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  • GiddyUp994 replied to the topic 'Best wood for frame?' in the forum.
    Hi.
    You have a few good choices in hard woods that you can consider. Maple, White Oak, Red Oak, Birch, Black Walnut just to name a few. I will guess that you are framing a 40" x 50" Mirror which is going to be a very heavy piece to secure to a wall or door so you should consider the size of the frame with this in mind as well.

    Purple Heart will not destroy your tools but any cutting tool you use to prepare and shape your design must be sharp. I think you are looking for something really new to work with and I am going to recommend Black Walnut which is one of my favorites or Red Oak which is one of my favorites ... anyway, both of these woods are easy to work with and takes a natural finish such as your Danish oils very well and if you do your part in the joinery and sanding departments, I think you will be quite satisfied. Consider using a wipe on poly urethane as a top coat or a spray lacquer both of which are made by Min Wax. Good luck and if you have any other questions you will always find someone here that can assist you in creating your project.

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    I am a beginner in the woodworking world. I have made a few bows, a pull up bar, a stool, and a table saw from an old circular saw. I am looking to step out of the beginner wood world of pine and poplar. Someone asked me to make them a pmirror frame for a 40x50 mirror, and i dont want to use a basic wood. I want to use purple heart but i think im going to destroy my tools on it. I need some recommendations for better woods. And what kind of finish should i use. I only use Danish oil because i always make stuff come out beautiful with it, but i would be interested to try other finishes.
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  • GiddyUp994 replied to the topic 'Woodworking Magazines' in the forum.
    Hi Aledson,

    choices in woodworking magazines is one of the most personalized aspects of the woodworker world. I choose magazines that have Articles which pic my interest such as fine furniture, techniques which will enhance my skill sets and jigs that allow me to accomplish specific tasks or would add an improvement to my shop. I do not subscribe to any woodworking magazine. I take a few moments at a magazine rack and if something interests me, I buy it if I know I can make good use of it.

    Your choices are two magazines which I have subscribed to for many years long ago but after awhile I found them to be repetitive in their topics and I basically out grew them. As an example, lets take articles on a cross cut sled. How many minute variations of "The Ultimate Cross Cut Sled" can there possibly be for this simple jig ? Yes it can take many forms but to see four different magazines beating on the same dead horse proclaiming the same thing is something I took notice of and it turned me off most magazines as far as subscriptions are concerned.

    Your choices are good ones and as long as you are learning something from them they are probably worth the subscription cost. My view is to cherry pick the magazine(s) available to you which have projects and techniques that you like to build. They all have their pros and cons. They also have a lot of my hard earned money. LOL There is no "one" magazine that fills my needs but that is not to say this applies to you. This is something all woodworkers struggle with at some point. Just enjoy yourself.

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  • aledson created a new topic ' Woodworking Magazines' in the forum.
    Hi everyone. I'm new to serious woodworking although I have dabbled in it all my life. I have a question about magazines. I subscribe to Woodsmith and Shopnotes because they don't have any advertising, just good woodworking info. What do the rest of you subscribe to or recommend? I get advertisements from other magazines but I can't afford to get them all. So was wondering if there any exceptionally good ones out there. Thanks for any advice available.

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