bob493

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  1. Before you stain oak, take a damp cloth and raise the grain a bit. Do the stain, then sand back a bit when dry. Should eliminate any issues with blotching. edit: Thats actually pretty universal advice for most woods. Helps a lot to get a uniform color.
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    Using Wood Dye

    Alcohol dyes can be sanded back pretty easily. I would take a medicine dropper or syringe and fill in the voids carefully. It really shouldn't bleed out too much. I do inlays with black dye on maple, never been an issue for me. Any bleed out is easily sanded back.
  3. I think I see where this is going. Gonna keep an eye on this bad boy! Looks great so far.
  4. Theres enough surface area here, straight glue will be fine if the surfaces mate properly. Since you have multiple pieces, you can just screw in the "middle" pieces to the longer piece. Tenons and dowels seem pretty overkill to be blunt.
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    Stain wont take

    its veneer. plywood is often heavier than solid wood.
  6. No i meant that website. The frames are cool!
  7. Is this for real? Sattire???? My sarcasm meter is fully broken on this one lol
  8. As a former sailor on a carrier... Im ok with this being called 'the aircraft carrier' hahaha
  9. That makes a lot of sense to me honestly. Steam it out, jig it up, let it dry and come to rest in a new position.
  10. I know its more simple than what most people are posting around here, but Im pretty pleased with my first foray into "proper" wood working. A mistake turned into a detail piece, and Im kinda glad it came out well. Finished with BLO and topped with beeswax blend i make. Sugar was a white german shepherd, ripe old age of 14. Just a really good dog all around.
  11. these would be excellent small speaker stands...
  12. Thanks. Thought about it a few different ways, but its gonna be hung like a picture frame, and the impression will go inside the box more like a small shadow box.
  13. thanks gents. First I tried the miters on the table saw, but something aint right there, and i dont want to spend 3 weeks sorting that out. I remembered a scarf joint jig I made to cut 10.5 degree cuts for guitar necks, and simply made the jig 45 degrees and used the chop saw. From there I actually used my larson honing guide, slid the sides in, and sanded the 45 flush. Came out surprisingly well and easy to do.
  14. So.... my dad's pup is getting put to sleep tomorrow. I had to sneak around like a ninja to get the paw print in plaster without him knowing... thats been the hardest part so far. Anywho, this is my first "Real" woodworking project. I've done guitars for years, but thats a whole different animal. I want it to come out nice, and miters... ugh I had to redo it like 137 times. I narrowed down the problem and dialed in my issues, and Im pleased with the results. I got my miters down perfect (edit: not "perfect" but no obvious gaps. I still need a lot of practice), but realized in "Shaping them" the box is now like 1/16th too small haha, but i figured out a solution. Glue still drying, but I think you guys can see where im going with it. You can see my first attempt at miters... I was like "lol nope!" But it's coming out well. I hope he loves it. edit: pic looks wonky, but its square. The walnut spline things are sticking out pretty far.
  15. I just realized this is the most first world problem in the world hahaha