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08-13-2014 04:40 AM

Metal hinge/plane question - 0 replies

Alright this really didn’t fit in wood forums anywhere . . but I’m refinishing an old Stanley toolbox (my great grandfathers as it were) and I’m trying to polish the hinges. Well, I tried a pre packaged polishing cloth and didn’t quite understand brass plating. . .so I wore through the brass plating on two hinges before ...

08-06-2014 01:44 PM

Refinishing Toolbox - 7 replies

I have this old Stanley toolbox from a grandfather and wondering best way to clean it up . . possibly do some light refinishing. First, it’s dirty. Any suggestions on cleaning the grime off? I was thinking just mild soap and water with a scrub brush, then 0000 steel wool. Maybe some grain raising there that I would lightly sand down or...

08-06-2014 01:30 PM

Captive Ring Tool? - 4 replies

Hi All,I’m somewhat new to turning after taking a class. I have many tools available to me at the shop I rent time at, but not a captive ring tool. I used my instructors captive ring tool to make a rattle, and now I have a request for about 10 more from my wife for gifts. I was going to start checking out tools but thought I would ask o...

07-14-2014 05:33 PM

First inlay router pattern - 0 replies

I’m making a box (top is roughly 8×12) for my sister’s wedding and I’m trying to come up with a design that 1) I can make use of new router inlay kit2) Has some sort of wedding/unity symbology3) I also thinking some way to embellish the corners with a corner pattern would be cool. Any ideas of patterns/techniques I coul...

05-24-2014 12:17 PM

How to achieve this inlay? - 9 replies

I’m looking to do something similar to this and I’m wondering what the best method is. Do you think this can be achieved with router based in-lay? It seems to intricate for that but that is about all I am familiar with.

11-05-2012 05:35 PM

Watco Danish - Multiple coats - 4 replies

Hi all, I’m using Watco Danish Oil (dark walnut) to finish a chest, tongue and groove with panels. The panels are getting a different stain. I want to finish the inside edge of the rails and stiles so I don’t have to tape the panels when I come back to do it post glue up. If you get excess Danish Oil on a piece and come back lat...

11-04-2012 01:15 AM

what and when to finish blanket chest - 5 replies

I have a blanket chest I’m about to start assembling and gluing up, everything is sanded. I’ve previously only built tables, nothing with and inside per se. It is mostly tongue and groove construction. I’m debating on when I should oil and top coat the pieces. It seems to me it would be easiest to stain and top coat everyth...

10-17-2012 07:57 PM

Radiator Cover & Insulation? - 3 replies

Hi, I just had to make three radiator covers for our home. Didn’t really want to restrict air flow but my wife is starting a day care here and to get certified, they want the radiators covered. I built them with poplar and screening. We have one upstairs the previous owners put in and I noticed under the top there is a 3/4” piec...

10-16-2012 05:53 PM

Waterlox then Gel Poly? - 11 replies

Somewhat new to finishing. I’m working my way through the examples in “Foolproof Wood Finishing“ I love the quality that Waterlox/Tung Oil based finishes bring but I love the ease or Old Masters Gel Poly and it’s hand rubbed satin finish. Wondering if it would be possible or advisable to try a coat of Waterlox and ...


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