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About sapling111276

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    scroll work, cabinet making, just about all woodworking
  1. What's your angle here anyway?!

    I cut a section out to replace. Oddly enough, there was an old decommissioned chimney in the wall and as it approached the roof line, it slowly transitioned over about 6 inches or so and the person who put the wood up, made a box-in to hide this. Your 100% correct. I flipped the board over and there is a bead going down the middle. This guy absolutely loved this stuff. My bedroom walls are this material, as well as a door he fashioned out of that wood for the basement. Oh and the previous noted project room I worked on. The ceiling is identical. It's an old farm house, so I suppose in a way it adds to that appeal. Sure as heck beats the plaster and lath that it's hiding.
  2. What's your angle here anyway?!

    Ok, so I'm not just crazy lol. Thanks all. Gonna get that trim book and do some studying on the internet.
  3. What's your angle here anyway?!

    Interestingly enough I literally just bought some orange shellac today about an hour before reading some of the tips you guys gave me. Thanks again on that. I will include a picture of the opposite dilemma. To me, it looks like trying to match up quarter round at odd angles presents a bit of a problem. The thing about what is in the picture is that I haven't even ripped off the 30 degree angle to accommodate the ceiling pitch and already (to someone inexperienced as I am) it appears there just isn't enough quarter round to achieve the matching angles. I will definitely have to find that trim book. I'm very limited on my tricks for that stuff. In a previous room (similar project) I made a corner block and cut 45 degree chamfers on the lower half to make them less obtrusive. That made making my trim work super easy. I have been messing with wood working for a little over a year now and I guess my inner monologue keeps jabbing me for now figuring this out by now.
  4. What's your angle here anyway?!

    I will give it another try. I thought that was too simple and tried a few small pieces. I didn't buy a bunch extra, so I have to be conservative
  5. What's your angle here anyway?!

    Essentially, you are viewing the outside skeleton of what I am currently explaining. I would need the interior upper angles or techniques
  6. Hi all. I am working on a newly made closet that I built in my daughter's room. The room has dormer/knee walls and this is what I built the closet into. That said, previous owners put flooring up on the ceiling and they did it in a way that everything is difficult to match new stuff up to. I am currently trying to put quarter round (3/4") against all ceiling portions of the inside of this closet. The ceiling pitch is 30 degrees. How can I make these corners match up? The upper corner will sit flat against the wall and ceiling, where as the section coming down will somehow need the inside 45 and 45 to make the 90, but then it has to angle downward to make the 30 degree dormer angle. I tried a few different compound cuts on my miter saw amd the closest i have come is to cut a scrap piece square for the upper ceiling portion and then taking a square piece on the 30 degree angle and slide it behind the upper piece and roughly sketching the rounded angle of the upper piece to the 30 degree piece. Then use a coping saw to hull out the meat that will make the corner joint. I have seen videos on this technique regarding crown moulding but I am struggling to find anything about multiple angles at 1 joint Ps, if you have a good answer, can you reverse this scenario for the lower piece? My initial thought for the lower piece is to lop off the 30 degree angle from the upper back piece of the quarter round but that seems a little dangerous to run through my saw at 3/4" I will take a picture when I get home to better show what I mean
  7. Box banding strips, what should I do with them?

    Not to mention from what I read, oak is too porous for cutting boards. Thanks all. I guess I will hold on to some for the above listed tasks. Maybe if the boards I select are relatively straight, might make some picture frames. Though after planing from 5/8, they might end up pretty thin
  8. At work, we get these strips of oak that come in on the tops of all our raw material boxes. They are always oak. I just brought a load home. They have 2 measurements. 1.) 3 1/4"x53"x5/8", 2.) 3 1/4"x43"x5/8" There will be some clean up to do as the wood is all rough cut which means that by the time in done planing and trimming off the staples, I will have smaller dimensions. There is some twisting on some boards as well, so I may end up with even less usable wood in the end. Without turning all this nice oak into firewood, what can I possible do with all of this wood? Hate to see it go to waste. I was considering getting the wood flat and clean and then possibly turning it into a sort of oak plywood by gluing them together to make thicker useable stock. What's your ideas and suggestions?
  9. moisture

    Well, my moisture meter arrived today. I took it to my woodshop and started testing some nice 8/4 cherry, walnut and maple that I bought recently from my supplier. I was pleased to find that out of all 3 boards, the moisture was at 5 to 6% max. It will be interesting to see how that differs once I get to some inner cuts. That makes me happy to know that the supplier dries their stuff pretty good before sale. One thing I noted right off the bat when I was looking through their wood, was that all boards that were not previously cut, had a sealant of sorts on the ends. Like maybe paint or something else to help slow the drying and help prevent the ends from splitting.
  10. moisture

    Yeah, my boards all have rubber legs as well. Thanks for the info
  11. moisture

    Here's a question for you experienced woodworkers. I have done a fair amount of read up on moisture and how it plays with the wood as it is drying. I understand cupping, warping, checking and twisting and I have several thoughts on making a relatively inexpensive kiln once I have the space to do so. That said, I don't have a moisture meter yet, so mostly I am flying blindly on the wood I purchase at my local supplier. I have a meter on order... What does mineral oil and beeswax do to the total dry out of a piece of wood? I have watched as people literally drop the entire board into a mineral oil bath. I know that the oil is more viscous than water but does the oil push the water out to some extent? Does it trap it inside? Will the wood shift and warp as the oil slowly leaves the boards? What are your thoughts? Also, I see people making boards at 1.5" thick. Is this not a concern at these thicknesses? Thanks, Bob
  12. A noob question about wood for a cutting board...

    I just kind of started making my own cutting boards. To date I have made a few checkerboard yellow and purple heart end grain boards and some striped maple and walnut side grain boards. Both styles came out pretty awesome in my opinion. I was reading above about taking into account how much of the wood disappears as you start cutting it to size and I came across this a while back. This is a cutting board designer which gives you board options and you can even add custom boards with custom shading, but you start adding layers and there are options to see every other board reversed which is the exact way you make a checkerboard pattern. There are tons of neat things you can create with that app and in the end, it gives you all the info you need; board feet, width per cut, length per cut and so on. Then, you can print it out and have a paper copy to reference. Good luck
  13. Bench top vs stand alone pedestal

    It wasn't really a cost thing for me. I'm in a small garage and when I built my work bench, I got a little over zealous and made it a full 8 foot bench. This takes up some valuable floor space that could have maybe been used for something else. Eventually, I will rebuild my barn and make a work space large enough to accommodate any and all tools I will use in my future. I'm still considering a bandsaw and a jointer and that will definitely be a space crunch, lol.
  14. Bench top vs stand alone pedestal

    I was actually looking at a high rated grizzly (both stand and bench top) which prompted me to ask this question. Thanks fot the the info
  15. Bench top vs stand alone pedestal

    Mostly woodworking, but I am always dabbling in a little of everything. I am a do it all kind of handyman. Vehicle repairs, plumbing, electrical work, sheetrock, painting, carpentry and so on. I also would like to get into relearning welding and metal work.