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01-26-2016 04:55 PM

Grandpa's Disston Saws (and a brace) - 10 replies

My grandfather passed away recently and as I was going through his workbench, I discovered amongst some other items two hand saws and an old brace. I am not a hand tool guy, but I recognized the Disston button when I saw it. With the family’s permission, I am now the owner of the tools, but without my grandpa around to tell me about them...

12-27-2010 09:46 AM

Pipe Clamps: 1/2-inch or 3/4-inch - 15 replies

Is there a significant downside to a pipe clamp for a 1/2-inch diameter pipe? Or is it too flexible and a waste of material?

09-26-2010 07:41 AM

Prepping Spalted Maple - 3 replies

Last fall, I picked up these bookmatched 1/4 inch boards for about $10. I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but I thought they looked cool. Now I’ve decided that I would like to used them as the lid and the front of a jewelry box for my wife. The top is a little punky and the surface is still a bit rough. I need some ...

08-18-2010 06:08 PM

Finish for shop use - 8 replies

I am in the process of finishing up my new work table. The working surface is two layers of 3/4-inch MDF with a exchangeable 1/4-inch hardboard surface. I am trimming the table surface with European Beech which I’ve learned is pretty hard and will be a good durable edge for quite awhile. I’m looking for recommendations on how to...


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