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11-28-2015 02:14 PM

Suggestions on this live edge slab - 17 replies

Normally I’m not really interested in doing a live edge piece. I can appreciate them. Just wasn’t something that I felt like doing. Until I visited my local WC yesterday and this walnut slab begged me to take it home to be a sofa table. Initially, I was only considering the ‘clean’ side. Now I’m not so sure. S...

10-06-2015 04:41 PM

Theories on what this stain is? - 5 replies

I brought home some rough cut soft maple and when I was planing it down, I found some stains that went the entire length of one side. After I ripped a clean edge, it looked like some of the satins go a good 1/32” deeper. They aren’t a problem because those surfaces are not going to be exposed. Just curious to the possible caus...

09-06-2015 12:20 PM

Trying to match a finish on a Philippine piece - 0 replies

I’m attempting to replace the cross on the orb of this religious piece. It’s like a grey wash. I believe the wood is red Meranti (Philippine mahogany). Anyone have any ideas to try?

07-02-2015 05:53 PM

How to create a round portion in a square board (leg) - 3 replies

I’m wanting to create this cross-section in the middle of a 1”x1” board. I could do it on my router table (as described in my blog). Was wanting to try something by hand. Or at least partially by hand. The length of the cross section will be about 4”. My current idea is to us a router to clear out most of the material ...

07-13-2013 04:20 PM

Round Ring Box from Bloodwood blank - 2 replies

I’m making a round ring box out of a 2×2 piece of Bloodwood. I would like the top to slide off the bottom similar to a shoebox. I don’t have a lathe, so I’m using a technique on my router table. Circles attached to the ends, repeated passes over a bottom cleaning router bit. Once I have created a cylinder, I’...

09-16-2011 12:11 AM

Looking for ways to approach making wooden high heels - 6 replies

Hi All,I’ve been occasionally dabbling in wood projects off and on (mostly off) for a while. I’ve decided to get serious about it and I’m in the planning stages of a couple of projects. The one that I’m really un-sure about is a pair of dance shoes (photo attached if I can manage it). My initial thought is to bend thin...


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