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Joseph G. Swallow

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I can answer all staircase balustrade questions where handrails, newels posts, balusters (wood and metal), and stair treads are concerned. I cannot help with cabinetry and floor (outside of stair-related treads and risers), as well as stain and finish issues unless staircase related.

Jamie Yocono

U.S.
Available
Woodworker, Furniture designer/builder, industrial arts educator. Bachelor degree in Furniture Design, and journeyman carpenter, with a 4 year apprenticeship. Currently owner of custom furniture/cabinet shop in Las Vegas, NV. Can answer most woodworking questions EXCEPT those regarding repairs, refinishing, and antiques.

maura macaluso

U.S.
Available
I can answer most questions, regarding, wood sculpture, wood carving, carving tools and accessories and different types of woods.I am not an appraiser of carvings nor an antique dealer.

Greg Scholl

U.S.
Available
Questions on Woodworking, wood finishing and refinishing of all kinds, repairing furniture and wooden objects, Architectural details, Woodturning, carving, tool usage, product usage, some chemistry as it applies to woodworking and related interests,cabinet making and furniture construction/design, etc. I have experience with all manners of colorants, finishes, paints, stains, dyes, glazes, and coatings, wood species recognition and usage,tool recommendations, blade types and recommendation,techniques and methods for many Woodworking related issues, etc.

Joseph A. Eldredge

U.S.
Available
We have been in the wood care business for almost 30 years (we are still learning) We do refurbishing and touch-up of furniture, paneling, antiques etc. The number one question that we receive; is what do I use on my furniture, to keep it looking moisturized, clean and get the depth perception back into the finish. I believe we can help on products to use and answer questions on why we don't use certain products that are available to us. I am sure that there are many questions on wood care that we can't answer; but, give us a try anyway. We find that many people use products for maintaining the wooden furniture, etc., and can't understand the reason it looks worse as they continue to use certain products. Most people use the products that their mothers and grandmothers used. Finishes on furniture have come a long way; from shellacs, waxes, varnishes etc. Give us an email and see if we can help with some of your questions and concerns.

Eileen Cronk

Canada
On Vacation
returns 12/30/2016
Hi..I can answer most questions about the repairing,stripping and refinishing of all your old furniture and wood items(the things we call antiques)I can give advice about what to buy/avoid at auctions/flea markets. I do not give appraisals on antiques.

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2016-12-07 single slide drawer:

Hi Rod,    There is a small release tab that must be pressed in, in order to take out the slide. If you look carefully, there will be something that you can press - it may look like a tab, but in some

2016-12-06 Duplicating Wood Carvings:

That's a good point, some of those products do have a tan somewhat "woodish" base color...I have had luck coloring these products with TransTint dye concentrates, and if you're talking about an analine

2016-12-06 Duplicating Wood Carvings:

Hey Tom..I would suggest using another casting medium, such as a resin....Water putty is too brittle...probably even more than Plaster....a good product I've used before is this:    http://www.fatbraintoys

2016-11-17 Painting cedar over spray paint:

Hey Sarah, that's a loaded question...you're always at the mercy of the first layer of any finish, and if that layer is failing, or of dubious condition, then what you coat over that will not adhere well

2016-11-06 Cedar chest / lock box:

Hi Marie,    You need to use an adhesive that will bond metal to wood, and there are a few options - epoxy or Gorilla glue would be good choices.  Wood glue will not work at all.     Epoxy would be a good

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