Zach Turner

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  1. Ill be on the lookout in the future to build my collection I'm not too far from northern NC. Witch is where a lot of the "fine and mid grade" furniture used to come from in America. So lots of old power and hand tools down that way all the time.
  2. I'm actually pretty good at sharpening so ill look for one of them on eBay. Used to sharpen things for extra cash in high school.
  3. I've looked at those as well and the price difference really just isnt there anymore because the brand has gotten so popular. They are running only a few dollars lower than Veritas now. And I'd much rather buy something not from China if the price difference is some slim. I think I'm just going to push through this project with my #4 and then buy a veritas #6 fore or a scrub plane. I'm using like I said mostly because I can't afford the 1,000 for a used 8" jointer yet. So I need something for roughing out boards with. But would a number #6 also give me some ability for jointing? Thoughts?
  4. Thanks guys sorry for the late response! The refinish turned out great. My customer loved the more natural look with a straight clear minwax poly!
  5. I'm looking for recommendations for some hand tools just starting out I don't have a lot of money to spend on tools. I have to sell some projects and do refinished in order to acquire tool money. So I know I'd be better off buying a good name brand but for now that's not really in the budget yet. And the vintage tool market has gotten to be a little ridiculous if you ask me most planes if restored are well over $150 and at that I might as well spend another 100 for a veritas. I'm specifically looking for help with milling tool like scrub or #6 fore planes. Right now my milling process is flattening with a kobalt #4 smoothing plane I picked up at Lowe's for the 25 or $30. And then my lunch box thicknesses planer and it defiantly works but is incredibly slow... So I need something that will at least be and improvement from this. Until I can sell a few jobs and afford to buy a good jointer or good set of hand planes. Thanks for any information! Or if you think I'm wasting my time with this and need to bite the bullet and buy a veritas #6. Fore or scrub?
  6. It will build up thickness as you apply more but it gallows the contour of the coat before it because each coat dissolves the coating under it. Causing one solid layer of finish. So you are correct in saying its won't fill a gap. At least not like a varnish or poly would.
  7. This would explain why the back and insides are much darker than the face. But why did the wood get much lighter as I stripped it?
  8. Guys I've been doing simple woodworking sense high school but I have finely found the determination to build my own shop from the ground up! Any professionals out there with tips on starting up would be great! The thing I have always struggled with most because of my lack of experience is identification when doing a refinish. I'm looking for suggestions on any books or some that might be helpful. Need help fast! Most of the jobs people want me to do is refinished and I hate to turn them away right now because I really need the money to build my business and hopefully start full time soon. Also I have this hutch right now that I am working on that smells like walnut but its way to light. The piece was made around 50s or 60s. Any help is great thanks guys!