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05-21-2020 04:29 PM

Small Left Half Mortise Lock - 4 replies

I’m getting back to a long ago project I started on a secretary. I purchased a Ball & Ball small “surface mount” mortise lock for use on the Prospect Door and Box. What I need is a small LEFT half mortise lock. I find a lot of right mounts, but few left door mounts. I prefer antique brass, but polished would be okay due to it being hidde...

12-18-2015 08:17 PM

Two questions - 1 reply

1. I have a box I’m building that has many, many, many coats of lacquer applied. To fill in some minor opened grain, I’ve dropped in straight lacquer using a straight pin. I got a ‘ding’ on the top and have been trying to fill it in using the same technique, but with little success. It appears to dry from the outside i...

12-09-2015 10:45 PM

Bridgewood Belt/Disk Sander - 1 reply

I want to rotate the belt portion to lay it flat, but can’t figure out what to loosen. Anyone familiar with this brand? Thanks.

12-09-2015 03:49 PM

Nova G3 Chuck - 4 replies

I’m new to turning and purchased a used Jet Mini. I picked up a new Nova G3 the other day, as it said it was “ideal” for mini lathes. I unpacked it today and found the threaded female mount is way too large for the male thread on the lathe. Do I have to get something extra to make it fit? Thanks.

08-27-2015 12:02 AM

Magnetic Lock - 2 replies

I want to make a secret compartment behind a drawer in a secretary. Access will be gained from the back. I would like to lock it magnetically, but not sure if the latch type is sturdy enough. The cover panel will be one of the rear panels that are layed horizontally (over lapped) on each other.

07-08-2015 07:44 PM

Lacquer Repair - 4 replies

Over the course of 6-7 months, I’ve applied about 30 coats of lacquer on a box I’m making. My process was to spray on 5 coats with an hour or two between coats. After 30-45 days, I would block sand with 320 to level the finish, then reapply the 5 coats, etc. In prep for my last set of coats, I first leveled the top and then set it...

03-14-2015 09:46 PM

Secretary Question - 1 reply

When cutting the top of the case so it will fit the strike plate, is that cut determined by the width of the strike plate, or is there another measurement I’m not aware of. I’m using the Glenn Huey plans. I do see that the cut is perpendicular to the cut to match up with the slope of the sides, but I just didn’t see how to meas...

09-30-2014 08:55 PM

Rubbing out lacquer - 1 reply

Is there a better liquid than soapy water when leveling and/or rubbing out the finish?

09-09-2014 06:50 PM

ROS interface pad?? - 5 replies

I’m looking for a source/name of product for the pad that attaches to a hook and loop 5” ROS, and then hook and loop sanding disk can be attached to it. It would allow me to attach micro mesh sand paper on a softer, more pliable surface. Thanks.

08-28-2014 11:36 PM

Quadrant style hinge - 1 reply

I’m making a box using Incra style wooden hinges. In using that hinge, there is a gap of approx 1/4” from the box to the lid when the lid is in the open position. I would like to have the lid stay open at the 90 or 95 position and thought about quadrant hinges. They don’t appear to be a good choice, as the box bottom and lid...

07-10-2014 04:27 PM

Using Dovetail Jig - 1 reply

I’m building a secretary with a slant top on the base unit. I’m using a Leigh. DR4, and have the bottom of the case dovetailed. Now I’ve turned my attention to the top, where it will be more narrow than the sides that it attaches to. I can’t seem to figure out how to set up the finger assembly, as it appears I can̵...

07-03-2014 05:05 PM - 5 replies

Has anyone purchased wood from these folks, and if so, any opinions?

03-26-2014 08:52 PM

Dust Collector "Blowout" - 1 reply

I have a 3hp Grizzly Dust Collector and have the following problem. Before I start, it’s not a Grizzly problem. At any rate, in an unpredictable fashion, the clear bag at the bottom of the large filter will bust its seams and the inch or so of fine, fine, fine dust fills the workshop in a matter of seconds. Since the first occurrence, I...

02-19-2014 04:40 AM

Woodmaster 38" Drum Sander - 2 replies

The two belts that drive the drum are starting to slip, so I’m assuming I will probably need to replace them. Has anyone done any maintenance on the Woodmaster drum sanders that might have some lessons/techniques learned? Thanks.

02-11-2014 06:51 PM

Measuring Wood Length for Using Different Dovetails - 0 replies

I’m starting a build on a period piece that calls out using through dovetails on the sides to bottom and half blind dovetails on the sides to top. I’ll be using a Leigh D4R jig and curious as to how others might have figured out the different lengths between the top and bottom of the carcass pieces. Thanks for any insight you might b...

02-03-2014 02:32 PM

"Wooden Boxes" - 2 replies

I’m intrigued with Dennis Zongker’s book “Wooden Boxes”. Although I consider my skill level as decent in furniture making, minor box making, etc., I don’t have any carving or inlaying experience. So, I’m curious if anyone not having Dennis’ skill set has used his book to build any of his projects and w...

01-23-2014 07:01 PM

3D Cutting Board Process - 0 replies

I came across this method of the tumbling block cutting board on Youtube: Has anyone tried this method?

12-10-2013 03:26 PM

Lazy Susan Hardware - 3 replies

I need some quick help. I’m making a Lazy Susan for my wife for Christmas; it will be around 18 inches in diameter. My question is, what size of hardware should I get? It will be used on the table to put various items on during dinner. My thought is to have a 15 – 17” diameter hardware for stability, but being a non-enginee...

11-23-2013 02:56 PM

Leigh D4R Upgrade - 0 replies

The price from Leigh ($29) seems reasonable enough, but is it otherwise worth getting the upgrade kit to upgrade the D4R to the D4R Pro? The biggest benefit appears to be the one-pass half blind dovetail. Not having worked with this jig before, I thought I would question those that have. Thanks.

11-22-2013 06:24 PM

Leigh Dovetail Jig Video - 5 replies

I purchased a lightly used D4R not so long ago. I’ve never used a dovetail jig before and have a project that will require both through and half-blind dovetails. The only thing that wasn’t with the purchase was the instructional video. My question is, should I purchase a new instructional video from Leigh, or just go with Youtube ...

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