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  0 Thread: Cherry and Lye
Post: RE: Cherry and Lye

Another chemical that will darken cherry and is mush safer than some of the others is Arm and Hammer Washing Soda. Dissolve a spoon or two into a pint of warm water. It does triple duty with clean...
Scoony Finishing 19 910 04-03-2024, 07:01 PM
  0 Thread: Interesting counterpoint on Titebond (I) vs. Hide Glue
Post: RE: Interesting counterpoint on Titebond (I) vs. H...

For some reason, can't remember exactly, but I never liked Titebond II. Been many years, but I seem to recall that I was having glue joint failures with it. Never had an issue with the original Titebo...
Scoony Woodworking Hand Tools 11 732 04-01-2024, 07:08 PM
  0 Thread: Table Base Design and Finishing
Post: Table Base Design and Finishing

Last time I was here, I was asking for some help with what I called the bubble leg desk. That project actually turned out great and the customer is very happy. This time, my sister-in-law is asking...
Scoony Woodworking 2 276 04-01-2024, 06:59 PM
  0 Thread: Desk Design ?
Post: RE: Desk Design ?

Wanted to provide some closure on this. I did not get a lot of pics during the build, but it turned out much simpler than initially thought.  The front apron is simply laid on it's side along the t...
Scoony Woodworking 30 4,528 07-26-2023, 04:36 PM
  0 Thread: Planing direction
Post: RE: Planing direction

Thanks all. I chickened out and went the router jig/sled route to flatten, followed by a #7 Stanley. I usually run the final glue up through the planner with very-very light cuts, but have never tr...
Scoony Woodworking Power Tools 7 1,107 07-26-2023, 10:01 AM
  0 Thread: Planing direction
Post: Planing direction

I making a end grain cutting board, but I am not asking about planing end grain.  With the design I am trying, the initial glue-up is too wide for the planer. I can cross-cut the glue-up in half to fi...
Scoony Woodworking Power Tools 7 1,107 07-24-2023, 12:58 PM
  0 Thread: "Un-believable" handplane tip
Post: RE: "Un-believable" handplane tip

In Medieval times, arrow shafts were made starting with square stock, and rounding with a plane. Of course, they used a jig with a v groove along the length to hold the shaft as they planed it round....
Scoony Woodworking Hand Tools 34 3,627 07-24-2023, 12:47 PM
  0 Thread: "Un-believable" handplane tip
Post: RE: "Un-believable" handplane tip

Might be a technique that you would use or see practical, but I could see folks using that method to make small round pieces if they were lacking a lathe.
Scoony Woodworking Hand Tools 34 3,627 07-23-2023, 06:36 PM
  0 Thread: Different Emmert
Post: RE: Different Emmert

Jack, Thanks for the links. I will pass them in to my nephew. He has been collecting Emmert pattern makers vices in various conditions and has one complete that he is currently refurbishing.
Scoony Woodworking Hand Tools 7 1,232 06-01-2023, 09:29 AM
  0 Thread: Different Emmert
Post: Different Emmert

Ok! So I realize that this is not for woodworking, but I though some may be interested in this old vice.  My nephew works at a foundry and loves to tinker with knives, axes, spoon carving and other s...
Scoony Woodworking Hand Tools 7 1,232 05-30-2023, 08:56 PM
  0 Thread: Another base design question--check my process?
Post: RE: Another base design question--check my proces...

Took a minute to visualize, but I think I see your process. I would probably screw 4 strips of wood so that each section had a strip on either side. I would think that one sled could work for both cu...
Scoony Woodworking 2 622 05-21-2023, 03:04 PM
  0 Thread: Desk Design ?
Post: RE: Desk Design ?

I had though about that, but I ended up resawing the planks on the bandsaw. That did cause the planks to bend slightly as expected, but I alternated them and clamped them up for over a week. Finally g...
Scoony Woodworking 30 4,528 05-21-2023, 02:55 PM
  0 Thread: Desk Design ?
Post: RE: Desk Design ?

I picked up the lumber back at the end of April and got started on it last week.  I am calling these bubble legs. This leg design creates a challenge in that the bubbles are larger in diameter ...
Scoony Woodworking 30 4,528 05-08-2023, 09:16 PM
  0 Thread: Desk Design ?
Post: RE: Desk Design ?

Philip1231 Wrote: (05-04-2023, 06:50 PM) -- I would mill a scrap to your thickness and chamfer the underside to get a feel for how it will look. -- Great idea. I do have some cut-offs from those pl...
Scoony Woodworking 30 4,528 05-05-2023, 07:33 AM
  0 Thread: Desk Design ?
Post: RE: Desk Design ?

Ok. Got most of the wood milled up. The top boards were 8/4 and currently milled to 1-3/4 to 1-7/8. I milled them one at a time so that's why the various thicknesses. Big question is how thick to...
Scoony Woodworking 30 4,528 05-04-2023, 03:09 PM
  0 Thread: Desk Design ?
Post: RE: Desk Design ?

Philip, Beautiful desk. Thanks, that first pic is one that is worth a thousands words and is giving me ideas on how I will handle the front and the drawers. This will not have a middle draw, but drawe...
Scoony Woodworking 30 4,528 05-01-2023, 07:48 PM
  0 Thread: Desk Design ?
Post: RE: Desk Design ?

®smpr_fi_mac® Wrote: (04-23-2023, 02:12 PM) -- Can't help with the design, but unless the customer has the legs already, be prepared for them to be terrible and not ready for stain if they came from ...
Scoony Woodworking 30 4,528 04-27-2023, 09:49 AM
  0 Thread: Desk Design ?
Post: RE: Desk Design ?

Hank Knight Wrote: (04-26-2023, 04:04 PM) -- Scoony, I'm not sure I understand the question, but it it's how to prevent the top from sagging without an apron, here's an idea. I built a machine table ...
Scoony Woodworking 30 4,528 04-27-2023, 09:48 AM
  0 Thread: Desk Design ?
Post: RE: Desk Design ?

®smpr_fi_mac® Wrote: (04-23-2023, 02:12 PM) -- Can't help with the design, but unless the customer has the legs already, be prepared for them to be terrible and not ready for stain if they came from ...
Scoony Woodworking 30 4,528 04-26-2023, 02:33 PM
  0 Thread: Desk Design ?
Post: RE: Desk Design ?

Gary G™ Wrote: (04-20-2023, 06:35 PM) -- It’s not your design or fault but Dang, that’s ugly. Seems someone else here was using similar pre-made legs and rejected them because the quality sucked. ...
Scoony Woodworking 30 4,528 04-22-2023, 08:34 PM

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