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  0 Thread: Western red cedar
Post: RE: Western red cedar

I've run hundreds of feet through my jointer and planer and it usually turns out great with little to no tear out, even at the knots.
SteveS Woodworking 16 922 07-30-2022, 04:14 PM
  0 Thread: Lumber prices
Post: RE: Lumber prices

Eastern walnut is $22/bd ft in Seattle area. Last time I bought several years back in was $10. I opted to get 4/4 and 6/4 sapele in lieu of walnut as it was $11/bd ft, one board even had pommele figur...
SteveS Woodworking 19 1,229 06-21-2022, 02:22 PM
  0 Thread: Cremation Urn
Post: RE: Cremation Urn

Arlin Eastman Wrote: (04-16-2022, 12:55 AM) -- What Allan said.  Well done as well buddy.  Thank you for showing us.  On the age do you mean 111? I built two so far and both were for my in-laws.  ...
SteveS Woodturning 6 604 04-18-2022, 11:08 AM
  0 Thread: Smithsonian article about 'The Tree'
Post: RE: Smithsonian article about 'The Tree'

You might be interested in this SMC thread (
SteveS Woodworking 6 974 04-15-2022, 04:14 PM
  0 Thread: Cremation Urn
Post: Cremation Urn

Finished this project yesterday. My grandad, who died in 2001, would have been eleventy one this year. He's been residing in a cardboard box since then with the plan his ashes would be spread where he...
SteveS Woodturning 6 604 04-13-2022, 07:37 PM
  0 Thread: Router Plate Recommendation
Post: RE: Router Plate Recommendation

I would stick with aluminum but phenolic seems to have good creep resistance so that's a possibility. phenolic creep (
SteveS Woodworking Power Tools 15 2,089 10-23-2021, 05:58 PM
  0 Thread: finishing padauk
Post: RE: finishing padauk

I've always preferred lacquer for African paduak.
SteveS Woodworking 4 1,141 07-19-2021, 03:20 PM
  0 Thread: Blue Spruce Optima dovetail chisels?
Post: RE: Blue Spruce Optima dovetail chisels?

A little more polishing and new marketing is all the difference I see. I'm glad Derek got Dave to make the fishtails. Those were the first ones I bought from them with Afzelia burl handles from st...
SteveS Woodworking Hand Tools 4 2,515 06-23-2021, 10:34 PM
  0 Thread: Sliding CMS Recommendations
Post: RE: Sliding CMS Recommendations

I have the new Bosch Glide ( saw. It's smooth, accurate, quiet and has some pretty cool features to it.
SteveS Woodworking Power Tools 16 3,089 06-07-2021, 08:24 PM
  0 Thread: Gluing, then screwing two pieces of wood for improved structural performance
Post: RE: Gluing, then screwing two pieces of wood for i...

Your solution will deflect the same way as the previous design. Screws will not cause glue starvation of the joint, but also will not have much of an effect on deflection. To improve the stiffness of ...
SteveS Woodworking 13 2,215 05-27-2021, 03:05 PM
  0 Thread: 5" 8 Hole Random Orbital Sandpaper
Post: RE: 5" 8 Hole Random Orbital Sandpaper

Klingspor, Amazon, Industrial Abrasives, Online Industrial Supply. Norton, Mirka, Klingspor all make good products.
SteveS Woodworking 9 1,703 05-13-2021, 08:17 AM
  0 Thread: A turner's dream tree
Post: RE: A turner's dream tree

In 2019 I was the recipient of a tuner's dream tree. A buddy and his neighbor had a few western big leaf maples come down in an intense windstorm. We get a good windstorm at least once a year. The nei...
SteveS Woodturning 5 1,591 05-02-2021, 03:05 PM
  0 Thread: Curly Maple Source?
Post: RE: Curly Maple Source?

You can try and see if Woodbarter ( has some local guys with some maple
SteveS Woodworking 7 1,462 04-29-2021, 05:10 PM
  0 Thread: Where do you buy your Aluminum?
Post: RE: Where do you buy your Aluminum?

Looks pretty thick so you won't need anything real strong. 6061-T4 or T6 will work fine. You could use a 2024-T3* or 7075-T6*. Whatever you can find that is affordable.
SteveS Woodworking Power Tools 9 1,605 04-28-2021, 05:20 PM
  0 Thread: Workshop when living in a condo?
Post: RE: Workshop when living in a condo?

I've visited HH a few times when I was living in Savannah. Nice place, but expensive. If you have the opportunity, visit Hilton Head Distillery. I have a buddy that built a house in Bluffton. You m...
SteveS Woodworking 24 12,580 04-21-2021, 08:55 AM
  0 Thread: Turning a chalice
Post: RE: Turning a chalice

Any reason for a chalice? He might appreciate a box or something more useful. But, if you're stuck on the chalice idea, I'd ask whether it was going to be used or not. If used, then Burmese teak, Afri...
SteveS Woodturning 17 3,930 04-08-2021, 09:36 AM
  0 Thread: Paduak
Post: RE: Paduak

sniper Wrote: (04-03-2021, 06:20 PM) -- Doing some research, I found it's a member of the Rosewood family, along with Poison Ivy.  All are oily and I stay way from that stuff, no matter how nice look...
SteveS Woodturning 11 2,523 04-03-2021, 10:46 PM
  0 Thread: Strongest joint solution for stool with 2 legs
Post: RE: Strongest joint solution for stool with 2 legs

I'd consider a finger joint with 1/4" spacing for lots of surface area to transfer the shear load.
SteveS Woodworking 12 1,951 03-28-2021, 09:02 PM
  0 Thread: Cremation urn
Post: RE: Cremation urn

Western big leaf maple. My hunting buddy and his neighbor had a few very large trees come down in one of our big wind storms. The biggest was around 160’ tall with a base 6’ in diameter. I got hundred...
SteveS Woodturning 13 3,333 03-28-2021, 01:09 PM
  0 Thread: Cremation urn
Post: RE: Cremation urn

This was my own design. I don't use plans for my work. I made it much larger than it need be because I wanted to make it so.
SteveS Woodturning 13 3,333 03-27-2021, 09:53 AM

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