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03-21-2013 02:58 AM

Problem using a #6 fore plane - 14 replies

OK, so I finally, (actually about 6 monthes ago) got myself a Veritas #6 fore plane. I planned on using it for levelling long boards. Maybe I should have gotten a #7, but from what I can tell, a #6 will work fine for what I will use it for. This was the first really expensive hand tool I ever bought, and it’s a beautiful piece of equi...

11-13-2012 04:28 AM

got a couple streaks with GF Gel Satin Topcoat - 5 replies

So, trying something new on a tabletop. I have the wood all sanded, cleaned, applied Danish oil for the first time. Turned out very nice, will probably use the Danish oil again. Now I’m putting the topcoat on. Using GF satin Gel Topcoat. Put the first coat on a piece of scrap cutoff from the finished table. According to directions...

10-31-2012 03:31 AM

Drum sander and endgrain Purpleheart - 16 replies

I finally got my 16-32 drum sander. Nice!! Anyway, it does a wonderful job on facegrain anything I’ve thrown at it. Endgrain, well, that’s another story. Here’s the deal: I just finished gluing up an endgrain Maple/Purpleheart cutting board. Thought great, now I don’t have to spend 237.5 hours sanding the thing ...

10-23-2011 04:18 PM

Any Ideas what this is?? - 8 replies

I started on a refinishing project for my Step-Daughter. Redoing her kitchen cabinets in their new (to them) house. So, after making sure she understood that I wasn’t sure what was underneath the paint, and it might be some sort of particle board or really bad veneer, I tried the first one. After cleaning off the stripper on a secti...


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