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About D W C

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  • Birthday 10/09/1974

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    St Paul, MN
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    Furniture building, cabinetmaking, turning.

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  1. Very true, my friend. Very true. And, I am viewing this quarantine thing as an almost dream situation. 2-3 weeks alone in my shop? Count me in! Anyways, take care bud.
  2. Thanks guys @RichardA I do believe your right. It just struck me as odd.
  3. The picture is a mortise I'm cutting in Walnut. Towards the left, there's a bit of creamy, white wood. Definitely a head scratcher. At first I thought I somehow put a maple shim in and forgot about it or something, but no... This is solid Walnut. Has anyone seen this before? I have not. Thanks for looking!
  4. @Martin-IT thanks, good idea
  5. Thanks all. Was really just wondering yea or nay using a sealer before an oil. Looks like it will not do any favors. I'll skip it Take care.
  6. Howdy I have a question about using a sanding sealer (dewaxed shellac). I'm working on a bench made of Walnut right now. I'm planning to use oil as the primary finish. I would also like to fill the pores prior to finishing. My understanding is the primary benefit of dewaxed shellac is allowing finishes to adhere to it. But is it also good for oils that need to penetrate, or would it get in the way of that happening?
  7. Odie's oil, wood butter and wax all claim to be great for oily woods.
  8. Here my. 02 cents. I wouldn't get either of them. I have yet to hear any woodworker say "I'm so glad I bought a jointer/planer combo". I used to work at a ww supply store and we had a Jet combo unit on the floor. I only ever sold that to beginners who couldn't afford to buy the two machines separately from each other. I don't know anything about the models and maybe they'll be fine, but for the price I'd go with two dedicated machines. Planer footprints are usually pretty small so you won't lose a ton of space. Whichever way you go, good luck and report back with the results!
  9. FWIW, Rockler also offers sharpening for blades and saws of all types. It is done by way of a vendor (at least it is at the store I work at- Minnetonka, MN. And I assume it works the same at all other locations) where it takes about a week to get your order back. For handsaws, pricing is based on the length and tooth count of the saw.
  10. I am behind a draconian firewall at work that doesn’t allow for YouTube – or any video for that matter – so I will have to check it out later. One thing I was going to mention though is that - if you WERE to find some reclaimed beams, you probably wouldn’t have to worry about them pretzel’ing up! If they are relatively straight and true, odds are they will stay that way – and a couple passes through a planer and they may look good as new! Not that you haven’t considered this already, but just thought I would mention it. Take care sir.
  11. @Chestnutcan probably speak to this better than me (I believe he's an engineer) but I know that in a lot of modern construction, there has been a move away from using solid beams for structural support, instead using laminations of multiple 2X6's, 2X8's or whatever the appropriate size is for the building/deck/whatever is being built. I would think you can probably find 6x6's readily and easily (As @Minnesota Steve mentioned in his reply) but to go bigger than that, I don't know if there is a lot of demand for beams that size.
  12. Go for it sir. I seriously doubt you'll be anything but thrilled. I think they're the best quality planes available and the service is excellent. Great combination.
  13. If it helps, @Mick S, I feel older than dirt a lot of the time...