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About Hammer5573

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    Wheeling, WV
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    Federal period furniture construction

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  1. Hammer5573

    Need Help Finishing My Bow Front

    Thanks Chesnut for the advice because that’s been my concern all along. Is there a protocol for applying the Halogen light?
  2. Hammer5573

    Need Help Finishing My Bow Front

    I’m in the process of finishing a bow front chest. I veneered the cabinet sides and front apron with African Mahogany ( ignore the drawer fronts because they are a different species). I also used the same species for the legs (8/4).I compared the veneer with the 8/4 for color match prior to milling and I was satisfied . The legs are now much lighter in color and don’t match the veneer. I know that Mahogany darkens with age and assume that the legs will darken; however, should I try to match the legs using extra applications of the wood dye that I’m planning to use or will they even out if I leave them alone?
  3. Hammer5573

    Mahogany Finish

    I’m planning to apply grain filler to a mahogany veneer project that I’m completing I was told that I would be wise to apply dewaxed shellac before applying the grain filler. Is this true.?
  4. Hammer5573

    Teak Dilemma

    To be honest I don’t know what I’m going to make but it definitely will be something for indoor use
  5. Hammer5573

    Teak Dilemma

    My well intentioned son purchased a large roll of paper backed teak veneer for me for Christmas. Although this wouldn’t have been one of my choices, I want to try to use it on some type of project. I thought that I read that teak can’t be finished with traditional wood finishes? It seems to have a oily type of finish on it? Can anyone advise me on what type of finish to use?
  6. Hammer5573

    Applying Furniture Wax Over Shellac

    Would there be any advantage to applying furniture wax over a shellac surface..? Would this damage the finish?
  7. Hammer5573

    What Type of Cherry is This..?

    I’m seeing a lot of cheery like this in the lot that I was given Can anyone tell what kind this is? Are the black lines “fruit lines”?
  8. Hammer5573

    Need Some Help Here

    I’m making a jewelry box for my granddaughter but I’ve never made one where I profiled the sides. Now I can’t figure out how to install a latch. Any recommendations on type of latch and vendor would be appreciated
  9. Hammer5573

    Garnet Shellac

    Thanks for the responses. Based on your instructions I assume that, on a Federal style project, that I should: 1. Apply garnet shellac 2. Apply stringing and inlays 3. Apply clear shellac is this correct...?
  10. Hammer5573

    Garnet Shellac

    I’m planning to finish my next federal style project with garnet shellac. I’ve used shellac numerous times but I’ve never used this color. Is there anything untique to using this type of shellac?
  11. Hammer5573

    Planing MDF

    Can anyone tell me if planing strips of MDF 6” wide from 3/4” down to 1/2” would damage my planer knives? I can’t buy 1/2” where I live and I need them for a veneering project.
  12. 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)?
  13. 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...?
  14. 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?
  15. 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