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09-12-2017 12:37 PM

Grain filler used with Ammonia fuming quartersawn white oak? - 5 replies

I’ve done quite a bit of ammonia fuming of my quartersawn white oak, and love it. But I want to try filling the porous oak grain before fuming this time. Has anyone tried this? I can’t find anything on this method online or in magazines. I’m currently experimenting, but thought I’d get some advice. I know you shouldn̵...

06-02-2017 02:56 AM

Ammonia fuming before gluing interior drawer guides? - 1 reply

I have fumed quartersawn white oak with ammonia and love the results, but this will be my first time fuming a nightstand with drawers. Should I fume before gluing on the poplar side drawer guides/doublers, runners, and kickers or fume after they’re glued on? I’m sure poplar won’t be affected much because it is low in tannins (a...

10-11-2016 12:36 PM

Advice on motor for pre-WWII Delta 1460 lathe - 36 replies

I just purchased this pre-WWII lathe from a guy who’s dad bought it in New Zealand before the war. It’s the same lathe as the Delta 1460, just the international version. It came with a lot of accessories, including the jack shaft that slows the lathe speed down for metal turning, etc. However, the guy I bought it from didn’...

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