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08-16-2015 04:20 PM

Oil base polyurethane - 7 replies

I am finishing a storage bed for my Granddaughter and I am using a pecan oil base stain and using oil base satin polyurethane. My daughter says its too shiny and would like to make it look like a matt finish. My question is do they make an oil base matt finish and if not can you use a water base matt finish over oil base satin? Thanks Jerome

01-28-2014 01:14 AM

Old hand tool - 2 replies

This weekend my good friend gave me a tool I have no idea what it is. I will post a couple of pics. The blade is 3” wide and 3.5” long. It all attaches to the bottom of the wood handle. The blade is held with a spring type latch,??. Anyone have any ideas what it is used for. The writing of the metal latch says SE Collins manufacturer...

10-03-2012 02:03 PM

Old Disston saw - 3 replies

I have an old Disston saw that I am going to try to restore. I have taken the handle off and there is alot of rust on the blade. What would be the best stuff to use to try to get off the rust on the blade, and to polish it up. Also, the tip has a little bend about 3 or 4 inches from the end. Any ideas on trying to straighten it?? Thanks Jerome

06-11-2012 11:15 PM

Scraper on end grain cutting board - 3 replies

Does anyone have any experience using a scraper plane on end grain cutting boards? I need to smooth my first cutting board and was wondering how it would work on all end grain. Thanks Jerome

05-24-2012 01:20 PM

Sharpening hand plane blade - 4 replies

I have an old blade from a wooden jointer hand plane and it looks like it was sharpened on a grinding wheel. The bevel is not straight but bowed. It is also convex. Is it best to leave it that way or should it be straight accross? I am not very good at hand sharpening and use a veritas II to do my sharpening. Any ideas???? Thanks Jerome

05-20-2012 12:34 PM

Old Wooden hand plane - 9 replies

A friend of mine gave me a old wooden plane that has a maker mark on the end that reads Sickels Sweet & Lyons, New York, and the number 20 on it. Its a jointer plane. Any Lumber Jocks out there have any ideas as to how old this plane is and what it might be worth??? I am trying to find information on it for him and thinking about buying it. ...

04-29-2012 11:15 PM

Looking for two hand planes - 3 replies

I have been doing alot of searching for a #4 or 4.5 smoother plane and a # 7 jointer plane. I have looked on line at LN and veritas, but also E.C. Emmerich wooden planes. Does anyone know anything about the wooden planes, are they any good, how hard it would be to flatten the sole etc. I know how good the LN are, but they are pricey. Thanks ...

04-03-2012 10:22 PM

Old Stanley plane - 2 replies

I have a old Stanley plane that belonged to my Grandpa. I have been cleaning it up, making sure the sole is flat and sharpening the blade. I got the blade I thought was sharp and was doing some jointing on a piece of aromatic cedar and noticed some chatter on the red part of the piece. The light part planed pretty clean and I got a nice shaving...

12-12-2011 08:37 PM

Wooden Ice Chest holders - 1 reply

I was at the flee market the other day and saw a ice chest holder for a 48qt. chest. was wondering if there are any plans for one of these. It was made out of cedar. Any ideas???? Thanks Jerome

11-26-2011 04:58 PM

Transtint Dyes - 7 replies

I bought several of these dyes and used a recipe I saw on the Woodsmith Shop show. What I would like to know, is there a guide to show what to mix with what to obtain different colors, or is it trail and error. Thanks Jerome

08-16-2011 06:16 PM

Finishing Western Red Cedar - 3 replies

I was lucky enough to get 15, 2X12X22 western red cedar. I was going to make some router trays or bowls and would like to know what would be the best finish to use, and would it be OK to use for chips or candy dish. Thanks Jerome

07-26-2011 10:37 PM

Finishing cedar - 5 replies

I was lucky enough to acquire some 2X12X22” cedar boards. I plan to make router bowls out of a few of these. I was told that cedar was toxic and shouldn’t use for any food products. Is there anything I can use to seal cedar to use for chips or candy dish. Thanks

07-06-2011 01:26 AM

Splenda Boxes - 1 reply

Was looking through Florida Arts site and noticed these splenda boxes. I am just starting out with band saw boxes and was wondering how these were made, especially the curved fronts and sides. Jerome

07-04-2011 03:34 PM

Finishing red cedar - 3 replies

I am making band saw boxes out of red cedar. What is good finish to use on this wood? Oil or stain or ????

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