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|695 days ago||
Just how sharp is sharp???? - 6 replies
I keep seeing more and more options to buy stones and stuff that will allow me to sharpen my planes/chisels to an almost impossible edge with a gazzilion micron edge. I sharpen with my Makita 9820 and waterstones with great results, and just don’t understand the need to end up with honing on 8000+ grit stones so that I will be able to tak...
|724 days ago||
A suggestion for the new woodworkers - 25 replies
My first project was to build a box. A SQUARE BOX!!!My shop instructor was a very basic fellow who thought that if ya couldn’t build square, you couldn’t build anything. Well, I thought that was a simple project a best. Man, was I wrong.Machine set up, accurate measuring, miters, clamping, glueing. Whewwww! Took me a few tries, ...
|732 days ago||
I sure don't want to sound snotty, but...... - 54 replies
Many of the questions posted do not include any/some/little detail. It may be a case of the posters not knowing what info to include or how to fully describe the issue in question.Whatever the case, and please, don’t misunderstand my post, the more information you can offer the better the answers will be. There is a bunch of really good ...
|744 days ago||
I know that I'm a sissy....... - 38 replies
I never hear (no pun intended) anything about hearing protection. I practically wear my headgear when I’m using the elec. toothbrush. What are you folks doin’?Bill
|749 days ago||
Sharpening info. Just a tip..... - 13 replies
Though not related directly to woodworking, I do a lot of knife sharpening for a local kitchen specialty shop that sells high-end knives, etc. You can’t believe the condtion of some of the expensive knives I get, and am expected to rehab.I consider knife sharpening the same art as plane/jointer knife treatment, and certainly wouldn’...
|757 days ago||
Getting help from the gang. - 0 replies
I see lots of questions (good ones) that don’t have complete info about the subject.A question like “I can’t get a good finish on a board. What do I do?”, just doesn’t provide the background needed for a proper response. Full descriptions about the project is almost mandatory in order to elicit a helpful post.Pony ...
|766 days ago||
FS: Magna 11" bandsaw and 4" jointer - 3 replies
Magna is the forerunner of ShopSmith.Saw is on powerstand w/ 1/2hp motor. Remove BS to install jointer.Both in excellent working condition, no rust. These are used in the shop, but I need a bigger BS. Many extras.Pickup in NE Mississippi. Many extra blades. Has miter gauge and manual. $300.00 for the whole shebang.I can email pics if you...
|767 days ago||
Just a tip for ya. - 1 reply
I’m building a kitchen table. The stained walnut top will be finished with a water based poly. The Modern Masters water based semigloss product is the bomb. Brushes well, covers well, and the sheen is quite nice.I’ve tried other brands, but the MM flows better than any finishes I’ve tried. I also used it on an exterior do...
|806 days ago||
Just in case you have not heard - 2 replies
I have dealt with Josh Clark for a #7 jointer.He sent pics, and has a super buying deal. Prices are realistic.Maybe look him up if you’re lookin’ for hand tools.Josh Clark Hyperkitten.comBill
|808 days ago||
Help me with this conundrum. - 1 reply
I’ve had the Makita horizontal water stone sharpener for years. Use it for all the sharpening chores in the shop. This puppy has been a workhorse, and did not cost a fortune.What’s the advantage of the Tormek and the other super expensive systems available today?Bill
|1239 days ago||
Shopsmith question. - 0 replies
I have a Magna bandsaw (before Shopsmith brand) on a “power stand” which is independent from the standard base unit. Using a 1725 rpm motor, what is the correct pulley configuration for standard uses? Motor diameter and saw unit diameter? If ya don’t have any direct experience is there a site which will illuminate?TIA.Bill
|1635 days ago||
I'll start a war with this ? - 26 replies
Why do so many use poly when there are so many more traditional and easily worked finishes available?There! What do you think?Bill
|1713 days ago||
Any of you party animals use KCDw? - 2 replies
Wondering how ya like it. I have used 20/20 in the past.Bill
|1809 days ago||
WTB Tennoning jig - 3 replies
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