Aggie83

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  1. I have had a boat load of pecan that I got from a local widow. There are some pictures in a thread around here somewhere. Here is the thread: http://woodtalkonline.com/topic/1395-a-craiglist-bandsaw-and-a-little-someting-extra Anyway, color in pecan can range from a creamy color in the sapwood and butterscotch to an almost walnut brown in the heart, as you can see in the pictures in that thread. I have gotten good results filling knots and voids with epoxy. I tint the epoxy a bit to match the color of the surrounding wood. Knots and voids are ususally fairly dark, so I use a little walnut transtint dye in the epoxy. With air drying, you are more than likely going to experience some splitting from the ends. Get some sealant (or a thick coat of latex house paint) on the ends to help prevent that. Another problem I have seen is boreholes in the sapwood (and frass) from wood-boring insects. I have filled boreholes with untinited epoxy with good success. You will have to do your own research about pecan insects, based on your area. Call you county extension agent, that would be a good place to start. Like others have said, get it stickered, dry and flat and forget about it for a year or so.
  2. From Lee Valley: 1. Low angle Jack plane buy the toothed blade and a high angle ground blade, as well 2. Low angle block plane 3. Medium Shoulder plane. The three blades for the low angle (bevel up) Jack cover coarse, medium and fine work. Like three planes for (nearly) the price of 1.
  3. I have another idea about using them on .... wait, not so fast.
  4. I have a lot of sequentially cut boards. See: http://woodtalkonline.com/topic/1395-a-craiglist-bandsaw-and-a-little-someting-extra/page__view__findpost__p__10906
  5. I roughed out a couple pieces that I thought might make good sides. These are each 11-1/2" wide and about 38" long from a single board of pecan. The offcuts should be sufficient for at least the top or bottom. The board started at 13' long. The inside edges of the pieces, as shown, is a common one. (As are the two outside ones, I suppose.)
  6. I'm in. I plan on using pecan. I also have a little walnut on hand, so I might mix some of that in, as well.
  7. I will be selecting from that big pile of pecan that I have in the backyard, so, locally.
  8. Google image search 'cat door topper'
  9. Well, they may have the upper hand in books, but it was the owner/devotee of quilting that made a $5344 blunder on her taxes, according to the H&R Block commercial with which I was bombarded while trying to peacefully watch football over the holidays. A $5344 mistake? From a quilting shop? How could it be that that amount didn't exceed her entire gross?
  10. As Ferris would say, "If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up."
  11. It won't answer your question or ease your pain, but I love my bandsaw!
  12. I would contact Ken Pittman at LGL Animal Care Products. LGL makes custom cages for everything from bunnies to tigers. Ken is the engineer there and knows just about everything there is to know about cages and cage parts.
  13. I have both 8/4 hard maple and 8/4 pecan. I would trade some for some of your walnut. I'm in Bryan/College Station.