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  1. The Finishing Touch
    Hey folks. I have a birdhouse plan that calls for using cedar building shims for shingles. In a couple of tests, I used Watco natural danish oil, and also spray shellac. Both darken the wood satisfactorily, but with the shims not being really a reddish cedar, I'm not getting any reddish effect...
  2. New Member Introductions
    HI Folks, My Name is Dan I'm new to the Forum! Ive been a handyman for 20 years... wow. As of late My project is a Pocock cedar single,(a sliding seat racing boat 12"x26') with a large hole forward, if anyone knows about repairs on something like this, I need advise on steam bending 3\16"th...
  3. Tools and Woodworking
    Hey guys - I'm a complete newbie at this woodworking stuff, but I'm excited to try. First up, I need to keep my dog out of the garden bed so I'm raising it. Today I bought eight 5/8" cedar fence pickets (5.5"x6 feet) and a 4x4x8' pressure-treated cedar post from Home Depot. The plan is to...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hello, My name is Pat. I'm a mechanical designer currently designing refinery equipment although I have a varied background ranging from rebuilding helicopters to field engineering. I've had a home sawmill in the past when I lived in the country. I moved to town a few years ago and went on the...
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