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01-12-2019 05:49 AM

West System Epoxy - 8 replies

I’m about to order some West System Epoxy for the first time. Not for a large project, just to use in certain situations. I’m not clear on storage, do you leave the pumps installed? or do you have to remove and clean them, and recap the cans between uses? Also, what is the shelf life? It’s a much better deal to buy the B siz...

11-28-2018 04:40 AM

Holiday Bowl Finish - 4 replies

I am making Christmas bowls to give out as gifts using the templates from MLCS They are large, so I don’t think people would put unwrapped candy or nuts in them, but I’m wondering if I should use a food safe finish, and if so which one would be best? I’m thinking Pure Tung Oil, or de-waxed Shellac. What would you guys su...

01-28-2018 12:47 AM

Planing board edge leaves a bevel - 14 replies

Hi guys I am a power tool guy who stumbled across Paul Sellers on YouTube a few months ago. (he is amazing). I got sucked into hand planing, and have watched countless videos. In the last few months I have gotten a vintage Stanley #4, a WoodRiver 4 1/2 and a Lie-Neilsen 62. I understand now how you guys say planes are addictive. I have them a...

10-07-2017 03:46 AM

Stanley Planes on Craigs List - 23 replies

I’m looking to get into planes, in fact I am going to the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event tomorrow, but I stumbled across this ad on Craig’s List, which as a newbie seems too good to be true. I don’t know enough about the Stanley plane history to know if these are gems or lemons. It’s about an hour drive from my house, but th...

06-26-2017 12:35 PM

New Yankee Workshop - What have you made? - 14 replies

I started this thread as a tribute to the New Yankee Workshop, which we have all seen, anywhere from once to every episode. Norm Abram has inspired us all, and is the reason a lot of us got into woodworking. Credit to becikeja who started another post “Norm is still the king” and gave me the idea to start this. Share what New Y...

06-03-2017 04:12 PM

Hearing Protection - What do you do? - 39 replies

Hey Jocks, I wanted to ask, What is your opinion on hearing protection? The “official” recommendation is to always wear it, like always use your table saw blade guard, which I dont think many of us do. I hardly ever wear it, because I’m a part time hobbyist, who got back into woodworking a few years ago, after a 20 year h...

03-15-2016 04:10 AM

Transporting a 6 inch jointer - 1 reply

I just got my first jointer, off Craig’s list this past weekend. I had always wondered how I would transport it when I finally got one. I didn’t know if I would lay it down, or take it off the base, or the best way of getting it in and out of my truck bed. I came up with an idea, that worked great, so I thought I would share it. T...

08-28-2015 12:55 AM

Delta 8 in Jointer 37-380 - 7 replies

Hi allI searched the forum for this model, but didn’t see anything newer than about 4 years ago, so I thought I would ask.I have been thinking of getting a jointer for a few months now, either a new Grizzly (waiting for the annual Christmas sale) and stalking CL hourly. If I buy new, it would have to be a 6 inch because of cost, floor spac...

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