6 Fantastic Finishes for Ash Lumber

More wood finishing tips here, folks, especially for staining and dyeing open grain woods for unusual effects and colors.
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Ash is a hardwood that looks great with a clear, natural finish – no argument. But wait ’till you see what else you can do to the wood with a simple 3 step finishing process. Ash is an enjoyable wood to work with and it’s also one of the easiest hardwoods to stain because it accepts color so evenly and without blotching. So this video is a demonstration of some super cool ideas — colorful and full of contrast — for finishing ash. Techniques included are staining, dying, using grain filler, how to make ash 100% jet black, and others. Enjoy.
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How to Choose Lumber For Woodworking Projects | Craftsman

Looking for advice on how to choose the best lumber for your next woodworking project? Master Craftsman Rob North visits Owl Hardwood Lumber Co. and shows you how to evaluate wood before you make a purchase. He covers everything from rookie mistakes to issues of warped boards. Want to know what to do with that wood? Check out the best of woodworking from Craftsman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOc5vb3bKGY&list=PLb35eseAI1U1H8eK6IaH2Une4Tsq275pW&index=1

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How To Dimension Lumber With Hand Tools – Woodworking Skill

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dimensioning lumber or squaring timber (depending on what side of the pond you are on) can seam daunting when it comes to hand tools. but if you break it down and look at the steps it is very simple.

How to Square a board with hand planes? this is a woodworking skill that once mastered can open up all sorts of possibilities for the hand tool woodshop.

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6 – How to Mill Lumber Using a Jointer

In this episode, I review one of the most critical and fundamental aspects of woodworking: milling lumber. I review my 4-step milling process, which requires some big tools. And since I know many folks don’t have a fully outfitted shop, I also present numerous alternative methods for jointing edges and flattening faces. The jointer’s jumpin’!!!

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Building a Solid Woodworking Workbench from cheap lumber

In this video I’m building a solid workbench for woodworking. I made it of construction grade timber, things I got for free and some plywood. I’m using mortise and tenon joinery and drawboring. There are some small things left that I need to complete and I will make an update video when those things are in place. This is a really heavy workbench especially when all the drawers and cabinets are filled with tools and stuff.

I basically used a table saw, japanese hand saw and a regular No. 4 handplane. It took a lot of elbow grease but it was a good practice using hand saws. The workbench top is made of an old solid hardwood coffe table I was lucky to get for free. It’s not dead flat but pretty close I would say. I installed a small Veritas inset vise at the one end of the table and I am planning to add a vise at the left side as well but for now I just use my portable vise.

If you want to build this workbench yourself I have plans available on my site (see the top of this description) You should be able to build it with just hand tools but a table saw will ease up things dramatically.

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Build a Roubo style woodworking bench from 2X6 construction lumber (short version)

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