I just finished a dinning table centerpiece prototype using cheap pine board finished with Watco Natural Danish oil. I'm now about to start another copy using cherry. I really liked the simplicity of the Watco finish so I thought of trying the Cherry version of their Danish oil. Does anyone have experience with Watco Cherry Danish Oil on cherry wood?
Aloha Folks, I've been tasked with making a few tables for a shop/museum that I work at and I will need some heavy duty 3'x5' tables to store merchandise on. My manager would like sold tables made out of hard wood. I'd like to have the top out of 2x8s and the legs out of 4x4s with an apron of 2x4s. I've picked up a pockethole jig and I also have a router so I'm considering using mortise and tenon joining for the apron & legs or possibly just using the pockethole jig. On to the problem, I've found a lumber yard which will supply 2x8x10s for the table top in Poplar, but I'm having trouble finding anything other than Cedar or Douglas Fir for the 4x4s after calling several suppliers. I've looked at a couple plans recommended on this site, namely http://www.artofmanliness.com/2011/10/27/make-a-dining-room-table-by-thanksgiving/ (less the footrest) but wanted some input from you on possible solutions/ideas. The table will be finished in a Ebony Stain and water based poly. Can I do OK with Douglas Fir 4x4s? Or should I seriously consider joining two poplar 2x4s? Mahlao, J.
Can anyone recommend a wood worker in the Phoenix area who could build something like below? Want to get one made for a friend. Thanks, Kit (email@example.com) https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/68/73/a6/6873a6a6df48e529335be295cc7537a2.jpg
I have a couple of old Disstons also but don't know the first thing about trying to sharpen one. Did you learn from a video? My dad was a saw filer in a lumber mill and I helped him on occasion to sharpen the big head rig saws. Mammoth blades like 15 or 20 feet diameter. They would cut a 4' dia log faster than you could walk! Never had the chance to work on little stuff but you are giving me hope that I could learn!