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Re: UPDATE: Read a review of Wooden Boxes by the giveaway winner

Book looks like a real Zongker!

Re: UPDATE: Turning Toys with Richard Raffan


Re: UPDATE: Honing and Setting Jointer and Planer Knives by Hendrik Varju

Always good to learn to work and to work to learn.
6 hours of video on that subject? Must have a lot to teach & share.

Re: UPDATE: The Unplugged Woodshop: Handcrafted Projects for the Home & Workshop by Tom Fidgen

Hand tools = quiet = less dust = better health

Re: Shop Talk Live 40: From Compass Planes to Corrugated Planes

I've been using Polyurethane finishes for most of my work because it's readily available here in Guatemala. Sherwin Williams is one of if not thee most popular brand in this country. I noticed the Polyurethane for floors has a tendency run on vertical surfaces but I must say that is no surprise because it's designed to flatten out I would think. My question is they have Polyurethane for marine, floors, and furniture applications. What is the difference between them?

Re: Shop Talk Live 40: From Compass Planes to Corrugated Planes

I took the Highway to the Freeway and merged onto the express way.
Like the knotty tip.

Re: UPDATE: Mortise and Tenon Joinery by Hendrik Varju

Interesting topic. I didn't realize so much could be expounded upon as far as Mortise and tenon Joints.

Re: Shop Talk Live 37: SawStop Portable in the Works

I like using hand tools when I have to. Example: after gluing up a table top or boards wider than 12" (Wider than my "T" planer), there is nothing like a scrub plane to get things close. Depending on the grain I might hand plane with a smother if there is no tear out and finish up with a hand held belt sander. It gives me results.
Thanks for "Pod Cast"

Re: Shop Talk Live 32: Vintage Machinery Bargains and Blunders

I'm a machinist by trade and all my on a stand wood working machines were bought used except for my miter saw. Example: I bought an 8" jointer that looked real nice and the shop owner sold it to me for less than half price after only two years of use. I tried it out and it worked OK, and being a machinist I thought I'll fix any little problem that may surface. I took it home on my pickup but had to dismantle it to shoot it up to my second floor shop. That's when I saw shims in the dovetails and I thought "not good". That's a hard fix, darn. After dismantling and a close inspection I noticed that paint had dripped, from the factory, and hardened on the dovetail surfaces for the adjustable feed tables. The shop owner must not have noticed that. I'm guessing that he must have figured out that it was a defective machine and was glad to see it go. I cleaned off the paint and the tables lined up perfectly. I scored on that one:). Whew
Thanks for show.

Re: UPDATE: Wood Bender's Handbook by Zachary Taylor

The first time I bent wood it was to make a pair of snow shoes.
I was in a two bedroom apartment and bent the red oak using galvanized gutter down spout as a team chamber. Looking back the metal gutter threw a lot of wasted heat but I did get the wood bent.
Lots of fun!

Re: Shop Talk Live 36: Definitely a Dovetail Disaster

A good case (pun intended) for using plywood for back panel on case.
Treating wood with PEG is supposed to reduce shrinkage by 80% true or false? PEG, I live in Guatemala, and PEG costs about $750.00 a 55 gallon barrel and that's the smallest amount they sell, "ouch".
Thanks for show.

Re: Shop Talk Live 34: Bandsaw Master Michael Fortune

Quote: Matt Kenney fills us in on the "dream jointer"
Big machines for big work small machines for"""".
I'm just curious what Matt is going to tell his wife when it comes time to explain why he has to have that 2000lb, 7hp, three phase cast iron machine at home.

What did I get out of it?
Going to have to try the wax/mineral oil finish.
I also concur with what was said regarding the recirculating filter.

Thanks for shop talk.

Re: A Nutty Alternative to SawStop Technology

There are gloves for meat cutting bandsaws for $13.00 that prevent injury from band saw blades utilized in butcher shops. I don't have an opinion if they would
be more dangerous or safer on a table saw because I have never tried or worn a pair.
In Latin American countries most small carpenter shops use home built table saws because of cost and there is really nothing to break that can't be repaired fast and on the cheap. The arbors that holds the blade and have a pulley on the other end are sold at just about any decent hardware store for forty to a hundred US depending on the size.
Hay que tener mucho cuidado!

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