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04-30-2021 12:31 AM

3M Pads and Buffing - 5 replies

Hey everyone, I have 2 items I’m hoping to get some clarity on which have left me somewhat confused. I think these are most relevant to finishes like odies, osmo, Rubio etc. I frequently see mention of applying finishes with 3M pads. Generally, they’re being applied with grey or white pads. Why would you do this? Aren’t you basically just...

03-01-2021 03:18 PM

Dado Stack spacers and arbor diameter - 3 replies

Hey Everyone, I have a Diablo dado stack which I always have problems with (deep bat ears, tear-out for example). I plan to replace it eventually, but need to live with it for now. Spacers- when I install these, they tend to catch on the arbor threads. The thinner spacers are way worse and actually pinch between the chippers and the arbo...

02-28-2021 08:05 PM

Finish cans won’t close - 10 replies

Has anyone had problems getting cans of finish to close properly? I recently got a new can of Rubio and couldn’t get the top to seat correctly. I originally thought maybe I dented the lip or something, but I just got a can of Briwax and am having the same problem. There’s no visible dents or defects as far as I can tell. When I put the top...

02-26-2021 06:04 PM

Shop vac with dust collector - 9 replies

Hey everyone, I’ve been tossing around the idea of connecting my dust collector to the outlet of my shop vac for fine dust collection. The purpose would be to get dust extractor performance out of a regular shop vac (ignoring the increased suction power of an actual extractor). Super fine particulate would be exhausted by the shop vac an...

02-17-2021 01:33 PM

Wobbly table base - 12 replies

Hello Everyone, This is my first post here, but I’ve lurked for some time after google results frequently take me here. I recently completed a table base made from walnut with half-lap joints at each corner and what I believe are halved crossing joints for where the 2 rectangular pieces fit together. So that the table is collapsible, ...


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