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08-31-2015 04:49 PM

Glue spot - 13 replies

Well, here I am again asking my friends on how to fix one of my screw ups…....THIS TIME, I finished a project ( to include the poly) and then was asked to add a piece, so I glued it on….trying to be ever so careful with the clamps, but I got a small smear of glue in two places. It is Titebond III. Is there anything to take that of...

08-18-2015 06:06 PM

Earlex issues - 25 replies

I was spraying some oak this weekend with an Earlex 5500. It is fairly new to me. I was spraying water-based poly. It was warm, aqlmost 90 outside, however my garage is air-conditioned, well kind of…..long story, but the air conditioners keep it around 80- 82. It was humid too, but again, not as bad inside. I filtered the mixture of ...

07-15-2015 04:08 PM

Rikon Planer - 11 replies

I have noted that Rikon has produced a new “mid-sized” Planer…anyone have any experience with it? I have a friend trying to replace his lunch box Delta….I have a 16 inch Jet and he thinks it is too much of a beast. (It is like 500 lbs) So he wants something in between. I noticed this new Rikon and wondered if it is ok ...

06-17-2015 04:47 PM

Traveling to CO in two weeks - 7 replies

I am driving to Colorado in two weeks to visit friends. We are going to be in Silverthorne and Canon City…..are there any good woodworking stores I should visit?ThanksMike

04-30-2015 05:23 PM

Cleaning Drum Sander Rolls? - 29 replies

I got my latest issue of “Wood” magazine yesterday and I noticed in the tips it was suggested to soak your dumsander belts/rolls in cleaner and then wrap them around a pvc tube to dry….has anyone ever tried that? I am skeptical….ThanksMike

04-02-2015 05:52 PM

Fixture for Plumbing air at Bench - 6 replies

I am finishing my bench a little at a time…..my next project is to plumb it for air. I have a pancake compressor that is in it and I would like to build the end board to hold two quick connects for nailers and a built in “slinky air hose” to blow off the bench. Also realizing the the pancake compressor is not going to be all ...

12-18-2014 06:18 PM

Nova Sharpening System - 19 replies

I have a Wolverine system currently, which after years of studying, asking and viewing you tubes I get what I would consider “B” results. Recently a friend showed me the Nova skew sharpening system, and I was quite impressed at how simple it was and what a nice finish he got. I looked throught the reviews and did not see any comm...

12-08-2014 06:35 PM

Cedar Chest - 13 replies

I made a cedar chest many years ago, I applyed some sort of finish, and it put the chest in a screened in porch…It held up fairly well until I moved it outboors. The finish then lasted a few years. I attempted to throw it away and my wife reminded me it was the first thing I made her, and I would not be throwing it away…rather I wo...

11-29-2014 06:13 PM

Old Sanders...worth keeping - 1 reply

I have had the good fortune to inherit two complete shops. One was from my Dad and the other from my Uncle. I have had them each for ten plus years. I kind of put some of the stuff aside, keeping it only for sentimental reasons. I already had a reasonable full shop when I got this stuff. Realizing that “that was my Dad’s” f...

08-01-2014 05:07 PM

Carbide inserts - 24 replies

For those of you that use some carbide insert turning tools. have you noticed quality differences? There seems to be a wide variety of prices, so does the quality correspond? If you have any insight as to the differences and labeling, please let me know.Thank You,Mike

03-01-2014 06:38 PM

Putty - 13 replies

I have watched many videos where folks like Norm Abram uses a brad nailer to attach a face strip or some other type of thing where the hole is going to be in plain site…he patches the hole and it appears not to show. Evidentially I missed the show where he says what he uses to fill in the hole. I have used most of the big box fillersR...

02-08-2014 05:26 PM

Freezing Floor Drain - 25 replies

I am calling on the brain trust….I know that we have an extrodinary diverse group of professionals and retired professionals here and I need some help in my shop with the floor drain. First I live in Iowa, it was -5 last night. The guy that built my shop/garage installed a floor drain that simply drains out behind my shop with a PVC pi...

12-28-2013 06:16 PM

Plywood - 12 replies

I am sure this topic has been brought up before, but I have never seen it, so I’m going to ask.I have not used plywood a lot, especially lately, but for the prolific cabinet makers here, what do you use for plywood? I have recently made several projects using plywood form a local menards. The veneer on top is literally as thick as 5 or 6...

11-15-2013 07:01 PM

Cabide Cutter - 5 replies

I bought a cabide insert turning tool by a company called Woodchuck. I am in need of some inserts but I can not get in contact with them. The inserts are bigger than the easy wood inserts. The one I want is round and appears to be 18 mm in diameter. Easy wood appear to be 12mm. Any one know where I can get some?ThanksMike

11-12-2013 05:47 PM

Longworth Chucks - 15 replies

Can anyone tell me about your success/failures with Longworth chucks? If I do get one, are there things I should be careful of? I am primarily doing segmented bowls.ThanksMike

02-06-2013 09:25 PM

Checking for scratches - 22 replies

Way too many times in my woodworking, I have sanded more than what I thought was an ample amount, only to apply the stain and have it highlight a scratch or two. With plywood almost having a top layer these days, I have always been afraid of sanding through it. I know I have have talked with several folks who wipe their project down with somet...

01-14-2013 07:58 PM

Making Blanks - 7 replies

Last week a farmer friend of mine gave me some walnut sections of a tree he took down. The trunk section was and about 6” and 20 to 24” in diameter before I started to cut them up. Never having done this before I watched a couple of videos, and set to making the blanks. I cut them to 10 to 12” lengths, then I split them in h...

12-18-2012 04:05 PM

I would like Oak to look very dark - 31 replies

I am looking for recommendations to make an oak cabinet look as dark as walnut. I really do not like using gel stain, and normal stain just seems to not be dark enough. I am looking for recommendations,Thanks for your help,Mike

12-01-2012 04:15 PM

Kreg fixtures - 1 reply

I would like to build my own version of a Kreg assembly table. I would like it to just be the top and able to drop it into some dog holes on my bench for stability. The Kreg table comes with these special extrusion tracks that are available for 45.00 for a 2.5 foot section. The width of the slot is the same as a normal slot. I asked the Kreg ...

11-21-2012 09:54 PM

finishing question.... - 11 replies

This maybe a simple question, but can I use a water based poly finish and follow it up with an oil based after 48 hours of cure time? I have a hard time not getting orange peel from the waterborn and I don’t know why, but the oil based poly is fine. (Sprayed through an Earlex)ThanksMike

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