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865 views, 0 by Thorreain


Change Over Time

Well it’s time to finish my living room change over. Originally the room had an entertainment center, 2 coffee tables, 2 end tables, 2 couches, 2 table lamps, 2 lazy boy chairs, 1 pole lamp, 2 paintings, and various family photos. All of the hard...

677 views, 0 by mike1950


New here

Hello I recognize a lot of names here and work. Love to make boxes and furniture. Buy and sell some wood. Love walnut- big leaf Maple and cherry but my favorite wood is usually the piece I am working on. Most will recognize me by my cove box.

1,831 views, 1 by MontyJ


Lessons learned...or what every new woodworker should know...

I have been accused of having a bit of a sense of humor in the past. If I can’t laugh at myself, well, I might as well die. I compiled a short list of things every new woodworker should know. Some of them are things I have learned from experience...

963 views, 0 by Brian


Stealing wood

I’m no thief, so let me get that out of the way real quick. :-) Yesterday, while riding my bike with my 4 year old (he’s already an expert rider!), we passed a cherry tree next to the street that had recently been trimmed to keep the branches...

1,344 views, 0 by MontyJ


New bench in the works...

and I have a question for our resident shipwright and master of all things wedges. Paul, I was going to send you a PM but thought this might be a discussion others could benefit from. I am designing a new bench. I saw your wedge powered wagon...

721 views, 0 by Woody9999

How to finish a Bed

Hello all. I’m fairly new to wood working, doing mainly smaller projects – cutting boards, frames, etc….. Which I typically just finished with an oil. I’m working on my 1st big project, a platform bed. I’m using cherry with some walnut...

981 views, 1 by Bens Wood Pile

Bens Wood Pile

"Killing" the grain on pine boards

I am getting ready to do a small project with pine an stain it with red mahogany to give it a cherry appearance. I am/ going to use a pre-stain to avoid the bloching, but i was doing a little research and read about killig the grain. However i...

575 views, 0 by Jeff Vandenberg

Jeff Vandenberg

Types of Lumber/ How to Tell

Lets review the types of lumber, flat sawn, riftsawn, and quartersawn. What do the names mean, and how do you tell them apart, and why should you care? The key to telling the difference is “reading” the end of the board. What you’re looking for...

1,215 views, 1 by Jack


Big commission piece coming my way

I do not do my woodworking to make money because as we all know 99% of the general public will not pay for quality handmade pieces. That being said, I have a few pieces in an art gallery here and a few in a gift shop. So I get a call from a...

499 views, 0 by Jack Ferguson

Jack Ferguson


Hello WoodworkingWeb members. I just joined your club and posted my first creation, a Cherry Dulcimer, or 4-string Mountain Dulcimer, as it is more commonly called. I’ve been a woodworker most of my life, making flutes for 15 years, and dulcimers...

682 views, 0 by MsDebbieP



I have a friend who own a little wooded area and he has found a cherry tree with a burl that is about 3’ in diameter. His question to me was: “Now what?” (He’d love to turn something and he also wonders if he can cut it into smaller pieces) ...