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02-06-2015 03:14 PM

questions on Diamond Sharpening stones? - 1 reply

First, lets limit our discussion to diamond sharpening stones. I realize that there are other sharping stones and other methods (sandpaper) out there, but I am interested in Diamond. Some diamond sharpening have diamonds impregnated evenly throughout the length, some have diamonds in circular areas with blank space between. The argument see...

02-06-2015 02:47 PM

anyone heard of "Century Brand Files"? - 3 replies

The woodworking show is in town this weekend and I was going through an e-mail I received from Peachtree. They were advertising “Century Brand Files” for $1 each. I have not yet been to the show yet I am working on a “wish” list of what I want to look at purchasing. In case anyone would like to look here is a link to P...

02-02-2015 04:52 PM

table angle on dewalt stand - 2 replies

For many years I have owned the DeWalt scroll saw. I even occasionally use it. So far I would place it on my bench and then use a 4×4 block to raise the back of the saw. I have a roll around cart that can be repurposed to holding the scroll saw. I was wondering what angle the official stand places the table at. Would someone who has ...

10-16-2014 02:56 PM

dying wood veneer? - 3 replies

The latest issue of Scrollsaw Woodworking & crafts has a project of making a box with a wooden ribbon on top.The ribbon is make “interesting” by using dyed veneer in Red, Green, and Blue colors. All you see is the edge of the veneer. Internet research shows the ability to purchase pre-dyed veneer or articles on using dye to m...

10-09-2014 02:42 PM

quality of Grizzly router bits? - 11 replies

Several times this year I have found myself in need of various roundover router bits. I end up stopping woodworking till I can borrow the needed bit from a friend. I have decided to purchase a set of roundover bits. My first choice is Woodline USA, but they are out of stock and don’t know when they will have the 6 piece set back in stoc...

09-08-2014 08:28 PM

earlex 5000 HVLP seal leaking - 2 replies

I have had the Earlex 5000 HVLP spray system for about four years and it has been doing a good job. ALthough I only spary about four or five times a year. Today I sprayed water based Poly and as I was cleaning up I noticed a little bit of poly in the back half of the needle where the spring is located. I suspect that the seal that the needl...

08-26-2014 01:29 AM

hole size for a MagJig? - 0 replies

A while back Peachtree Woodworking had the MagJig on sale. I purchased two and the corresponding 40mm forstner bit. Last week I was making a jig and thought I would try out the MagJig. After drilling the home with the 40mm bit I found that it took a vice to press the MagJig into the hole and I needed a piece of scrap wood and a mallet to re...

08-13-2014 04:39 PM

pocket joinery and wood movement question - 1 reply

I am interested in securing my two inch thick workbench to the frame using pocket hole joinery. Along the back I want the top fixed and not moveable. Wood expansion would move the front of the top towards the woodworker. My question is about using pocket holes along the sides and front. Is the hole size sufficiently large to allow wood mov...

07-16-2014 05:35 PM

water based poly over danish oil? - 1 reply

Several weeks ago I applied Watco’s Danish oil on a maple fixture intended for use in my shop. With this week’s cool weather I am planning on spraying some wb poly on another item. Will wb poly go over danish oil after it has been drying for over three weeks? Is there anything I need to consider?

06-12-2014 02:18 PM

how to clean spray nozzles? - 11 replies

It seems that I am forever grabbing that can of temporary spray adhesive to attach a pattern to a piece of wood and finding that the plastic nozzle is clogged. What method(s) have you found to clean the plastic nozzle on a can of spray adhesive? (I was not sure whicch forum to post this in)

05-08-2014 05:52 PM

hot hide glue for small parts? - 17 replies

I am working on building some toys that have multiple small parts. I have seen various videos about hide glue where you simply rub the parts together and hold for a minute and the glue has set. I have no experience with any form of hide glue. Would hot hide glue be appropriate where the pieces may only be a 1/4 inch wide?

02-07-2014 04:32 AM

anyone a member of "Woodworkers Guild of America"? - 1 reply

Yesterday I got an e-mail from The Woodworking Shows offering me 67% off of a years membership to Woodworkers Guild Of America. Is anyone a member? If so, is it worth the cost?

02-04-2014 04:54 AM

saw blade with a _minimum_ depth of cut? - 13 replies

I never heard of a saw blade having a minimum depth of cut until I read the latest e-mail from Woodworker’s Supply. They list a series of freud saw blades and for each one they list a minimum depth of cut when crosscutting and a minimum depth of cut when ripping. Do saw blades (10 inch) really have a minimum depth of cut?What happens i...

01-14-2014 05:23 PM

will a 240V electric heater work ok on 220V? - 17 replies

I found a local company that is selling a 17000BTU (5000 watt) electric heater at a good price. Using online calculators my shop needs between 12,000 BTU and 18,000 BTU heat. But the heater is listed as 240 Volt. Will a 240 volt heater work ok and provide the same heating on 220 volt? I should say this is single phase, and local ordinanc...

11-16-2013 10:14 PM

How much clearance around rods in an end vice? - 1 reply

I am finally making time to finish the end vice on my workbench project. I have a woodriver hardware to make an end vice. I will be using wood for the faces of the jaws. I was initially thinking that I would drill the clearance holes in the wood an 1/16 over the size of the two rods and the acme thread. A friend was concerned with wood mov...

11-08-2013 01:43 AM

using 4" infeed fitting on thien top hat and 5" out - 4 replies

I am having problems finding a reasonably priced 5” fittings to build the thien top hat from. Since I will be immidently reducing the inlet from 5” to 4” for the hose to connect to different tools, is there a problem with using a 4” elbow as the inlet into the top hat and a 5” outlet into the dust collector?

11-05-2013 09:05 PM

harbor freight spray can for finish? - 6 replies

I have several of the harbor freight spray cans where you open the top, pour in a liquid, screw the top back on and then use an air compressor to pressurize the can. (A quick scan of hf’s web site did not bring up a link.) I have had good luck using this to spray WD-40, etc. I have always wondered if it would work for spraying a finis...

11-02-2013 08:18 PM

best way to plug & seal holes in dust collector ring? - 7 replies

I am continuing the project of revamping my harbor freight dust collector. I have designed a new mounting system for the dc ring. I need to decide how to plug and seal the various holes that used to have bolts in them. There are three sets of two threaded holes for the old mounting method, and one set of two holes where the plastic handle use...

10-29-2013 12:53 PM

finish on back of hvlp needle (Earlex) - Problem? - 8 replies

Yesterday I sprayed two coats of Minwax PolyCrylic water based poly. Between coats I cleaned the front part of the spray gun (fan control, spring, nut, nozzle and wiped off the tip of the needle). After the second coat I pulled the needle out to clean all of it and I noticed white colored staining of the back end of the needle, it’s spri...

10-28-2013 07:30 PM

Does shellac pound cut change color of finish? - 4 replies

Shellac is not a finish I normally use. I was wondering if the “pound” of the cut affects the color of the finish? Could you make a given color (blonde, super blonde, gannet …) lighter by adding more alcohol and darker by using less? Would mixing two colors (say blonde and orange) give you something in the middle?

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