Rick LoDico

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  1. I've been using the same 1 x 6's for raised beds in my garden for ten years now. Doesn't rot very well.
  2. Another Logan user here. The ease of use and speed makes it much better than the other methods I've used.
  3. This little piggy bank is made from a piece if firewood.
  4. Again, glue is all that is needed. I used a drill to hog out the mortice and cleaned it up with a chisel. I forget how long the tenon is but it did not go all the way through.
  5. You can download the plan for a Jakes Chair free. It was designed for large people and to get in and out of easily. I've built a few of these and this last one about five years ago with cedar. I got tired of the dull grey color of aging and painted it Teal. Really brightens up the neighborhood.
  6. I don't get the problem here. As stated, edge glue your three boards of any thickness and crosscut 1 7/8 pieces and stand on edge.
  7. I've only used this wood a few times and I've always used TBII without wiping down with acetone. I've never had a failure. This cocobolo and sycamore frame is over 15 years old.
  8. Yes. If it's a box bottom, flock the ply or wood before the final assembly. Looks at the green flocking in the first box. It was the first time I tried it and spread the glue after assembly and then flocked. It's not as neatly done.
  9. Lee Valley has a small kit that works well. http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=44669&cat=1,250,43298,43300,44669
  10. I have this system from Lee Valley. It contains metric and US bushings. A bit cheaper than the others. http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.aspx?p=32251&cat=1,180,42311
  11. The third piece looks like Ziricote to me.
  12. Mike, No wash coats. I've never had a problem with cherry blotching.
  13. These cherry bookcases are made with cherry and cherry ply. I like to give cherry a coat of Watco Cherry Danish Oil which darkens and reddens both the solid and the ply fairly evenly followed by a few coats of Waterlox. This combo ages very well. The backs are luan ply and the color varies from the cherry.
  14. Delta makes one. Or used to anyway. I don't know if this is still available. http://toolreviews.woodmagazine.com/power-tool-reviews/jointers-planers/jointers/894-delta-37-365x-8-jointer
  15. This one is Quilted Big Leaf Maple and Ebony accents. A thin coat of shellac and three coats of Waterlox. I made this to donate to an auction for the benefit of The Wounded Warriors Program.
  16. I'll be waiting for your finished product! I just clamp mine to the workbench.
  17. I just received this figured big leaf maple from Gilmer Wood. I'll be making Marc's Greene & Greene style wall mirror for an auction to benefit the Foundation. Beautiful pieces of lumber and I should have enough left over for a keepsake box.
  18. I have a DJ30 and use a home made jig for setting the knives. I removed the springs from under the blades and epoxied some magnets under the tongues of a piece of melamine. The magnets lift the blades to the height of the out feed table and the screws are then tightened from the middle outward.
  19. I've had that jig for a while now but not the opportunity to try it out. Soon, hopefully.
  20. I can't believe that the wood is so porous that smoke could go deeper than the surface. Wipe it down with soap and water, apply a liberal coat of lemon juice and air it out outside.
  21. After a long battle with the FMT, I finally got this stand finished. It's cherry and cherry ply with Cherry Danish Oil and Waterlox.