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05-01-2016 08:35 PM

Can you add a speed controller to stationary belt and disc sanders? - 14 replies

I use my large disc sander and stationary belt sander to “sand to the line” after rough cutting a pattern. Too often I get burn marks. I know about taking light passes, and using a light touch, and using a coarser grit first if I have a lot to reduce, make quick passes, etc. I am also aware some woods are very prone to overheating/sc...

06-09-2014 05:46 AM

Need suggestions for securing the back of a custom mirror frame - 7 replies

I am making a couple of custom mirrors…in the shapes of lips. The first one I am making is for my office and is a smaller version of one I am making to donate for a fundraiser. The smaller one is like a prototype where I hopefully learn from my mistakes… it is about to be completed except I don’t know a good way to secure the c...

11-03-2013 03:24 PM

Watco Oil - How do you open the darned can? - 31 replies

I just bought a quart of Watco Danish Oil. I am not weak; my hands are not arthritic. The frickin’ can took 10 minutes to open! The stupid soft plastic on soft plastic “gears” that engage when I “push down and turn” just slide past each other! I had to apply a large wrench to the cap and it STILL was a battle…...

07-31-2011 04:39 PM

Midwest Scroll Saw Trade Show Aug. 5& 6 in WI - 2 replies

My wife and I are driving up from Skokie, IL to Richland Center, WI next weekend for the 2-day Scroll Saw Trade Show aka ‘picnic’. Just curious if any other LumberJocks are going… would look forward to meeting any and all…

07-10-2010 04:59 PM

Practice your joinery skills, then have a snack - 0 replies

Popular Woodworking’s blog pointed to this cute example of creative, edible joinery practice (They called it “Dovetails Du Jour”)

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