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  1. Cocowood staircase balusters

    Before I start removing my painted, pine staircase balusters and before I start milling my last coconut tree in the U.S.; I need all the advice I can get to help me replace the pine with cocowood. I will be using sugar-leached, kiln dried, 36" x 2" x 2" bolts and plan to: 1)Use a Legacy...
  2. Glass Stair With Wooden Baluster

    My new project of Glass staircase with Two tone Dual wooden Balusters, I am set up new concept of glass stair with Two Balustrade Glass hang between two balusters with D Bottom Posted By Mahadev Wood Industries
  3. Bridge work (Non-dental)

    After moving my in-laws on to my lot next door, I constructed a little bridge for them to cross the ditch to get to my house to drink coffee every afternoon. All treated lumber, deck and hand rails are from 1"X6" pine, base is of 2"X6" pine, all posts and bracing are 4"X4". Balusters are 2"X2"...
  4. Recycled Spindles

    A professional artist I've done a lot of renovating for asked me to upgrade a stair railing in part of his tudor mansion that grew from a tiny wartime bungalow over the years. Unfortunately the newel post was too short and I had to cut down the beautiful ballusters procured from an old...
  5. Blogs
    Bar Tops I'm finding out the hard way, that in order to become a good finisher I need to be an even better refinisher! This has been a long road. I started out using a brush-on spar varnish and quickly realized that there had to be a better way. Now, there is nothing wrong with a brush-on...
  6. Blogs
    Hats off to the creators of this site! What a fantastic idea and first class all the way! It's so amazing to me what technology and the internet has enabled us to do. I've always enjoyed reading magazine articles about other craftsman and seeing the different things they created. (This is so...
  7. Blogs
    Let them think you're a little crazy! This is Pops' advice That pain in arse customers can be a downer! I know first hand. I've been working for them for the last 25 years. Sometimes you just can't tell until it's too late, Other times you know there going to be a pain and you need the money...
  8. Woodturning
    I've been playing on the lathe with double chucking spindles. Was turning a piece of scrap pine (2×4) 1 1/2 inches square by 40 inches long seeing how thin I could make the spindle. I learned not to put too much pressure on the tailstock because that tends to bow the spindle which can increase...
  9. Designing Woodworking Projects
    I am building a 700 sq ft deck about 14 off the ground and would appreciate your thoughts and expertise on the following: Is Thompsonized material better than Yellawood? What are the benefits if any of 5/4×6 compared to 2×6 decking? Can I lay the decking at 45 degree angle with 2×8 16"...
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