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  1. sapling111276

    stickley bench project

    Wow, thank you for all of this info. I do have a thickness planer.
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    stickley bench project

    Also looks like the upper half of the back posts are slightly tapered to make the back rest slightly tilted back for comfort
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    stickley bench project

    Looks like tiger oak but I will be using white oak. I am a little terrified of resawing as my saw tends to travel. I even went through the setup a few times to make sure I wasn't missing something. Though I was resawing white oak (can't promise they were square unwarped boards to be honest) and trying to make book match pieces for practice. I have a Jet 14" bandsaw with a Timberwolf 3/4" blade (don't ask me the TPI as I will have to go look at my saw lol). Im a little inexperienced with resawing wood and maybe even a little underprepared. The fence I purchased for the saw is a kreg fence that I never like to trust and end up measuring the front and back of the fence to the outside edge of the table to make sure it appears square. Anyway, I am aware that I need to build a taller fence addon to help with bigger pieces. Maybe with some practice, this will get better. I know that this task will be essential in this build if I intend to save money on some of the milling costs.
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    stickley bench project

    Hi all, Looking to begin building a replica of a stickley hall bench (to the best of my novice ability). I have searched high and low and cannot find any plans that might break this build down to make it a little simpler to tackle. That said, can any of you give me your best determination on wood sizes in the included picture to get me started? I am thinking the lid is 3/4" and maybe the 4 posts (front and back) are 3x3?!? anyway, an ideas you guys have would be greatly appreciated. My only downfall right now is that I don't have a jointer, however, I have a supplier who pre-planes and joints their wood, so I will have at least 2 square sides to work with.
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    Finishing oak

    Excellent point treeslayer. I have a pretty sizable barn at the back of my 1 acre property that is not very... air tight. That, coupled with the fact that I wouldn't enter the vacinety without proper protection. I work in the chemical industry so I am familiar with the dangers of several, very dangerous chemicals, such as; formaldehyde, phenol and yes, even ammonia. Thank you for your words of warning, they will not be taken lightly.
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    Finishing oak

    Oops, I thought that was your table. Either way, thank you for the input. Looks like the table was pkinneb's.
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    Finishing oak

    Richard, that is an incredible piece you have there. Thanks for the post. That helps quite a bit with what I need to do next. Thank you.
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    Finishing oak

    Hello all. Got a question regarding an oak bench I was going to build, that I am researching a little further because I would like to try to nail it down on the first attempt (pun intended). Anyway, I had asked questions in the past and the community told me that ammonia tenting was probably done to achieve the dark rich color of the wood. I have yet to experiment with this technique, but this isnt the last step, right?! I mean, you are just chemically staining the wood to a darker color. The grain would be left open and the finish would be hard and cold. I would bet people like to do a few coats of poly or arm-r-seal or something like that to protect the piece. I once read a book from Nick Offerman and he said he doesnt like to use stains or paints on wood. I dont need clarification on his actual words. I am just thinking that if you did the ammonia tenting and then followed that with a coat of oil and beeswax or similar, the wood will continue to sweat the oils out as you sit in the bench, which could ruin a lot of clothes and really anger my wife. Bare with me as I am still new to woodworking and what I learn is generally from watching YouTube, asking questions and trial and error.
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    MDF

    You guys are awesome. I will try all and see where I stand.
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    MDF

    Yeah, its definitely a huge jump but MDF sort of disintegrates as you sand it with most any grit paper. I used 120 to knock down the valleys created by my bandsaw and 400 to knock down any potential sand marks from the 120. The 400 is gritty enough to put a chamfered edge on the project pieces to remove sharp edges with little sanding as is. once I finished with the 400 I ran my hand over it and thought "hmm, feels just like the face edge now" Looks like the glue sizing could be the ticket. Thanks all
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    MDF

    I have been making nick-nack type items out of mdf board. I am using spray paint to cover them. My question is, how do I get the paint to hold on the edge... grain?!? While spraying up these items, the face edge takes the paint on quite well. I have sanded down the edges with 120 and then 400, so to me, the edge looks as dense and smooth as the face edges. The paint seems to soak in and then the edge color (brown) starts to bleed back through. I have even tried primer spray as a substrate to the actual paint layer.
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    General bandsaw questions

    No riser block here. I haven't read anything about a suggested blade but I will look over the manual again and see. It came with a 1/2" blade.
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    General bandsaw questions

    That's true k Cooper. Though I am happy with the test results, I know that this is only pine and just a test. I did get some new blades recently (timberwolf 1/2" and 3/4") but I will definitely look at the woodslicer blades. I don't mind spending the cash if the purchase is worth my while. Thanks all.
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    General bandsaw questions

    I just bought a 14" jet bandsaw. Attached is a picture of my first ever resaw. It was a test to see how bad the blade wandered and keep in mind that the blade was included in the purchase, so it's probably not the best quality. That said, is it normal to get a little smoke while resawing? The boards width is 3 1/2. Also keep in mind that there currently is no dust collection (working on this) so no air is being drawn across the cutting surface. When I got done, i tapped the blade and notice it was cool to the touch. The wood itself had no burning marks. The wood was pretty steady in thickness at .069 or just a little over 1/16th.
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    What's your angle here anyway?!

    The chimney was about 5 feet tall and I was baffled because it was propped up on some real 2x4s and a few pieces of tongue and groove pine as the bottom. What really got me wondering was, there was no opening to tie into the chimney. I ended up tearing most of it out. Some ended up in the cavity to cut down on how much waste I lugged down the stairs