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02-21-2019 03:29 PM

Plane Thread Repair - 11 replies

I picked up an old Stanley-Bailey #7 off of E-Bay a couple of weeks ago. It was very rusty and took a lot of WD-40 to get everything apart. In the process of restoring it, I found that the threads on the lever cap screw and the adjusting nut screw were all boogered up. Normally, I would chase the threads with a die, but I was unable to find a 9/...

11-21-2017 05:27 PM

Gluing Up Workbench Top - 10 replies

I just acquired a large amount of maple flooring. My neighbor got it out of an old school gym. He cherry-picked the best stuff for new floors in his house. He offered to give me the rest. Otherwise, he was going to use it for firewood. So I’ve got a garage full of maple now that I don’t have room to store. It occurred to me that this might ma...

12-30-2014 04:11 AM

Hardwood Floor Advice - 8 replies

I’m installing 3/4-inch oak flooring on a landing in our house. It’s an area about 14 ft X 5 ft. I made the mistake of buying #2 flooring. The quality is pretty poor. There are small cracks and worm holes. I’m debating on how to fill these cracks and holes. I was thinking about epoxy, but I was wondering what other folks have u...

12-24-2014 03:38 PM

New Stuff - 12 replies

I haven’t been in the mood to do much in the shop lately, but I’ve always found the best way to get inspiration is to buy new tools. A guy that I work with offered to sell me his planer and spindle sander. I went to look at them, and couldn’t pass up this opportunity. The planer is a pre-Chinese Jet JWP-15CS that has been conve...

03-16-2013 03:57 AM

Toned Lacquer - 1 reply

I’m refinishing the cabinets in an old Airstream camper. The woodwork is all oak veneered. We want to emulate the original finish as much as possible. I believe it was a lacquer with a blondish-tan tone. So my current intention is to spray a clear lacquer sealing coat on it, then spray multiple coats of lacquer with some sort of dye in it ...


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