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10-22-2015 12:02 AM

Hand brace chuck - 3 replies

Is there such a thing as a keyed chuck I can buy for a hand brace? The factory-provided chuck on the brace I have (and on all braces I’ve seen) absolutely does not grip the damn hex-shank drill bits that are predominant these days. I would like to put a “regular drill” type of chuck (keyed or keyless) on a brace. Has anyo...

05-24-2015 05:33 AM

Notifications of Forum Topic updates - 2 replies

Is there a way to get email notifications when replies are made to my forum posts (and/or to anyone else’s forum posts which I am following)? Thank you.

05-24-2015 05:31 AM

Using a frame or bow saw skillfully - 9 replies

I used to have a 24-inch frame saw. I liked it for rough work, but I had trouble “steering” it for cutting along fine lines. The amount of weight relatively high above the blade made it hard for me to prevent wobbling. Do you have pointers or advice about using a frame saw “accurately”? Is a frame saw by nature poor...

05-24-2015 01:56 AM

Economic treatment of fungus on green timbers - 7 replies

Hello.I bought a rough-cut, green 4X6 timber. I cut pieces to length from it and stood them in a corner of our wee little workshop. About three weeks later (today), I took the pieces out of the corner and found extensive areas of white, thick fungal growth. It looks like the very fine webbing of a cocoon. What is a good, economical way to ...

01-16-2015 08:27 PM

Sharpening - convert potter's wheel to grinding/sharpening wheel - 7 replies

I read somewhere of someone using a potter’s wheel as a sharpening wheel. He/she got some kind of wet-grind abrasive discs which fit on the wheel. Has anyone got ideas on how to do this? For instance, what kind of abrasive discs or wheels could I get? Where can I get them? How can they be temporarily afixed to the potter’s wheel? (It...


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