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08-10-2010 02:13 AM

Maloof rocker as porch rocker? - 4 replies

Has anyone built a Maloof rocker for use on a covered porch or patio? I have a customer asking if she could use a cherry rocker that I built on her back porch. I am a bit hesitant due to the cherry and how it will hold up to the eliminates. What about using oak or pine? My thoughts are that the solid 2” seat might crack due to changes ...

07-31-2010 08:26 PM

Steps to take when selling Maloof rocker? - 4 replies

I am about to finish my 3rd rocking chair, this one will be my first Maloof inspired chair. What should my fist steps be in selling it? I am not looking to get rich on them (atleast not right now ;)) but I don’t want to give them away. What steps do I need to know to ship something this large? Do people use this site, their own, ebay, ...

07-29-2010 03:38 AM

Plans for a wood strip kayak - 6 replies

Where is the best place to find step by step plans for making a wood strip kayak? Know its a VERY internse process thats why I would perfer a step by step with possible templates. ThanksYT

07-24-2010 03:02 AM

Working with Padauk? - 13 replies

I was able to get a good price on some 8/4 Padauk so I decided to get enough to make another rocking chair. This will be my second Maloof inspired rocker, Hal Taylor edition. What advice do you have for working with Padauk?

07-15-2010 06:24 PM

Shop stool plans - 7 replies

I am interested in building a shop stool for my shop. the design that I have in mind is the old woodshop stool from school that were metal and had four legs with a brace for your feet. I don’t have a picture but hopefully everyone can imagine what I am thinking of. My question is what angle do i put the legs at? A stool isn’t ove...

07-06-2010 11:49 PM

Difference between hard and soft maple? - 21 replies

What is the difference between hard and soft maple? I have some soft maple available to me and I am wondering if its the right type of wood to make a chair out of. What is the difference between using hard and soft maple when making furniture, especially rockers?

07-02-2010 04:47 PM

Ebony rocking chair? - 6 replies

Has anyone ever attempted a rocking chair out of ebony? I know that it would be real expensive but I think that it would look pretty neat. I am working on a Maloof rocker right now and would love to try ebony someday. Thanks

06-06-2010 06:33 PM

Shipping rocking chairs - 3 replies

How should I go about shiping a rocking chair? I don’t know the distance yet of the shipment but anything over 150 miles will need to go freight.

05-28-2010 08:00 PM

Removing poly and wax from oak cabinet? - 1 reply

Got a call today from a friend who was trying to use spray on poly on an oak cabinet and it turned cloudy in spots. There was a caot of wax on it already and I think the two didn’t interact well. Thoughts on removing the poly and the cloudness? He has tried mineral spirits with no luck. I suggested using 400 grit sandpaper but not sure...

05-06-2010 02:46 AM

Trouble finishing Scott Morrison rocking chair (Can't get correct angle on seat) - 3 replies

I am having a bit of trouble finishing my Scott Morrison “simple rocking” chair. I have finished everything but mounting the rockers correctly. I have drilled the chair legs and rockers and have mounted them with pegs. The trouble I am having is that when the chair is sat in you tend to lean forward a bit. Due to the angle of the...

04-29-2010 02:51 AM

Tiger Maple in central Pennsylvania? - 9 replies

Anyone know of a mill in central Pennsylvania (Williamsport Area) that sells Tiger Maple?

04-25-2010 03:22 PM

Router plate for Triton 3 1/4HP Plunge Router - 12 replies

I am looking for a router plate for my Triton 3 1/4HP Plunge Router. This router will be dedicated to a table so I need a plate that has all the necessary screw holes and a hole for the built in crank. Thanks

04-08-2010 11:07 PM

Smoothing curved legs on rocking chair - 5 replies

I am making my first attempt at a Scott Morrison traditional rocking chair. I cut the 2 inch thick cherry legs out on the band saw last night. The issue I am having is that I am still kinda new to my saw and not to great at it. I had a bit of wondering with the blade and I now have to smooth out the leg curves. They are not out that must but...

03-13-2010 06:27 PM

Building a curved top jexelery box - 5 replies

I am planning on building a curved top jewelry box for my sister’s birthday. The part that I need help with is the top. I want to use severl sections of wood cut on the table saw but I am unsure of the angle to cut them at or the width of each section. I want the box to be 8” deep and 12” wide. Has anyone else done a simili...

03-12-2010 03:10 AM

Drying cherry and walnut bowls - 2 replies

I know that this question have been psted a thousand times so if this is rpetative then just point me in the right direction. I have been turning bowls out of somecherry and walnut logs taty father in law gave me. The cherry was cut down about a year ago and the walnut is pretty fresh. Everytime that I turn a bowl it it looks god for about 2 ...

02-01-2010 03:10 AM

Help finishing cherry armoire - 4 replies

I am in the process of finishing a cherry armoire for my wife and I need help with the finish. This is my first project that I am staining (last few were painted). I want to show the natural grain of the cherry and get a nive rich dak color. What can I use that won’t be overwhelming for a first timer and not super time consuming. Than...

01-10-2010 04:56 PM

Cleaning out blank tubes - 7 replies

I am having trouble when it comes to cleaning out the tubes of my blanks after glueing. When I prep my blank I use thick CA glue to glue the tube in. When I put the tube in I twist to distribute the glue and then I let it dry over night. When I come back the next day to clean out the excess glue the tube continues to be pushed out. Sometimes...

01-07-2010 03:29 AM

Finishing pens - 9 replies

I just finished my second pen and I have the method of turning and assemblying the pens but I am struggling with the finishing. What I have done so far is sand several times from 220 – 600 grit paper, then I use several coats of liquid CA glue to form a plastic coat. After the CA glue I use several coats of plastic gloss for a final fini...

01-02-2010 02:00 AM

DIY ornamental woodturning jig? - 2 replies

I recently bought a new Jet 1220 mini lathe. Is anyone aware if there are an DIY ornamental woodturning jigs? I have been looking at the LEgacy turning jigs but they are quite expensive. Thanks

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