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17 days ago

Goo Gone discovery for paint removal from finished surface - 9 replies

I had some spray paint on a stained and finished door do to less than perfect masking. The door was stained and finished before we bought the house. It is not a water based finish. The paint had cured for several days. Without any good options to clean up the mess, I tried Goo Gone. Much to my amazement, it took the paint off very well. ...

24 days ago

Sealing door - 11 replies

Hi all, I am installing a speak easy in an exterior solid core door. The center looks like some sort of particle material. It is quite porous.I was thinking about all the various ways to seal the hole. I decide to just seal it with a light coat of 2 part epoxy. Any comments negative or positive?

34 days ago

Oval wood turning jig - 18 replies

This oval jig looks a little spooky to me. What do you experienced turners think?

109 days ago

Wooden VW Bug - 5 replies

125 days ago

Questions About the ‘Moxon Vise’ - 1 reply

Chris Schwarz’s blog a few interesting comments and clarifications about the Moxon vise or vice ( as the case may be ;-) )

152 days ago

What happened to Tommy Mac and Rough Cut? - 32 replies

What happened to Tommy Mac and Rough Cut? Our local station is running episodes from 2012. I looked at WGBH Boston web site and it looked like they just have the old episodes, nothing recent. Did he get the axe? (pun intended ;-) )

160 days ago

Thank you LJ and Cricket - 16 replies

It looks like the site is back to top speed! Thank you to all the behind the scenes techs and everyone else to made it happens.

172 days ago

Full blind hand cut dovetails, why? - 32 replies

I just received this advice in my inbox: its time to try full blind dovetails. Why? If I hand cut dovetails I want to be able to see and admire them! What do you say?

183 days ago

Seattle area LJ tools - 4 replies

Check this out

203 days ago

Getting past the regulators - 23 replies

Interesting idea

205 days ago

Congrats Seahawks!! - 21 replies

Amazing day and a bit shocking to boot.

248 days ago

Paul Sellers dressing out a board by hand - 13 replies

I just watched both parts of Paul Sellers dressing out a board from a log by hand. I am wondering how many of the hand plane guys go all the way from rough cut to finished stock by hand? It seems like the time involved would be a great deterrent.

260 days ago

What is the origin of calling the tail vise a wagon vise? - 9 replies

Anyone know the origin of calling the tail vise a wagon vise?

271 days ago

Table saw stabilizer question - 20 replies

I was just reading this American Woodworker blog. I’m not having any of these issues with my ancient Craftsman contractor saw, but I am wondering if using a stabilizer to replace the stamped metal arbor washer on one side of the blade would be a good idea? Just one would not move the blade and the throat plate would be just fine. Th...

279 days ago

Obama pictures - 30 replies

How about requiring all pictures of Obama be posted in this thread so they are not cluttering up all of the other threads?

300 days ago

Geez, I hate it when............... - 34 replies

I start a rip cut on the table saw, it wouldn’t cut and the shop fills with smoke. Nothing is binding, retry with same results! The blade is on backwards ;-((

307 days ago

GFCI does not save mouse - 23 replies

I recently installed a quad outlet on the end of a counter. The general contractor removed the cover for painting. Over night a mouse tried to climb into the box between the outlets. The GFCI protection tested good, but it wasn’t good enough to save the mouse. He got the electrical chair for merely trespassing!

478 days ago

Fill and refinish exterior door - 3 replies

A few days ago there was a thread about repairing an exterior door. There were some suggestions about some epoxy products to use. I can’t seem to find it now. I have an exterior, south facing solid core wood door that has some delamination. I would like to remove the damaged wood, fill it with epoxy filler, sand smooth and paint. A...

519 days ago

Freud router bits opinions - 32 replies

Anyone have a review of Freund router bits. The only one that popped up on a search was for insert bits.

519 days ago

Challenging sport - 5 replies

Hitting that 1 1/2” 25 ring at 200 yards standing up is possible, just doesn’t happen very often. Trust me, I try a lot ;-)

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