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  1. bob493

    Morons on eBay.

    Funny man over here....
  2. bob493

    Morons on eBay.

    ebay has also ruined pawn shops. Anytime i go to a pawn shop and try to haggle they simply show me an ebay auction and tell me "no thanks".
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. I think I see where this is going. Gonna keep an eye on this bad boy! Looks great so far.
  6. 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.
  7. bob493

    Stain wont take

    its veneer. plywood is often heavier than solid wood.
  8. No i meant that website. The frames are cool!
  9. Is this for real? Sattire???? My sarcasm meter is fully broken on this one lol
  10. As a former sailor on a carrier... Im ok with this being called 'the aircraft carrier' hahaha
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. these would be excellent small speaker stands...
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. I just realized this is the most first world problem in the world hahaha
  18. Heres the thing, "epoxy" is a grouping term ,and not all epoxies are created equal. Some are very heat sensitive, and if you use an power sander (DA, RO, doesnt matter) it will simply gum up, and theres no way back from that. Some dry really really hard, and polish up beautifully. The main difference is the cure time. If you used 30 minute cure epoxy, forget it. 8 hour stuff is probably the lowest curing time you can polish up like glass. I use 48 hour WS for "high quality" stuff. All that aside, the process is pretty darn similar to polishing a clear coat on a car. Sand up to 2000
  19. IF only I had a mortise hahaha but thats a great idea.
  20. "Porter cable or piece meal the stone mountain ones?" *chirp chirp*
  21. Wow nice haul! 12,000$ in raw lumber sounds like both heaven and hell rolled together though haha. I don't use even a small fraction of what you got, but I typically get "2nd grade" walnut because it has some sapwood in it. Not only do I prefer sapwood (i love the contrast ) it knocks the price from 6$ bdft to 3$... Hope you post some pics of what you're gonna use that stuff for !
  22. I've seen some cool ideas around. Is it taboo to use someone elses design, or is it generally accepted? I'd of course ask permission, but sometimes that doesnt seem tenable. Are designs trademarked?
  23. Weather and growing conditions are quite different, and do produce differences in trees. I think its fair to categorize them regionally, but it may not be universally accurate. The cherry I have right now is almost padauk red from michigan. I dont buy my wood in mississippi, so i cant say if they are "less red" lol. Northern woods are typically more dense, and that could account for color differences.
  24. Ooh, I like that i can get the ones ala carte from peach tree. Thanks for the suggestions guys! Porter cable or piece meal the stone mountain ones?