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02-21-2015 08:44 PM

Opinions Please on Wagner HVLP Turbine unit sprayers like Flexio and Spray Max - 3 replies

I am interested in getting a general purpose, do it all setup for my around the house things and future personal wood working projects. I was looking at the Flexio systems(690 and 890) and the other they call the Spray Max. They all use the separate turbine units with what appears to me to be a modular handle that can be used with many diffe...

10-07-2014 02:30 AM

What's the Difference between #4 and #5 Stanely Planes(Other than length) - 7 replies

I bought a new #5 Stanley Bailey awhile back and it’s still in the box. Haven’t done anything with it yet, haven’t had time. Anyway…. I’ve been reading a lot lately about planes and such and I read in a few places the #5 Jack plane was a good Scrub plane, where the #4 was a better smoothing plane. When I was s...

09-01-2014 02:21 PM

How can I make the endgrain finish match the rest and not be darker? - 15 replies

Maybe I’m not searching correctly. I’m sure it’s come up before. Anyway, I’m just asking for my own learning experience. No projects yet. I know that the ends of the wood will adsorb a finish more readily than the finished sides will. I’ve seen solid wood furniture though that has an even finish top, bottom ...

08-10-2014 12:48 PM

Need advice on finish(es) for Garage workbench - 6 replies

I’ve got my workbench designed and will start building it in a few days. I’ll be using plain Yellow Pine and it will be in my garage on a concrete floor. It can get into the 110’s during the hot Florida Summers and humidity is also a concern to some degree. I am not adverse to using 2 different types of finishes if needed. ...

07-29-2014 02:32 AM

How thick should a laminated woodworking bench top be - 20 replies

Hello all. Looking for advice on this and haven’t really found an answer yet. I’ve been reading a few books and looking at a few things online and decided to use Yellow Pine for my first bench top. I’ll be getting it from the local Lowes/Home Depot spots since it’s plentiful and it’s my first bench so I really wa...

07-08-2014 02:46 AM

What's the difference between Block Planes Low Angle and others? - 12 replies

I’ve been browsing Block Planes and want to get one and I’ve read bits and pieces, a couple of articles and a few things on the net about the differences and uses for Block Planes and I see some that are listed as Low Angle Block planes. I recall reading somewhere but cannot remember where that there was either the Low angle or the ...

06-11-2014 01:48 AM

How Tall should a 60inch Headboard be? - 5 replies

I want to build a headboard for my son using Baseball bats similar to designs found online for sale. It’s a Queen size bed and measures out to about 60inches across and I believe it was 29inches high at the top of the mattress. I was initially looking at using 31inch bat blanks for the headboard but then I started thinking about how high...

05-22-2014 11:46 PM

Why use a buried blade set on a Table Saw? - 18 replies

Please educate me on what I see a lot on different shows, such as WoodSmith Shop, and others. I see additions to the fence on Table Saws that allow for a partially buried blade using an Auxiliary fence. Something like this: I understand the use, need and purpose of things like a Zero Clearance Insert and other jigs to help provide clean, ...

02-17-2014 03:45 AM

Are Bench Dogs and Hold Fasts Universal sized? - 3 replies

Just wondering so I can plan ahead. I’m going to be building a workbench in the coming months and I’m collecting parts and pieces now. I was watching Woodsmith Shop’s episode on Benches today, for the umpteenth time, and the units they were using on their bench used 3/4” holes. Also, the square, flat faced dogs, is the...

01-14-2014 01:52 PM

Which should I buy? Planer or Jointer. - 19 replies

I’m new here, been reading and looking for a few years but only just joined. After 40 years, I’ve finally gotten to where I can seriously look at real tools and do real projects that I’ve always wanted to do since I was a kid. I recently bought a Porter Cable Table saw, I’m acquiring different hand tools and other power...

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