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11-06-2015 06:55 PM

Denatured Alcohol - Shellac - 11 replies

I want to apply Shellac (only) as my finish. I seem to remember reading somewhere ( Flexner) that with oily hardwoods, to minimize drying issues: 1. You could apply Denatured Alcohol to the wood.2. then apply your Shellac ( de-waxed). Is that right? Or do I have that mixed up w/ something else. Thanks in advance.

10-29-2015 08:19 PM

Workbench lumber - Box store ....which good cheap wood? - 11 replies

I have been all over the Work Bench Smack down post….its very large, somewhere around 16k replies. My questions are specific and the focus is on not spending a lot of money on the build. What I know: 1. Make sure its dry…get kilned dried if possible.2. yellow pine or douglas fur is cheap and will make a mighty fine workbench ...

10-19-2015 06:30 PM

Router Insert Plate- Need advice on making my own - 5 replies

In the process of converting a workbench into a router table. Have gotten a lot if useful information off of LJ but the one thing I need help w/ is advice on making my own Insert Plate or just biting the bullet and buying. I can get either a blank Aluminum or Polycarbonate 1/4 or 3/8 sheet from the internet for about $25. The one thing that̵...

10-13-2015 04:41 PM

Any thoughts on The WoodWhisper Guild Subcription - 18 replies

I recently came across this on the TWW website. Is this “Guild” more for follow along & build projects? Do you know if there are other aspects of the subscription such as on demand videos to learn from?

10-07-2015 07:28 PM

Picked up Columbian and Wilton Vises off of CL - Next step - 17 replies

Check these out. I am so pumped I was able to find these at a decent price. Picked up these last night off of CL for $50. Seemed like a good price. I have been looking on LJ to see how to clean them so that’s the next step, then paint, then attach to my bench ( after I build it). I have seen people mention “Quick release̶...

10-05-2015 02:42 PM

Vertical Shop Vac Cart - DIY dust collector - small shop - 2 replies

First of all the cart was inspired by Jay's project , the dust collector was from YouTube Above the normal frustrations of a small shop I was tired of tripping over my shop vac and it taking up so much space so I found inspiration from Jays post. Now I just wheel that booger around and its awesome! My shop is growing bigger by the day. ...

10-05-2015 01:40 PM

Lap board - need suggestions attaching the ends - 4 replies

Working on a small project- Lap board. I am pretty new to this so am spending a lot of time debating how to attach the “breadboard” ends. The end pieces are in the picture under the board. They will be attached to the short end. The end is 1/2 in wide. I don’t want to use nails. My initial easy way would be to drill holes t...

09-24-2015 07:38 PM

It was My First Time - exotic wood - 2 replies

First time in an exotic hardwood shop and it was amazing!!! I couldn’t leave without buying a couple scraps.

09-11-2015 02:01 PM

Water based products - 8 replies

I have never used water based finish but have recently purchased some for my project. I will be applying all water based products, pre-stain, stain, and poly. Going to done in my basement shop with minimal ventilation. Any tips would help. Project is a pine coffee table. Thanks in advance. Tips, things to avoid or look out for??


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