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12-15-2013 06:07 AM

creating an ombre blue lake effect in epoxy... filling voids in Juniper - 4 replies

I am trying to create a lake efffect for a Juniper coffee table as the piece I am using has several large voids. I want the colors to be darker on the bottom and become lighter as I fill the void to try and create the effect of looking into a deep blue lake. I have depth of about 2” to work with. Any suggestions on dyes to use and how t...

09-03-2013 11:00 PM

type of air compressor and paint gun needed? - 6 replies

I am getting ready to purchase what I will need to be able to use pre-cat finish on my dining tables, etc. My question is what specs should the air compressor have and recommendations of paint guns for the best finish results.

03-29-2012 05:57 AM

finding parts for my table saw - 10 replies

I have run into a major problem that takes a minor fix. I bought a used model 36-600 delta 10” table saw and yesterday it stopped running. I checked my motor brushed and found the brush cap on the top of motor was loose and when tightened it started up and ran well…for a short time and then it quit again.I checked the bottom brush ...

03-10-2012 05:50 AM

granddaughter turning 13; looking for a bedroom bench or chest to build - 5 replies

I could use some ideas with pictures on ideas for what I can build for my first granddaughter turning 13 end of April. Sure would appreciate some ideas/plans for either a bedroom bench maybe with storage inside it or maybe a hope chest.I would like to use Juniper which I have a lot of but, would like to add some accents or do an inlay which is ...

02-26-2012 03:43 AM

small granddaughter bedroom bench with coat rack attached - 1 reply

My granddaughter will turn 13yr. old in April and she has requested a bench and coat rack. I thought it might be fun to make her a small bench that has a small coat rack attached to one end but, I don’t have any good ideas on the specs. so I could use your expertise.Anyone out there with some ideas along with the details on how I could fu...

01-06-2012 07:50 AM

how to advance the blade on veritas tenon cutters - 1 reply

OK,, I know I am dense but, I need to ask what type of tool I need to advance the inset screw on a Veritas tenon cutter. I just picked up 4 brand new veritas cutters along with two full sets of forstner drill bits as well as a porter cable biscuit cutter, porter cable router, table with attachments, two older belt sanders, a hand held router, a...

09-28-2011 08:49 PM

Wiring lamps for United Kingdom - 2 replies

I have just been contracted to provide 200 lamps for a company in England. My question is this: what are the rules/regs I need to know along with type of wire and light sockets for England/Europe? I have to get the final quote to the client TODAY, THANKS for the help,thatlabguy

09-18-2011 02:04 AM

OK, my coffee table is level but the bottom of the legs are not totally squared... - 5 replies

I am making my first coffee tables. I am using Juniper slabs for the tops and the legs vary from Mt. Mahogany, Juniper and Bitterbrush. The Mt. Mahogany is such a dense hard wood and my woodshop tools are minimal (although I have now added a table saw and a Dremel Multi Max). My question is simple; the legs are level but, not totally flat on ...

09-02-2011 05:31 AM

using Epoxy to fill in cracks and holes for Juniper coffee table - 7 replies

anyone who has worked with Juniper knows how many holes and divets a slab can have and the ones I have cut for coffee tables have several cracks/holes on the side of the slab. I am using epoxy to fill in the holes but, am having trouble finding a means of keeping the epoxy from running all over the place. tape doesn’t seem to hold it in ...

05-16-2011 06:50 PM

bar stools made with Juniper - 4 replies

I have been asked to make 4 bar stools out of Juniper. I need some advice on things to avoid, look out for and any other information that will help me come up with a contemporary design but, using all Juniper wood, no back with a solid wood seat.I have been told I need to use only Juniper heartwood to avoid weak spots in the legs. I am not loo...

02-23-2011 09:10 PM

steps to make high quality wooden canes - 2 replies

Can someone let me know the basic steps needed to make good canes. I have a lot of Juniper walking sticks but, need to make good handles for them and I don’t know the steps needed to turn them into high quality canes. These pieces do not have natural handles so I need to know what steps are needed to turn a nice piece of wood into a high...

01-12-2011 10:10 PM

hiding drill holes in Juniper lamp posts - 4 replies

I am having some trouble mixing glue with sawdust to hide my drill holes made when wiring a twisted piece of Juniper. So far, the way to do so is to mix sawdust with epoxy until I get the right ratio of epoxy to sawdust. My problem has been that when my mixture dries it is darker than surrounding wood making it stand out and in some of my piec...

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