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09-04-2014 05:54 PM

Change in Glidecoat performance....?? - 1 reply

Has anyone noticed a change in Bostik glidecoat performance? I have used it for years, and years as Topcote. But recently it seems sticky. I am having a particular problem on my PM66 where it is ‘balling’ up and stuff. I have never seen anything like this with the product historically. I cleaned the table with a good blade clean...

07-24-2014 02:28 PM

Walnut WAX? contamination. Help!! - 18 replies

I have a set of walnut living room cabinets. They are solid walnut, and veneered walnut ply construction. They were stored, while masons finished a fireplace. For protection the builder threw a large brown canvas tarp over the units. They were uncovered today, and have some type of oily streaks that have soaked into the Face frames and ply w...

07-07-2014 09:32 PM

Closed thread thanks (edit: thread has been reopened) - 12 replies

Cricket This could be a PM but I think others might want to chime in. Thanks for just closing the recent thread on the expense of tools, rather than removing it. It still had a lot of civil discussion, albeit not agreements, before the breakdown and personal attack. It is nice to see that level of judgment from a moderator, as other places I...

12-18-2013 11:06 PM

What is this that just came out of my UNISAW!!?! - 49 replies

Who can Identify this? I just dug it out of the bottom of my x5 Unisaw. As it is the end of the day I haven’t fully investigated.. but maybe someone can saw what it came off of. Approx 22,000 hrs on saw. I don’t know when it broke off. It is about one inch square.

09-07-2013 09:31 PM

HTML?? blockquote - 2 replies

I had been using this for a while in certain situations. The last couple of times I can’t get it to work?? I looked up the threads that taught it to me.. It seems i am doing it right. What has changed, or what might I be doing wrong?? Edit: I am talking about blockquote It did not show in the thread title.

09-04-2013 10:16 PM

Post your GLUE UP of the day! - 63 replies

We know folks like planes, saws, chevolet’s and for sure craigslist. I like a good glue up. There is plenty of info about the how and why… now how ‘bout some pics. Post your glue up pics here. Small, large, simple, complex…. Don’t be shy.. share. Post your work IN CLAMPS and a short description of the proc...

08-17-2013 12:02 AM

Help me with clear coat, wh oak, veneer burnthrough... please?!? - 16 replies

I searched this topic and found some limited replies, and concerning stain. What I have is a veneer burn through in a white oak veneer. This project is complete and complicated enough, that rehab would be much preferred, even if complicated. The final finish is just a clear coat, a clear lacquer I believe (image posted) I have the talent to ...

08-05-2013 09:51 PM

Help me find a hinge (especially you.. box makers:) - 6 replies

I am looking for a smaller version of a pin, or pivot hinge, like this roto hinge but smaller than 3/8. more like 1/8 or quarter.

07-17-2013 09:31 PM

Lets play "WHAT lS THIS" - 5 replies

I just received a big lot of random and antique tools. So I will have several of these coming up. I have been asked to sell most of these tools. Included is several Disston and other hand saws. Bailey no. 5 and unmarked plane, and several other items, including several made locally in central texas, including two hand belt sanders If you ar...

07-16-2013 02:53 PM

This glue up deserves some media! - 6 replies

Very happy to find some great boards to do this 12’ by 2’ solid walnut glue up. Don’t do this so often and though y’all might like some pics. Note the 6’ pony clamp in the left foreground for scale.

06-14-2013 01:22 PM

What is in Trend tool and bit cleaner - 2 replies

This stuff has been talked about and reviewed. It works great. I have contacted trend with my question and am still waiting for a response. This stuff is slick and claims lubrication. Does it have silicone or petro oils in it. Has anyone had problems with it effecting finishes??? Any input appreciated… my supplier recently dropped ...

06-13-2013 01:00 PM

Wood veneer gloat - 8 replies

Thought I would share what I get to work with today. Nice pieces of quartered burl ash veneer. Going on a couple of fancy kitchen island and island panels with lots of fru fru. (the technical term in our shop for the very classical style involving much adornment and applique) Good times!!

04-12-2013 10:10 PM

GOIN' 3 PHASE (TOOL GLOATS.... BEWARE) - 15 replies

For tool head LJ’s here is some new acquisitions for my shop. There was a recent thread, “is bigger better” Well as you can see I have answered that question for me personally. Will be adding 2200 square feet, and going 3 phase. Besides a TON of minutia, here is the BIG list…. and of course… pics :) ‘me...

03-21-2013 04:39 PM

What is your favorite magnetic featherboard..... - 10 replies

And Why!>>>>> I have all kinds of commercial and home made feather-boards. I am going to buy some magnetic ones. I would like to crowd source this decision to buy magnetic feather-boards….. SO be specific on the why’s, including cost, durability, etc. This is feather-boards only, not any of the wheels and other such device. (...

03-18-2013 09:29 PM

Here it comes!!... - 17 replies

For some that is…. I noticed that the weather “changed” yesterday. It has been a nice cool one in Tejas for a while, but today in the shop I can tell it turned the corner for us, and it is about to get hot…. Gettin’ close for all of those who have been putting up with our “what heater in the shop… i...

02-25-2013 06:26 PM

Sears Craftsman mitre box..any collectors interested?? - 2 replies

This showed up at the local goodwill…. I am not an old tool collector…. yet.. but if you have an interest PM me and I’ll try and pick it up and ship it. Or if you know the age, tell the story.

02-20-2013 11:56 PM

Attaching drawer fronts - 9 replies

Just thinkin’ What is your favorite way to attach drawer fronts to drawer boxes? Not just hardware, but also method? (as far as alignment techniques and such)

01-19-2013 10:16 PM

Help me with cedar - 31 replies

I need to find a finish or oil that is compatible with cedar. Client would like a wet or oiled look, but not too glossy. I know that many finishes react with cedar, so I thought I would tap into the LJ brain trust on this one. This entire house is western red cedar, inside and out. They want to do the inside, so needs to be compatible with i...

01-14-2013 11:48 PM

I need help hanging stuff: load bering suspended wall framing - 4 replies

This may not be right for lumberjocks, but I am having a hard time finding information on this project. I need to frame a ceiling fur down capable of holding a suspended load of 400lbs in addition to s/r. I am having trouble finding resources showing connections for suspension in my framing books and resources. The final will be 18’ by ...

12-05-2012 02:03 PM

15" planer for Christmas... and you can help - 19 replies

I have $4000 to spend (US) I need a 15” planer, helical, reliable, for a commercial setting. NEW not used 3 phase not availiable. WHAT WOULD YOU BUY!! I am not going to share what I am thinking, I want a clean pool….Just vote and give quick statements about your experience with the tool. The 735 finally gave up after hundre...

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