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  1. Finishing
    I am building log/box drums for the high school band and need ideas about what finish would work best. The box is made of walnut. The top will be beat on with rubber mallets so I need a finish that will hold up. I was thinking of danish oil being it will penetrate but also have some varnish...
  2. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    I recently purchased an Oliver 399D 18" planer. An Internet search returned a two page Owner's Manual but I need more instructions than contained there. Any Jocks out there with help! Thank's Sanko
  3. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Okay, I'm about ready to get serious on this project I posted on my blog a while back. I've done some research and think I know what a good basic design is, but I am going to be using some of my precious black walnut and maple, and I want the best outcome. Here are the likely suspects, on the...
  4. Woodturning
    I have some spalted box elder pen blanks that I cut up a year or two ago. I need to free up space for a new project. Blanks are 3/4×5 1/2 or longer. Here are a couple of pics. Some pieces have some punky spots probably good candidates for some stabilizer...
  5. Safety in the Woodworking Shop
    I've read a million times… always feed right to left on a router table. So I need some advice. I'm making a bread box, which will have dado joints. The groove is stopped at a certain point, but I don't know how to do the same groove on the opposite board. A sort-of example picture is below. I...
  6. Finishing
    My Question: Brand new to the whole woodworking work- never tackled a project on my own, until 3 weeks ago, when I chopped a chunk out of a tree in my yard, and now attempting to make a slit drum out of it. My plans after sanding it down are using a homemade wood finish out of freshly...
  7. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    About 3 years ago I purchased this 31-255X 18" x 36" drum sander. I see it is nowt discontinued. I chose this over the Performax model mainly because of price. I'm looking for the opinion of LJ's that have ther same sander. My Opinion.. Grew it dislike it quickly. I do not use mine in a...
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