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11-20-2017 03:08 AM

sanding /prepping figured woods - 16 replies

I’ve been doing a lot of smaller projects boxes /cabinet on stands etc. I work most of the time with domestic highly figured woods birdseye maple cirly maple /cherry /walnut. I have studied alot on finishing and trace coating etc. But I don’t hear a lot about the prep work . I tend to sand everything to 400 as I’ve noticed vis...

05-09-2017 05:55 PM

one wide board or a glued up panel . pros and cons? - 14 replies

I’m having a bit of an internal dialogue about this now . I keep reading single board larger panels will cup. I’m a big fan of single board Panels for obvious reasons. I’ve also read this isn’t true. In your experience what have you guys found ? I haven’t personally had trouble but I don’t have more than 2 y...

04-24-2017 07:58 AM

best adjustable compass plane available? - 4 replies

I’ve always wanted an adjustable metal compass plane. However I’ve never held or seen one in person let alone know how to compare the old stanley models to the newer kunz model. any help or input or tips on how to get one that won’t need a lot of work and maybe stays under 500 dollars. If my only option is to fix up an old one...

04-23-2017 07:06 PM

LN no.4 or veritas no.4 custom pmv11? - 22 replies

Title says it all. If I go with the LN I’d go with the bronze. Any thoughts from you guys are appreciated

04-16-2017 01:39 AM

how do bring you use your most special lumber ? - 26 replies

Often in a project i have to resist using my best and most rare wood in favor of using my more vanilla lumber. I’ll use a special piece for a small focal point but I have trouble breaking into my large stash of pomelle sapelle koa Madagascar rosewood etc. What techniques do you guys use to plow forward with the best materials you got ?

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