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  • Colin replied to the topic 'Home Made Lumber' in the forum.
    Mmmmm ... cherry, we pay dearly for that kind of wood around here, nicely done, some great looking lumber
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  • Glen replied to the topic 'End Grain Cutting Boards' in the forum.
    Just wanted to add that I've been wearing the cloth gloves with the rubber palms. Great grip & help in the splinter department. Plus my hands don't dry out & crack nearly as bad here in the dry cold Winter air of Ohio. I looked around til I found a very soft & pliable pair in the cold. I'll get you the name of them if you're interested.

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  • Glen created a new topic ' Dovetail joint question.' in the forum.
    Hello all. I know I haven't been around much lately & I do miss seeing what's happening here. So I just spent the last bit of time catching up here. It's nice seeing what you are all designing & building.

    I do have a question tho. I'm going to be building drawers with 1/2 blind dovetails. How do I get the length of the sides & the front & back so I end up with a,, for example,, 15" wide drawer by 22"deep? I think I need to make the front & backs to length & the sides plus 5/8" for the front dovetail. The backs will be held in place in a dado in the sides & I can figure that out. :laugh:

    Thank You & I have some pics to share when I get some more time!! B) B)
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  • Glen replied to the topic 'Best wood for frame?' in the forum.
    Purpleheart is a nice wood for what you want to do but keep in mind the purple is only there while being machined & sanded. Over time it will turn brownish.

    Having said that I've made a few mirrors these last couple years & always use a quarter sawn wood. It is more stable & beautiful. The mirror you're making is a large mirror so you have more room for the frame to move, twist, & even bow. I'm certainly not a wood expert but I do know it moves.

    Here's a 30" X 40" mirror I made last Winter from 1/4 sawn White Oak.
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    2 smaller quartersawn curly Ash mirrors.
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    I hope this helps in some way.
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  • Glen replied to the topic 'Mail Orgnaizer' in the forum.
    That is really neat!! I do like it & can tell you put some serious thought into what you want & need. Well done Mr & Mrs Ripper!! B)
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  • barrettsre replied to the topic 'Woodworking Charts' in the forum.
    Thanks SMK. Only joined today, but could have used the drill chart yesterday when making a Sprouting Jar Rack for she who never obeys me.

    Richard
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  • Over the holiday I had a chance to sell my carvings. My show was a great success. This was my 2nd year for this show. All my inventory was sold in about 3 hours. I felt like my pricing was fair to me and my customers. Price ranges from $5 to $75.
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  • Good Morning Guys, need some advice. I am planning to start a wood carving business, just a small place, dedicated to hobbies and small parts. Not sure which carving machine get, thinking of a cnc carving for less that a$1000,00, are those chinese machine any good?,or can you recommend something else. Thanks. Carlos
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  • GarryDE replied to the topic 'Fixing a table top' in the forum.
    I agree with Colin that without seeing the table it is very hard to make a solid decision about the correct approach. The actual finish on the table will determine what method to use. The problem with the lacquer thinner method is that you might just move around and re-lay whatever the contaminant is without actually removing it causing you grief down the road. If the person used Murphy's Oil Soap on old varnish, you have a real problem. You might as well clean the finish off completely and start over with new stain to match and finish. Oh, and don't underestimate the power of a paste wax finish. I've got an old step stool that I fixed up years ago, sanded, stained, gave it four coats of Johnson's paste wax, power buffing each and it looks as good today as the day it was done. Have a go at it and see what you can do and let us know how it turns out. If you don't like it, do it again, it's wood, it will usually forgive you. Use my philosophy, "You can't make it any worse than it is!"
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  • smk created a new topic ' Fixing a table top' in the forum.
    My grandpa has an antique table that one of the house cleaners messed up. She put something on it and now everything sticks to the table. My uncle put some lacquer thinner on it and rubbed the top and got a lot of the stickiness off, but there is still issues. He told me to get some 4/0 steel wool and rub it with some more lacquer thinner, and then put some paste wax. Is this correct or is there a better way to fix this without stripping it and starting over?
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