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Everything posted by curlyoak

  1. To hard to explain. Read this.
  2. Nice work! My favorite would be Waterlox original sealer. 3 or 4 coats.
  3. drzaius, I get it from woodworkers supply. Comes in the color of most popular wood species. It is the one that is lacquer thinner solvent. I think it is the original formula...
  4. The biggest gap is about 1/8". Big but solid knots. In stable and dry walnut. I am not opposed to epoxy, but does anyone have experience with famowood. in an open can the contents will dry rock hard. In normal condition it is very sticky. There are binders involved. It is hard to remove it from your fingers. I can't assume it will fail...
  5. My question is why or why not famowood? I'm asking because I have it. And I think it will work. Also I like how famowood absorbs the finish and with the right color it blends in nicely. Perhaps it is a better choice than epoxy. Perhaps not. I am trying to find out...
  6. I have used it for years and like it. I use the one that solvent is lacquer thinner and oil compatible. This time I need to fill knot holes and use quite a bit of material. I am wondering how it will age and if it will be long lasting. Any thoughts appreciated.
  7. Not enough space for a bigger table saw? OK. Lets put all your tools on wheels. Then get a serious table saw on wheels too. For most of us here I am willing to guess that the table saw is the center of the shop. If I had to work with your saw I'm certain that my productivity would drop measurably. I'd be doing a lot of hand work. If the things you want to build require not only ripping but all the amazing things a real saw can do, then you must upgrade. Or resign to hand work or lessor quality outcomes. I like band saws. I really do. I have one and use it. Without hesitation if I had to
  8. It all look beautiful. Then you add that cherry cove and it makes the piece amazing. A very long time ago I made some big cove like that and did it on a table saw. I clamped a diagonal on the saw top. Then in very small increments raise the saw blade and run the stock along the clamped straight edge. The more you raised it, it needed smaller raises as the work progressed. I won't do that again but it did work. If I needed it today I'd pay to have it made or order it if available.
  9. If your edges are not jointed square that could cause serious problems with flatness. The biscuit system is excellent for glue joint alignment...
  10. Great tip Steve! Thanks, I will use that here if clamping on a 1 x 4 fails...Otherwise I will remember the paper idea...
  11. Drum 100. RO start anywhere from 60 to 100. 150. 220, 320 400 in between varnish. I use a 5" makita. Good sander. Drum is 16-32 plus jet. I use a 3 x 21 makita belt sander. I use that for removing material. I might run it on the bias for large surfaces that need flatness adjustment. I have a 12" delta disc sander. A gem. And a small cheap stationary 6" belt. I have some grit sponges. Good for profile edges.
  12. Books or magazines. You are published. Some offerings are not worthy, I agree. Your work along with the presentation righteously should be shared. From my point of view, what you offer is a gift. Thank you.
  13. Another question on the live edge. What is the best way to clean it up and make it ready for varnish? I was thinking a wire brush? Thanks for any thoughts...
  14. I forgot to say he also has a spiral head...
  15. I love it!. Very impressive. And the extra effort made for those of us to see. With a presentation one would expect from a high priced book. Are you published? If not you could be. Thanks for sharing.
  16. I do like my jointer. An 8" delta. 20 years old. Got it new. It does most of what I need to do. A new neighbor has a big one and I have made an effort to be helpful so if needed I can get some jumbo jointer time. I call it the beast. He completely rebuilt the machine. A rebuilt 3 phase motor that attaches to the head, no belts. The bed has been adjusted to perfect and measured for flatness. Porn.
  17. I'd suggest your next project is to build a work bench that doubles as a receiving table for the outfield of the table saw. You will need the bench to make your projects.
  18. The shaper offers opportunity That a router can't do. However, they are considered the most dangerous tool in the shop. If you are experienced with big power tools and you give the tool respect for safety you should be OK. Also find some youtube instructions on safety. A free shaper in working order? Why not? In the long run you will need a router as these tools are both unique and complimentary. Also in other ways redundant.
  19. Didn't know pornography was aloud.....
  20. I have a 12" radial that I can flip flop and get in the mid 30's. After that cut which is more accurate than I thought I could get, I bring it to the table saw to true it a little more.
  21. a 6" board can be resawn on a 10" table saw. Blade is 3" max up. Several passes depending on the motor...If the board is real straight hope for 1/4" The longer the piece the less you get depending on flatness.
  22. You can buy an incra mitre gage . Does more tasks than a sled. For many including me the number one tool is the table saw. Second starts to vary but 2nd most important is the jointer. In my early days I would joint a face then rip it to thickness. Back then that allowed me 6" wide boards. Since you did not mention planers I will say in a project Step one is dressing your material. It is critical and affects the outcome. Learn that and get tools for that. Most here prefer to dress their own lumber. Start with rough sawn boards. All that can be done with hand tools and some here do that. It is s
  23. I didn't think it was painted. Nice touch!
  24. Fine furniture that pleases my eyes. Great work. Is the turquoise painted on or stones?
  25. Failure can be a learning experience and a test of character. If it is my fault then I must resolve it. And sometimes I will step in if it is not my fault. Depending. If you do not have some failure, you are not trying hard enough. Collin, it appears you have taken the high road to demonstrate good character! They must have a good opinion of you to ask you to build more.