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03-24-2019 02:06 PM

danish oil for ice cream scoop? - 10 replies

hey guys i had a quick question. i have a vintage ice cream scopp i want to finish to make it more water resistant. what do you think about soaking it in some danish oil? i dont want a film finish i want to feel the wood. but im a little stymied about how to go about it. it gets handwashed only but still sees a little water when it does get wash...

02-25-2019 08:21 PM

fixing hairline cracks in vise screws - 20 replies

hey guys uncharted waters here, and need a little advice. i recently got an old bench in a killer CL deal. and the vise screws are wood, they are in beautiful shape, but have a few hairline cracks . all run the long way, so im confident that that they will still function. but i want to fill them to get them structurally sound. would thin CA be t...

01-03-2017 01:12 PM

Danish oil on IPE? - 2 replies

Hey everybody, hope all your holidays (whichever you choose to celebrate) were absolutely safe and joyous! I have a question about finishing IPE. I am finally on a project for the wife after a long break with no shop time whatsoever , a bath caddy. and I am using IPE , and I have sanded it to about 400 or so and it looks great, but I would love ...

01-06-2016 07:34 PM

need help with id on wood please - 7 replies

Hey guys i have an unidentified piece of lumber from my grandfather. I think it might be mahogany, but in reality i have no clue. All i k ow is that it came from a ship about 60 years ago and its the hardest and most dense wood ive ever handled. Any help i couls get would be much appreciated. Thanks again for being a part of this great site ...

08-11-2015 12:53 PM

I have mallets, want one? - 4 replies

I am not sure about the protocol of this here, so I will explain my situation. I have recently moved my father, and in doing so he has relinquished his small mallet collection to me to sell. I took 2 that I had always thought were really cool. But I have a small shop, and im kind of a plane and saw junky, mallets just aren’t my drug of cho...

03-02-2015 01:20 AM

table saw motor upgrade? - 3 replies

Hey guys, I have a quick question. I have a table saw project coming up. im going to blog it so for now I wont want to say too much mainly because everything is still in the “spitball” phase of planning. My question is this. I have a g1022 im going to rebuild and restore, got it for a song. its 110, which is all my little bitch-ass s...

02-28-2015 04:56 AM

David Barron dovetail hammer question - 1 reply

Hey guys i was thinking about crafting one of those nifty little dovetail hammers that david barron uses and sells. Not that im cheap….cause i am…...but i like makin my own stuff better. Anyway was wondering if anybofy has made one on here before, and what were your dimensions. Mainly om interested in how big the handle swell turned ...

02-24-2015 02:40 PM


Hey there, I purchased a sweet pm50 about a year ago, one of the older pea green ones. its only now im getting around to looking at it in the light and actually touching it lol. I am going over it and making a new base, it came with a homemade one that is just not my cup o tea so to speak. it came with an undersized homecraft motor, that I am ch...

04-12-2014 12:45 PM

what do you pay for your materials? - 12 replies

Hey guys , im from southern new jersey, and the re are days I just KNOW im getting the shaft when I see what im paying for hardwoods around here. Like everything else I know that it costs mo re just to get it in jersey. But I was wondering what you pay? I guess its just morbid curiosity because im going to have a barf bucket handy when I read a...

03-22-2014 12:10 PM

problems searching - 2 replies

hey guys ive been noticing lately when I try to search the sight using the search window I keep getting “404 error” . I just wanted to bring it to somebodies attention. could it be my end/ I don’t think so because I don’t notice any other problems elsewhere. anyway I hope this helps in some way .kooldecker

03-18-2014 05:59 PM

anyone ever made a jointer cabinet? - 2 replies

Hi there , just picked up a honey of a Powermatic 50, but the base was missing. im going to spend a LITTLE time trying to find one, but will more than likely build one. was wondering if anybody has built a cabinet for their jointer, and how they liked it, basically trying to get some ideas. thanks kooldecker

03-18-2014 05:17 PM

New old Jointer Purchase How Did i Do? - 15 replies

Ok so after over a year I finally pulled the trigger on a jointer. trolling every day on CL I finally saw what I would consider “no brainer’ . It was labeled as just jointer… brand and when I saw the pictures I bout fell outta my chair. Its a Powermatic model 50, i immediately emailed the guy, and it took 3 days for him to...

02-26-2014 01:25 PM

saw handle question - 2 replies

Hey guys im doing a rehab on an old dovetail saw that i got from an uncle. I cut a handle using the template from tools for working wood. Ive chosen red oak as the wood. Now i know this isnt the most desireable , but there is a reason im using this wood in particular. Anyway, i really want to know what i should use for a finish here. Its my firs...

02-25-2014 05:51 PM

saw sharpening dvd ? - 10 replies

Hey guys, ive been a long luker here, and im finally starting to post a few things. Im getting more and more into the hand tool addiction and i really want to learn the art of saw sharpening. I saw that tom law has a dvd , and im sure there are others out there. I was wanting to know if any of you guys out there that have one, are willing to sel...

02-23-2014 04:04 PM

What is your most productive shop project? - 17 replies

Hi guys, im a long time lurker and this is my first post. Im not new to woodworking by any stretch, but ive been trying to really step up my game. Im really making a stab at the hand tool thing too. With a wife and a little one, i dont see near the shop time i used to, or would like to, so like so many of us my time out there is precious. I just...

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