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  0 Thread: For those that remember Walt Q...
Post: RE: For those that remember Walt Q...

I agree totally with what others have said about Walt. I too was fortunate to meet him at his Waterbury store. On the day I met him Walt had just acquired a vintage wood tool chest. He was so proud to...
JSpill Woodworking Hand Tools 26 3,548 08-04-2021, 11:14 AM
  0 Thread: New Popular Woodworking Magazine
Post: RE: New Popular Woodworking Magazine

As far as fading goes what about Woodnet? Very few posts about woodworking. Hundreds of off topic posts.
JSpill Woodworking Hand Tools 72 30,503 04-19-2021, 09:40 AM
  0 Thread: source for wood filler?
Post: RE: source for wood filler?

Thank you for the responses. I just ordered TimberMate on Amazon. Should have it Friday.
JSpill Finishing 12 2,627 12-01-2020, 11:09 AM
  0 Thread: source for wood filler?
Post: source for wood filler?

I need to fill some small holes and gaps in several oval boxes I am making. The wood is unfinished cherry that will be finished with shellac. In the past I have used fillers that hardened in the conta...
JSpill Finishing 12 2,627 11-30-2020, 04:45 PM
  0 Thread: How to remove a black water stain from cherry?
Post: How to remove a black water stain from cherry?

I have several pieces of cherry that have a black water stain. The cherry has no other finish on it. I tried to sand away the stain with limited success. The cherry is being used to make some shaker o...
JSpill Finishing 1 800 11-20-2020, 10:48 AM
  0 Thread: Logs to Lumber
Post: RE: Logs to Lumber

That mill surely came to the right guy. Having seen your shop and the beautiful furniture, cabinets and doors you have made over the years, I can say the folks in Western New York are going to have so...
JSpill Woodworking Power Tools 46 17,441 06-24-2019, 03:02 PM
  0 Thread: Looking for plans for a Morris chair
Post: RE: Looking for plans for a Morris chair

I think I'll order the Wood magazine plan. That plan has the bow arms and the chair is a few inches narrower than some of the other designs I have seen.
JSpill Woodworking Hand Tools 9 3,710 06-05-2019, 02:04 PM
  0 Thread: Looking for plans for a Morris chair
Post: RE: Looking for plans for a Morris chair

Bruce, I looked at that plan. I made a lot of things using Woodsmith plans. Their plans are always very detailed. I bet your chair is beautiful. My wife wants the chair to have bowed arms. I believe t...
JSpill Woodworking Hand Tools 9 3,710 06-04-2019, 03:53 PM
  0 Thread: Looking for plans for a Morris chair
Post: Looking for plans for a Morris chair

I've been doing a little research on building a Morris chair. Numerous plans are available from sources such as Woodsmith, Popular Woodworking, Fine Woodworking, Lee Valley and Wood Magazine. I'm brin...
JSpill Woodworking Hand Tools 9 3,710 06-04-2019, 01:01 PM
  0 Thread: Wheelchair ramp?
Post: Wheelchair ramp?

I need to get an outdoor wheelchair ramp about 10 feet long. I'd appreciate any advice from people who have one. Thanks.
JSpill Home Improvement 7 2,947 05-05-2019, 04:02 PM
  0 Thread: Kitchen remodel-- Birch cabinets?
Post: RE: Kitchen remodel-- Birch cabinets?

Oh man, I can't get anything right. I made a mistake when I wrote "birch" cabinets. Cecil rightfully pointed out that the cabinets from RD Henry are Beech not Birch. Thank you Cecil for checking that ...
JSpill Home Improvement 12 3,692 04-15-2019, 06:52 AM
  0 Thread: Best tool money you've spent
Post: RE: Best tool money you've spent

Best tool money spent-- 1973 I bought a used Craftsman table saw manufactured by Emerson Electric for $125.00. I still use it and have used it to build cabinets, chairs, grandfather clocks, toys and t...
JSpill Woodworking Power Tools 64 20,181 04-12-2019, 12:47 PM
  0 Thread: Kitchen remodel-- Birch cabinets?
Post: Kitchen remodel-- Birch cabinets?

We are having our kitchen redone. Our contractor recommends birch cabinets made by RD Henry Company of Wichita Kansas. Presently, we have oak cabinets. I'm wondering what contractors and installers he...
JSpill Home Improvement 12 3,692 04-12-2019, 12:16 PM
  0 Thread: Grrrpr use on Bandsaw
Post: RE: Grrrpr use on Bandsaw

I have a question about using the Gripper. I like the Gripper, but I have had it slip when ripping a board on the tablesaw. I use the backstop to avoid this, but sometimes I have to feed the board wit...
JSpill Woodworking Power Tools 8 3,014 03-30-2019, 09:37 AM
  0 Thread: Avoid Blotching on Maple
Post: RE: Avoid Blotching on Maple

I have used Charles Neil's blotch control on cherry and was very happy with the results. Two suggestions-- Watch Charles Neil's you tube video on how to use his product and work on scrap pieces before...
JSpill Finishing 3 1,886 03-27-2019, 09:59 AM
  0 Thread: How can I lighten stain?
Post: RE: How can I lighten stain?

I was finally able to get back to the shop today. I was able to sand out the color from the dark piece. I then sanded the piece to 240 grit and reapplied the stain. The color was much easier to contro...
JSpill Finishing 11 4,261 03-22-2019, 02:10 PM
  0 Thread: How can I lighten stain?
Post: RE: How can I lighten stain?

The raw ash pieces  all had the same color. The pieces looked like they were cut from the same log. That is why I was surprised by the way the stain was absorbed on just one particular piece.
JSpill Finishing 11 4,261 03-20-2019, 04:26 PM
  0 Thread: How can I lighten stain?
Post: RE: How can I lighten stain?

John, you are correct. I need to find out why the one piece accepted stain differently. I think I will sand a practice piece too a finer degree. Instead of sanding to 180 grit I will sand to 220 or hi...
JSpill Finishing 11 4,261 03-20-2019, 10:45 AM
  0 Thread: How can I lighten stain?
Post: RE: How can I lighten stain?

After stripping or sanding the piece is there anything I should do before restaining it?
JSpill Finishing 11 4,261 03-19-2019, 03:53 PM
  0 Thread: How can I lighten stain?
Post: RE: How can I lighten stain?

Rob, thank you. I will try what you suggest and this time use a practice piece to see if it works.
JSpill Finishing 11 4,261 03-19-2019, 12:33 PM

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