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06-01-2013 03:28 AM

Between Danish Oil & Varnish? - 6 replies

Hi – first of all…WHOA! I’m blown away by the accumulated knowledge, experience and cordiality here. Thanx for being here.Made a grafting knife for my wife. The handle is a center-ripped ash branch and has been finger-grooved, making lots of beautiful end-grain. I have given it three coats of home-made Danish Oil (1 part boiled...

05-31-2013 03:29 PM

Northeast Iowa - Heating a detached shop? - 36 replies

I’m building a new shop because my wife wants to put our addition into part of my current shop’s footprint. That’s cool, I can build the shop I want rather than retrofitting a garden-shed, which is what I have now. December hit 10 below and stayed there for a while. I need to heat the shop at least four months and up to six ...

05-19-2013 04:05 PM

Any "Why-Didn't-I-Think-Of-That?" De-humidifying tricks? - 6 replies

Hi. New here and I’m hoping somebody else here has had the same problem I’m having; humidity control without a) heating the room to Death Valley levels or b) buying portable de-humidifiers.The scenario: I’m doing an indoor remodel in several rooms of our home which will require a variety of primers, paints, water-base and oil-b...

05-19-2013 07:58 AM

Drill Press Decison Time: Down to Two Models - 12 replies

Hi There, New Guy – first post. Been lurking for answers and opinions here for a couple of months and finally jumped in. Hope I can sow at least as much as I reap.So, I’m buying a benchtop drill-press; needs to handle large-bore holes for heavy mortising as well as metal-work for making jigs & shop stuff. Bench-top will work for ...


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