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08-28-2018 03:19 AM

Anyone have a good way to unscrew this dye issue? - 10 replies

I tried a method to add dye to dewaxed shallac and it got way too much into the grain of this maple box where it looked like garbage. I’m thinking perhaps I didn’t sand progressively through the grits enough and left too much open grain for the dye to adhere too. I spent about 4 hours resanding the outside of the box to get it all ...

06-28-2018 03:50 AM

How many of you use lock miter router bits? - 10 replies

Gimmick? Over complicating toy? Love em/hate em/indifferent? Are they the second coming for easy glueup? I normally use rabbets and occasionally straight miters for by boxes but always have to play with the glueups to get the box as close to square as possible. They usually come out unnoticeable except to me because I’m building them. ...

05-05-2015 02:28 PM

new life for old iron - 6 replies

Just wanted to share my new toy. I was looking for a nice router table for the shop and came across an old delta homecraft shaper. A friend of dads machined it to hold an old 50s black and decker router with a nice gear driven mechanism. A coat of paint and a new fence and she’s better than new.


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