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09-10-2013 01:40 AM

Old fishing rod handles - 3 replies

I could use some good advice on a tough finish spec. I am rebuilding some old saltwater fishing rods. They have the old style long wooden handles. I am looking for the best way to finish. The rods will see salt water, get regular fresh water rinses, and a fair amount of the outdoors. A heavy poly? Maybe an annual soaking of oil? Any and a...

07-28-2013 08:53 PM

Cleaning and sanding an old grimy butcher block - 27 replies

I have a very specific question concerning a butcher block table top. I had the good fortune of receiving several butcher block table tops from an old cafeteria that was getting rid of them. I am mounting a smaller one (3’ x 4’ x 3”) on a kitchen island. The problem is this thing is so grimy/sticky/dirty I don’t know h...

02-18-2010 05:30 AM

Machine maintenance question - 5 replies

Quick question about lubrication for your shop machines. What oil do you use? What grease do you use? I am re-building/re-habbing some new tools that I purchased over the weekend. Usually I just go over to my lube shelf and grap whatever is the closest from the pile of “stuff” that I have collected over the years. What is the ...

02-09-2010 10:02 PM

Good deal on a good saw. - 3 replies

Here’s a great price on a pretty good saw. It’s the Rigid 12” sliding compound saw. Once I saw this ad:http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/tls/1592795734.html I looked at this review:http://www.toolsofthetrade.net/industry-news.asp?sectionID=1492&articleID=501379&artnum=1 I keep staring at the ad wanting to pull ...

02-06-2010 09:33 PM

When can you stop using stickers? - 11 replies

When is wood small enough to stop laying flat and using stickers? I just bought a bunch of wood, some pretty small. Is there a time when you don’t have to sticker it and can stand it on end, or stack it on it’s side?Hoping for the best, here’s how I stacked everything: From wood Is this okay? Thanks for your help!

01-25-2010 04:43 AM

Ultimate Sharpening/Grinding/Polishing Buffing Station - 1 reply

I am in the process of designing a shop in a two car garage. Over the years I have accumualted 1 bench grinder and 2 nice grinder motors. To me this equates to 6 possible wheels, buffers or polishers. I am considering building a 4 sided box with a shaft going through the middle. A single bench grinder would be mounted on each side with one side ...


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