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|08-03-2016 07:49 PM||
Glue - 4 replies
I was given an old socket chisel about 1.5 in. wide and about 3 in long. The handle came out of it in its entirety.What glue would be best to use to reattach it? I have hot hide glue and all of the usual suspects of Titebond.There seems to be some gappossis in the handle tenon which is round. Would it be advisable to use a thin strip of hard...
|08-03-2016 07:37 PM||
OUT HOUSES - 2 replies
|07-30-2016 01:41 PM||
Getting Away from Waterstones - 24 replies
I am sick and tired of using WS. I am at best a bumbler when it come to sharping. I have a 120 and 1200 diamond plate. What further grits would I need to bring it up to my Shapton 8k? I know it is a WS but I do not have to flatten it every few min.I have tried to teach myself hollow grinding and do OK on practice irons but the real stuff put...
|07-17-2016 12:22 AM||
Plane Iron Camber - 5 replies
I am in the midst of learning how to hollow grind plane irons. I tried the Lee Valley jig that clamps the object to be ground and then one slides it across the spinning stone. That did not work for me. It just seemed too cumbersome.So I stepped into the unknown and did it just using the tool rest. It was not 5 min. and I have what I wanted o...
|05-30-2016 07:00 PM||
Veritas Sharpening Jig - 3 replies
How is one supposed to grind a plane iron square using this jig when the plane iron has a slight taper to it? If I use the little brass registration pin I am automatically out of square. I thought I might move the pin to the center and use the chip breaker slot to register from but that is not a viable option.I then tried to square the iron up...
|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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zucANgSV6Fs
|06-16-2015 09:06 PM||
A Nice Pair - 2 replies
Hoping for Independence Day.