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10 days ago

For Cricket. A big question. - 7 replies

I see you posting on another forum. What’s the connection?Certainly not a prob for me, but I was just wondering.If this subject is best left alone, I understand.Bill

13 days ago

Just a heads up..... - 10 replies

I’ve not necessarily been a big fan of borg tooling, but recently needed to make some fine/clean cross grain cuts.Bought an Irwin #213104 pull saw on a whim. Just used it today for its intended purpose.Worked like a champ. Danged if I won’t use it more often on DTs and mortice/tenon joints.I was impressed. Straight and clean cuts....

34 days ago

Doweling jig preferences???? - 7 replies

Is there a self-centering doweling jig that will allow centering of materials wider than 3/4” to 1”?I often use table legs that can be a wide as 4” at the top, and find most jigs are kinda wimpy when it comes to workin’ with dowels that might need to be set on these thicknesses.They’ll work well on aprons, but sorta...

34 days ago

Diablo Sanding Discs offer - 8 replies

Received the sample of 220 grit as requested, tried to respond to evaluation and the site does not work.Oh well…...............Guess that we’ll just wait for a response.Kinda doesn’t make a lot of sense for them to go to the effort without a response site that works.WWW.DIABLOTOOLS.COM/TRIALOFFERIf ya get it to work, please res...

79 days ago

Varnish curing time? - 2 replies

Completing a project now with multiple coats of wiping varnish.Want to rub out with wax for a satin finish, and was wondering how long should I let the varnish cure before using the 4 ought steel wool and wax to achieve final luster.I do not want any high gloss as this will negate the look that I/we want.Bill

86 days ago

Doweling jig question. - 10 replies

I’ve tried the Craftsman and the Harbor Freight jig.Lots of slop in the drill guides, and have to refine the joints a bunch.Is there a good, moderately priced jig that is reasonably accurate?Don’t use one that often, but would like to have a degree of accuracy that will diminish the “futzing” of the joints after I’v...

93 days ago

The spelling and puncuation here is really bad. - 186 replies

A lot of the posters are….....well, not up to speed on spelling and stuff.I find it hard to follow the post. Is it just me, and do I need to shut up?I’m not tryin’ to be a slammer, but it seems that some don’t EVEN use spell check.I want be as helpful as possible. Attention to the basic stuff will make it a lot easier t...

103 days ago

Passion for Wood-Hand Finishing and Rubbing Out - 1 reply

This video is PACKED with information. In all, about 10 hours. The 5 disc set will coach a beginner as well as an experienced finisher. The author/presenter is well spoken and delivers at a pace that will allow his content to be understood not from an “I told you so” attitude, but from a base of well founded practices.The Passion ...

121 days ago

Question about ribbon oak? - 3 replies

I have made a small box from what I have been told is “ribbon” oak.End grain is indicative of white oak, and surface is very figured. This wood was too difficult to hand plane, and I keep my planes in very good condition.Had the blank run thru a wide belt sander to bring to working surface, and box came out in beautiful form.Just wi...

128 days ago

Hey! I'm a winner - 8 replies

Was notified that I have been awarded a video on finishing from PASSION FOR WOOD.Looking forward to reviewing it, and I’ll let everyone know what I think.The vid will also be passed around our woodworking club as well.Bill

188 days ago

FS: 3 pair Shopsmith planer knives. - 0 replies

Unused without original packaging, but will ship well protected.$10.00/pair plus shipping. Shipping will be relative to zip code, and will confirm actual price to buyer.PM me if you’re interested

188 days ago

FS: 3 pair Shopsmith planer knives. - 0 replies

Unused without original packaging, but will ship well protected.$10.00/pair plus shipping. Shipping will be relative to zip code, and will confirm actual price to buyer.PM me if you’re interested

190 days ago

Guitar and violin makers purfling cutter FS. - 4 replies

Old ( 40 years ) brass body with 2 cutters and set screws.This tool has been in my collection in an unused state. I bought it new, but did not use it.Pics on request. PM me at:$40.00 shipped to U.S.Thanks.

309 days ago

60 degree live tail stock center? - 5 replies

Looking to get one. MT 2. What are your suggestion as to source/brand?Bill

311 days ago

Question for Dan'um Style - 8 replies

Would sincerely like to know why I’ve been blocked. I value your posts because content and quality is top notch.Please send me a PM if you choose.Bill

341 days ago

Help with a glue job PWEEEESE - 10 replies

Trying to attach an oil tanned leather hone strap to a plywood wheel used to hone irons, knife blades, etc.Tried contact cement. Leather came off and whipped the hell out of my hand. Tried epoxy. Nope.The radial forces (centrifugal) will require a good bond ‘cause I don’t want another whippin’.I’m now trying a yellow g...

355 days ago

Sand paper from SHOPSMITH? - 3 replies

I recently bought a 5” sanding pad (Shopsmith brand) ‘cause it fit all the discs I have, and it came with some of the Ssmith paper. The paper seems to be a good quality product, and now I’m seein’ more of the paper at Lowe’s.Just wonderin’ if any of you folks have tried the paper.BTW, the pad works very well.Bill

369 days ago

OK! The next great campaign is posted. - 7 replies

With all the Grizz equipment I use at the home shop and at the workplace, I think it is time for us to see just what Shiraz Balolia REALLY looks like. I’m done with the pics of the back of his head.I’ll bet ya that we can have some fun with this.Whatcha think?Bill

380 days ago

Am I the only one???? - 4 replies

I have an AMT 16” scroll saw that I bought umpteen years ago, still works just fine, Several small AMT hand tools that have served me well.Does anybody remember AMT, and if so, do you have any of their tooling?Bill

415 days ago

Thought ya might wanna see where I work.... - 5 replies

Check out our web site to get a peek at what we build, and where all the old wood come from.VintageFlooringandFurniture.comGives you some idea of the history of the reclaimed wood and the furniture and flooring we create.Bill

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