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  1. Hi guys as per normal Thanx so much all advise , In the end client did not wanna see the big knots but as well didnt mind the fluctuation in the grain , ... sooo I ended up cramming shards of wood into the holes with glue , sanding and then decorating the look with a dark pen to match the rest of the darker striations in the board ...
  2. Hey Ace , no stain Finished with Arm-R Seal semi Gloss thanx
  3. Hi All , So I am building a large (84"x32") Video mixing station. Im using 6/4 Cherry for the top. There are few small knots ( pencil eraser size) as well some little line type knots that flow with the grain. The client likes these but does not want to feel these. My thought was to prior to running this through the drum sander, fill these in with an epoxy to fill them in. Is there a better way to go? and or what epoxy or other product should I use . thanx
  4. Hi Gang, Can you Bond 3/4 and 1/2 ply together? They would then be cut to 30 x 30 panels and used for sides for a desk. Wood glue / contact cement ? Or is this just a bad Idea thanx !!
  5. Turn a bowel , use it as a parachute , use dowel rods as the parachute cords , a simple platform to hold the dowel rods , an LED ( no Heat Bulb) in the parachute and simple switch and plug on the base and a skydivers desk lamp is born....
  6. Yea Steve I sprayed 4 light coats over all but did have to brush on some extra on the maple edges more so than the other wood as it really soaked up the clear coat.
  7. So this is my first roll with GF Salad Bowl Finish , I instructed my friends to wait a week ( final coat three days ago) to put this unit into service, it that a good time frame ? if not what would it be? thanx
  8. Thanx All ! yea i have to agree, raw fish, Hot wine ... just doest seem right
  9. So some close friends had birthdays this month. They are big Sushi fans , so I built them this Serving tray / Lazy susan with plates. Quilted Maple, Purple Heart, Sapele , General Finishes Salad Bowl over all. As Much as I enjoy Building pieces for clients , these are the really fun ones in my book.
  10. Hi atlinwi202, When you purchase un-milled boards chances are that the edges are not straight. With this Jig you can clamp the board to the jig and run the metal strait edge down against the table saw fence creating a straight edge on the other cut side of the board. Then as you have a straight edge on one side pull it out of the jig and run the newly cut straight edge down the table saw fence to cut the other side of the board straight to the dimension you need. This is a big time saver when you run these edges on a edge jointer.
  11. Made a badly needed strait edge jig over the weekend. Clamps on sale at Rockler $3.99 each, $20 for all the Track , $12 for the steel , $40 for the board works great ! .
  12. A) Mistakes are valuable lessons on how to do it correctly. Work projects that conform to the skill level your at advancing as you go. C) For Corn Sake, tap the knowledge and expertise the craftsmen here on this site are glad to offer!! Start a project and Im sure guidance on direction, technique, products, and such will be offered for every step by the folk here !