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  1. AndyG

    Laguna 18BX (and similar size bandsaws)

    I’d love to hear your thoughts on the 18BX after owning it for a few months. Thanks.
  2. AndyG

    Lemon/orange beeswax finish

    Thanks for the replies. I made a mix of mineral oil, beeswax and food grade orange oil. It worked out well. Next up I’ll try carnauba wax. I have been looking at food grade essential oils and it’s something I’ll try. I’m looking forward to it. Does anyone know what the shelf life would be for say beeswax, carnauba wax and mineral oil? The vitamin e sounds like it would preserve the finish, but was curious if after X years it may turn rancid? Thank you
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    Lemon/orange beeswax finish

    To be completely honest, the vitamin E idea came about whilst researching commercially available waxes and finishes. They all seem to have it included with their mineral oil. Maybe someone in the know could shed some light? I like the smell of lemon and orange scented waxes for boards, and my understanding is that they offer some sort of additional anti bacterial benefits? I enjoy the process of making my own beeswax/mineral oil finishes. I give them away to friends with cutting boards, and they seem to really like them. So just looking to mix things up a bit and see if anyone else has used other products in their home made board finishes. I know the mineral oil/beeswax finish is sufficient, but just looking for something new. Cheers
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    Lemon/orange beeswax finish

    Hi all, I have been experimenting with different mineral oil/beeswax finishes for my cutting boards lately and now I’m ready to try something new. I’d like to try using lemon and orange oil along with vitamin E and carnauba wax. Not necessarily all together, but I’ll experiment with different ratios to get a finish I like. Has anyone tried any of these with their board finishes/waxes? I’d love to hear from you. I suppose you’d have to use pure lemon or orange oil to get the benefits rather than just a scented oil. And did you use powdered vitamin e or liquid? I appreciate the help. Thank you
  5. Hi there, Has anyone built the sculpted chair from Paul at Canadian Woodworks? I really like the design and I'm looking at buying his plans and templates and making a few next year. How did you find the plans & templates, are they straight forward to follow? Or has anyone built a similar style chair before? I'd love to see some pics and your thoughts on the build. I'm getting close to finishing a maloof rocker at the moment and would love to make more sculpted chairs. And does anyone know if there are other plans available for these style chairs? I know Scott Morrison and Charles Brock sell plans for a chair with arms, I wonder if the templates could be modified for an armless chair? Thank you
  6. AndyG

    Maloof rocker questions

    Marc explains the process very well in the videos and it seems relatively straight forward. I'll post this part when the time comes but I'm not too concerned about it at all.
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    Maloof rocker questions

    I shaped the back slats yesterday, it was pretty straight forward and quite quick. Now I need to fit the remainder of the tenons into the 1/2" holes. Once the slats are done, I can finish sculpting the rest of the chair and begin sanding/scraping then begin working on the rockers.
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    Maloof rocker questions

    Arms are pretty much done as far as sculpting goes. A final shaping/scraping will happen during the finishing process but I'm pretty happy how they turned out. Next up is finishing the back slats..... I don't know why but I'm a bit hesitant to do them. The shaping is easy, but getting them to fit so they all line up will be a bit of a challenge.
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    Maloof rocker questions

    I got the arms glued up now. I decided to do the hard lines and fine tuning of the arms after they're permanently attached to the chair. I'm pretty happy where things are at now, even though it's taking longer than expected due to limited shop time.
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    Jewelry Box Build

    I've wanted to build a box for my daughter to store some special items for a while now so this project has come at the right time . She's too young for a jewelry box, so I'll use it to store some of those items, then maybe add jewelry when the time comes. The only things I may do different is use web frames, and perhaps customise the inside of the outer doors to suit what I'll be storing in there.
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    Jewelry Box Build

    I purchased the build today. I won't get started for at least a month or so. Is anyone going to do a build on the forum?
  12. AndyG

    Jewelry Box Build

    Really looking forward to this build. Not sure if it's just me, but it looks as if it has curved drawer fronts (going off Marc's instragram post). I'll be buying the build in the next few weeks.
  13. AndyG

    Maloof finish

    Thanks for the replies. Yes, I do overthink things when in reality it's pretty straight forward. Just thought there may have been some tips that may have helped. I'll mix some up when I'm ready and test it on a few boards. I'll post a pic when it's done, but here is where I'm up to now. I still have lots to do, but it's getting there.
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    Maloof finish

    Hi all, I'm looking at making my own maloof finish to use on my rocker. He recommends a 2 step process. The first is a mix of 1/3 poly, 1/3 linseed oil and 1/3 tung oil. I'm pretty confident on mixing and applying this, I'll just follow Sams instruction in his book. But the second part I'm a little confused about. It's the 1/2 linseed oil and 1/2 tung oil mix with a handful of beeswax melted on a double boiler. Sam says that it needs to be the consistency of heavy cream. I plan on adding the beeswax, melting it and checking the consistency, and if need be add more beeswax until I get the desired result. I suppse my question is, what is the desired result? How thick is "heavy cream"? Has anyone made the second part up and had good results and have a ratio as to how much wax to put in? I'd love to see some pics of the consistency so I can see what I'm aiming for. Also, when I apply it, do I put it on sparingly or am I being quite liberal with the application? Any other tips would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Andy
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    Walnut Sculpted Rocker

    Looking really good! You're overtaking me now with the build.... What finish are you going to use?