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|11-18-2015 04:24 PM||
Coordinating Curly Maple Dye with Granadillo - 7 replies
I am making my first finger-joint box and doing so with some Granadillo I picked up at WC. The top/lid will be paneled insert, with the frame being curly maple and the insert Granadillo.Below is a mockup: FWIW, I am not trying to “match” the maple dye with the Granadillo. I want the “popping” dye to coordinate with a...
|12-09-2014 08:43 PM||
Just wanted to point this one out to folks looking for a Tool Sharpening System on the cheap. 4x36in Belt / 6in Disc Sander Gerry (the Dane) and I both posted on this Last year at the beginning of 2013. This thing makes one heck of a sharpening system for all your turning tools, AND IT IS CHEAP AND EASY TO CONVERT! Big Bang For Buck Be...
|06-02-2014 02:33 PM||
On SALE for June 2014 - 4 replies
FYI to all. Harbor Freight has this little 4in X 36in Belt Sander on sale for only $58.13 WITH COUPON, AND THIS MAKES A GREAT BELT SHARPENING SYSTEM for all your chisels, turning tools, handplane cutters, etc. And at this price you can convert this thing for LESS THAN $100. Here is a review I did on HOW TO do the conversion. Check it out. ...
|05-27-2014 05:00 PM||
eBay Slime Balls and PayPal - 37 replies
OK, most of my eBay transactions have been completed without any problems/issues. I have collected many handplanes through eBay’s market place. HOWEVER,... Today I finally had an issue pop up. I won/bought a handplane and immediately paid the seller via PayPal, the total amount of the bid plus the stated shipping of $5.95 (low but th...
|05-13-2014 11:29 PM||
How Many have You Recieved A Random Act of Kindness? - 34 replies
We have all heard of those who do these things. So,... how many of you can share, with intimate details, the time YOU have received a random act of kindness of equal value? And WHY do you think, that it was or should be YOU who should receive that random act of kindness?
|05-07-2014 01:00 AM||
The title pretty much sums up my concerns. While I have been WW for ~4yr I only now just started resawing my own logs for usable wood. Question for those who have ACTUALLY dealt with this,... How do you control for the eventual termites, probably wood termites, that show up in your new stack(s) of logs that you resaw? Please, I only want ...
|04-01-2014 07:08 PM||
Suggested Assembly Layup - 39 replies
OK. I have 3-sheets of 3/4in veneer ply (for over a year) that I need to use. Decided on an 8ft long planer table to set my planer w/ramps on top of. I have always defaulted to using others’ plans so this will be a first original design for me. I’ll make the drawers later… That said, I was planning on the entire assembly...
|03-18-2014 11:39 PM||
Arbitrary and Capriciuous - 57 replies
Definition: ”...Arbitrary and Capricious means doing something according to one’s will or caprice and therefore conveying a notion of a tendency to abuse the possession of power…” Hmm… somehow, this is NOT how I intended on living my life here on LJs. As LJs ownership has changed hands/ownership this very CONCEPT has...
|11-14-2013 04:25 PM||
Walnut Finish Restoration NOT Re-Finish - 24 replies
My favorite rifle, a 1947 Remington Model #121A FIELDMASTER with a Weaver 2.5x B60, needs just a touch of TLC. I got this from my father back in the late 1950s (he bought it new), and shot/hunted with this up through he early 1970s. I still remember “scratching” the stock while hunting at the ripe old age of 15. Today’s post...
|10-12-2013 04:30 PM||
Indexable Carbide Inserts for Grizzly Jointers - 7 replies
I have had my 8in G0593 for over three years now. I picked it up used locally and the original owner had “gone through” one side of the four-sided indexable Carbide cutters. I used the existing “second side” cutter surface (rotated 90 degrees CW) for ~2yr and then rotated the cutters CW to the third side (remember that ...
|10-06-2013 01:06 PM||
Flea Market Days Find - 32 replies
Possible gloat here, but still sorting things out. Found these at a local Market Days in one of two boxes that the vender got from someone passing on their relatives WW stuff. It all appeared to be English (so those across the pond feel free to help me ID). What I did NOT pick up though in hind sight probably should have, was the one box with...
|09-15-2013 12:13 AM||
DIY Milk Paint -- Tips & Tricks? - 32 replies
My last 4 projects have been finished in milk paint, some with multiple coats (paint history). The commercial stuff mixes up OK, but the DIY success rate has varied quite a bit. I’ll show some examples below, but first I want to say that I know that milk paint can be variable and consistently less than homogenous in color when spread. M...
|09-10-2013 05:46 PM||
I stumbled across this Sargent #415C this past week and was able to pick it up for $20. The seller labeled this only as a ”10in Wood Plane”. I got lucky and was the only one to notice and bid. Heckel’s Value Guide puts it at $75-$150, and this thing is complete! Even the blade has NOT been beat on and clearly labeled #415...
|09-03-2013 11:10 PM||
Working with Construction SYP - 27 replies
Well, I thought I would cheap out in building a modified “6-Board Chest” and picked up a handful of 2×8 8ft SYP boards from Big Orange(HD). I figured that at ~40% the cost of picking 1×8s how could I lose, especially with all that extra to thickness that can be planed down to perfection, right?... I resawed about 3/8in ...
|08-03-2013 12:42 AM||
DOT ”.” You’re so lame, you probably think this site’s is about youYou’re so lame, I’ll bet you think this site’s is about youDon’t you? Don’t You? You had me several years ago when I almost believedWell you said that we could make such a woodsy toolAnd that you never deceivedBut you ga...
|08-02-2013 12:47 PM||
Blinded by the DOT! "." - 8 replies
Blinded by the DOTrevved up like a douche,another runner in the nightBlinded by the DOTHe DOT down but he never got tiredHe gonna make it through the nightHe’s gonna make it through the nightBut mama, that’s where the fun isBut mama, that’s where the fun isMama always told me not to look into the DOT of the sunBut mama, that...
|07-24-2013 02:56 PM||
Shop Clothing and Insects -- Bee Careful In the Shop - 74 replies
OK, I wasn’t going to post this, but rethought this and feel I should share this safety concern. Yesterday, I was resawing a 9in wide 8/4 piece of pine into 3/8in shelving. FWIW, it is typically 95-105F in the shop this time of year (South Texas) so I was wearing a pair of carpenter’s shorts and a T-shirt. Fans blowing and all of ...
|06-30-2013 06:47 PM||
My Success Hinges on This - 14 replies
In the process of building my next project, a Narrow Amish Cabinet, using published plans in a 1995 Rodale book entitled Country Pine I found what appears to be a “hinging” mistake. The first drawing shows the cabinet door with NO ‘rabbet’. You have to look closely at the bottom right to see the door’s edge. More...
|06-29-2013 10:22 PM||
When Is It TOO Hot in the Shop To Work? - 78 replies
HOW ABOUT YOU? I gutted through yesterday for 4-5hr of 105.3F but today it is just brutal and I refused to do anything in the shop! 107.1F and that is with the doors open!
|06-28-2013 10:06 PM||
Allowing for Shrinkage and Swelling - 10 replies
OK, we all know this happens and that we should always allow for this to happen in our projects. BUT how much: per inch of width? per Species of wood? in the deep South?... of far North? All of the literature says to allow for this, but I am lost as to finding any reference source that tells me that a 9in(or 4in, etc) wide pine bo...