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Brett aka Pheasantww

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  • #314804

    It is a matter of taste for a small box like that or even a jewelry box. I suggest you do 2 of the boxes, one one way and the other the other way and see what you prefer.

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    #314418

    Very cool, Thanks

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    #314356

    Can you talk a little more on how you did the dovetail splines? Specifically, how you cut the open for the spline then matched the spline to the opening. Thanks,

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    #314250

    You should be able to put a short bolt and nut in where the pin was….Good idea here….

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    #313794

    Personally, I like the triangle tipped model that has 2 bevels on the same side and is flat on the back. It allows me to mark on the right and left of where I need to mark.

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    #313609

    One thing you can do is put all equipment on mobile bases. Move them around as needed.

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    #312162

    Outstanding and great use of recycling. Just curious as to why you didn’t utilize the scrolled part of the salvaged wood into the legs of the stool?

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    #311979

    I assume your “sanding sealer” is shellac? If so, what is the humidity in your shed? Shellac can turn whiteish in high humidity. That is what happens when you set a wet glass on a side table that has been finished with shellac and when you lift the glass, you can see a white ring where the glass was. Usually the whiteish will disappear when you let the table top dry or in your case, take your wall unit to a low humidity area.

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    #311954

    Id go with a poly urethane or a brushing laqure to resist the high humidity.

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    #311422

    Make it bigger than you think you need and have plenty of windows for natural light.

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    #311327

    I don’t think there is a way to slow down PVA. Your better option for a complicated glue up, and one that I use is a liquid hyde glue. Lots of advantages that have been discussed previously but a great option is Old Brown Glue. Very good “open” time. Easy clean up….

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    #311170

    Not sure where you live, but see if there is a woodworking/woodturning Guild near you. Can’t beat live, personal and free instruction.

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    #310938

    You mentioned you are using “sanding sealer”. From my understanding of shellac, sanding sealer is a very thinned out version.

    To get a more durable and hard shellac finish, you may need several more layers or go with a 2 or 3 pound cut for your final layers.

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    #310320

    Depending on how much money you have and where you live? If you are looking for a starter set or may not going to use them daily, you can’t beat Harbor Freight.

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    #310034

    Seems very complicated for a picture frame. What were the problems you were having with the mitered/spline frame? Maybe we can help.

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

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