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  0 Thread: Asking for a friend
Post: RE: Asking for a friend

Thank you all.  He and she are still undecided but I passed along all of this good information.  My sense is that they will go for it.  Thanks again...FPT.
fptahoe Woodworking 6 584 12-19-2021, 10:12 PM
  0 Thread: Asking for a friend
Post: Asking for a friend

Really.  Here is the question.  A friend just had their entire downstairs renovated.  His wife wants to buy a new dining room table and has found one that she loves.  It seems (I haven't seen it but h...
fptahoe Woodworking 6 584 12-18-2021, 06:29 PM
  0 Thread: Milk paint question (GF/acrylic vs. real thing)
Post: RE: Milk paint question (GF/acrylic vs. real thing...

I did the same thing that John is recommending, although I sprayed on the GF Milk Paint and the clear topcoat.  I would definitely go with the GF and brush it on, rather than "real" milk paint.  Based...
fptahoe Finishing 7 556 10-21-2021, 09:41 PM
  0 Thread: Soft Close drawer slides
Post: Soft Close drawer slides

I have used Blum under mount soft close door slides in the past.  I was just about to place an order with CabinetParts.com for 3 sets, and I see they are on back order for what is described ...
fptahoe Woodworking 3 480 09-23-2021, 03:44 PM
  0 Thread: Staining Separate Birch pieces
Post: RE: Staining Separate Birch pieces

You may have done this, but I found out the hard way to use pre stain conditioner on any light wood that gets stain.  It minimizes the color variation from piece to piece, or even on the same piece an...
fptahoe Finishing 2 448 09-08-2021, 08:37 PM
  0 Thread: 93 1/2” Carbide tipped bandsaw blades $50 ea
Post: RE: 93 1/2” Carbide tipped bandsaw blades $50 ea

Terrific price but won't fit my bandsaw.
fptahoe Tool Swap N' Sell 10 1,361 09-03-2021, 08:04 AM
  0 Thread: Woodworking plans
Post: Woodworking plans

Any recommendations on where to buy high quality woodworking project plans?  I see many adverts for sites that have 16,000 plans for a very low price and that makes me skeptical that the plans would b...
fptahoe Woodworking 4 497 08-12-2021, 04:27 PM
  0 Thread: Redo on end tables
Post: RE: Redo on end tables

fredhargis Wrote: (04-29-2021, 01:10 PM) -- If the shellac you used originally was a dewaxed shellac, I think I'd try to repair it and then top coat. Repair should be as easy as padding it with just ...
fptahoe Finishing 4 922 04-29-2021, 08:32 PM
  0 Thread: Redo on end tables
Post: RE: Redo on end tables

fptahoe Wrote: (04-29-2021, 12:11 PM) -- I gave my daughter two end tables years ago made out of walnut and finished with shellac.  The finish was really nice - until she had two kids!  I am going to...
fptahoe Finishing 4 922 04-29-2021, 12:16 PM
  0 Thread: Redo on end tables
Post: Redo on end tables

I gave my daughter two end tables years ago made out of walnut and finished with shellac.  The finish was really nice - until she had two kids!  I am going to redo the finish.  My plan is to sand down...
fptahoe Finishing 4 922 04-29-2021, 12:11 PM
  0 Thread: Finish when using epoxy in cracks
Post: RE: Finish when using epoxy in cracks

I just finished a piece that included epoxy-filled cracks and used OSMO Polyx-Oil. It went on beautifully, including over the epoxy. I really liked the look.
fptahoe Finishing 3 873 04-15-2021, 09:36 PM
  0 Thread: India Ink?
Post: RE: India Ink?

Thanks so much for all of the information - very much appreciated.  Thanks also for forwarding the article and video, which was great.  I am going to proceed with the India ink and either a water bour...
fptahoe Finishing 17 2,778 04-12-2021, 10:00 PM
  0 Thread: India Ink?
Post: India Ink?

I am going to build a writing desk for my daughter.  She wants it to be black, but for the wood grain to show, so painting is not an option.  From doing some searches on possibilities, it seems like a...
fptahoe Finishing 17 2,778 04-07-2021, 04:39 PM
  0 Thread: Thoughts?
Post: RE: Thoughts?

Thanks again for the reply.  Space is limited in my basement, too, and I am intrigued by the jointer/planer idea.  I didn't consider it, quite frankly cause I don't know much about them, and I don't k...
fptahoe Woodworking Power Tools 6 1,123 03-02-2021, 10:22 PM
  0 Thread: Thoughts?
Post: RE: Thoughts?

jteneyck Wrote: (03-01-2021, 10:49 PM) -- No offense, but you should spend some time to figure out why you are having problems face jointing.  Using a planer sled is inefficient compared to using a j...
fptahoe Woodworking Power Tools 6 1,123 03-01-2021, 11:07 PM
  0 Thread: Blum Slides Out of Spec
Post: RE: Blum Slides Out of Spec

I am not surprised to read this string.  I just bought and installed three sets of Blum drawer slides.  It took me awhile to find their instruction manual online, as none came with the slides from Cab...
fptahoe Woodworking 21 2,289 03-01-2021, 10:52 PM
  0 Thread: Thoughts?
Post: Thoughts?

Thinking of either upgrading my Dewalt 735 planer to a Shelix OEM cutter head, or just buying a new and larger (1 1/2 - 3 HP) planer with a helical cutter head.  My Dewalt is only a couple of years ol...
fptahoe Woodworking Power Tools 6 1,123 03-01-2021, 10:32 PM
  0 Thread: Rubio Monocoat
Post: RE: Rubio Monocoat

Thanks Jerrym and Cabinet Monkey.  I ordered some from Lee Valley last night.  Will let you know how it turns out. John, this piece will go in a space where I shouldn't have to worry about the fini...
fptahoe Finishing 5 2,048 01-07-2021, 10:35 PM
  0 Thread: Rubio Monocoat
Post: Rubio Monocoat

My go-to finish is typically three coats of Arm-R-Seal.  Looks great, lots of protection.  I am finishing a walnut cabinet and I am looking for more of a natural, oil-looking, non-plastic-y look you g...
fptahoe Finishing 5 2,048 12-29-2020, 11:35 AM
  0 Thread: walnut writing table
Post: walnut writing table

I made a walnut writing table with three drawers probably 12 years ago.  I finished it with several applications of tung oil - I don't remember which supplier - Formby's or Minwax or something.  I was...
fptahoe Finishing 5 1,468 11-28-2020, 11:19 PM

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