I made a bit of progress today. I removed both of the cast iron wings and spent a little quality time with one of them. After scraping the bulk of the nastiness with a metal scraper, I used 400 grit sandpaper with mineral spirits to clean the gunk and rust off the top and sides. I consider this a preliminary cleaning, since I’d like to get a shinier finish on the top and wings. I did check the main top and the two wings for flatness, and they are pretty flat considering that t...
I’m embarrassed to admit that I haven’t done a thing in my shop since November unless you count the Christmas tree I made. We don’t have any kids in the house to nag us to death about getting a tree and our dogs aren’t any help in motivating us to get one. They always seem surprised that they have new toys on Christmas morning, even after the big decoration session of the night before. In any event, we had no tree, so I took a couple or three 1×2s, split the...
I admit it. I haven’t made the time to be on here much lately. What I do notice is: my buddy list. Checked in and a lot of “My Buddies ” havent been on lately either. Average 125-350 days. I guess as our lives change and we have other interests. In my case I have NO computor service at home. I can only access fron library in town or at work.(I now work at a school, doors close and gate locked up at 4pm !) Library is NOT for me, I have to sit with other 20 people at ROUND tab...
I’m looking for a wood filler that I can use in joint cracks between Alder and Popular, that will not in time come out. Not really impressed with home-depot products. Is there a liquid filler that is perhaps a natural color or color, available to get deep within the joint and will take a stain or varnish? Thank you for your time. Big-D1
Hi All My first post and I need help. I’m new to woodworking and have been getting tools this summer so I can play this winter. I have two planers one is a Delta model TP300 the other is a Dewalt model DW733. My question is which one to keep. Is one better than the other? Thanks for your help.ArtWasilla, Alaska
Seventy one days ago I wrote a blog entry that said my break was basically over and that I had a lot of things to get started on. Well, it just so happened that things at work really started picking up about 71 days ago. I have been so tired when I get home that I hardly feel like getting into the shop. Hopefully I have finally found a way to get into the shop some. I have started the rocking horse for the boys, and I try to get out and work on it as often as I possibly can. I have the...
I have a question for all you much more experienced guys than me how is the best way to put a 3 inch wide half round groove down the middle of a 6 inch wide by 3 foot piece of timber when you cant get a core box bit that big to do it with I want to make 2 and join them together to make a 6X6 inch piece with a 3inch hole in it from end to endI’m still new to woodwork so I don’t know all the tricks yet Bill
i’ve decided to go ahead and finish the legs even though they are not attached yet. the method i plan to using to attach them won’t interfere with the finish so why not? i’ve posted more pictures on picassa webalbums to show progress and the beautiful finish that i love tung oil for. originally i had plans just to glue and clamp then screw the black walnut breadboards onto the endgrain, then i received some excellent and timely advice on NOT doing it that way. i cerain...
I am purchasing this planer. I don’t know who the maker is. Can anyone identify this planer.It has a 5 hp Leeson motor. Maybe an old woodmaster???
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