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  1. mtemus
    04-05-2014 08:05 PM - permalink
    Hello Bret, I was doing a search for dining room table plans and came across your beautiful walnut table. It's gorgeous. We life in Western WA. Are you still doing jobs for people? I see that you are retired.

    Would appreciate hearing from you as we have some old barn planks that were hand planed. They are fir and I don't know if that would work well for a table such as you have shown.
    Thank you for any advice.
  2. waldor
    03-31-2013 03:54 PM - permalink
    no. just for customers to see for approval. I make the cut list according to what the style it is,like profiles,height, width that kind of info.
  3. waldor
    03-30-2013 12:27 PM - permalink
    Bret the first 5 days have been like driving down the freeway @ 120 mph and trying to read a sign. I only had the guy I'm replacing for 5 days. We covered so many thing and did not get to stay on one thong very long. Still having problems with the program they use to draw up the doors, goggle sketch-up is what they use. also making a cut list is hard they have so many profiles they make in the shapers and each one is different. Monday I'm on my own not looking forward to that.
  4. waldor
    03-22-2013 07:21 PM - permalink
    Bret would you be opened to a phone call
  5. waldor
    03-22-2013 02:55 PM - permalink
    Bret, my name is Jeff and I live in Utah. have 20+ years in woodworking building cabinets and furniture. Was just hired by a company to be production manager at a custom door manufacture. They do about $850,000 per month. toured their shop yesterday and will have only 5 days with the guy leaving. Seems alittle overewheleming. Any advise?
  6. cap33905
    03-07-2013 11:39 PM - permalink

    First off thanks for all your help, I really appreciate it. I have made 5 doors so far and none meet up to my particular standards. The joinery on the last two doors came out okay, but when I lay them sidee by side on a table they don't line up, they wobble like you described with the crowning. Is there anything I can do to get these doors to not wobble and sit proper (sand down the high spots). I have been practicing on cheap pine and they come out fine, when I try it on the more expensive oak, they come out bad. Getting tired of ruining the good wood. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again for all your help
  7. cap33905
    03-07-2013 06:23 PM - permalink
    Lola Ranch,

    You helped me the other day with the question I had about joinery with shaker style cabinet doors. You said that I should crown up the doors. Not sure what that means, as I am new to this. Can you please explain what that means. Thanks,

    Joe C.
  8. hays0369
    01-02-2013 08:06 AM - permalink
    Lola Ranch,

    Thank you! More importantly thank you for the pictures that was exactly was I was looking for. I am very new to this and needed a "tutorial" on what to do. I will keep my build posted on the forum for assistance and critiques along the way.....and I don't think at this time I will spend 800 bucks on a joiner. Thanks again

    Brad Hays
  9. racfurniture
    12-31-2011 12:44 PM - permalink
    Wow.. seems like petty arguements or hash flinging happen here.. my finishing post apparently got a few members barking at each other..LOL..
  10. racfurniture
    12-29-2011 11:38 PM - permalink
    I agree.. it killed me.. I am a 49 year old severely hard of hearing man and I worked all of my life to earn what I have. This recession forced me onto disability where I was declared legally deaf by the state.. I am trying my best to find work so I can not be on disability and hold my own, but it hasn't been easy but I'm trying..I had my website made and am trying to get my furniture seen in fairs and shows..anything and everything for exposure which I was told is the key to selling.. I have no idea if it will work..so I guess we are both semi-retired..

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  • About Lola Ranch
    Life long Cabinetmaker, carpenter, builder since about 1969. Three daughters, 4 grandkids, 2 horses
    Central Washington State
    Woodworking, racquetball, golf, skiing, cycling, hiking, friends, family
    Cabinet/Furniture maker, retired


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