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Works like magic!!

Works like magic!!

01-10-2013 04:04 AM by jayman7 | 10 comments »

I have endured years of having a completely unbalanced grinder to sharpen my turning tools. I tried truing the wheel on the front edge and side, putting shims to get rid of the wobble, and adjusting the bushings so the wheel sits dead center. Every attempt to eliminate vibration have failed. I spent countless hours trying to prevent the grinder from literally walking off the table and taking every tool with it while it vibrated. The vibrations were so loud against the table that I was for...

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THE way to achieve a mirror-like polish everytime

THE way to achieve a mirror-like polish everytime

08-19-2011 04:43 AM by jayman7 | 9 comments »

I owned a series of King waterstones previously, and while they worked well, they still didn’t perform as I would’ve liked. And that’s in addition to making sure they get a good soaking well before your sharpening session, which makes a huge wet mess. I’ve seen the Wood Whisperer use these Shapton stones many times before, but I have always hesitated due to the high price tag. It was one of those times where I said “Oh what the heck,” and I bought a se...

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Truly a masterpiece of a hand plane

Truly a masterpiece of a hand plane

07-14-2011 05:37 AM by jayman7 | 6 comments »

As you probably expect, I’m going to echo everyone else’s comments on this plane. I have to admit this is my first Veritas hand plane. Like most of you, I was hesitant to pay the hefty price tag but I finally bought it after oogling it for the past several years. During that time, I tuned up my fair share of two jack planes, two smoothers, and two block planes from ebay. They were a pain in the butt to tune up but I learned the inner workings of how a hand plane performs. Mos...

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Low Cost Edge Banding that Works

Low Cost Edge Banding that Works

06-30-2010 04:38 AM by jayman7 | 5 comments »

First, let me say that I have never applied an iron-on edge banding before. This was for making a series of drawer fronts using red oak plywood. I’ve done solid wood edges in the past, but not using a pre-glued veneer. I initially wanted to try the edge banding available at the typical woodworking stores, but it worked out to be about $0.66 / linear foot. I saw the Band-It edge banding at the big box stores for only $0.26 / linear foot so I had to give it a try. I applied it with...

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