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    Food Safe Stain

    I am making a charcuterie board for my daughter. The wood is a hickory slab. Plan is to use Tried & True Danish Oil. I want to add some color before the oil. What would a “food safe” dye or stain be?
  2. Thread: Olive Wood

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    Looking for lumber. Daughter wants a platter to...

    Looking for lumber. Daughter wants a platter to serve cheese, crackers, meats, etc.
  3. Thread: Olive Wood

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    Olive Wood

    I live in Central Pennsylvania. Any recommendations as to where I can buy olive wood?
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    Miracle of the Sawdust

    Miracle of the Sawdust

    It was late November in 1774 and residents in Springfield, Massachusetts were gearing up for another bitter winter. Ted Fieldston was considered the most talented...
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    Excellent work and congratulations!

    Excellent work and congratulations!
  6. Thread: Patio Table

    by Ed Gibbons
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    Excellent craftsmanship. Good choice on the top...

    Excellent craftsmanship. Good choice on the top coat.
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    466964 Jim. I build a solid walnut farm table...

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    Jim. I build a solid walnut farm table using dominos. It has served as my son’s dining table for 5 years now. Still going strong.
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    Nice work Jim. I totally understand the...

    Nice work Jim. I totally understand the abandonment of mortise & tenon joinery. I have switched exclusively to dominos. Unless someone jumps up and down on a table, dominos are strong enough and are...
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    Carpet Chair Glides

    What is the best glide for a wooden chair that will be on carpet?

    Thanks.
  10. It was part of Homestead mission oak finishing...

    It was part of Homestead mission oak finishing schedule.

    https://homesteadfinishingproducts.com/stickley.pdf
  11. I did this and had no problem.

    I did this and had no problem.
  12. Thread: Desk Finish

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    Desk Finish

    Building a desk for grandson. What would be a durable finish?
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    Wood Smells Bad

    I picked up several beams from a 100 year old home renovation. I placed them in my shop before I went on vacation. 3 weeks later the basement smelled poorly. I thought there was a dead rodent...
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    I use a walnut stain on walnut because the walnut...

    I use a walnut stain on walnut because the walnut I get (which comes from northwestern Pennsylvania) lightens over time.
  15. Thread: Music box

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    Great work. Wood selection is excellent.

    Great work. Wood selection is excellent.
  16. Thread: Hall Table

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    Great job. Quartersawn oak is one of my favorite...

    Great job. Quartersawn oak is one of my favorite woods!
  17. https://www.mymove.com/painting/guides/paint-strip...

    https://www.mymove.com/painting/guides/paint-stripper/
  18. I would start with a chemical stripper. After...

    I would start with a chemical stripper. After several tries, switch to a fine grade sandpaper. (220). Not sure from the pictures of the top if the veneer and is starting to delaminate. If that is the...
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    Great job!

    Great job!
  20. Thread: Desk Design

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    Grandson is 6 heading into 1st grade. This desk...

    Grandson is 6 heading into 1st grade. This desk will likely stay with him through high school. I’m thinking a chair that can adjust the height will allow long term use.
  21. Thread: Desk Design

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    Desk Design

    I am making a desk for my grandson. Do kids use keyboards any more or is it all touch pad stuff? I am trying to determine if I should put in a sliding keyboard tray under the desk.
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    Jet Air Cleaner Filter

    Would any filter work or do I need something specific?
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    Great tool.

    Great tool.
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    Branding Iron

    Looking for recommendations for a branding iron.

    Thanks.
  25. Very nice work. The attention to detail,...

    Very nice work. The attention to detail, especially the dutchmans, makes this table special.
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