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05-10-2016 05:17 AM

Bench Grinder Stone - 3 replies

I have a low RPM 8’’ bench grinder coming. I would like advice on what stone would be best for hollow grinding plane irons and chisels. I have not tried this yet and plan on testing on several old irons and chisels.Also, what kind of dressing tool would be best to use?Thank you.

05-08-2016 09:55 PM

Rub Joint - 3 replies

I just tried my first rub joint with hot hide glue. I don’t know if I did it right or not. Does one apply HHG to both jointed edges then rub them together until they grab? I never really felt a grab but the rubbing back and forth became harder to do.Then what happens if the two pieces do not move readily? Are they as good as clamped or ...

04-28-2016 10:00 PM

Pure Genius - 4 replies

03-16-2016 12:00 AM

Escherian Stairwell - 3 replies

03-09-2016 01:05 AM

CrystLac High Gloss - 3 replies

Would this finish add depth to a piece? I plan on spraying it on cherry. I have had a can around, unopened, for a good while. I would like to see depth in cherry that oils bring out.Some have confused it with a grain filler. They make that too. This is the top coat.

02-28-2016 02:57 AM

Exterior Finish - 3 replies

My friend has a new hot tub with pinewood steps. He wants to keep them as natural as possible. Has no WW or finishing experience. I looked a General Finishes Exterior water based varnish. Would this do the trick?The steps will be out in the open 24/7 in South Dakota.What brush would be best?

02-10-2016 12:07 AM

Button Lac - 6 replies

I saw some walnut finished with button lac. It looked great. I have heard that the clarity is not great. I know it is waxed and I would want to fill the grain with the shellac. That is spray on a lite coat, sand it back and keep it up until the grain is filled then apply the shellac.Any advice would be appreciated.

12-02-2015 08:39 PM

Kehoe Help - 6 replies

I have resurrected a Kehoe Jig. I cannot find the directions nor the bit that came with it. I seems that it take a 7d dovetail bit. Does anyone know what the bit width and diameter should be?I can fine a 17/32 bit but I do not know what the height should be. I have a guide bushing that will work now I just need to know what 1/4’’ ...

10-18-2015 07:08 PM

The Ford Model T - 0 replies

10-16-2015 08:23 PM

Long Jointer Adjustment - 11 replies

Many years ago I came by one of the last Steve Knight’s wooden hand planes. It is 30’’. I must have told him that was what I wanted. I developed a shoulder problem got it fixed then had the other one fixed. I am now ready to have a go at it.IIRC it is bevel up. I have been on Youtube trying to learn how to adjust the blade ...

09-24-2015 11:25 AM

Great Firewood - 2 replies

08-29-2015 12:04 AM

Love those Military Pilots - 6 replies

08-21-2015 09:09 AM

A Great Traffic Safety Inovation - 3 replies

06-26-2015 01:15 AM

Twangy Guitar - 0 replies

One of my favorites.

06-16-2015 09:06 PM

A Nice Pair - 2 replies

Hoping for Independence Day.

03-23-2015 12:51 AM

Astounding and Beautiful - 1 reply

I hope you enjoy this.

01-14-2015 09:00 PM

Gripping Commercial - 0 replies

This is a good one. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is not profane, etc. Get ready

01-12-2015 11:10 PM

Hope this is the right place for this - 3 replies

01-03-2015 01:02 AM

You Neve Know - 0 replies

My friend of 60+ years picked up his shotgun, went into his back yard and ended it all.He had had cryptogenic neuropathy for over 13 years. I always thought he would go the pill route when he couldn’t take it anymore.It would have been easier to tell his small grandchildren that he died in his sleep.I feel sadness for his family. I have n...

12-27-2014 11:34 AM

Popup Blocker - 20 replies

The popups are becoming a real bother to me. A few are blocked by MS but come up in back of the main window by the dozens. The there are those that take over the whole screenI would like some recommendations for blockers that do the job. In the past, years ago, I used a couple but they seemed to let the same ads in as the URL’s were chan...

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