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  2. Go to the Wood Whisperer Guild site, Marc has a free ‘sample guild project’ with different detailed instructions on building picture frames. As a bonus, Matt is in the video too!
  3. No angle change at all. Just cut the first cut about 1/4" too long. Final cut in one pass with circular saw. Maybe you could cut it 1" too long then try a full cut pass as a test run before you cut the actual exact cut. I didn't pick up on you finishing the slabs before fabricating the corner Joint & cut out. Just be aware you will probably need to sand the exposed faces to get a perfectly smooth surface. All glue joint surfaces need to be unfinished so the epoxy can soak in.
  4. Spanky

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    That sycamore has been cut off a river bank or a low wet area to have ambrosia streaks. The ambrosia maple the same way, needs to be around water to have the ambrosia streaks. If you cut them on the side of the mtn they will be white with no ambrosia streaks. Box Elder the same way to.
  5. wdwerker

    Polka Dot Box

    When I read " polka dot " I was expecting pink and white. Definitely want to see the " Final Ride " pictures !
  6. Spanky

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Nobody, said one word about the ambrosia maple. That would be ambrosia sycamore lumber.
  7. My current favorite . Shinwa $17 https://www.japanwoodworker.com/products/6-1-4-sliding-t-bevel
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  9. Ive got one of those too. I love Starrett ANYTHING!
  10. treeslayer

    Scrap wood step stool

    I’ve done that when my kids were little and they helped on a project, and every time I pour cement around here there’s a hand print, even have one from my dog in cement
  11. Do a search on here for picture frames, specifically one by @gee-dub great frame and looks beautiful. Incorporate some contrasting wood as he did, be aware that what you’re using for wood is not the best to start with but if that’s all you have.....also if the flooring is pre-finished I have heard that stuff is tough on planer blades. As usual post some pictures when done, search web for some ideas and do some test cuts to make sure you are right on 45 degrees, use stops for length and so on
  12. SawDustB

    Scrap wood step stool

    That's a neat idea, I might just do that.
  13. Immortan D

    Polka Dot Box

    That fourth dimensional knife block is blowing my mind.
  14. ..Kev

    Plant stand

    Thanks.. Reality is that there just isn't anything to detail. It's General Finishes milk paint - paint per normal process. Feel free to drop me a pm or email if you have any questions.
  15. treeslayer

    Scrap wood step stool

    hand print with latex paint would work and a couple of initials would be cool with the date.
  16. treeslayer

    Polka Dot Box

    Not sure what you wanted Coop, new knife block or old one with bullet holes, here's the new one, i haven't taken the old one for the final ride yet.
  17. Chet

    refinishing a dining table top

    Arm R Seal is a top coat. You don't need anything else before or after. Wipe on and it levels real nice. I lightly sand with 400 between each coat, usually 3 coats. On top surfaces that get the biggest chance of wear I will put a fourth coat but I dilute it about 5:1 Arm R Seal to mineral spirits. This helps it flash off quicker, which in turn creates less chance of dust nibs drying on the final surface.
  18. Spanky

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Coop a guy came and got some of your curly maple today. He said that was $12 bdft lumber forsure.
  19. Spanky

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Check this ambrosia maple out Coop.
  20. Immortan D

    Boat Builder's Bevel Gauge

    That tool offers very limited usability. Not cheap, but in my opinion, this is the best small bevel gauge ever made, boat builder or not: http://www.starrett.com/metrology/product-detail/47
  21. kyokahn

    Crevasses/gaps in my polyurethane table top

    You may have had trouble filling that gap, but your brushing technique is on point.
  22. curlyoak

    refinishing a dining table top

    What about a top coat? I played with the water base arm r seal and I had a problem with it flowing out. Brush/wipe marks were visible on very close inspection. Would thinning be the answer? Thanks.
  23. I have a good friend that is getting married, and I want to make for her a wedding present. I have a good amount of white oak that I'd like to use up. It is in the form of 5" wide hardwood floor planks. They are 3/4" thick but have 1/4" deep grooves routed into the under-side of them. They also have a tongue and groove along each side and each end. So, depending on the project, if I need flat boards, I resaw off 1/4" to get rid of the unattractive grooved surface underneath... and I rip off 1/2" on each side of the boards and ends to get rid of the tongue and groove. All of this wood was free, and it really is gorgeous wood, so I don't mind the work. I'd like to make my friend a picture frame... a really unique, nice, and high-end picture frame from this wood. I am not at all going for a "look... reclaimed wood floors" look. I hate to admit it, however, but I've never actually made a decent picture frame. That is usually Woodworker 101 I'd think, but I just dove right into bigger projects right from the start. So I do not have a built up mental lexicon of picture frame designs. Can any of you guys recommend a design for a decent sized picture frame made from white oak that must be handled as I've described above? I appreciate you guys' help!
  24. Yea that definitely makes me feel like it would be a no go. So what is it about Boat Builders exactly that they dont need a blade lock on their bevel gauges? Or is that name they used just marketing BS?
  25. SawDustB

    Scrap wood step stool

    Well, I might have been a little more careful with the glue if we weren't painting it. I suspect it would look like a crime scene in my garage if we had that glue I'll have to figure out how to have her sign it... She can't really write yet, although she could probably draw her initials for me.
  26. You are the absolute man! Now that these babies have been waterloxed, and look good I must say.. It's time to get going on this miter and sink cutting. Stupid question, (bear in mind I'm learning here), but on the initial cuts for the miter, what would be a good plan of attack? Meaning: 1) How many degrees past 45 should I long cut the angle so as to have the "sweet spot for routing"? Maybe an 8th to a 1/4" from the tip of the true right angle (front facing) connection point? 2) I've been cutting the butcher with 60tooth, 3 passes form the top, with tape to cover the cut. Is this advised here as well? 3) To ensure a nice sharp angle, is it necessary to start/initiate the cut with say a jig saw, back it off after a half inch or an inch and bring the circular saw in? Or can I just go right into it with the circular saw?
  27. pkinneb

    Wedding Favors

    Nice!!
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