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  0 Thread: Build Me Table?
Post: RE: Build Me Table?

for what it's worth, if a client asked me to build that table for $2300, i would tell them that it's at least twice that price for such a build.  at least.
zaret Woodworking 16 1,396 09-20-2021, 08:01 AM
  0 Thread: finish for edge of pre-finished maple ply?
Post: RE: finish for edge of pre-finished maple ply?

i use 1.5mm maple edge banding, applied with the Conturo, and Odie's Oil as the finish.  it's easy to apply and blends in perfectly.
zaret Woodworking 4 537 09-04-2021, 03:56 PM
  0 Thread: Share your website
Post: RE: Share your website

mr_skittle Wrote: (08-08-2021, 07:18 PM) -- Thanks for the input so far. I checked out https://www.truenorthwoodworks.com/. I'm not looking for much more in the way of content than you have. It's rea...
zaret Woodworking 7 995 08-08-2021, 08:12 PM
  0 Thread: Best place for 8/4 Sapele
Post: RE: Best place for 8/4 Sapele

cpolubin Wrote: (08-08-2021, 01:41 PM) -- Building a dining room table for my middle daughter and SIL. They've picked sapele for the top so I need to find a supplier for 8/4 x 96" stock. Anyplace ...
zaret Woodworking 7 921 08-08-2021, 02:59 PM
  0 Thread: Water based dye and stain
Post: RE: Water based dye and stain

Jack01 Wrote: (08-04-2021, 03:24 PM) -- John Thanks for the info I have applied GF water based dye this morning now waiting to dry. I will get new Oil Based stain. Should I get wiping stain or pen...
zaret Finishing 5 821 08-05-2021, 07:38 AM
  0 Thread: Anyone using 3M Cubetron discs with Festool sanders?
Post: RE: Anyone using 3M Cubetron discs with Festool sa...

dwg Wrote: (03-15-2021, 11:36 AM) -- I tried some of the Cubetron discs (not with a Festool though).  I like how they sand but they don't seem to stick well to the bottom of my sanders (Rigid and DeW...
zaret Woodworking Power Tools 19 3,139 03-15-2021, 07:14 PM
  0 Thread: Anyone using 3M Cubetron discs with Festool sanders?
Post: RE: Anyone using 3M Cubetron discs with Festool sa...

i've sold all of my festool paper, and i'm using exclusively the cubitron.  it's so much better.
zaret Woodworking Power Tools 19 3,139 03-14-2021, 09:14 PM
  0 Thread: Finish advice for live edge walnut dining table
Post: RE: Finish advice for live edge walnut dining tabl...

jteneyck Wrote: (02-10-2021, 10:20 AM) -- Not that it matters much, but Waterlox uses a phenolic resin.  P&L 38 (I think that's the name) uses an alkyd resin.  And you are right that Waterlox gives a...
zaret Finishing 7 1,717 02-10-2021, 01:50 PM
  0 Thread: Blum Tru Motion Undermount Slide Tight
Post: RE: Blum Tru Motion Undermount Slide Tight

so, obviously i'm not there to debug it, but something is clearly off.  first of all, according to the specs, you should be subtracting 13/32" from the overall opening width for the drawer box.  for 5...
zaret Woodworking 13 1,365 02-10-2021, 01:44 PM
  0 Thread: Finish advice for live edge walnut dining table
Post: RE: Finish advice for live edge walnut dining tabl...

jteneyck Wrote: (02-05-2021, 01:12 PM) -- Any wiping varnish should meet your needs.  I like Arm-R-Seal satin but you could use Waterlox OSF for a darker hue and rub it out after it's cured for a mon...
zaret Finishing 7 1,717 02-09-2021, 08:00 PM
  0 Thread: Blum Tru Motion Undermount Slide Tight
Post: RE: Blum Tru Motion Undermount Slide Tight

zoepup Wrote: (02-09-2021, 07:10 PM) -- Worked on it a bit more.  5 of the 6 drawers are not bad.   On the 6th drawer, I moved the screws to the bottom of the mount (instead of side).  that seems ...
zaret Woodworking 13 1,365 02-09-2021, 07:32 PM
  0 Thread: Blum Tru Motion Undermount Slide Tight
Post: RE: Blum Tru Motion Undermount Slide Tight

zoepup Wrote: (02-08-2021, 04:58 PM) -- Thanks.  These are the 563.  It was definitely one of the most daunting measurement projects I have done.  Blum instructions are clear but I was also trying to...
zaret Woodworking 13 1,365 02-08-2021, 07:38 PM
  0 Thread: Blum Tru Motion Undermount Slide Tight
Post: RE: Blum Tru Motion Undermount Slide Tight

oh - and for the drawer front buttons - i use those with great result.  they are terrific, and by far the easiest way i've found to align and install inset drawer fronts.  strongly recommended.
zaret Woodworking 13 1,365 02-08-2021, 02:15 PM
  0 Thread: Blum Tru Motion Undermount Slide Tight
Post: RE: Blum Tru Motion Undermount Slide Tight

i don't know what the "true motion" slides are... do you mean the tandems?  563 or 763? for the width - it's very formulaic and well defined.  there's a table that dictates - depending on your exac...
zaret Woodworking 13 1,365 02-08-2021, 02:14 PM
  0 Thread: Waterlox on Pine? Pine door Finish Advice
Post: RE: Waterlox on Pine? Pine door Finish Advice

Bad Splinter Wrote: (02-04-2021, 10:50 AM) -- I have used Waterlox allot & think it is probably one of the best oil finishes around. I do think it should be described as a wiping varnish because it r...
zaret Finishing 7 1,618 02-05-2021, 09:59 AM
  0 Thread: Waterlox on Pine? Pine door Finish Advice
Post: RE: Waterlox on Pine? Pine door Finish Advice

TRW Wrote: (01-31-2021, 10:30 PM) -- I have 11 pine interior doors to finish and was wondering if anyone had experience using Waterlox on pine.   These are BORG Jeld Wen interior pine slab doors. ...
zaret Finishing 7 1,618 02-01-2021, 08:32 PM
  0 Thread: Psychological help needed
Post: RE: Psychological help needed

i understand and appreciate your situation... and to some degree, i have had periods of time where i can relate.  cut yourself a break.  the only true pressure to use, or not use, your shop is self-im...
zaret Woodworking 30 4,801 11-26-2020, 01:46 PM
  0 Thread: Which palm / trim router? Corded or cordless?
Post: RE: Which palm / trim router? Corded or cordless?

Aram Wrote: (11-13-2020, 01:24 PM) -- It is fantastic. -- i have a bunch of trim routers, including the colt, and two of the milwaukees.  when i reach for one now, 99% of the time it's one of the m...
zaret Woodworking Power Tools 26 3,706 11-15-2020, 08:55 PM
  0 Thread: First thought that comes to your mind.
Post: RE: First thought that comes to your mind.

my new favorite finish for cherry is Odie's Oil, applied with a buffer.  never felt or seen anything like it.
zaret Finishing 12 2,499 11-01-2020, 09:02 PM
  0 Thread: cedar for window trim?
Post: RE: cedar for window trim?

the majority of the trim in my own house is clear cedar, with a polymerizing oil finish.  it's beautiful and plenty durable for... trim.  if something gets scuffed, 5 minutes with a pad and another co...
zaret Woodworking 17 2,402 09-21-2020, 07:34 AM

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