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06-14-2011 07:20 PM

Question about an old spokeshave - 3 replies

I was recently recieved a gift from my fiance, a spokeshave her uncle gave her when she was back visiting. Its clearly old, has seen good use but is completely serviceable. I like the tools I tune up to be users and this one will certainly see a new life in my shop. It bears a No. 53 marking on the frame but no manufacturer. I guessed it was...

04-12-2011 04:56 AM

Miller Falls lever cap source? - 5 replies

I recently received a Miller Falls #9 smoother from my father. Its nothing special but I’d like to make it a usable tool again. Its probably mid to late 80’s vintage so it has a lot of cast and stamped parts. and sadly the lever cap is cracked. The crack runs right from the lever cap screw out to the edge of the cap and I’d ...

09-11-2010 05:46 AM

Varnish in a bathroom? - 3 replies

I am making a medicine cabinet for our guest bathroom, I dont much care for all the labor intensive sanding that poly requires between coats. Being a finishing newbie I am wondering if a varnish would be suitable for a cabinet that will not be getting a terrible amount of wear and tear but will be exposed to a moist environment. If varnish wou...

08-20-2010 05:44 PM

Has anyone used 101woods.com (woodworkerssource.com) before? - 8 replies

I have seen them advertise in the back of several wood working magazines and have been to their site. Prices seem competitive and shipping is included in the prices (for most things). Just curious if any fellow LJ’s have used them and what their opinion was of the goods they received. Thanks. Chris

08-06-2010 04:14 PM

Side mount drawer slides - 7 replies

I have very limited experience installing these things and am looking for some tips/guidelines to avoid having to rework a bunch of drawers in a shop cart I am building. All manufacturers give you a thickness of the slide (the standard seems to be 1/2 inch for standard duty slides) so I have been taking my cabinet opening subtracing an inch (fo...

05-14-2010 07:33 PM

Looking for quality plywood supplier in the Seattle/Everett WA area - 10 replies

I am hoping you folks here can help me, I have been a registered member for 4 months now and have been admiring everyones projects and reading tool reviews as I amass my collection of woodworking tools. I have found a great place for rough sawn wood but have yet to find a retailer in the area that carries quality plywood. Now when I am talking...


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