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  Urethane vs varnish
Posted by: Randy C - 12 minutes ago - Forum: Finishing - No Replies

Is spar varnish and spar urethane the same thing? If I want to blend an oil/BLO/varnish can I use spar urethane instead of spar varnish or should I use just regular varnish?


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  Porter Cable Omni Jig alignment
Posted by: Raven907 - 20 minutes ago - Forum: Woodworking Power Tools - No Replies

    I have a Porter Cable Omni Jig dovetail machine.  I use it to cut through dovetails in relatively small boxes.  I am able to set up the guide with half of the fingers at one end to do one pair of joints (corners 1 and 3) and the other half of the fingers at the other end to do the other pair of joints (corners 2 and 4).  I consistently end up with one pair of joints where the boards end up being offset by 1/16" or so.  After assembly, I end up lapping the boxes on a sheet of sandpaper to flush the corners.  The real problem is it is a pain to get the groove for the bottom of the box to line up.  It ends up being a forced fit.  

I have gone to great lengths aligning the stops.  I got the horizontal and vertical legs to line up so that two boards in the top and bottom clamps line up.  But then I realized for through dovetails, that doesn't matter.  It is always sacrificial wood in the top clamps.  My joints should line up since they both reference off the same stop.  I've also checked to make sure my joints are square.  My pins and tails have the same reveal from end to end, so I don't have my boards in the jig crooked or anything.

In the picture, I have not driven the joint home.  It is a little tight and I need to pare it down just a little for a good fit, but you can see what I mean by looking at the top edge of the corner.


Has anyone else fought this battle and won?


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  Grizzly G0555 bandsaw $400
Posted by: Ingjr - 51 minutes ago - Forum: Tool Swap N' Sell - No Replies

I have a used Grizzly G0555 for sale.  Not a whole lot of hours, maybe 15hrs.  It has the riser kit installed and a mobile base goes with it.  Really good shape except the cat peed on the bottom stand part of it and stained it in one spot.  Cosmetic only and not on the saw itself.  Couple of blades that are in good shape goes with it.  I'm located about 20 miles north of Tampa Fl.  Good saw, I just don't use it.

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  Looking for woodworkers in the Minneapolis area
Posted by: barnowl - 2 hours ago - Forum: Woodworking - Replies (4)

I got this email, and I'm hoping to help this lady if we can....

Quote:Hi Steve,

You may not remember me. My fathers name was Dan Connolly, we were from northern Mn and he was very active on woodnet. Shortly after he passed away four years ago you were kind enough to send me a PDF of some very nice messages left by woodnet members.

I have some wood and I would like to hire someone to make a project for me. I do not see this project as being particularly advanced/difficult, but this person would need to be a woodworker and have the associated wood shop tools. Do you know of anyone in the forums that you could put me in touch with? I am now in Minneapolis.

Thank you,
Sadie Connolly

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  different splined miter joint?
Posted by: jbmaine - 2 hours ago - Forum: Woodworking - Replies (2)

Hi all,
 The other day I saw a video of a guy doing a different type of spline on a box with mitered corners. I can't find it ( should have saved it dummy).

Anyway he used a square bit in a RT. He ran each board flat on the table, miter side down with the point against the fence. He cut half of a square on each 45 surface.

when he was done each corner had an internal square that he put a square spline in.

It seems like this would be a simple way to add strength to a miter joint and make alignment easy.

Has anyone seen or tried this? is there a downside I'm not seeing?

Sorry, I'm not good with graphics or I'd have sketched this out to show you. Hope you understand what I'm trying to say.


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  Charles Parker Vise Rehab
Posted by: Philip1231 - 4 hours ago - Forum: Woodworking Hand Tools - Replies (6)

I am considering restoring this Charles Parker No. 974 1/2 vise, but I am not sure about the best way to go about it.  I am thinking
a good cleaning with some type of solvent (mineral spirits or WD40) followed by priming/painting the parts that need paint, and removing rust and polishing
the non-painted surfaces. Beyond that, not sure about the details.  Any suggestions would be welcome.  

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  Hollowing tools?
Posted by: jaustin - 6 hours ago - Forum: Woodturning - Replies (1)

I have been asked to try and make a hollowing tool, with the bent neck.
Trying to get some information on preferred designs since I have never owned or used one.

Are the hollowing tools better on a 3/8 bar or 1/2" bar?
Round or square?

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  Vinyl fence and mold removal
Posted by: splinter7612 - 7 hours ago - Forum: Home Improvement - Replies (2)

About 3-4 yrs ago my neighbor put up a vinyl fence along the side property line and now it has green and black mold and mildew, I tried a bathroom mildew remover but no luck, I then tried a mold product I got at the big box store, helped a little so is a power washer what I need and does it require just soap and water?

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  Stationary Tools for Sale
Posted by: akertesz - 10 hours ago - Forum: Tool Swap N' Sell - Replies (5)

Life happens and I need to start clearing things out. The large tools are first and once those are sold I will start listing all the small stuff and some lumber. Each item is a package deal and I'm not willing to separate at this time. I will entertain offers for a complete package deal. Cash only, obviously local pick up only in Toledo.

Craftsman Zipcode Saw 22114 (Original owner)  $1000.00
   Vega 40" Pro Fence, still have original fence as well
   Dubby Sled
   Shop Made sled
   WW II 40 tooth standard kerf
   5" Stiffner plate 
   Freud 6" Super Stack dado in case ( I think I made one small test cut)
   2 - Gripper 200 and various accessories
   MJ Pro Splitter never installed
   Couple of extra inserts
   Hand held miter gauge

Harbor Freight DC and Oneida Super Dust Deputy (Original owner) $275.00
   Never assembled
   2 different chip collectors; 1 - 10 gal and 1 - 35 gal

Rikon 10-325 14" Band Saw (Original owner)  $600.00
   Carter Guides
   1 Extra blade from Bandsaw Bands
   Stock Fence
   Less than 10 hrs. actual run time

Rikon 20-100 6" Jointer (Original owner)  $150.00
   Extra set of blades
   Mobile base

Performax 16-32 Sander  $475.00
   New Conveyor belt (needs installed)
   New speed control circuit board
   On stand with castors
   Extra pre-cut rolls of paper

Delta 22-580 Planer/2 speed  (Original owner)  $185.00
   On Shop Fox stand and shop made mobile base with locking castors

Hegner 22-V variable speed Scroll Saw (2nd owner)   $950.00
   Factory Stand
   Foot Switch
   Magnifying Light
   Various blades, mostly Flying Dutchman
   Any other scroll related items: books, patterns, magazines

I realize there aren't any pictures and will get pictures as time allows or at special request. Based on included items with each listing I feel my prices are fair. If you think I'm out of line send a PM. Any and all offers based on PM time stamp. Thanks for looking, this will be posted on another site as well.

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  Table top finished
Posted by: Bope - 11 hours ago - Forum: Woodworking - Replies (4)

So here are pictures of the finished table top. I still need to paint the base. I was thinking of staying with a brown color.

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