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11-04-2018 01:04 PM

Proper MDF Application - 6 replies

Hello All, I’m building my first project with MDF and now that it’s finished and ready for paint I have a concern. I built a radiator cover for a steam radiator and now I’m wondering how compatible the MDF is going to be with the slight amount of moisture that escapes from the radiator vent. I was planning to give it a couple of coats of de...

10-18-2018 06:50 PM

Staining Question - 7 replies

I’m building a table for my wife’s craft room out of a 4×8 sheet of 3/4” oak plywood. It will have cherry edging 3/4” thick. Pretty simple project but I have a question on the staining. She wants the table a golden oak color and the edges darker cherry. I was planning to stain everything before gluing the edges o...

08-27-2017 03:29 PM

Hard to Find Hardware - 2 replies

Can anyone lead me to a source for the attached type of fastener? Sorry about the quality of the photo.

01-20-2012 08:06 PM

Lathe Chisels - 6 replies

I’ve just bought a “starter” lathe and am focusing on getting some chisels and gouges. Everything I’ve read says to get high speed steel vs. high carbon steel as the HSS will go much longer before requiring resharpening. I’ve bee looking on eBay and many of the tools for sale don’t state the steel type. I b...

09-13-2011 06:07 PM

Avoiding Rust - 12 replies

My house was built in 1840 so it has a stone foundation with a stream that runs through the cellar at certain times of the year. This is where my woodworking shop is. I’m constantly fighting rust in this environment. I’m careful with what I put on planes and steel tool surfaces etc. for fear it will be absorbed into the wood IR...

03-21-2011 04:09 AM

Craftsman Shaper Collet - 0 replies

I have an older 70’s era Craftsman shaper with a 1/2” arbor. Does anyone know of a replacement quill/arbor with a collet that will allow the use of router cutters?

02-03-2011 04:49 AM

Sharpening Services - 4 replies

I live in the Albany, NY area and I’m looking for someone to sharpen my planer and jointer blades. Any recommendations? I’m not adverse to sending them away so if you’ve had good experience with someone outside my area I’d like to hear from you also. Thanks beforehand for any help.

01-25-2011 08:09 AM

Moisture Meter Useage - 3 replies

Hi Folks, I received a “General” brand “Moisture Seeker” moisture meter for Christmas. It’s model number MMD4E. I’ve never used one of these before and I’m not sure if this one works or if I’m doing something wrong. It lights up and displays 0% but when I press the pins into some wood is just...


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