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  0 Thread: Assembly assistance?
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®smpr_fi_mac® Wrote: (11-02-2021, 03:38 PM) -- Aaaah. No, I was planning on using machined dowels. -- I’d recommend wood that has been riven. You should be able to find a suitable piece, even fr...
Paul K. Murphy Woodworking 11 909 11-02-2021, 03:49 PM
  0 Thread: Veneering With Hide Glue (French Language)
Post: RE: Veneering With Hide Glue (French Language)

AHill Wrote: (11-02-2021, 05:58 AM) -- Interesting video.  I like how after applying the veneer, he goes over it with the iron and the wood block to ensure every part of the surface is adhered to the...
Paul K. Murphy Woodworking 5 586 11-02-2021, 03:45 PM
  0 Thread: Assembly assistance?
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®smpr_fi_mac® Wrote: (11-02-2021, 08:12 AM) -- Simon, my daughter is going to to help.  Paul, no offense taken!  I was sure I was over thinking it. I don't know what riving is in this case.  ...
Paul K. Murphy Woodworking 11 909 11-02-2021, 12:30 PM
  0 Thread: Veneering With Hide Glue (French Language)
Post: Veneering With Hide Glue (French Language)

Here I’m going to link to a YouTube video which demonstrates the simplicity of a veneering project. At a glance, a completed project of this type (Louis XV cabriole legs and frame) might seem very dif...
Paul K. Murphy Woodworking 5 586 11-01-2021, 11:09 PM
  0 Thread: Assembly assistance?
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I mean no disrespect, but I think that you might be overthinking it. You’ve been doing this a long time. I have confidence that you can choose a plan and perform the task with aplomb. You’re making si...
Paul K. Murphy Woodworking 11 909 11-01-2021, 10:39 PM
  0 Thread: Table top re-finish project, plx help.
Post: RE: Table top re-finish project, plx help.

The frame on that table appears to be glazed. It’s possible that the top was finished the same way. I doubt the finishing regimen was taken as far with the frame as it was on the top. The top may have...
Paul K. Murphy Finishing 6 1,070 10-30-2021, 10:49 PM
  0 Thread: how to make this box
Post: RE: how to make this box

Look at the background on this tabletop. This was built by Gerrit Jensen if I’m not mistaken. Late XIIIX Century. (English, Jensen was a Huguenot immigrant) This type of woodwork with the end grain v...
Paul K. Murphy Woodworking 5 1,285 05-30-2021, 12:12 AM
  0 Thread: Shop habit ---Do you boldly mark your pieces?
Post: RE: Shop habit ---Do you boldly mark your pieces?

Absolutely. I mark every construction, no exceptions. I use the triangle marking system.
Paul K. Murphy Woodworking 18 2,011 03-16-2021, 06:11 PM
  0 Thread: How to do this
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I don't know for sure but I think it might be hackberry or sassafras. I don't think it's elm. If it were me, I'd start with a weak yellow stain and glaze it with burnt umber.
Paul K. Murphy Finishing 12 5,411 03-11-2020, 10:20 PM
  0 Thread: How to do this
Post: RE: How to do this

The wood sample shown in the picture is not oak; not even close. You know that, right?
Paul K. Murphy Finishing 12 5,411 03-11-2020, 08:37 AM
  0 Thread: craftsman professional universal drill press work center How to use?
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Well thank you Bob. I never really intended to buy anything like this anyway. It was on a shelf at Goodwill, so I impulse bought it. I've got enough experience building jigs and fixtures. I think I'll...
Paul K. Murphy Woodworking Power Tools 4 1,988 03-10-2020, 09:11 PM
  0 Thread: craftsman professional universal drill press work center How to use?
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Yes, that's it Bob. It isn't really high end, but with some modifications I think I might be able to make it a pretty serviceable little item. I'm just wondering if there is any literature out there t...
Paul K. Murphy Woodworking Power Tools 4 1,988 03-09-2020, 10:44 PM
  0 Thread: Workbench advice please
Post: RE: Workbench advice please

Heat and a putty knife to remove the paint. Fir will be fine. 4" thick, not 8".
Paul K. Murphy Woodworking 19 6,451 03-09-2020, 12:38 AM
  0 Thread: Old, Old member
Post: RE: Old, Old member

My work and my approach to it have evolved greatly. I'm not the same cabinetmaker I was all those years ago. Unfortunately, I'm not practicing what I preach. I'll be moving soon and I'll have to remod...
Paul K. Murphy Woodworking 54 17,545 03-08-2020, 08:24 PM
  0 Thread: Old, Old member
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I used to post as "Pablo." I log on here from time to time. It's good to see you.
Paul K. Murphy Woodworking 54 17,545 03-08-2020, 05:48 PM
  0 Thread: craftsman professional universal drill press work center How to use?
Post: craftsman professional universal drill press work ...

I just bought one cheap at Goodwill. Does anyone have one? Is there a website with how-to information? Thanks in advance.
Paul K. Murphy Woodworking Power Tools 4 1,988 03-08-2020, 05:43 PM
  0 Thread: Tearout question
Post: RE: Tearout question

You might try soaking the area with a slow drying, oil-based solvent. Carve when the surface is saturated. I might think about trying kerosene, but it might discolor the wood. Try with a small sample ...
Paul K. Murphy Woodworking Hand Tools 20 7,105 12-07-2019, 12:11 AM
  0 Thread: Acanthus Marquetry again
Post: RE: Acanthus Marquetry again

fall Same with me. Paul Schürch, then ASFM. Yeah, I know about the dust/glue mix...from the back...etc. I got lazy.
Paul K. Murphy Woodworking 19 5,427 09-16-2019, 08:34 PM
  0 Thread: Acanthus Marquetry again
Post: RE: Acanthus Marquetry again

Incidentally, I mentioned Paul Schürch in my last post. The marquetry you see here is done in very much the exact method he teaches. Don’t do the putty thing. He doesn’t teach that. I knew better, and...
Paul K. Murphy Woodworking 19 5,427 09-15-2019, 11:13 PM
  0 Thread: Acanthus Marquetry again
Post: RE: Acanthus Marquetry again

fall I paid $9.00 for one sheet of 1/8” MDF. That’s about $0.28 per square foot. Easy to like that, don’t you think? Using chipboard? That sounds like a Paul Schürch method. Paul Schürch was my first...
Paul K. Murphy Woodworking 19 5,427 09-15-2019, 11:09 PM

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