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05-30-2011 12:27 AM

Curly vs. tiger maple - 5 replies

I have been told that the difference between curly and tiger maple is that one is hard maple and one is soft maple, is this true? I have also been told that soft maple is really only by name being that it is still harder than most hard woods. I am looking to use curly maple for a rocking chair but want to make sure it is hard enough for the cu...

05-24-2011 02:54 AM

Need a 1.75" round over router bit - 18 replies

I am looking to round over a 1.5” square piece of wood into a round piece without a lathe. Anyone know where I could get a 1.75” round over bit so that I can turn 1.5” square into a dowel rod? ThanksYT75

05-22-2011 03:56 AM

Rounding piece without lathe - 5 replies

I need to create a long round piece for a music stand but the center support that needs rounded is longer than my lathe. What can I use to do this? If the piece is 1.5 inch stock are there router bits I could use?

05-22-2011 03:53 AM

Good glue bottle roller? - 1 reply

I am search of a good glue bottle roller. I had one from Rockler that was clear and had a bunch of different heads but didn’t work very well. I need one that gives a good consistent flow that I can use on several small strips for laminated chair pieces. ThanksYT75

05-19-2011 04:56 PM

Good rasp from Woodcraft? - 7 replies

I am headed to Woodcarft this weekend and I am in search of a good shaping rasp. I need a rasp to round over some long curves on chairs parts and I want something that will do the job and hold up over time. Is it possible to find somthing like this at Woodcraft? If I can’t get one there thats fine I will look else where. If you can a...

05-15-2011 07:27 PM

Building cabinets under Rocklers shop stands - 0 replies

I have a workbench that I built using Rocklers shop stands and I am thinking of buying a router table setup with the same stand. Has anyone used these stands and built cabinets underneath for storage? I want to build drawers under the workbecnh and router table but need some ideas first. If you have done this can you direct me towards any pic...

05-15-2011 06:16 PM

Porter Cable 690LR Router enough power for raised panel bits? - 13 replies

I am looking at buying Rocklers new router table combo that comes with the Porter Cable 690LR Router. I want to be able to make raised panels in the future and want to make sure that this router won’t hold me back in that. I have been told that raised panel bits are the biggest and hardest to route with so thats why I am asking about the...

05-08-2011 06:30 PM

Using TransTint to dye wood for cutting board - 7 replies

I have a customer that wants a blue and white (maple) cutting board for Penn State games. I have some TransTint Blue (#6022) dye that I was going to use but I want to make sure that it will be safe. I plan on dyeing everyother board blue to make a stripped board. Will the dye leach into the food and be unsafe? I will be using mineral oil or ...

05-04-2011 02:57 PM

Best clamps for cutting boards - 21 replies

I am in the market for some new clamps to do a bunch of cutting boards. I currently am using 36” Jet Parrell clamps which work nice but its hard to get the clamping pressure with the straight handle. They also tend to bind up due when glue gets on the bar. I am looking to make several boards in the next few months for an Art show coming...

04-27-2011 07:39 PM

Insurance at craft/art shows - 14 replies

What does everyone do for liability insurance at craft or art shows?

04-11-2011 02:53 AM

Filling 1/4" gap in furniture - 2 replies

I am building a book case that will be painted black and I have a 1/4” gap down the back. When I installed the back plywood I neglected to notice that it was undersized by ~1/4”. The back acts as a stabilizer so the gap won’t hurt anything but I need something to close it up. I can’t cut a piece to fit in because the g...

04-10-2011 05:22 PM

Wood strip canoe building - 14 replies

I am looking for a good guide or book to building a wood strip canoe. Anyone have experience building a wood strip canoe and what did you use to learn the process? ThanksYT75

04-08-2011 12:36 PM

What else do I need for my first show? - 9 replies

I have my first craft show in 3 weeks and I wanted to run by my prep list and see if I am missing anything. I will be showing several Maloof rockers and chairs and be taking orders (nothing sold at show). Supplies that I have: 3 rocking chairs and 1 low back dining chair10’x10’ canopyCanopy sidewalls6’ folding tableBusin...

04-06-2011 03:46 PM

Sharpening router bits? - 9 replies

Is there a way to sharpen router bits? I have noticed that some of my bits are starting to burn when I cut which means they are getting dull. Is there a way to sharpen a rabbit bit and a roundover bit? Thanks YT75

03-29-2011 04:50 PM

Business cards online - 6 replies

I have my first craft show coming up in a few weeks and I need business cards. Anyone know of a good site online that will allow me to design business cards? I found one the worked nice but it kept locking up and wouldn’t let me order. I want to be able to upload a photo or two on the card along with some text and order them. ThanksYT

03-18-2011 06:18 PM

Super Durable finish for Low Back Dining chair - 5 replies

I am going to start building two of Charles Brock’s Low Back Dining chairs for my office. I work in a food manufacturing plant so I need a real durable finish that will hold up to employees sitting in them. No one will be overly dirty but I want to have a finish that will hold up scratches from keys and belt radios and be cleanable. Cur...

03-17-2011 03:18 AM

Sharpening turning gouges - 7 replies

I need some help with sharpening my gouges. Does anyone use wet stones to sharpen their gouges?

03-11-2011 09:32 PM

Helic head or straight blade planer - 7 replies

I am in the market for a planer and I really like the Jet JWP-15. The issue I am having is deciding to go with the helical head or not. I have a helical head in my Jet 6” jointer and I love it but its hard to justify the $500 difference in the planer. I know that if money were not an option this would be easy. Does the helical head hav...

03-05-2011 05:16 AM

Methods to number work? - 1 reply

I have been building several rocking chairs lately and I would like to start numbering them. To sign the work I use an electric brand with my name on it but what should I use to number it? ThanksYT

02-24-2011 05:49 PM

Outdoor/porch Maloof rocker - 2 replies

Has anyone ever built a Maloof inspired porch rocker? The only ones that I have seen are from Gary Weeks I know that it would depend on what type pf wood, I was thinking of using Mahogany. I know that there might also be problems with the solid seat. Would a solid 8/4 carved seat crack...

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