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03-14-2021 04:04 AM

Wax over Watco Butcher Block Oil - 5 replies

Hello, I am fininshing some router bowls. I have applied several coats of Watco Butcher Block Oil. I am considering applying Johnsons paste wax over the BBO.What problems can I expect if I do this?

11-09-2020 03:46 AM

Drill Chuck Extension for Sanding Tools - 6 replies

Hello, I am looking for an extension to hold sanding tools with a round shank. I use the tools to sand bowls I have made with a router. The sanding tools I use are short and it is often difficult to reach deeper areas. I am not able to purchase a system like the Guinevere sanding system. EDIT- The tools are mostly about 1/4 inch. Some...

04-26-2020 11:26 AM

Cap Iron Screw Replacement - 8 replies

Are there any off the shelf screws that can replace the original cap iron screw for a Stanley Handyman Plane?

09-22-2019 08:06 PM

Blade Height Issue Grizzly G1022SM - 10 replies

Hello,I am having trouble with the blade height lock on my Grizzly Table Saw. The model number is G1022SM. The problem is that the blade height changes during operation. The problem occurs most frequently when the handle of the blade height hand-wheel is between 6 and 12 o’clock. I have observed the handle slowly rotate from the 9 and 12 o...

08-04-2018 07:32 PM

Quilt Display Rack - 6 replies

Hello,I would like assistance from the group.I have been asked to construct a rack to splay a quilt for a church raffle. The quilt will be about 84” by 72”. The folks want the quilt to hang vertically so people can see all of it. The rack will only be used for a few days each year. The display rack needs to be stable when set up,...

04-22-2017 04:33 PM

Murphy Bar or Fold Down Bar Plan - 2 replies

Hello Folks,I am looking for a good plan for a Fold Down Bar for my patio. I want to build one that has legs to hold it up. Many of the designs I have seen on the web show bars using chains to support the bar. I am not interested in using chains because it limit accessibility and does not look good. I appreciate any assistance you can prov...

09-14-2014 01:39 AM

Problems with Dewalt Routers? - 28 replies

Last weekend my Dewalt 618 router stopped working. I took it to a local, authorized repair shop. His preliminary diagnosis was that the motor is shot. This surprised me because the router is only a few years old and has not had much use.The repair guy mentioned that the problem might have been caused by a bad extension cord. He said that the...

08-17-2014 09:57 PM

Is $200 too much for a used TurnCrafter Pro with stand and chisels? - 1 reply

I am considering purchasing a lathe for the first time. An ad in the newspaper reads like this: ”Wood Lathe, 4’, TurnCrafter w/ stand and chisels $200”I played phone tags with the seller. His message indicated that it is a TurnCrafter Pro, variable speed.My questions are:Is this a good lathe?Is it priced right?What problems s...

10-09-2013 03:57 AM

Refinishing an Oak School Desk- What is the best finish? - 9 replies

I am refinishing an old school desk for a neighbor. I believe it is oak. I had to remove the old finish to remove the crudely drawn items on the desk.What is the appropriate finish for this type of project?

12-09-2012 02:34 AM

Has anyone used a power-twist link belt on a Rikon 10-325 Band saw? - 4 replies

Hello,The belt came of my Rikon 10-325band saww. It did not break. However, it is shredded. I am thinking about replacing it with a link belt but i do not know if that will work. Has anyone else tried a link belt on a Rikon 10-325 or otherband saww? If so, how did it work?

04-22-2012 03:27 PM

Green Pine how long before I can use it? - 3 replies

I picked up a couple of pieces of pine (slash pine I think) yesterday. I want to use it to make some router bowls and platters. The wood was cut yesterday so there is a lot of sap oozing out. One piece is 10-12 inches across and about 48 inches long. The other is the same diameter and only 18 inches long. I understand that wood dries at...

12-06-2011 05:20 AM

Rockler Table Saw Crosscut Sled - 2 replies

I am thinking about asking sandy claws for a Rockler Table Saw Crosscut Sled. Does anyone have any experience with this?

12-21-2010 03:09 AM

Can I use a router to shape the outside of a router bowl? - 8 replies

I am working on a snowman shaped router bowl. The bowl is 2 layers of mahagony and 1 layer of maple. I have routed the inside and need to cut the outside to the final shape. I am considering making a template and using a router to shape the outside instead of cutting it with bandsaw and sanding. I am concerned that the router will cause too ...

12-18-2010 03:43 AM

Oil finish turned milky- Why? What now? - 1 reply

I am finishing a router bowl. I put 2 coats of oil on it and now some of the oil is turning a milky white color. The block of wood was spalted maple. The finish is a fairly new can of Watco Butcher Block Oil. The first coat of oil went on well and looked good. I sanded the first coat lightly with 400 grit then used air pressure and a rag d...

08-23-2010 02:50 AM

Do I need a cyclone with a Delta 50-840 dust collector? - 3 replies

I just purchased a used Delta 50-850. Do I need cyclone to improve the efficiency of the dust collector?


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