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10-14-2014 01:10 AM

New Waterlox - 7 replies

Has anyone used the new Waterlox formulation yet or hear from anyone that has?I bought three cans of the old. At my age it may out last me.:)

09-23-2014 01:06 AM

Our Dog - 8 replies

After around 15 years as a family member, we had to have our Samoyed , Kokie, put down. He may of had some more time left but it would have been for us not him. My wife and I are over the tears, now the house is empty.He helped raise three grandchildren and was the best dog in the world….for us. Dogs tailor themselves to fit the family t...

04-14-2014 09:50 PM

Cutting tenons - 12 replies

I have had nothing but problems cutting tendons on my table saw and router table. With the router table I have used a coping sled with a two cutter bearing bit. I have yet to get a tendon set up and final cuts made in under 30 min. Even with a backer board I get tear out. I have a cast iron tendon jig to cut tendons with. I still get tear ou...

04-03-2014 08:25 PM

Now What? - 29 replies

I know I believe I know where I put it, but I’M not sure I realize where I thought I put it is not where it is. That explains my misplaced LVLA Jack iron that I honed while standing at my work bench. I have no recall of ever taking it anywhere after I was done with it. I honed my smoother, waxed it all up and reinstalled the iron. I wa...

03-31-2014 02:08 AM

Vital Ear Prtection - 7 replies

03-20-2014 11:06 PM

Crystalac Gloss - 2 replies

I may use this on a walnut clock case. I will grain fill it and then spray it. I would then like to rub it out to satin. Has anyone had experience with rubbing out this product?

03-07-2014 07:21 PM

Insight - 14 replies

I have finally realized I am tired of woodworking and photography. I still have three clocks and a blanket chest to make and then I may well sell out. It has always been a struggle for me. I can’t, for the most part, read drawings and most written instructions are gibberish. After much introspection I also realized I have not felt any s...

03-01-2014 12:54 PM

Files - 7 replies

I have two hand planes that require the mouths to be widened to accommodate Hock irons. I have read it is best to use a “safe edge file.” This meaning one with smooth sides. I have searched for these in the past and could not find anything that seemed as if it would fit the bill.Any advice/help will be appreciated.Thank you.

02-21-2014 01:11 AM

Chop Saw Dust Collector - 1 reply

I live in the Jacksonville/Orange Park FL area. Free to any LJ that wants to pick it up. I live just off of Blanding Blvd in OP. First Call, first arrival can have it. 904-343-4897 after 9 AM

02-14-2014 05:20 PM

Down Draft Ducst Collector - 2 replies

Rousseau Down Drafter 18.25’‘wX21.5’’ tall. Adjusts fro 21.5’’ to 37’’ in high. Collector moves forward and backward on slide. Has three point wheeled stand. 4’’ intake.It was given to me years ago and I never use it as I use my SCMS outside mostly.Pick up in Jacksonville/Or...

02-03-2014 06:41 PM

Unisaw mfg date - 2 replies

I have tried to log into the old tool site without success. It seems that I had registered there years ago and cannot remember my user name to get a new pass word.I cannot find when my Unisaw , serial #89E25418, was made. Help Please. Thank you.

01-04-2014 09:46 PM

Football Junkie - 10 replies

My wife is a football junkie. I am so sick of it. The shop is unheated and needs a major overhaul so I can walk around in it. so that is a no go.I must not be a real man not caring for sports. Would knitting be OK for me during these dark times? There is so little time between the Super Bowel and preseason games.

12-13-2013 01:20 AM

Behlens Rock Hard Varnish - 1 reply

I plan on using this varnish, with a top grade brush, on a walnut or cherry blanket chest. I have the Behlens Solvent for thinning and plan on using a 50/50 mix for the first coat. The following coats would be thinned 20%. This is gloss and I plan on rubbing it to satin after a 30-40 day cure in the house.How many coats would suffice? Am I miss...

11-29-2013 07:41 PM

Plane Iron Adjustment - 2 replies

I have an old wood skew plane and I cannot figure out how to adjust the iron depth of cut. It is either too much or none at all. Any sage advise? I am a newbie to wooden planes.

11-19-2013 06:17 PM

Skew Plane Blade - 6 replies

I have two old skew plane irons that need to be reground so they are not bowed on the cutting edges. I have found no one in the greater Jacksonville, Fl. area that can/will do it.I have a grinder and the jigs but I am not going to attempt this. For me a grinder is to be used only for lawn mower blades.Does anyone know of a sharpening service tha...

11-17-2013 07:42 PM

Finally Got It Done - 12 replies

This saved me a lot of money

10-07-2013 10:40 PM

Puppy on the way - 6 replies

Our Samoyed puppy should arrive this week. This will #4 in our nearly 50 year marriage and I am on pins and needles and as excited as if I were 6 instead of 70.Others sure light up when you tell them your getting a puppy. The dog is one of God’s great gifts to man.

09-14-2013 11:54 PM

Burn Out - 6 replies

My wife and I made three 1840 Shaker clocks in about three months. They all came out beautiful. Now everyone wants one. We are tired of the same process to the point we don’t even want to go into the shop to do any sort of wood working.I have a blanket chest all cut out and glued up ready for dovetailing, etc. I cringe@ the thought.I wond...

08-01-2013 09:10 PM

FWW Oct. 2013 - 2 replies

My new issue is missing several pages. Anyone else with the problem?

05-13-2013 03:56 PM

Dad's D-8 - 2 replies

Mike Allen in Carlsbad, CA refurbished my Dad’s D-8. It was made between 1878-1888. I recall my Dad ripping a long board with it when I was very small. Then using a hand plane to put in double windows in our old house in South Dakota.

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