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12-28-2015 05:56 PM

Fixed Louver Wooden House Shutters - 2 replies

I have been doing some research trying to find out how exterior fixed louver wooden house shutters were constructed back in the mid 1800’s without much luck. Today there are many ways to make the stiles using routers with the appropriate jigs, a Festool Domino, the matchmaker made by woodtek, or by using expensive computer controlled machiner...

12-07-2015 04:16 AM

Wood Finish Selector - 6 replies

Browsing the internet I found this utility which recommends finishes to use based on a number of criteria which you can choose as properties. May give some an idea where to start and what questions to ask before picking a product. Give it a look: Wood Finish Selector. From the same people there are other woodworking utilities which may be o...

11-12-2015 04:14 PM

Chair Back Spindle repair - 6 replies

A friend sent me this photo of a chair back and asked me how to repair it? For simplicity, my first thought was to glue it back together and clamp it until cured as it would appear that it may have enough surface area to handle the bond stress to peal it apart. Another alternative would be replace the whole length of dowel which may or may...

08-31-2015 11:02 PM

Figure Dust-Collection Needs - 0 replies

Wood Magazine has a good article concerning the aboce topic HERE. Thought that some may be interested in the info.

06-29-2015 11:35 PM

Accoya® Replacent for tropical hardwoods - 2 replies

Are you familiar with this product? Exceeds the durability, stability and beauty of the very best tropical hardwoods….so they say. Could this be the same as Heat treated wood?

05-23-2015 05:44 AM

Mirka Extends Recall - 2 replies

FYI. Mirka Extends Recall of Compact Electric Random Orbital Sanders Due to Fire Hazard. Tools involved are CEROS650 6-inch and CEROS550 5-inch compact electric random orbital sanders.

05-21-2015 05:12 AM

Level Legs the Easy Way - 3 replies

An old timer showed me this years ago but just found a video, where as some people say, pictures are worth many words. Here is a video of a good way to Level Legs the Easy Way.

04-12-2015 04:51 AM

Router Table Dust Collection - 14 replies

I have a Bench Dog cast Iron router table with a hookup for dust collection on the fence, but, have been looking at a more efficient means of dust collection. There are under bench dust buckets, a Incra CleanSweep downdraft dust collection system, the Keen Dust Collector Kit for Router Tables (which I tried and found not effective), as well a...

01-24-2015 06:51 AM

Importance of MSDS sheets....Not Enough Warnings! - 22 replies

Many(edited) have been under the assumption that with the new waterborne and low VOC compliant coatings we are safer in using them. Well, I have been reviewing some of the MSDS sheets for over the counter as well as commercial woodworking finishes that I use in the shop, and the ingredients scare the hell out of me. The EPA in their infinite wis...

01-07-2015 09:29 AM

Members using this site to sell or promote products and services they sell or represent. - 41 replies

When I first joined Lumberjocks I was under the impression that one was not to sell or promote products and services they sell or represent. It seems that I am seeing very active members tout products and services which are supplied be other members or themselves. If a member wants to advertize his or her product, why don’t they take o...

12-30-2014 06:44 AM

Water Based Pre-Stain Conditioner Natural - 4 replies

Has anyone tried the General Finishes Water Based Pre-Stain Conditioner Natural? I would like to get some feedback on which woods it was used with, finishing process you used and the end result of your finish.

06-25-2013 02:33 AM

Handmade Antique Desk - 4 replies

Has anyone seen this Desk? All I can say is way above my skill level…DeskHow long do you think it took to condtruct and finish?

03-06-2012 12:23 AM

Bar Stool/Saddle Seat Stool - 3 replies

For a number of months I have been looking for plans for a Saddle Seat Bar stool without any success until last night. Found a reprint of American Woodworker from April 1996 for the below: I am going to use it with some exception, converting to a saddle seat and leaning toward using mortise and tenons vs floating tenons. My question; ...

05-04-2011 07:07 AM

Entertainment center hinge - 5 replies

I am looking for a hinge something like this but of good quality and in solid brass. It is used for entertainment centers for full 270 degree opening 3/4”overlay and doors which are 3/4” thick and it wraps around the side panel of the face frameless case which is 3/4” thick. Anyone have a source or an alternate sugges...

04-18-2011 07:55 AM

Rectangular Picnic Tables - 5 replies

I have been asked to build two 10’ rectangular picnic tables. My question is why are 6’ and 8’ the only one’s available at the big box stores. Is there something I am missing other than beefing up the legs, seat, and seat supports.

04-11-2011 08:05 AM

Heat the Shop-Sawdust Stove - 6 replies

How do you heat your shop? Has anyone ever built one of the sawdust stoves? Watch the video. Video I don’t know about you but I create at times 55 gal bags of sawdust and in the past thrown it out on a compost pile. But now with the energy prices have been considering making one of the sawdust stoves. Right now in my shop I have a...

03-31-2011 06:00 AM

Water-based Dewaxed Shellac - 9 replies

In my search for the best possible blotch control on Cherry wood I came accross water-based dewaxed shellac at the Targey Coatings site. The Product Yes, a water based shellac. Has anyone have experience with the product or one like it?

03-30-2011 10:39 PM

Supplier for Full Extension Euro Slides - 3 replies

I am having difficulty finding a source to supply EURO style full extension drawer slides like these: Sample Slide Type I really am too small a shop to set up accounts with a real cabinet supplier but there has to be someone that will give better prices. I have done Google searches and looked at most but without luck. Any suggestions ot...

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