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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.

04-01-2013 11:14 PM

Jointer Blades - 3 replies

This is embarassing. I took the knives out of my jointer and I cannot recall which way they go in. Does the bevel go to the right or left when one is facing the machine from the outer edge, e.g., away from the fence.The jointer is and old Delta-Rockwell 8’’.

03-07-2013 01:43 PM

Hock Plane Irons - 5 replies

Here is a good deal for someone.

02-07-2013 04:41 PM

Love It! - 1 reply

Everytime I use my LV LA block plain I love it more. I just got done on getting some high places out of a cherry clock door frame. Then I closed up the mouth some and used it as a finish plane.It sure beats having to drag out another plan to get the same great results.

01-29-2013 08:21 PM

Shooting Board - Wife - 6 replies

My wife has always taken some what of a dim view on the use of hand tools especially hand planes. Today we were fitting up a cherry Shaker wall clock. We needed about 1/16th’’ taken of some end grain.She said, “Why don’t you use your shooting board.? The LV LAJ shaved some curls off of that on and later on on a couple o...

01-13-2013 01:51 AM

ODIE'S OIL - 14 replies

Has anyone used this product?

09-13-2012 12:53 AM

Friesian Horses - 1 reply

This should make you feel good.

08-27-2012 12:36 AM

Sharpening Service - 9 replies

It is time to get my circular saw blades sharpened. I had them done by Woodworker last time with good results. It has come to my attention they might not be as good as they once were. Is there anyone that can validate this? If so where is a good service? I live in an area of 1.5 million and only one sharpening service and he takes forever as he ...

06-18-2012 10:32 PM

Delta 1765 FREE - 7 replies

Delta 6’‘x48’’ disk/ belt sander. 3/4 hp 110/240v on stand. This unit is about 30 years old and works great. I just don’t use it enough to warrent keeping it. It is free for you to pick up in Orange Park, FL.I want a wood worker to have it not someone trying to sell it.

05-09-2012 12:15 AM

Resawing - 8 replies

Would someone please give some advise on resawing lumber? I would be dealing mainly walnut and cherry. The lumber would range from 10-12’’ in width. I know I’m in for a workout. I can only do 6’’ on my band saw and it gets a workout even using a good blade.

05-06-2012 01:39 AM

Ipswitch Pine - 0 replies

Anyone have mixing schedule to relicate the abone color using dyes? Or at least what colors to start with. I am not a fan of staines.

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