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  1. Reclaimed Quartersawn Oak Plant Stand

    Formerly a mail order quartersawn oak fireplace surround, had about 8 coats of paint, I left some for rememberence, also salvaged what was left of the original product tag, and it is behind about 10 coats of poly on an inside leg
  2. Quarter sawn Oak Stereo Cabinet

    I designed this cabinet to hold my stereo (before ipods :) ) so that my components were at eye level. Behind the doors are several pullout shelves holding all of my cd's. I also tinker with stained glass, so I made the glass panel for this as well. This was my first attempt at glazing, and I...
  3. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I need some help and feedback on the Rockler gravity feed HVLP GUN, #38269. I would like to use this to stain and use some spar poly to refinish three sets of french doors. Will this work using a 2hp pancake compressor with a 5.2 cfm at 40 psi output. And do I need to change out the tips for use...
  4. Woodworking Skill Share
    I am making quadralinear quartersawn oak legs for a table I'm building. In other words I want all four sides of the leg to show the rays in the oak. I have cut down my stock so that each is .75 thick and shows the rays. The finished size of the legs should be 1.5" x 1.5" so I'll just need to do...
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    Know your wood #1-Cherry Most people only talk about grain at the most superficial level of how it looks. We woodworkers enter the fibres. We tease the cells apart with the chisel's edge and search for weaknesses and strengths in the species. We want to know these intimate details so we can...
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  6. Wood & Lumber
    I came across this while surfing and thought it may be of interest to more than a few. Hope this is a help. They deal with very large and matched quartersawn oak. http://www.quartersawnoak.com/
  7. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I'm getting ready to make a queen size shaker style bed. I'm considering these 2 knockdown hardware options: Bed Rail Fasteners Bed Bolts Is there any advantage of one over the other? I'm leaning more towards the bed rail fasteners as they look like they would be a little easier and quicker...
  8. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hey guys, newbie here. My first band saw. I installed a new blade 1/4". That went ok as far as I can tell. I started to cut some pretty heavy wood. I notice some black stuff coming from the blade. It was the plastic guide that I was cutting into. Does that mean my blade is not tight or...
  9. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I'm putting the back on a double bookcase … it's tongue and groove quartersawn oak. I'm going to use 18 gauge brads in my spiffy new brad nailer, but wondered if the galvanized nails will eventually cause a staining problem with the oak. Should I use stainless steel instead or does it matter?
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