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End grain - wet or dry wood
I have been roughing out bowls with green wood and am having a tough time with end grain tear out. Does the end grain tear out less once the wood is dry? My experience is that it depends on the woods...
13 years ago 28
 
Alder
I can't do much searching on this NG so I'll just ask the question.. I have a few pieces of freshly cut alder, 6/8" in diameter and about 18" long and still in the round. I have anchorseal and a chail...
13 years ago 8
 
Lacquer Finishing?
Most people spray lacquer. So-called brushing lacquer, like Deft, has slower evaporating solvents in them to permit the coats to level before flashing over. Dan I have tried my first attempt at using...
13 years ago 5
 
Wire Burning
Hi Group, I would like to try some wire burning on some napkin rings I have turned. I have a few questions which I hope you will answer for me. 1. Which is the best type of wire to use? 2. Should the...
13 years ago 18
 
vacuum pumps
I just bought a new pile of vacuum pumps - mostly dual wobble piston, all 110VAC - I'll update my web site to show them after posting this note - I've tested them all, two are in need of work - so if...
13 years ago
 
Franklin foundry lathe
I don't know if my posting went to the right person.I'm new to this. I was looking for the person who got a Franklin Foundry Lathe (in a Nov. 18 posting) and has a manual with it for model #50537. I...
13 years ago 1
 
beeswax price comparison
I am shopping to buy pure beeswax to make my own finish. The closest I got from a health store re-seller was $40.00 CAD for what they call a brick weighting 5 pounds. I am a little curious to find out...
13 years ago 8
 
Dust Protection Filter
As anyone ever thought of replacing the cloth bag on a dust extractor with an air filter from a semi or some other big contruction equipment? Would that work? Would it provide enough protection? I've...
13 years ago 3
 
Black Cypress
Anyone have any information relative to wood characteristics of Black Cypress. Have some pieces with nice bark and I am a natural edge bigot but I am not sure if the bark will hold. Anyone with...
13 years ago 13
 
Gorilla Glue Thinner
I have a half bottle of Gorilla glue that has thickened a bit, does not seems to have set. Is there a solvent/thinner that can be used. From the smell looks like Alcohol could work. Thanks Mauro...
13 years ago 5
 
End grain sealer
I have a bunch of fresh cut walnut limb,crotches and stumps available now and would like to seal the end grain for future use. Anchorseal is not available easily in this area and seems expensive. Has...
13 years ago 19
 
Handmade shavibg brush handles
Dear friends, a brief note to let you know that our new shaving website is going to feature a picture showcase dedicated to custom made shaving brushes. This is not a contest, we don't plan to test...
13 years ago 9
 
Rikon bandsaw
I need to upgrade my craftsman band saw and noticed the Rikon 14" Deluxe saw at woodcraft. It has a 13" re saw capacity, not that I will ever need to resaw something that large, just the 6 1/64"...
13 years ago 1
 
Help with steady rest on baluster
Hi, I'm a recent convert to woodturning and trying to turn some replacement balusters for my 110 year old originals. They are 34" long and about 1/2" diameter at the thinnest points, turned from 1...
13 years ago 25
 
Link belt failure on Bandsaw...
Hello to the group, Well it seems that my initial enthusiasm with a recent link belt replacement (of an aging "V" belt) on my bandsaw appear to have been premature. :-( A few days after the...
13 years ago 31