Search:

Type: Posts; User: Prashun Patel; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 1.46 seconds.

  1. Replies
    5
    Views
    160

    I just made a chair and dyed it with India Ink. ...

    I just made a chair and dyed it with India Ink. I found the same thing. I topcoated with Waterlox and even 3-4 coats later, the ink still rubs off in places. I've had the best luck in the past...
  2. Good mineral spirits does not leave a residue.

    Good mineral spirits does not leave a residue.
  3. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,020

    I started my second chair. This one will be in...

    I started my second chair. This one will be in walnut.

    Boy, training with the skew on pin and red oak is like running with ankle weights. Turning this walnut is so much easier. I suspect (but...
  4. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,020

    Finished

    I wanted to finish this chair with red followed by black milk paint. However, I find the mixing and applying of milk paint tedious. I painted the first coat red, and then sprayed black India Ink for...
  5. D limonene, contrary to popular belief, is not...

    D limonene, contrary to popular belief, is not particularly safe simply by virtue of its citrus source. In concentration, it can be allergenic. In fact, it is required to be labeled when used in...
  6. I like hooks and racks so hand tools can hang in...

    I like hooks and racks so hand tools can hang in the open and are easy to grasp. Make your hook or rack system so it holds them securely enough such that you can run a shop vac over them to dust...
  7. Mineral spirits, dna, and water work for most...

    Mineral spirits, dna, and water work for most shop situations. Most of the others are better not handled cavalierly.
  8. I have owned both the 500 and 700. Judging by...

    I have owned both the 500 and 700. Judging by each camps response, you will probably Ben happy with either.

    I am happy with the 700. Itís not too big even for small things. Rather, I was...
  9. Replies
    14
    Views
    278

    If you want it in the wood, imho, I would wipe on...

    If you want it in the wood, imho, I would wipe on and wipe off a danish oil.

    Whatever you do, sand up to 600 - even 1000 if you have access to it. It Burnishes the wood, almost mildly sealing...
  10. Replies
    14
    Views
    278

    I would buy a spray can of spray lacquer. I...

    I would buy a spray can of spray lacquer. I like Mohawk/Behlens stringed instrument finish but there are others.

    Sand your parts to 600 grit before you assemble.

    You really wonít need to...
  11. Replies
    18
    Views
    436

    We are about to start ours too. Misery loves...

    We are about to start ours too. Misery loves company.

    Here's your excuse to get a smoker. An electric one can be used in the garage for those inclement days.
  12. Replies
    12
    Views
    389

    In many situations the cheek of your tenon runs...

    In many situations the cheek of your tenon runs parallel to the grain of the mortised piece. Driving a wedge parallel to the grain of the mortised piece can easily split it.

    I've made sitting...
  13. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,020

    I totally agree, Ken! It can do a lot of things...

    I totally agree, Ken! It can do a lot of things that the roughing gouge, spindle gouge, and parting tool can do. And there's something so satisfying about the way it cuts. So crisp and smooth. ...
  14. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,020

    David, Yes it is. The Windsor design has been...

    David, Yes it is. The Windsor design has been scrutinized deeply by so many people. Rake, splay, spindle angles, seat cant, are all pretty well understood.

    There's a great book by Mike Dunbar...
  15. I have one and love it. It is versatile. Itís...

    I have one and love it. It is versatile. Itís just another tool in the arsenal. I still do a lot of work by hand. I tend to use it on table bases
  16. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,020

    Ready for finishing

    I had a chance to wedge and assemble the chair this morning. There isn't a lot of glue used here. Most of the tenons are wedged. I've always pre-sawn the kerf when making wedged tenons in the...
  17. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,020

    The design is not mine so I cannot take credit...

    The design is not mine so I cannot take credit for that.

    Sycamore is great to work with. Like poplar it feels halfway between a hardwood and softwood. I used sycamore for the seat because it...
  18. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,020

    Fitting the spindles

    I got a chance to fit the spindles today. I have the Veritas 'pencil sharpeners' to do the tenons. However, I find that it's easier to to do them at the lathe.

    I am toying with the idea of...
  19. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,020

    Thanks, Tom. FWIW, I am doing this build with a...

    Thanks, Tom. FWIW, I am doing this build with a coworker who is relatively new to woodworking and absolutely new to the drawknife and green woodworking. Heís been able to do everything.

    This...
  20. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,020

    John Jordan had a great post on turning skinny...

    John Jordan had a great post on turning skinny things. Using a steady rest helps, but I realize that by holding spindles in a chuck at the headstock (instead of between centers) and then altering...
  21. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,020

    Spindles and crest

    Buchanan drawknives the spindles at his shave horse. I wanted to get some practice using the skew at the lathe, so I turned mine. I haven't tamed my skew yet, so I will end up smoothing these with...
  22. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,020

    Curtis Buchanan's Democratic Chair

    I've been thoroughly enjoying this project, so I thought I'd share...

    I'm a big fan of Curtis Buchanan's work. His videos have a humble, 'golly-gee' quality that is endearing.

    His latest...
  23. I like my Veritas's. I bought their standard...

    I like my Veritas's. I bought their standard imperial set. Comes with a box.

    I also very much like having a set of brad point bits. When the depth of the hole exceeds the depth of the...
  24. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,285

    I learn something every day. Thanks!

    I learn something every day. Thanks!
  25. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,285

    I'd step back and consider if it is worth the...

    I'd step back and consider if it is worth the time and expense of fabricating your own cyclone for the HF blower. A Thien baffle worked pretty well on my table saw, bandsaw, and jointer for several...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4