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  2. RichardA

    Cedar Fence Staining

    In my experience, you're going to have a real hard time keeping your fence from turning grey, no matter what stain or finish you apply.
  3. Spanky

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    The big heart sweetgum tree’s or like finding a curly tree. Most sweetgum tree’s are all sap wood. The second log in the pic has heart wood.
  4. Yesterday
  5. Spanky

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Treeslayer, I think it may have to do with the soil. Some of the prettiest red gum lumber comes out of the middle of Alabama. What we have look’s more like the second pic. But, if you can get it with a lot of heart wood it will be pretty with a lot of red colors. I think aging a sweetgum log will help on the color. The guy that sells to Woodcraft buys red gum lumber down around Cullman, Al. It looks like the first pic. Hard to get it looking like that. It’s not cheap!
  6. Stephen Prunier

    Auriou tools closing?

    They also make carving and lettering chisels. They make the Chris Pye Signature Line.
  7. Bert Combs

    Cedar Fence Staining

    I have a brand new 250 square foot cedar fence and enjoy it's current appearance. I'm searching for stain recommendations that will retain as much of the "new" look as I can get. I've checked Consumer Reports however it seems their recommendations met with very mixed reviews from users. I know linseed oil is a premier preservative but seems pretty darned expensive for what I need. I thought I'd check with the pro's for your thoughts. Thanks
  8. treeslayer

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Hey @Spanky good to know on that red gum wood, I’ve worked with it before, kind of soft but pretty wood. I hope to get down there sometime
  9. treeslayer

    Wood Drawer Runners

    Hey Derek, thanks it’s cherry, some light sapwood is in it around the box joints on the doors.
  10. curlyoak

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Not for painting. The gum I remember was mostly white...Polished wood and varnish would be beautiful...
  11. Spanky

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Curlyoak, do you still want to paint gum lumber? Blackgum, would be what you, would want to paint.
  12. Spanky

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Yes, we have big gum tree’s here. Blackgum, Sweetgum or some call it redgum. Sweetgum has a lot of sap wood on it. But, if you can get sweetgum with alot of heart wood it’s pretty. A couple of pic’s of sweetgum or redgum.
  13. derekcohen

    Wood Drawer Runners

    Treeslayer, that's a very nice piece! Cleanly done. What is the wood? Regards from Perth Derek
  14. derekcohen

    Wood Drawer Runners

    It sounds like a good idea, but it's quite a bit of extra work, and it has rarely been an issue. Really. There is a simple solution - don't over fill drawers Regards from Perth Derek
  15. treeslayer

    Wood Drawer Runners

    I think for a bigger drawer the bottom may be the way to go but on small stuff i think they look cool and add that extra touch to a special project.
  16. K Cooper

    Wood Drawer Runners

    Thanks. Mine will be on the bottom.
  17. wtnhighlander

    Wood Drawer Runners

    Derek, the frames you pictured are open, but do you ever include panels to close them? One pet peeve of mine is that drawers without full seperation of jam each other if one is over-filled, or contains an odd shaped object that can turn and wedge itself. Fully seperated drawers at least limit the jam to a single drawer.
  18. houstonwoodworker

    Pecan wood

    Coop- it’s a guy in Missouri City. He’s selling all kinds of stuff and has lots of slabs. Send me a private message.
  19. pkinneb

    Laminated Flatbow Build

    Nice!
  20. derekcohen

    Wood Drawer Runners

    I have only ever used drawer blades (frames). This is the traditional way. When I think of runners on drawers, I think of the kitchen On a recent build, I came up with an idea for an adjustable drawer stop that is simple to install ... I wish I had thought of this years ago. Regards from Perth Derek
  21. gee-dub

    My shop overhaul

    I make liberal use of the "block" feature on forums for these happy (read sarcasm) campers. This has allowed me to return to forums I had previously written off. There are some folks I just really don't need to hear from.
  22. Maybe something along this line would be a compromise?
  23. applejackson

    My shop overhaul

    @Cliff I'm new to this forum but not too other WW forums and I literally feel your pain with other posters. Everyone wants to be "the guy" that discovers the fatal flaw in your (or any other) project. It's human nature I guess. I don't spend as much time in forums as a used to for that exact reason. You could post about using a 6" clamp to pull 2 pieces together for a glue up and before you know it you've got 30 clamping "engineers" telling you how they would've done it. Meanwhile your glue up dried 3 days ago and looks perfect, so you just have done something right, right? Everyone means well and I get that but it can get very frustrating. Everyone is an expert on everything. (Full disclosure, I'm just as guilty of doing this as anyone else). When I was putting my shop together I ran a few new circuits. I put in about 8 4-plex outlet boxes most about 4' up from the floor. I don't have any idea if it meets code or not. I banged it out in a day and did clean work. They've worked flawlessly for almost 10 years now. At the time I thought it was too many outlets. Now I wish I would've doubled it! Anyway, looks like you took the time and money to do things right and you are going to have one sweet, comfortable shop when all is said and done. Kudos to you and your friend for a job well done!
  24. Chet

    Wood Drawer Runners

    Coop, I have only used dovetails as center guides on the bottom, I haven't and probably wouldn't use them on the sides. It seems like there would be to much tendency for them to bind in that orientation.
  25. wtnhighlander

    Floating desk supported by french cleat

    At that length, you can potentially attach to 3 studs on standard 16" centers. But only 2.5" of depth (and bearing surface against the wall) is a severe mechanical disadvantage against 24" of width. Lag screws into the studs would probably hold the desk with no difficulty, but there is the potential to add hundreds of pounds of a person leanung or sitting on it. Angled braces would be good, either below or above the desk. In keeping with the modern, technical design you described, I might consider suspending the front corners with aircraft cable, to the ceiling or wall.
  26. curlyoak

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Hi Spanky. Do you have any gum trees of size that can be milled? Years ago Dixie plywood offered in in plywood and was the best for painting. Even better than poplar. I do not have a need now. Just curious.
  27. Tpt life

    Pecan wood

    Seems a silicone mat would care for that quite well. No?
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