Matching Bare Wood to a Finished Floor
Frequent correspondent George Lathbury noted that achieving a good match today wouldn’t guarantee that it will still match over time. The newly exposed floor may darken more over time creating another mismatch. George wondered if you couldn’t apply a lighter pigment stain finish over it and then apply a darker layer with a sealing coat. The darker layer would match now, and it might be simple to steel wool it off later.
Non-Standard Miter Cuts
David Buehring keeps a square 12″ x 12″ board handy for his non-standard cuts. For a 110-degree miter using a miter saw, he’d align the 12″ x 12″ with the saw blade and use the hold-down clamp to secure it against the fence. Then he’d set his saw to 35 degrees for a 110-degree miter.
Band Saws – Two vs. Three Wheels
Jim Ager, the owner a Delta three-wheeler, noted that blades break easier due to flexing around the shorter circumference of the smaller wheels. He asked Santa to bring him a better one for Christmas – a Laguna would be nice, but he’d settle for a Craftsman.
Both Andrew Cairns (from the UK) and Ed York wrote to express their appreciation for the eZine and especially for the Free Plans. As a disabled woodworker, Andrew picks up a little extra income from his projects.