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About Hammer5573

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    Federal period furniture construction

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  1. Hammer5573

    Full Sized Drawings

    I'm curious to know how many of you use full sized drawings when building your projects ? I rarely use them but I've seen them recommended by many authors. Do you make your own drawings or is there someplace where they can be printed (if not already supplied by a designer)?
  2. Is it my incompetence or is it next to impossible to hand plane cherry without tear out? I've tried using block planes and finish planes and I've attempted to plane in various directions trying to follow the changing wood grain without success. I guess I'm stuck with using the ROS. Any suggestions...?
  3. Hammer5573

    Need Thinner Riving Knife

    I've been using more thin kurf tablesaw blades recently. The problem that I'm having is that the Riving knife on my Grizzly 1023 is thicker than the saw blades, causing some of my rip cuts to stop mid-cut. Does anyone else have this problem ? Does anyone have any solutions?
  4. Hammer5573

    Inset Drawer and Door Clearances

    ...response to Mick S What kind of composite material do you use? I laminate Masonite using Gorilla glue wrapped in waxed paper and placed in a mold. Very satisfied with the results "On a side note, you don't happen to know EJ (Eric) Nodurft there in Wheeling, do". Wheeling is a small town but I haven't had the pleasure of meeting him
  5. Hammer5573

    Inset Drawer and Door Clearances

    The drawer and door fronts are composed of a laminated composite surrounded by 1" thick hardwood and covered with wood veneer. I've used this approach in the past and it's worked very well
  6. I'm building a federal style sideboard with inset drawers and doors . The drawers and doors are constructed with 1/8" and 1/4" cherry bead moulding on all edges. How much clearance should I allow for wood movement (the humidity can get pretty high where I live)..?
  7. I'm building a sideboard with recessed drawer fronts. Is there any way to use drawer slides in this situation?
  8. Hammer5573

    NBL Veneer

    I've heard of "No Black Line (NBL)"veneer mentioned a few times as a good backer for better quality veneer. Can anyone tell what is different about this type of veneer?
  9. Hammer5573

    Bowed Drawer and Door Fronts

    That should say "Titebond III"...sorry
  10. Hammer5573

    Bowed Drawer and Door Fronts

    I didn't realize that Titebond didn't allow creep/spring back ?
  11. I'm preparing to start a new project with bowed fronts.I've been burned in the past using yellow glue and the creep associated with using it. I'm considering using Gorilla Glue instead on this project. Does anyone have any opinions about this...?
  12. Hammer5573

    SawStop Router Table

    I was thrilled when I heard that SawStop had developed a router table attachment for its table saws. I imagined a totally "out-of-the-box" design incorporating precision adjustments and outstanding safety. Boy was I disappointed....! I recently checked it out at my local Woodcraft store and admit that the router lift was first class (not a SawStop design by the way) but the rest of the table lacked any innovations in the fence, fence adjustments, safety and dust collection system. I hope that the SawStop designers consider going back to the drawing table and develop an integrated system that would be representative of the company's reputation.
  13. Hammer5573

    SawStop Router Tables

    I recently noticed that Sawstop is now advertising add-on and free standing router tables. They also mention a router lift. Pricing info was not available. I can't wait to see what Sawstop's approach to this equipment will be.
  14. Hammer5573

    Finishing Cherry End Table

    I'm completing a Federal style end table made of cherry. My knowledge of finishing wood is very limited so I need some advise. I'm planning to apply dewaxed shellac as a sealer to prevent blotching, followed by application of TUng oil, followed by a application of shellac. Does this make any sense..?
  15. Hammer5573

    Removing Cut Lines on Tapered Legs

    Thanks for all of the great recommendations! I got out the ol' card scraper last night and I think that I did a good job; HOWEVER, I'm going to purchase a smoothing plane (probably a Veritas). My hands are killing me after all of that card scraping..!