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  • GiddyUp994 replied to the topic 'Funky Results When Sealing a Painted Table Top' in the forum.
    Hi Bevcoa,

    the percentage I am confident with as a starting point depends on the type of paint or stain etc. I have experienced great results with most paints with a 10 percent ratio and sometimes as much as 15 percent if it does not atomize well.
    As far as a needle size goes depends on which gun I use and of course what I am spraying. I really can't give you a size that would be of use to you for your sprayer. If you do not have a copy of the operating instructions for your gun, it would be critical for you to find instructions and they should be easy to find online. Sorry I can't be of more help. Let me know how you make out trying different ratios and gun adjustments I would love to hear that you found a combination that worked for you. We always learn new things from one another.
    I hope this is of some use to you.

    Derek
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    4 days ago
  • Hi. New to the forum. I've was messing with wood as a hobby back in the 90's and made some decent things not the least of which was a rocking horse for my granddaughter. Recently I've had two good friends that had new babies born into their families and I thought maybe I should make them each a rocking horse, too. So I'm having to refresh myself on how to do a lot of these things with wood.
    5 days ago
  • RMaiella uploaded a new avatar
    2 weeks ago
  • So glad to be a new member of this site
    2 weeks ago
  • Colin replied to the topic 'Question on Planing Butcher Block Tops' in the forum.
    Ah ... edge grain, that's a huge difference, yes no problem running ANY long grain through planer, flat grain, edge grain etc, they area all fine, it's the end grain that can cause problems.

    When I looked at your your pic, I was wondering if this was the same issue or another picture or ??? That clears it up for me.
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    2 weeks ago
  • chaplaindoug created a new topic ' Funky Results When Sealing a Painted Table Top' in the forum.
    We took on a job to paint a large veneered table top. I found multiple articles that indicated the steps were to 1) lightly sand, 2) apply two coats of primer (we used Kilz 2), 3) apply water-based enamel paint (we used Behr Premium Plus interior satin enamel paint & primer in one), 4) allow paint to cure (we gave it over a week), 5) lightly sand (some did not indicate to sand) , and 5) apply one coat of water-based polyurethane (we used Minwax satin).

    We had the following problems.

    1. I applied the primer and paint with a fine sponge roller. This left the paint bumpy like an eggshell only rougher. So I sanded and reapplied using a brush. This was smoother and glossier, but showed brush strokes.

    2. After over a week of curing, I lightly sanded (with 800 grit) the table cleaned and applied a single coat of Minwax water-based satin polycrylic. The room temperature was in the sixties and stayed so for drying. It looked fine that night. But a couple days later I looked closely and the clear was "cold checked," where if you look closely there are fine cracks in the clear spider webbed all over the surface.

    So my questions are:

    1. What is the best way to apply paint when painting a wood table so that the finish is smooth and shiny?
    2. Why did my polyurethane cold check? What would be a better way to apply the polyurethane or an alternative?
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    2 weeks ago
  • chaplaindoug created a new topic ' Question on Planing Butcher Block Tops' in the forum.
    We just finished and delivered a nice cherry 51" x 44" x 2" butcher block top for an island. We glued up 11" wide sections (four of them) and then ran through my 12" DeWalt planer. All worked out well. BUT, the man at Woodcraft told me (after the fact) I should that I should NEVER run wood, end grain up, through a planer, as it will blow up the planer and the project. He said I only got lucky that it did not happen to me. My questions are, is he in fact correct? If so, how does one plane butcher block tops and individual slats for that matter (I also ran my 2" wide slats through individually to plane to 2" before gluing up each 11" section). Thanks for the help.

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    2 weeks ago
  • Need help. Just got back wild cherry boards which I have cut, k-dried and planed for a farmers table. Will not be putting the table together until January. What do I do to condition the wood and keep it workable until then?
    2 weeks ago
  • GiddyUp994 replied to the topic 'Home Made Lumber' in the forum.
    Hi Ripper,

    Cherry does not grow very well this far North and I wish it did. You have some great boards there. Any plans on what you will use them for ?

    Derek
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    3 weeks ago
  • GiddyUp994 replied to the topic 'Mail Orgnaizer' in the forum.
    Hi Ripper,

    you most certainly created a fine Mail Organizer. I really like it.

    Derek
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    3 weeks ago
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    3 weeks ago
  • Ripper created a new topic ' Mail Orgnaizer' in the forum.
    For the past few weeks, I have been re-familiarizing myself with my tools. Its been too long since I got serious out in the shop. I got tired of mail being scattered on the kitchen counter and my night stand so I decided to make something to keep the bills organized. As usual, I looked around on the web and didn't see anything that just melted my butter so put together an idea of my own. I had the wife write the numbers on it to try and give it an old fashion look. Its not the prettiest but I like it... and it works! :P
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    3 weeks ago
  • Ripper created a new topic ' Home Made Lumber' in the forum.
    Well, its been a while since I have posted but I wanted to show off my first home made lumber. Its from a wild cherry tree that was in the yard. Its been sitting on a top shelf in my shop for about a year and, according to the moisture meter, I was good to go so away I went and here are the results after I put it through the jointer and planner. I am in the middle of making a mantle clock with it that I will try to post pics of when it is done.

    Sorry for being away from the forum for so long but I have been keeping up with the new videos and some of the posts.


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    3 weeks ago
  • GiddyUp994 replied to the topic 'End Grain Cutting Boards' in the forum.
    Thanks Colin, these are just some tame versions of the board designs I like to make LOL. I make my boards either 1 1/4" (minimum) or 1 1/2" for the large Chef Boards. I have made some large Island Butcher Block at 2 1/2" which looks awesome in the right environment.
    Yes it takes some concentration to eliminate any "slippage" during the glue up but it generally works out. I am waiting for my Purple Heart, Yellow Heart and Bubinga order to get here........... insert crickets chirping here...... so I can fill some orders. Maybe by Thursday is the story I received today.
    I have to design a counter top storage rack which would be a nice addition I think.
    Derek
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    3 weeks ago