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02-03-2016 12:52 AM

Using Holey Galahad without the universal nut safe? - 1 reply

I just got the Holey Galahad and forgot to order their universal nut to attach it. My Makita nut fits fine. It doesn’t fit up into the disc as far as Galahad’s would but, it threads securely. Does anyone have experience using the disc without the recommended nut? I don’t want to put my safety at risk. Waiting for it to ship ma...

12-10-2015 11:05 PM

Turbo plane vs Holey Galahad? - 5 replies

I’m looking for a disc to do seat scooping and some general blending. I have no experience power carving. I’m looking for some opinions on each on and some pros and cons. The turbo plane looks awesome but, seems a lil aggressive for blending. I am also open to other product suggestions.

09-16-2015 04:00 PM

Would cutting copper damage hand saw teeth? - 21 replies

I am planning to use copper rods to dowel some joints. Would the copper damage the teeth of my flush trim saw or power tool blades? I tried some googling but cant find a good answer. Would I be better off finding a junk saw to do this kind of work? Thanks in advance guys.

05-15-2015 12:38 PM

Aquacoat bad interaction with Waterlox - 3 replies

I’m finishing a bench seat in walnut. I filled the pores with Aquacoat on the top and left the underside alone. I put on my first coat of Waterlox on both sides. The bottom came out great. The top is pretty blotchy. Now, is the water base Aquacoat causing a problem with the Waterlox? Should I have went a light coat of shellac between the t...

05-13-2015 08:58 PM

Planer sled material - 4 replies

I have been using an mdf planer sled. It is two peices of 3/4 put together for rigidity but, with long boards >72” the thing is heavy as hell and hard to manipulate. I was thinking of using a single sheet of 3/4 melamine for one instead. It would be lighter. Removal for the hot glued wedges would be easier. Is this a good idea or am I miss...

04-25-2015 08:17 PM

Bread board end invisible joinery question - 5 replies

I’m working on a Nakashima n-12 table replica. I cannot tell how the bread boards are connected. From pictures there are no pegs or exposed joinery. I included one pic but, even from the bottom there is nothing. Anyone have an idea how to do this? I would like to keep the joinery invisible if possible.

04-16-2015 06:36 PM

Scratch bead on an angled surface - 1 reply

I am building a table with legs that splay in one direction 5 degrees. The aprons on the slanted side will also be tilted 5 degrees. I am planning to cut a 5 degree angle into the top and bottom of the aprons on making them a rhombus shape. I want to scratch bead the bottom of the apron but the angle to the tools fence would not be square. I fee...

01-20-2015 02:41 PM

Wax not separating from shellac mix - 5 replies

I have some Lemon shellac flakes and mixed up a batch. I let it sit for about a week or 2. Then, poured off the good stuff. This was about a 1lb cut for a seal coat. I tried to do the same for a 2lb cut but, it is not separating. It has been sitting for about 2 weeks and there is only about a 1/16 of an inch of transparent shellac at the top...

01-14-2015 10:56 PM

Hinge mortise repair? - 6 replies

I blew out the back side of two of my mortises on a box project and having trouble with the repair. The side of the box is thin and leaves me with about a 1/16th between the mortise and the inside. I used a backer board for support when chopping but the repairs keep splitting at the glue. I’m basically gluing in a peice to fill part of the...

01-06-2015 04:21 PM

Trouble with hand plane tear out - 11 replies

I just got a low angle jack (first hand plane) and I’m having trouble with some pretty bad tear out in some straight grain walnut. I’m sharp, taking a very light cut, have the mouth closed up to about a 32nd. I’m getting beautiful shavings. I’ve tried going both ways on the board thinking I was going against the grain. I&...

12-27-2014 01:45 PM

New Woodriver planer - 27 replies

I saw this yesterday in a flyer. I’m in the market and trying to figure out if this is a viable option. I wanted to find out if anyone knew if this was a rebrand type situation and if the supercut head is a helical type. It sounds like it is but, there are no mention of helical which I thought is a major planer buzz word right now. Link to...

11-19-2014 01:34 PM

Repairing dents in finished wood. - 7 replies

I have a bunch of dents in a finished bench seat and need some help on how to proceed. I’m really trying to avoid sanding it all down and starting fresh. They are pretty deep though. I was thinking use an iron, then wet sand, and put down another coat of arm r seal. Anything you guys could recommend would help. Im not opposed to filling th...

11-14-2014 04:45 PM

Continuous grain box design and stock thickness problem? - 7 replies

I am currently designing a continuous grain box. The stock I have is some 3/4 gummy cherry. The problem I am running into is to resaw the stock to give me the continuous grain flow is going to leave me with some pretty thin boards. This leaves me with two options it seems. Leave the boards 3/4 and let the grain have a stoping point or resawing a...

11-01-2014 09:35 PM

Help with uneven stain on red oak - 23 replies

I recently completed two projects in red oak. I have always struggled with finishing and went with GF gel stain to help get and even color. One project I sanded to 220, 1lb cut amber shellac, then the gel stain. The other, I sanded to 150 and did the gel stain. Both resulted in a extremely uneven color. I tried to be very careful and wipe off ev...

08-01-2014 12:24 PM

Splotchyness finishing red oak - 1 reply

I am finishing my plant stand project and having trouble with the stain being splotchy. On red oak, I applied a 2lb cut of amber shellac. Lightly sanded with 400 grit. Then, applied 2 coats of GF walnut gel stain. I chose the shellac under coat and gel stain specificly to aviod the splotch. Any advice out there?

07-22-2014 01:04 PM

help with dents from cauls? - 12 replies

I had to make some cauls to do a glue up and they left pretty sizeable dents or creases in my projects legs. I needed to clamp the leg on the corner so I made the cauls with a groove to hug the corner and give me some good pressure without slipping. They worked very well but, I either made the groove too deep or should have eased the edge of the...

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