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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 !
  13. Thanx All , So IF a single pedestal was used , what would be the safe span of the tips of the legs ? Or is this table just needing two pedestals ? Also she had asked this regarding finish (the top had a catalyzed finish, which from my perspective made it quite scratch resistant.) Is this an epoxy type finish ?
  14. Hi all , I have a client looking for a Large Round dining table ( 72") . I'm looking for a vendor that sells unfinished wood bases able to accommodate a table of this size. Still in the design stage , but I would guess the table top 6/4 Hard wood with and apron no leaf. Any help appreciated Thanx
  15. If You get a solid piece of foam you can do a really accurate cut out with an Electric Turkey Caving Knife.
  16. For a clients Game room in Basement. Red Oak Table Top, Minwax Dark Walnut Stain #2716, General Finishes Arm-R-Seal satin. Legs, Steel Finished with Hammered Aluminum, adjustable feet.
  17. The box is all 1/4” poplar, for the finish I stained it with a cabernet red and the then went over that with a stiff bristle brush with Ebony stain. The blobbing black edges is enamel dapped on with a sponge. The base is a block of wood covered with stone finish rattle can paint as with the inner door and inner sides. The inner back is a piece of material from the bargain bin leftover from the Halloween season spray glued on.
  18. Yea so as I like to build pieces for clients with the intention to be different one of a kind this is right up there. Sure to please the pickiest Goth Teenager as it was for ......
  19. Terry super nice !!! Hidden Drawer is great ! well executed !
  20. As a Lighting option , check out the LED strip lighting available these days. They are very thin strips that are very easy to hide as well as the wiring.
  21. A quick simple way to fill in small gaps is to just run some wood glue into the seam wipe the excess glue off and when wet run a sander over it. The sawdust created by the sander will get pushed into the glue , harden and be a perfect color match to hide the seam .