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About curlyoak

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  • Birthday 11/21/1950

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    Stuart Florida
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    I build part time. Woodworking is my oxygen!

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  1. New project teaser

    Doors done. And it continues...
  2. New project teaser

    3 more to hang tomorrow...
  3. New project teaser

    When I get some finish going later I think the inlay will be looking good. This is the back side of the shelf. I built several mini i beams. It is glued and toe pin nailed to the bottom. I nailed through the top of the shelf. The shelf is 7' up. aAnd the holes a filled and sanded anyway. The I beams were fast and easy.
  4. I've seen barns with the ridge of the roof sticks out several feet. Then pulleys and rope pull up heavy stuff to an upper door...
  5. Hide Glue

    Are there stopping points where you can clamp and glue 2 sides, them marry the 2 previously glued and clamped piece at a later time?
  6. Coffee Table build

    From start to finish it was fun to watch. Well executed. And presented as a teacher. Why not wax the whole table instead of just the top?
  7. Hide Glue

    Let us know how much time in the dry fit. You probably can use it right out of the bottle. Do you live in a humid or dry climate? Either can make a difference. I read titebond recommends no more than 5% water. And the post above about titebond 2 extend.
  8. Wood choice for this cabinet?

    Chances are you will get your 13/16" for drawer front and top. But if you don't, so what? You should be able to do it with 3/4 or 7/8". Good luck and keep us posted...
  9. Random orbital sander

    I have used my 5" makita for a long time and still going.
  10. Random orbital sander

    I like makita. Besides the orbital sander, I have 2 hand drills and a belt sander. For battery operated tools consider a single brand if possible. The batteries are interchangeable.
  11. New project teaser

    There is a shelf. 2 glued up 4/4 QWO I made mini I beams. Glued and pin nailed from the inside and the top. Over 7'. I added an inlay of curly to the front of the shelf.
  12. Worried

    Do you have a hand truck or a dollie?
  13. Hand stitched rasps vs machined rasps

    Nothing to tell you on carving. I am a woodworker, not a carver. But one of the friendliest woods to work with some grain and color is American Black Walnut. From my point of view, walnut is like a beautiful lady in every way and rarely says no. You can work against the grain with less complaining than other woods. I would never do this but you can drive a nail in it and likely will not split. And it has a distinct and pleasant aroma. It is not balsa which is a good choice for carvers sometimes. Walnut will polish to a nice luster and is a nice wood for carving or woodworking! Good luck!
  14. Why is it imperative to use plywood? Why not use solid? The thickness of veneer is so slight. Solid you can have a better chance of success.
  15. I would add consider spending a little more and get 1/2" shank bits along with a router with decent power. 2hp. or more.