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06-29-2011 04:52 PM

best finish for outside projevts - 12 replies

Iv’e used poly on most everything I do but this project will be outside all year round so not sure if that’s a good idea or Thompsons waterseal? I’ll be using oak not stained. Thanks Walt

05-04-2011 04:38 PM

Finding fellow jocks - 1 reply

I’ve been looking for a particular jock that I’ve seen mentioned in posts and blogs. I’ve used the search box , I’ve been to the jocks page (wish they were alphabetized) to know avail. Maybe he’s one that deleted his account? Any way maybe someone knows DaveR and about his SketchUp knowledge . Thanks for the help.

03-09-2011 09:29 PM

wood turners help - 3 replies

I’m new to turning and I’m looking for suppliers of parts and accessories for a vintage craftsman lathe mostly aftermarket (none available from Sears) some on Ebay. Is there a place that specializes in such. drive centers, chucks, motors?Found a manual online it says it uses a spur center and a cup center not sure how the later wo...

02-09-2011 09:08 PM

To cut or not cut , Good question - 9 replies

I like a lot of woodworkers really didn’t take high school shop or have never had formal training in woodworking or use of power tools. Most of what I have learned is out in the shop or on the net. (how lucky we are). I watch a lot of videos from members of LJ and other sites. I’ve been following along lately with Charles Neil Pi...

11-21-2010 05:06 PM

Staining wood and blotch control Sorry I know it 's a long read. - 3 replies

In most of my projects I like the color of the wood and therefore don’t stain, just sand down to 220 grit and use whatever top coat I deem appropriate. But in a couple of projects in using pine or poplar I’ve used a stain to change the color of the wood for obvious reasons. So I’ve used a prestain conditioner. Once I used a m...

06-12-2010 06:40 PM

Low angle plane to use with a shooting boaed - 7 replies

Hi LJ’s I was looking for a plane to use with a shooting board and wondered if anyone had suggestions . In particular would like one that I saw the Schwartz use one time in a video that had a handle on the side , looked like it was made for a shooting board. Thanks

04-25-2010 03:51 PM

Losing tools - 28 replies

Ever lost a favorite tool? I can’t find a square I got for Christmas It was a Woodpeckers 4” and came with a bigger 6” and it is driving me crazy looked for it all day yesterday the only thing I got out of it was a clean shop. Maybe my four year old grandson has it he likes PaPa’s tools, oh well.

04-24-2010 04:37 PM

Planner question - 10 replies

I have a dewalt 734 planner and sometimes the board stops moving thru it and I have to push it thru . I’m only taking a 1/32 off or less, most boards are 2” to 6” wide so I know I’m not exceeding any limits here anymore than a 1/32 and the board won’t go thru at all. The planner is pretty new and I’ve checked ...

04-21-2010 02:58 PM

good place to get small hnges - 7 replies

I would like to buy some quality hinges for a jewelry box I’m making. I’ve looked at Brusso hinges and some places like Rockler and Woodcraft but I don’t know about the quality. I saw a place that sold extruded brass hinges but I can’t remember where. Got any ideas. Thanks for your input.

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