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07-20-2019 09:18 PM

Aerosol lacquer for Wenge? - 3 replies

I’m building a small jewelry box in Wenge. My go-to finish is usually wipe-on satin poly. But would like something a bit more matte for the Wenge. Could I get nice results from just a rattle can job? Shellac first? Have never worked with Wenge before. Thanks!

07-07-2019 12:46 PM

Veritas Shooting Board Track (complaint) - 3 replies

I have the Veritas shooting plane and I bought their aluminum track with UHMW tape to compliment it. Worked beautifully for a week or two. Somehow the plane dug into/up the tape right around the area of the backer block. The plane’s sole is now gummed up with adhesive and the track is useless. Has anyone else experienced this? I&...

06-28-2019 12:55 AM

Drawer pull design feedback - 0 replies

Mods please delete.Solved my own query.Thanks.

06-08-2019 04:17 PM

Kitchen Pullout/Accessories - 6 replies

Hi Gang, I’m in the middle of a kitchen and am shopping for some pantry pullouts. I’ve looked at Rev-a-Shelf, Hafele, and Hardware Resources. I was all set to order from kitchensource.com but then read the seller reviews and they are mostly horrible. Very few of the pullouts themselves are reviewed. Rev-a-shelf had three reviews ...

05-30-2019 09:59 PM

african blackwood for small box? - 14 replies

Hi all, My brother’s 40th is coming up and I’d like to make him a “manly” jewelry box for his watches and rings. I had envisioned African Blackwood with Birdseye maple for a strong contrast. But I’m having a very hard time finding any blackwood wider than about 2”, and of course it is deathly expensive. ...

05-23-2019 09:43 PM

Drawer latch ideas? - 11 replies

I’m building an adaptation of Pekovich’s Essential Tool Chest. Mine is quite a bit smaller, but I may still have two drawers. Since I might not have room for a partition between the drawers, I’m wondering how best to secure them in transit. I don’t need the security of a mortised lock anyway – prefer not to fumbl...

05-09-2019 01:30 AM

Dado Blade/Arbor Issue - 7 replies

I have a relatively new Freud 8” Dado stack. Used it a few years ago on one small project where close tolerances were not required. But today I made a box joint jig and started playing with it. One of the blades – the outermost/furthest out on the arbor, is cutting a bit higher than the others. This is unusual because if it were an a...

05-05-2019 12:11 AM

Sander stuff (Festool ETS 125) - 16 replies

I broke my old Bosch 6” ROS trying to replace the bearing. I guess it was already broken, but I snapped the entire bearing “stem” off trying to remove the old one. So into the bin it went, sadly. I just picked up the Festool ETS 125 REQ. I’m building a kitchen and thought I should have something. I am using Red Birc...

05-02-2019 10:37 PM

FT: Bridge City HP-5 Plane - 0 replies

Considering trading my Bridge City Tool Works HP-5. This is a high angle mini block plane, solid brass, with an adjustable mouth. Pretty rare. Every once in awhile they come up on eBay and usually sell for around $350. I’d love to find a Lie-Nielsen 103. Also would consider the 102 and/or Veritas Apron, plus some other misc. stuff, spar...

05-02-2019 05:31 PM

Veritas Cabinet Scraper - 12 replies

I just received one of these today from the big auction site. Wow, what a cool tool! It was apparently new, never used. Had to do a fair amount of work to the blade to polish the 45 degree edges. Turning the burr was relatively easy. It works like a dream. I’m curious – are folks finding they can flatten and redraw the burr 2-3 ti...

04-24-2019 12:33 AM

Bronze smoothing plane sole marks in wood - 13 replies

Sorry to be pestering you all about planes lately. I believe I’ve got my bronze LN#4 really tuned up nice. Taking sub-thou shavings that zero out before the full width of the iron (cambered iron). However, I am noticing marks in the wood. At first I thought there was a ding or something in my sole, but what I’m seeing appears...

04-17-2019 12:28 AM

Looking for good jobsite chisel set - 12 replies

At home in my shop I have Blue Spruce chisels, after much gnashing of teeth. I’m building myself a mini tool chest to bring a few planes and chisels, etc… on site with me. Most of my work is remodeling and additions… Frequently hanging doors, needing to clean up board edges, etc…The tools in this chest will be separate...

03-31-2019 02:38 PM

Choosing a glue for complex glue-up - 18 replies

I have an interior door to glue up. Cherry frame and 3 maple panels with a curved top. Domino floating tenon joinery. I have pre-glued a bunch of dominoes – as many as I could before hand, so I’m left with roughly half the door to glue. But it’s still a lot of dominos to coat with glue and fuss around with fitting the curve. I ...

03-31-2019 11:43 AM

Considering swapping my shaper for a router table - 16 replies

I have a vintage Delta HD shaper that I use almost exclusively as a router table. I do have a a nice shaper head for it and have ground some custom profiles to match casings and baseboard, etc…. But is once in a blue moon. The machine is barely adequate as a router. It takes forever to make bit changes. The factory fence is horrible so...

03-29-2019 09:45 PM

6" ROS Dying. And Need New Miter Saw. - 11 replies

I have a relatively new, lightly used Bosch 6” ROS. Out of warranty. Yesterday it started acting as if it was seized up. Similar to how a power plane can get strands of wood wrapped around the cutterhead that slow it down and eventually seize it. The power and speed were greatly diminished. When I let go of the trigger, it instantly sto...

03-24-2019 03:24 PM

Which planes to swap out? - 11 replies

I have a nice little collection of planes now but find I am hardly using some of them. Most used: LN low angle blockLN #62 low angle jack (used for shooting, mostly) Not used much:LN #4 bronze smoother with 50 degree frog. I have a hard time with this plane – fussy to set up, lateral adjustment is really touchy. I haven’t ye...

11-30-2018 12:59 PM

Workbench Light Recommendation - 10 replies

I currently have a vintage articulating arm light mounted to the wall at the face vise end of my bench. I can pull it close to the vise but it’s really inadequate and there is always a shadow somewhere. I’ve realized it’s effecting my work significantly for things like dovetails and need a better solution. What do you all use?P...

09-28-2018 12:42 AM

Drill bit index with multiples? - 3 replies

I’m looking for a wood drill bit index/set with at least several of the same size bits. For example, 5) 1/16”, 5) 1/8””, etc…Every set I see only has one of each. As soon as that 1/8” bit falls off a ladder the functionality of the set drops about 90%. But it would be sweet to have a small case of a bunch. I s...

08-23-2018 12:13 AM

Recommend a finish for Butternut kitchen shelves - 2 replies

Wondering what would be best for these 8/4 floating Butternut shelves above a countertop. They’ll be loaded with plates, glasses, etc… Thinking a film finish (poly) might not be the best idea. Maybe just a butcherblock finish (oil and wax)?I’m also maxing out the budget on these so anything that saves me time on the finish is a...

08-14-2018 05:49 PM

Makita Compressor Troubleshooting - 2 replies

Hi All, I have the MAC2400 and have been using it on jobsites for roughly eight years. It’s been great. The other day, it simply stopped working – it didn’t recover the air. The unit is getting power, and the reset button does nothing. Any ideas? I can open this thing up, but will have no idea what I’m looking at. ...

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