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Posted by: Turner52 - 4 hours ago - Forum: Woodturning - Replies (1)

I want to turn a vase using purple heart- walnut- maple and mahogany. When doing the final sanding will I have problems keeping everything smooth due to the huge difference in hardness. I really want to use the mahogany due to the beautiful color contrast it will give me but don't want to spend hours gluing up almost a thousand pieces and not be able to get a nice finished surface.

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  STANLEY BRACE No. 921-10in.
Posted by: avatar - Yesterday, 05:42 PM - Forum: Tool Swap N' Sell - No Replies

I am selling a very nice Stanley brace  No. 921.  It is the 10 inch size.  Please review photos and email with questions.   Asking $20.00 plus shipping from 48114 Brighton, MI.


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  You Don't See a Gift Like This Very Often
Posted by: Admiral - Yesterday, 05:12 PM - Forum: Woodworking - Replies (2)

As they cut HS shop classes left and right..... at least this community college will be picking up the slack I guess....


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  Automatic DC Switch for 110V & 220V
Posted by: ajkoontz - Yesterday, 03:13 PM - Forum: Woodworking Power Tools - Replies (1)

So I have one of those switches that turns on the dust collector when you start a tool. It's hooked to the miter saw and the bandsaw that share a wall. I also use the bandsaw hose quick connect with the spindle sander sitting next to it. Always worked great, love the convenience. So now I have a 220V bandsaw and I can't figure a convenient way to turn on the DC with the saw. I knew this would be a change when I bought the new saw, and my original plan was to plug a light into the switch and use the light with the bandsaw and also turn on the DC. Apparently, the light doesn't draw enough amps to kick on the switch. My workaround for the time being is to turn on the OSS when I run the bandsaw to start the DC but this seems like a waste of electricity.

Is there some sort of an automatic switch out there that will power on a small DC from a 110V and a 200V tool? I haven't been able to find one but I figure I can't be the only one who has ran into this problem.

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  Cutting Boards
Posted by: BrokenOlMarine - Yesterday, 02:57 PM - Forum: Woodworking - Replies (8)

I had seen some cutting boards done on You Tube, and had a lot of leftover scrapes and decided to try it.  I figured all I would waste is time.  Right?

The first three were walnut and maple, and I learned a lot from the attempts.  I learned that they turn out a lot better IF:

* You don't try and piece together the lengths no matter how square and sharp the center joints are.  No

* You DO joint and plane all four sides, BEFORE glue up.  Less work to the board after glue up.  Raised

* Clamps are the key, the right type of clamps.  Parallel Clamps.

* The right amount of glue.  Too much, lots of clean up.  Not enough, gaps.  Wink  How much is the right amount.  Good Question isn't it?

The first Three weren't a waste, I worked them and worked them and I won't throw them out.  They are nice looking, and I'll do something with them.  Miss Tina has claimed one. (The Walnut and Maple board, forth from the left.)

Six Board Lineup

The Forth board I made was a Chevron cutting board.  I added Mahogany for a touch of flavor and it was double the work, but I was pleased.  NOT perfect, still didn't have the right clamps, but they were on order.  Another practice board, but.. I didn't feel it turned out too bad.

The Bessy Clamps came in and I made up the Work Jig to assemble the cutting boards on from PVC... I had learned to apply the glue with a paint roller cutting the assembly time by 80%.  I was ready to go.  


All this had a reason.  A good friend had given me the top to a family coffee table and told me to do whatever I wanted with it, they no longer had room and it had been in storage for over a decade, they were decluttering.  The Table had been commissioned by his dad when they were living in the Caribbean, and was made from an exotic wood only available in that area.  It had been in the family some 70+ years.  The dad turns 100 years old this December.  I have met Dad and like him a lot.  He was a decorated Bomber Pilot in WWII, a humble man, who never speaks about the war much, but has some stories he will share with certain vets.  (I was honored he chose to share a few with me, when he saw MY wings.)  Among his medals are a pair of Purple Hearts.

I was struck with inspiration several months ago, and  began research and planning.  After the practice noted above, I was ready, so I disassembled the table top, ran it across the table saw cutting the wood into 1-1/2" wide strips, then planed them to remove the old finish and wear.  I filled old screw holes using plugs cut from the excess, and then glued the boards into two cutting boards, with a couple accents, of Spaulted Maple and a center stripe of Purple Heart... a nice accent with a special meaning.  Yes

I took special care with these boards as the wood was irreplaceable.  If I made an error I couldn't just cut more wood.  My friend didn't ask for anything from the wood, I think he expected I would make a couple boxes and give them away, as has been my practice.  I am hoping he will be happy when he and his son, A firefighter paramedic in the area, receive the two cutting boards for Christmas.  A remembrance for years to come of their father/grandfather.  A good man, who earned two Purple Hearts while flying bombers in WWII.

Chevron Cutting Board and the Two Honor Cutting Boards

The three boards with finish applied have been sanded to 220 grit, had the grain raised and resanded, then had the first coat of mineral oil applied when the pics were taken.  They will get a second coat of mineral oil applied, then possibly a third, then be polished with beeswax.  They will have small feet applied to the corners.  Honestly, I don't expect they will be used, but if they do, this finish is "supposed" to be food safe and easily maintained.


I will continued to make the cutting boards for the enjoyment, trying new patterns and improving my skills.  I will make chess boards and other items to use up the shop scraps.
It's a good way to fill the time as well.

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  Any Usage examples of Spear Miter Joints or Rising Dovetail Joints ?
Posted by: C. in Indy - Yesterday, 12:57 PM - Forum: Woodworking Hand Tools - Replies (2)


I had a fun breakfast with Mike from this forum the other day.  One topic I brought up was some special joints not often seen.  I am brainstorming on how to use one of the following in a project.  The technical challenge may be fun.   I would probably want to make the usage of such joints pretty sparse; they might be overwhelming if done too many places.

Has anyone played with either of these?



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  Buying a New Table Saw Help!
Posted by: Mike 55 - Yesterday, 12:08 PM - Forum: Woodworking Power Tools - Replies (10)

Hi all,

I have another post below that I was asking about a portable table saw etc. I have not bought anything in 20 years. My old shop was filled with Delta and Powermatic tools. This is a garage shop with limited space as I mentioned. Some of the advice was to look at hybrid saws. After looking at some of them the space of a Dewalt portable saw is just as much real estate of some of the hybrid saws. The hybrid saws weigh a lot more and have a larger motor. 

So, looking at some of the websites that rate these saws Shop Fox, Grizzly, Powermatic comes up the most. Most of these range in the $900 to $1,200 range which is OK. Anyone have one of these saws and are they of good quality? Never used a Shop Fox. I had no problems making decisions 30 years ago buying my tools. Now, I seem to analyze everything to death. 

Thanks again.


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  Lie Nielsen, Stanley everlast, Bridge City, Triton
Posted by: Juss1 - Yesterday, 10:39 AM - Forum: Tool Swap N' Sell - Replies (3)

All prices Plus Shipping.  If you need more or close up pics give me a PM

Triton 2-1/4 hp router.  I don't think it was ever used.  Comes with set of guide bushings, Multi function fence, height adjustment crank handle when router is used under the table, offset wrench.  Plunge router that can be used under the table without modification.  Asking $95.  Local pick up preferred for this one in Los Angeles area.

Floats, trammel points, carving chisels SPF

Lie Nielsen floats.  Brand New still in sealed packaging.  5/16" and 1/2".  $45 each.  Prefer to sell both at same time.  SPF

Pig Sticker type mortise chisel heads.  No handles.  $75

Mixed chisel set.  2 of them are Stanely everlasting I believe.  $100

Stanley trammel points.  $30 SPF

Mix matched carving chisels.  A few say Lee Valley. Not sure if it's the same popular Canadian company.  $60 SPF

Bridge City TB-2 Sliding bevel gauge.  $85

Set of Cabinet style screw drivers.  Made in Sheffield England.  $40

Sorby Chisel $25.

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  Japanese Woodworking
Posted by: Woodworm! - 10-13-2019, 10:11 PM - Forum: Woodworking - Replies (8)

This guy is amazing, maybe in my next life


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  16 years ago this month
Posted by: WaterlooMarc - 10-13-2019, 09:11 PM - Forum: Woodworking - Replies (5)

I moved into a new (to me) house in October 2003 and built myself a “temporary” bench so I could get up and running quickly. 7’ long and 2’ wide made of 4 layers of 3/4 MDF and wrapped in Southern Yellow Pine with a veritas twin screw for the end vise and a traditional front vise I also got from Lee Valley.

Here I am 16 years and 3 houses later still using that “temporary” bench. It’s still in decent shape. Still heavy as hell. The vises still work and the top hasn’t sagged a lick. After 16 years I’m still trying to find my Round Tuit to finally build my “real” bench. Maybe next year...

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