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19 days ago

Shellac on shaker boxes - 4 replies

Im using Zinsser amber shellac. Should I have watered meaning “alcoholed” it down from the 3lb cut in the can. Using it outside on a hot day and not real happy with the results. If you go back and touch something up it smears.WT heck and I doing wrong????

375 days ago

6" diameter Dado set 3/8" Arbor - 9 replies

I recently purchased this dado set before I saw the arbor diameter and it clicked.I paid $3 for it. Am I hosed or could a machine shop ream each piece out for me? What saw has a 3/8” arbor????

596 days ago

New Fangled Workbench - 17 replies

I am still stuck in the “what if” stage of workbench building. I’ve read it all 2 books by Schwarz,Schliening, the 2219 entry smackdown, you name it I’ve spent a year and a half reading it. I like Paul Sellers video blog. I really like boat man’s wedges. Many many very skilled people on here,the bike chain impro...

1336 days ago

This site has been good to me and it is time to give something back - 5 replies

I’m thinking Scary Sharp here. There is a countertop place that is close to my house. If you buy the MK II from Veritas(or develop some other “bevel keeper”) and some abrasive paper all you need is a flat stone. As long as you have some time for me to dumpster dive and you will pay the postage I am pretty sure I can g...

1397 days ago

What happens to wood finish? - 4 replies

I have a couple of pieces of furniture(childs desk,chair, dresser) that I wish to store. I don’t wish to sell or part with this stuff and as I look at it, it would go for big bucks new. My parents probably made a genuine sacrifice to buy it then and it served me well when I was first married to about 20 years until we got stuff that matche...

1895 days ago

Stanley 75, Millers Falls 4 - 4 replies

I have a Millers Falls 4 Bullnose Rabbet Plane. I have owned it for about 10 years I got it in the box for 25 cents at a garage sale (TOOL GLOAT). I sharpened up the blade using the MKII by Veritas using stones and 2000 grit paper. Shaved hair. I scored the end of a piece of wood with a utility knife and attempted to rabbet the end of some...

1934 days ago

Yoke pin on Stanley plane - 2 replies

In working with a transitional plane #28 the yoke pin is wider on the right end and drives easier to the left when installing and to the right when removing at least that’s the way I saw it tonight. Hope this someday helps somebody. My yoke was broken and I got one from a steel plane and it seems to be the right size.

1943 days ago

Pipe clamps and Aluminum Stones--Newbie questions - 5 replies

Experience needed here. On Pony pipe clamps what is the little 7 or 8 turn spring for? Clamps are 1/2” pipe clamps. The moving end has a spring in it along with the 3 or 4 metal “grabbers” that hold the pipe. The fixed end that goes where the turning gizmo is does not seem to have room for this spring. I have a 20 year ol...

2000 days ago

Fighting Rust with Camialla oil - 3 replies

I’m sure I spelled the oil wrong. Suffice it to say I bought an $18 bottle from Woodcraft, it’s the Japanese oil for coating tools. What experience do folks have with it here? Thanks in advance for replies

2009 days ago

Comments on Lumber wizard metal detector - 6 replies

Any first or second hand experience with this? Thank you in advance. this place is a goldmine for info

2014 days ago

Hey Galoots!!! Egg beater drill question - 2 replies

Trying to clean the chuck on a small egbeater drill. I have unscrewed the chuck from the shaft but cannot get the chuck apart. Are these things reversed threaded for some reason?

2031 days ago

Silver maple--Comments please - 57 replies

I have the opportunity to have two silver maple milled up for about 50 cents a bf. Trees are about 25-30” breast hgt diam. For those that work soft maples is it worth the trouble of sawing moving and drying it. They are yard trees and I have to replace band saw blades at 35 dollars each. Please if you have first hand experienc...

2037 days ago

New Fangled Foot dimensions - 2 replies

I’ve been reading and looking at older NF Workbench jobs here and I was wondering if I could get some dimensions from those that have built one. The principle dimensions I need are the foot dims. Say close edge of foot was zero. What is the placement of the pipe center, and the first wide upright center, and then the narrow uprigh...


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