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07-12-2018 03:00 PM

Help please - Painting six board chest question - 6 replies

I am making a mini six board chest and plan to use traditional cut nails and no glue to hold it together. I would like to paint the exterior with milk paint. How would you suggest I do this without leaving paint on the cut nail heads? Pre-finish prior to nailing together Try to paint around the nail headsPaint over and try to wipe while wet ...

01-29-2018 01:29 AM

Clear or amber shellac for maple and sappele project - 3 replies

Any advice on which would suit it better?

12-19-2017 05:19 AM

Color change in Jatoba before and after finishing - 3 replies

I built a table from Jatoba (not the easiest wood to work with as a novice) and have a question about whether the color will even out over time. Two specific issues. First, there are some areas that were scraped to a finish ready surface nine months ago (had a spine surgery in the interim thus the big gap) and they do not match the freshly worke...

02-11-2017 04:53 PM

Millers Falls no 5 restoration questions - 2 replies

Hi all, I am undertaking a restoration of a Millers Falls no 5 hand drill and was hoping for some advice in two areas. First, the threaded handle cap is loose. There is a hairline crack that I intend to inject some CA glue into to repair that but don’t think it will fully snug up the handle as the treads have seen some good use. I was t...

01-03-2017 11:48 PM

Lazy Susan design question - 1 reply

Hi all, first time posting here. I am a novice and setting out to make a lazy Susan (approximately 24” round top). My intent is to do a panel glue up and use a trammel to route the top. The stock I have for the project is some nicely stripped sapele 8” wide and I have 10 lf. My question relates to the panel for the top. I could...


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