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  0 Thread: Finishing hickory
Post: RE: Finishing hickory

Thanks for the replies. I didn't realize hickory would darken over time. I know all the stuff I've made with cherry sure does. My wife will be happy to hear that. She was envisioning darker! Paul
plharrison Finishing 6 791 03-05-2021, 05:23 PM
  0 Thread: Finishing hickory
Post: Finishing hickory

Just about got my 7' x 4' hickory breakfast room table top flattened and ready for sanding/finishing. Holy crap that stuff is hard! I've never built anything with hickory so I was looking for advice o...
plharrison Finishing 6 791 03-03-2021, 04:02 PM
  0 Thread: Calculate wood movement
Post: RE: Calculate wood movement

John, Lol, yep it is big, and heavy! My wife wants to potentially seat two people at an end in a pinch, plus three on the side (it is 7' long)! And I think you are right about stretchers in the middle...
plharrison Woodworking 5 448 02-16-2021, 04:55 PM
  0 Thread: Calculate wood movement
Post: Calculate wood movement

I'm building a large kitchen table and the top will be hickory. This is my first experience with hickory. The table will be around 49" wide. The wood moisture content is around 5-6%. I'm having troubl...
plharrison Woodworking 5 448 02-16-2021, 01:23 PM
  0 Thread: Hearing protection
Post: RE: Hearing protection

Thanks Oz! Just sent you a PM. Paul
plharrison Woodworking 3 558 11-15-2020, 04:12 PM
  0 Thread: Hearing protection
Post: Hearing protection

Does anybody here use ear plugs for protection versus the ear muff style? I had found some a while back that were corded so I could pull them out leaving around my neck if I wanted. But some how, I've...
plharrison Woodworking 3 558 11-15-2020, 11:27 AM
  0 Thread: Anyone use an Adeda dovetail jig? I have a question!
Post: RE: Anyone use an Adeda dovetail jig? I have a que...

(03-21-2020, 09:55 AM)Phil Thien Wrote: That is a nice looking joint, you gotta be happy with that! For sure, thanks!
plharrison Woodworking 7 2,766 03-22-2020, 11:19 AM
  0 Thread: Mounting drawer slides
Post: RE: Mounting drawer slides

(03-22-2020, 06:42 AM)KC Wrote: Why not use side mount slides?  Or ones that on the bottom of the drawer and to the side of the cabinet only (instead of the back). I use the KV ball bearing type si...
plharrison Woodworking 9 2,605 03-22-2020, 11:17 AM
  0 Thread: Mounting drawer slides
Post: RE: Mounting drawer slides

(03-21-2020, 01:14 PM)Willyou Wrote: If you must fasten your drawer slides directly to the back panel, perhaps something like this will work for you. Yeah that looks like a great idea.
plharrison Woodworking 9 2,605 03-21-2020, 05:32 PM
  0 Thread: Mounting drawer slides
Post: RE: Mounting drawer slides

(03-21-2020, 09:52 AM)Willyou Wrote: If I understand correctly, you have a typical vanity cabinet that is made as a solid frame with thin panels on sides and back. Rather than trying to fasten your ...
plharrison Woodworking 9 2,605 03-21-2020, 10:01 AM
  0 Thread: Mounting drawer slides
Post: Mounting drawer slides

I want to attach some pull out drawers I made for our bathroom vanities. There is about 3/4" of dead space between the back of the cabinet (probably 1/4" thick I assume) and the drywall. There won't b...
plharrison Woodworking 9 2,605 03-21-2020, 09:31 AM
  0 Thread: Anyone use an Adeda dovetail jig? I have a question!
Post: RE: Anyone use an Adeda dovetail jig? I have a que...

Update: After considering all input here, I stumbled onto the problem. I actually exchanged emails with the inventor of the jig at Akeda. What happened was that many years ago when I first got the jig...
plharrison Woodworking 7 2,766 03-21-2020, 09:22 AM
  Photo Thread: Anyone use an Adeda dovetail jig? I have a question!
Post: Anyone use an Adeda dovetail jig? I have a questio...

I've had this jig for quite a while and never really quite got the hang of it. But lately I need to make some drawers. When I go by their instructions as best I can, I get poor results. This test piec...
plharrison Woodworking 7 2,766 02-29-2020, 02:24 PM
  0 Thread: Help! I HATE painting!
Post: RE: Help! I HATE painting!

So this is how it ended up using GF milk paint. Bought a new sprayer which worked fine until finishing the table top. The first two coats of GF top coat I used a foam brush, but decided to spray a thi...
plharrison Finishing 12 3,942 01-31-2020, 03:20 PM
  0 Thread: Help! I HATE painting!
Post: RE: Help! I HATE painting!

(01-19-2020, 05:19 PM)jteneyck Wrote: GF's Milk Paint is really a WB acrylic.  It dries flat, so maybe that's why they call it milk paint; I don't know but it's nothing like genuine milk paint.  It ...
plharrison Finishing 12 3,942 01-19-2020, 06:59 PM
  0 Thread: Help! I HATE painting!
Post: RE: Help! I HATE painting!

Thanks guys. I've never used milk paint before and don't know what it looks like after, but I'm going to check it out. Paul
plharrison Finishing 12 3,942 01-19-2020, 01:29 PM
  0 Thread: Help! I HATE painting!
Post: Help! I HATE painting!

I love making stuff, but I my least favorite thing is finishing my work. Putting poly over walnut for example is fine, and easy. But I do hate painting. My wife ordered a new table to go between two r...
plharrison Finishing 12 3,942 01-18-2020, 09:30 AM
  0 Thread: Finishing red oak
Post: RE: Finishing red oak

Ok gotcha. Just making sure that’s what I read cause it sound backwards! Paul
plharrison Finishing 6 3,045 11-27-2019, 11:42 AM
  0 Thread: Finishing red oak
Post: RE: Finishing red oak

(11-26-2019, 02:57 PM)jteneyck Wrote: 1)  Brush or pad 2) TimberMate.  But wait until after the first coat of poly is dry.  If you apply it earlier some of the filler will fill the grain around the...
plharrison Finishing 6 3,045 11-27-2019, 09:23 AM
  0 Thread: Finishing red oak
Post: Finishing red oak

I just replaced about 23 SF of damaged red oak flooring in a small powder room. I have the correct stain from the builder I’ll match as best I can at the door opening. 1- What’s the best method and m...
plharrison Finishing 6 3,045 11-26-2019, 01:30 PM

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