sent the following email question to the Ridgid customer service. &...

06-29-2014 12:47 AM

Jet 16-32 Drum Sander for Sale - 2 replies

Hey there, fellow Lumberjocks. If you are in the Lawrence, Kansas area (Between Kansas City and Topeka), I am looking to sell my Jet 16-32 Drum sander way cheap. Hope someone can take advantage. Here is the Craig’s List page.

04-18-2012 09:13 PM

Minwax Polyshades--Any Experience Or Advice? - 44 replies

I have never used the product but I am finishing a HUGE project and wonder if a one step process would be worth the time saved if anyone can comment if the product works… how’s it look… etc. Anyone with experience that can offer their two cents worth?

02-19-2012 04:50 AM

Options For Bedframe - 4 replies

I am in the process of building some bunk beds. I was thinking that a short mortise and tenon along with bedbolts would be the most solid way to connect the side rails to the legs. Seems this would be the tightest construction and hence the least rocking of the bedframe. I see various bed rail connection systems and worry they won’t pro...

06-15-2010 04:32 PM

Jet Tools On Sale Until August 31 - 0 replies

May be the time to pick up that power tool you wanted/needed.

06-05-2010 04:59 AM

Can glues be dyed? - 5 replies

Does anybody have any knowledge as to whether wood glues can be dyed? Glues are water soluble but does that mean a water soluble dye could be added? My organic chemistry days are too far behind me now to figure it out off the top of my head. I was thinking about accenting some joint lines on a panel glue up and how crazy I could get with it.

05-11-2010 07:43 AM

Is There Any Reason To Sand To 10,000 Grit? - 20 replies

Obviously I exaggerate but it seems to me that way too much time is spent on sanding. (And my random orbit sander is one of my favorite tools.) If you have a project that is going to be stained an then a topcoat applied what is the advantage of a super high grit? Once the milling marks have been removed and the surface is smooth, I do not see ...

04-25-2010 01:59 AM

Staining Quartersawn Sycamore - 8 replies

My next project is a rocker to be made from quartersawn sycamore. Just wondering how to prepare myself for the staining. Is this a blotch-prone wood? Can you pop the grain on this like you do with tiger maple? Any finishing secrets to share from those who have worked this wood before?Thanks

10-24-2009 02:13 AM

Sand Flee For Sale - 4 replies

Sand Flee portable drum sander for sale with several rolls of various grit sandpaper. I bought it last winter when I was making several boxes and 24 cutting boards. Less than twenty hours use. At the time, I thought I would have further use for it but I am not using it on my current large products. Time for a sale to a fellow woodworker. It ...

10-13-2009 08:10 PM

What Would Make The Most Stable Window Seat Lid? - 6 replies

I am making a large toy box that will double as a window seat. It will be in a 8 year-old boy’s room and I anticipate that he will use is as a seat a lot for reading as well as for storage. The overall size of the lid will be 18” x 72” and made from 5/4 red oak. With this in mind I ask two questions. Is this too big of a lid...

08-18-2009 02:48 AM

Do You Give Back To The Forests? - 9 replies

It dawned on me the other day that just maybe I should do something to “replace” all that wood I have used and will use in the future. It didn’t take much effort to find The Hardwood Forestry Fund web site. If it is true that $1 will plant 3 trees, that’s a good idea. I am not on a crusade here but I think I will be ma...

08-13-2009 09:53 PM

Trying To Finish Over Linseed Oil - 8 replies

I constructed a bedframe and side table out of hard maple. Instead of stain applied and then wiped off 2 coats of boiled linseed oil. Took my furniture to a local shop that has done some finishing for me in the past. Now for the problem. The surface or the wood is still slightly gummy and can’t/won’t dry enough to allow the shop t...

08-09-2009 07:01 PM

Laminate Legs vs Solid - 18 replies

Just built a bed set and used a large timber to make solid 3”x3” legs. Originally had thought of laminating narrower material. Is there a difference in long term stability? At least with solid legs I don’t have to worry about which side to face out!

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