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  0 Thread: Loft Bed Ideas & Help
Post: RE: Loft Bed Ideas & Help

I just did a search for loft bed. I knew there was at least one since I remembered posting it.
msweig Woodworking 13 4,689 01-22-2022, 05:32 PM
  0 Thread: Loft Bed Ideas & Help
Post: RE: Loft Bed Ideas & Help

I did loft beds for my kids a few years ago, but it was L-shaped with two mattresses so yours would be easier. Here is a thread on it. https://forums.woodnet.net/showthread.php?tid=7349266&page=2 ...
msweig Woodworking 13 4,689 01-21-2022, 10:57 PM
  0 Thread: round bottom spokeshave recommendations please
Post: RE: round bottom spokeshave recommendations please

I agree with Mark that the LN round bottom one isn't very round. I tried it once and was unimpressed with it in that regard and ended up not buying one because of it. I'd prefer one with more curvatur...
msweig Woodworking Hand Tools 8 428 01-03-2022, 07:58 AM
  0 Thread: Festool 500 or 700?
Post: RE: Festool 500 or 700?

I've handled both (and have the 500). I went with the 500 mainly because of price, figuring if I wanted to get the 700 in the future then I could. But those longer tenons are really tempting. Even...
msweig Woodworking Power Tools 13 604 12-30-2021, 04:03 PM
  0 Thread: Adjusting wooden planes
Post: RE: Adjusting wooden planes

So I sanded down the sides of the wedges, and that seemed to help, at least with the tongue plane.  I haven't played around a ton with adjusting it, but I was able to get the blade in, wedged, and it ...
msweig Woodworking Hand Tools 8 653 12-13-2021, 01:37 PM
  0 Thread: Adjusting wooden planes
Post: Adjusting wooden planes

So I'm working on making a bookcase, and the plan is for the back to be a few panels with tongue and groove between them.  I realized this was coming a few months ago, and looked at the available opti...
msweig Woodworking Hand Tools 8 653 12-07-2021, 07:22 PM
  0 Thread: PLEASE HELP: Problem with wood filler & finish
Post: RE: PLEASE HELP: Problem with wood filler & finish

Ok, just being upfront that I'm not a finishing expert, but here might be one thing you could try and see if it works (definitely on a sample board). Take a sample board, gouge it, and fill with th...
msweig Finishing 5 584 11-10-2021, 05:20 PM
  0 Thread: Typical life of toilet components
Post: Typical life of toilet components

We have been living in our current house for about 10 years (and new construction when we got it).  The other day I noticed one of the toilets has an occasional leak between the tank and the bowl.  No...
msweig Home Improvement 4 533 11-10-2021, 05:09 PM
  0 Thread: Veritas side rabbet plane - SOLD
Post: RE: Veritas side rabbet plane

PM Sent Mark
msweig Tool Swap N' Sell 1 253 11-09-2021, 01:13 PM
  0 Thread: Finished table with marble top
Post: RE: Finished table with marble top

Looks good.  I agree that the stone is an odd match with cherry, but my design skills are crap and different people have different tastes. :) Mark
msweig Woodworking 7 404 11-08-2021, 11:18 AM
  0 Thread: Staked desk finished
Post: RE: Staked desk finished

Finishing.  Initial plan was BLO and shellac on the top, and paint the legs black.  Did the BLO and shellac first. Then I was starting to debate if I wanted to paint the legs black.  Liked the li...
msweig Woodworking 9 427 11-07-2021, 04:29 PM
  0 Thread: Staked desk finished
Post: RE: Staked desk finished

Next was the desktop.  Cut the sliding dovetails.  I used the battens as a guide.  Found that having a batten on each side was a bit more accurate for me. Chop out the waste.  The cut above and t...
msweig Woodworking 9 427 11-07-2021, 04:20 PM
  0 Thread: Staked desk finished
Post: RE: Staked desk finished

Top was one long board I cut in half and glued the two pieces together. Battens were cut to length and angled cut done via a track saw. Top of the legs is a round tenon.  I don't own a lathe...
msweig Woodworking 9 427 11-07-2021, 04:08 PM
  0 Thread: Staked desk finished
Post: Staked desk finished

Finally finished a staked desk I've been working on for way too long for one of my daughters.  Basically using the Staked Desk plan from the Anarchist's Design book, but I skipped the drawer, and my t...
msweig Woodworking 9 427 11-07-2021, 03:59 PM
  0 Thread: Problems with applying shellac
Post: RE: Problems with applying shellac

Ok, I have a spraying setup, but at this point I don't want to pull it out and deal with it. But I will keep that in mind for the future. I brushed on 2-3 coats to get more buildup. Then scraped, ...
msweig Finishing 8 725 11-05-2021, 08:40 AM
  0 Thread: First Alert detectors
Post: RE: First Alert detectors

I can't give you any specific recommendations, but make sure at least some of them in the house are photoelectric. The ionization ones absolutely suck at going off for a smoldering fire. For example, ...
msweig Home Improvement 7 496 11-03-2021, 11:42 PM
  0 Thread: Assembly assistance?
Post: RE: Assembly assistance?

I'd agree that you want to rive those dowels for the drawboring. The only potential problem I see with the order is staining and topcoat before doing the drawboring. You will be able to get everyt...
msweig Woodworking 11 736 11-03-2021, 06:19 PM
  0 Thread: Problems with applying shellac
Post: Problems with applying shellac

I have been trying to pad on shellac (about a 1.5lb cut) onto a tabletop, and I'm getting some ridges (it kinda reminds me of brush marks).  I'm assuming that they are coming from the edges of the pad...
msweig Finishing 8 725 11-02-2021, 02:42 PM
  0 Thread: Milk paint question (GF/acrylic vs. real thing)
Post: RE: Milk paint question (GF/acrylic vs. real thing...

Ok, bought some of the GF to try out.  It is definitely different than the powdered stuff.  In this situation I think I'm better off with the GF (I have a defect I need to hide), but I can totally see...
msweig Finishing 7 556 10-27-2021, 10:57 PM
  0 Thread: Milk paint question (GF/acrylic vs. real thing)
Post: Milk paint question (GF/acrylic vs. real thing)

I'm almost done building a staked desk, and my plan is to paint the legs black.  I'm currently debating between the GF milk paint (which I realize isn't actually a milk paint), or more of the traditio...
msweig Finishing 7 556 10-21-2021, 11:21 AM

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