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09-11-2013 06:25 PM

African vs genuine mahogany - dark color over time. - 2 replies

Recently I had an art show and displayed my sinker mahognay Maloof rocker, after the show I had a client email me asking about a cheaper alternative to the genuine mahogany. Will african mahogany darken with age and be similiar to the genuine mahogany? I built a Maloof rocker in the past from african mahogany so I am familiar with how it mil...

08-24-2013 02:49 AM

8/4 mesquite lumber source - 6 replies

I am looking for roughly 50 bf of 8/4 mesquite. The problem is I am located in Pennsylvania so I can’t source it locally. I need suggestions for a mill that will ship lumber to Pennsylvania.

08-23-2013 03:44 PM

8/4 mesquite in Pennsylvania - 3 replies

I got a request from a potential client for a rocking chair made from Mesquite. The problem is that I live in central Pennsylvania and it is not very common. Does anyone know of a place where I can source 8/4 mesquite in Pennsylvania or surrounding states?

08-21-2013 01:58 AM

Wood shop floor ideas - 16 replies

I need some suggestions for a wood floor in my new shop. My new shop will be a modular structure that has a 3/4” PT floor, structure is 24’W x 36’L. I would like to put a nice wood floor over the plywood. I have a WoodMaster 718 with the 3 sided molding attachment so I plan on using it to make the tongue and groove flooring....

08-15-2013 11:19 PM

Advice for building a solid wood entry door - 13 replies

I would like to build a mahogany or walnut entry door for my house. I will be using my Domino for the joints and more than likely will use 8/4 stock milled down. What type of durable finish should I use? I would like to put a few small windows in it but where do I get small insulated glass windows to put in it? Thanks

07-11-2013 01:56 AM

Preblight Pennsylvania chestnut - 5 replies

Does anyone know where I could find preblight Pennsylvania chestnut?

07-04-2013 01:03 AM

Will a segmented planer head prevent snipe? - 5 replies

I have a Woodmaster 718 and was wondering if a segmented planer head would prevent snipe. How much smoother of a finish will a segmented head create opposed to a straight knife head?

06-14-2013 03:51 PM

Best finish for solid black walnut floors? - 6 replies

What is the best durable finish that I can use for my new solid black walnut floors? What is the best way to apply the finish? I would like to avoid sanding between coats and hopefully have to do less than 3 coats.

06-07-2013 01:07 AM

8/4 walnut and cherry between 7 - 9% moisture - 5 replies

I have a bunch of 8/4 walnut and cherry live edge slabs air drying with 7 – 9% moisture. The walnut has been stickered for ~18 months and the cherry has been stickered ~12 months. What moisture level would be desirable for 8/4 walnut and cherry?

06-03-2013 04:34 PM

Finish for outdoor walnut furniture (covered porch) - 2 replies

I got a request from a potential client for a pair if walnut Maloof rockers to be used on a covered porch outside. I need help with a durable finish that will withstand the elements. I use a traditional Maloof finish of poly, tung oil, & BLO, will this work or should I use more of a varnish?

05-15-2013 12:44 AM

Sharpening 18" planer blades? - 6 replies

What is the best way for me to sharpen my 18” planer blades? I don’t have a power sharpener like a Tormek sharpener.

05-10-2013 02:36 PM

Cleaning orange oil off hardwood floors - 1 reply

I apologize because this isn’t woodworking but it does have to do with ahrdwood floor :) I just got a test message from my brother telling me that his boss cleaned her floors last night (whole house)with orange oil and now it is so slippery that she can’t even walk on it. Tomorrow she is having a party and would like to be able t...

03-04-2013 10:38 AM

Custom Made question - 6 replies

This is a question for anyone that is currently or in the past used I was checking the Job Board this morning and there was a post that read “I’m interested in your Cherry Rocker -is it available?”. This seems a bit odd because its like this person is sending a note to someone in particular but there is no name...

03-03-2013 03:57 AM

Hardwood flooring lengths? - 4 replies

I am in the planning stages of making my 3” wide tongue and groove hardwood flooring (thinking about walnut). I will be using my Woodmaster 718 with the 3 sided molding attachment to cut the flooring. My question is what lengths do I cut? What you buy flooring it comes in “random” lengths but is there really a method to it f...

02-25-2013 04:17 PM

Help identifing wood species - 5 replies

I have an order for a barn door style interior door but I can’t figure out what the wood species is.

02-18-2013 10:47 PM

Custom designed branding iron - 5 replies

Is there any place online where I can order a custom branding iron with a custom design that I submit? I would like to have the attached picture as a brand if possible.

02-15-2013 01:09 AM

Craft in America Sam Maloof - 4 replies

I have been watching a few short videos on Youtube from Craft in America featuring Sam Maloof. Any idea where I can find the entire episode that these small clips are taken from?

01-15-2013 07:22 PM

Bayou Classic Cypress Ceramic Grill stand - 1 reply

I have a customer that told me he is getting a new Bayou Cypress Ceramic Grill and he is looking to have an islnd built for it. What would everyone suggest for a good outdoor wood to use. I told him that I could go with cedar, mahogany, or IPE. Need something that is rot resistant and will look nice. Thoughts?

01-15-2013 11:01 AM

Help with shipping quote - 17 replies

I am currently bidding on a job for a beautiful walnut buffet but I don’t know how to quote shipping. My shop is located in central Pennsylvania (17777) and the piece will be going to Nashville TN. The dimensions are 78” long x 36” high x 18” deep. I was thinking of driving it but that would be ~12 hours and gas would probably be higher...

01-02-2013 09:04 PM

Need lathe tool set suggestions - 10 replies

I have had my lathe for a few years now and have mostly turned small items like pens and bottle stops. Recently I started turning larger bowls (>11”) but my lathe tools are not the best. I need suggests for a nice set of tools to use while turning bowls. I am teaching myself how to turn bowls so i apologize for my ignorance on the subje...

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