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About ddean5

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  • Birthday 04/25/1952

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    Yukon, Ok
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    I am interested in all aspects of woodworking.
  1. Marc, Stop by words or deeds placing yourself below other woodworking personalities. Each woodworker has their likes and dislikes, but respect their skills. Continue to inspire and let us chose who's inspiration and skills we like. STAY REAL!
  2. The analogy of the spring is exactly how I feel as a Vietnam Vet. and never could express until now. Thanks for the video.
  3. I got a book that tells a story about the most famous carpenter who has ever lived. Yes I got a new Bible.
  4. ddean5

    First Workbench

    Oil and wax for the top (easy on the wax) and poly on the base.
  5. Here is my first workbench. It is 3" x 34 5/8" x 87 3/4" and 34 3/4" tall. It's made from dimensional douglas fir and MDF. I have used for 3 weeks now and love it as it meets my needs.
  6. Have not finish the top yet. I believe I will use two or three coats of tung oil then finish it with a wiping varnish or wax. Still in the decision mode. This work bench is actually a secondary workbench and will used mostly used as an assembly table. The table is longer and wider than my primary workbench. The base is heavy duty made out of douglas fir and the top is made out of MDF (3") with douglas fir edging. The table will have a vice and dog holes. Will post a pic when finished.
  7. Can I use a water base poly over a tung oil finish?
  8. To Whom It May Concern, Mess with one of us, you have messed with all of us. We will never let a brother or sister down. Remember we have very sharp and powerful tools. Beware of wood dust.
  9. What a great cradle. Great choice of woods. WOW! My cradle will be my first furniture build and after seeing all the cradles shown I can only hope my build will turn out half as good.
  10. Thanks guys! I didn't even think of birch and now I will look at it seriously.
  11. I am going to build a cradle for my upcoming great grandchild. I was thinking of using walnut but I am finding it hard finding 10/4 walnut for the stand and don't want to glue up two pieces. My question is what other wood would be a good choice for building a cradle and what wood would be good to build that I can use a walnut dye?
  12. Thanks to all. Great information.
  13. I noticed that black iron pipe are use with pipe clamps. I also noticed that black iron pipe can leave black marks on you work piece. My question; can galvanized pipe be used with pipe clamps?
  14. I used this new Bosch first time on 4 end grain cutting boards. I loved it and it will be my go to router. Really liked the power switch on the handle and the switch can be locked in the on position if needed. Have not used it with the non-plunge base yet.
  15. I need to drill 3/4" bench dog holes thru 3 inches of MDF. Which bit would you use (Forstner, Auger, Drill, Spade)?