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About difalkner

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    Veneering, guitars, exotic woods, CNC

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  1. difalkner

    Oiling Purple Heart will NOT stay evenly distributed

    Nice looking board, Jody! When you put the mineral oil on does the surface and wood look uniform but changes later after it begins to soak in? And I suppose you sanded evenly, there's no glue in that area, etc... David
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    When you don't have a lathe...

    Thanks, Bryan! I think they're actually going to use their new $45k color machine to print the boat name on this. I'll do my best to get photos when it's completed. David
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    2-sided 3D student project

    That's something I have only done one time but it was on a piece much smaller than that. Do you have a photo of the finished chair? Btw, every time I lean over from the side like that I get grease on my shirt. Is your machine protected in some fashion so that doesn't happen? David
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    When you don't have a lathe...

    But you DO have a CNC, improvise! I was asked to make a plug to go into the end of this boat prop so the plug can be engraved with the boat name. An older couple sold their large boat to a younger man and they told him of all the times they went on 3 and 4 day trips out into the Gulf off the coast of Louisiana and took their kids and grandkids. Because the new owner planned some upgrades, including newer props, he thought it would be a nice gesture to have a Walnut plug put into one prop and give it to the older couple as a sentimental keepsake. So I cut the plug on the CNC and now just have to shoot some lacquer on it so the laser shop can engrave the boat name. They'll epoxy it into place. Not worthy of a video but an odd request, for me anyway, so I figured I'd share it with y'all. David
  5. difalkner

    Indian Rosewood Clock - Another student project

    I guess I missed this when you posted it, Mick. Do you have a photo of the finished clock? David
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    End Grain Cutting Boards

    Got it at Highland Woodworking - https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/drum-sander-conveyor-belt.aspx - and for the SuperMax 19-38 it's still $39.99. David
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    End Grain Cutting Boards

    I recently replaced the conveyor belt on our SuperMax 19-38 and it was about $40. David
  8. difalkner

    Brazilian rosewood and Other stuff

    Yeah, it's probably just Pine. Send it to me - I'll give you $25 for it! David
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    Brazilian rosewood and Other stuff

    Mahogany is good for cabinetry, instruments, and other things like that. Go buy some WRC or treated Pine for your deck. Is this genuine Honduras Mahogany or is it African, Sapele, or other? It's almost unheard of these days to find a piece of BRW that size even if it was bought 50 years ago, and really the same goes for any other piece of Rosewood that size. It doesn't appear to be Indian but could likely be Bolivian or Honduran. If you can find pricing for those in lumber then just calculate the board feet in your piece and do the math plus at least 25% for it being so thick. If it's BRW then use the pricing for the other species and multiply by 4 at least. You can contact Luthiers in your area and see if they're interested. Looks like it would make nice backs and sides. David
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    Brazilian rosewood and Other stuff

    Mahogany for your deck? That's sacrilegious! David
  11. difalkner

    Brazilian rosewood and Other stuff

    I see some nice color and figure but the glare in the photo is distracting. Can you get a better photo without the glare? David
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    Brazilian rosewood and Other stuff

    How do you know it's Brazilian Rosewood? By what method did you make that determination? I mean, if it was labeled that way and the label appears to be as old as the lumber yard then that's probably accurate. But it's been many, many years since BRW was cut into that size. In 1967 Brazil placed an embargo on Rosewood logs, instead preferring their mills cut the wood for export so they could keep more labor in their country. By then the logs weren't very large and finding some even 12" wide was pretty rare. David
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    Learning to Joint Bowed Wood

    Jonathan, you mentioned 'end grain cutting board' but everything else in your description leans toward an edge/face grain cutting board. If that's the case then you probably do want the full length to remain intact. What Mick is talking about is for the end grain cutting board you mentioned. In this case you only need 2" or so and the bow doesn't matter. Unless I'm missing something in the discussion, that is... When we do end grain cutting boards we glue up strips and then cut to the desired thickness, plus a little. Those are turned up and glued together. The photos below may help. Edge or face grain - David
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    cnc router for woodworking

    As a woodworking enthusiast you must have projects you've completed; show us some photos, please. David
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    12-14” bandsaw resaw - what brand? Sub $2k

    That's why we got the 14SUV, Mick - space. We simply didn't have room for the 18. But in looking at the specs our 14 has the same motor and only about 1 1/8" less resaw capacity as the 18 in the same footprint as the 14BX. All good saws, though. David