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  0 Thread: What Tool Is This?
Post: RE: What Tool Is This?

A scribe of some sort?
merced Woodworking 6 705 01-22-2023, 05:53 PM
  0 Thread: What the heck is this?
Post: RE: What the heck is this?

I think the answer is that I won't figure out just what all of this is, but at least I know the large, unique pieces aren't essential for doing something I've forgotten about.  Away they go!  Thanks a...
merced Woodworking Power Tools 11 1,821 11-15-2022, 08:20 PM
  0 Thread: What the heck is this?
Post: RE: What the heck is this?

Cabinet Monkey Wrote: (11-14-2022, 01:56 PM) -- The "L" pieces look like brackets to hold a fence + miter gauge on a table saw. Are the screws/bolts metric or SAE thread ? -- You got me to check...
merced Woodworking Power Tools 11 1,821 11-14-2022, 03:55 PM
  0 Thread: What the heck is this?
Post: What the heck is this?

I will save just about anything if it looks like it might be useful for something.  Occasionally that works out great if I can put together just the right doodad, but the level of clutter has gotten p...
merced Woodworking Power Tools 11 1,821 11-13-2022, 02:07 PM
  0 Thread: LV seconds sale
Post: RE: LV seconds sale

I got my order yesterday.  I am shocked and profoundly disappointed.  I've gotten a lot of LV "seconds" over the years, and for the first time I can actually find the minor cosmetic defect on one of t...
merced Woodworking Hand Tools 14 1,402 10-30-2022, 10:09 AM
  0 Thread: TOTO toilet - flapper issue
Post: RE: TOTO toilet - flapper issue

With mine the 'ears' on the pivoting end of the flapper just spread apart and unhook - have to stretch the rubber over the enlarged ends of the pins.
merced Home Improvement 3 321 09-25-2022, 11:33 AM
  0 Thread: Is there a trick...Finished mudroom update, P2.
Post: RE: Is there a trick to installing something that'...

Looks far too nice for a mudroom.  Nice work.
merced Woodworking 19 2,247 07-25-2022, 09:51 AM
  0 Thread: Digital Measuring Tape
Post: RE: Digital Measuring Tape

My son got me one as a Christmas gift 2 or 3 years ago.  Don't think I've ever used it for any real work - a traditional tape is easier.  Might perhaps be useful if I needed a quick metric measurement...
merced Woodworking 9 1,256 03-25-2022, 03:02 PM
  0 Thread: carbide inserts, why I don't change
Post: RE: carbide inserts, why I don't change

That's is a lot of good information, and a few things I hadn't thought about (but should have). My introduction to woodworking one or two hundred years ago was in junior high and high school shop c...
merced Woodworking Power Tools 8 1,296 02-23-2022, 08:50 AM
  0 Thread: Rigid TS2424 Riving Knife
Post: RE: Rigid TS2424 Riving Knife

I had a 2424 for many years and got a lot of mileage out of it.  I used the stock blade guard/splitter as much as I could.  Kind of a pain to remove or reinstall, but I always remind myself that it do...
merced Woodworking Power Tools 8 1,341 01-27-2022, 10:19 AM
  0 Thread: Taytools Trying to Trademark "Moxon Vise"
Post: RE: Taytools Trying to Trademark "Moxon Vise"

They are also trying to register a trademark for "1-2-3 blocks", filed the same day as their application to register "Moxon Vise".
merced Woodworking Hand Tools 40 6,847 12-03-2021, 12:35 PM
  0 Thread: Repair Octagon Mirror Frame
Post: RE: Repair Octagon Mirror Frame

Glue on all surfaces, including the biscuits, and clamp tightly without deforming the structure.  The wood-to-wood contacts make the joint - wood glue provides no holding strength in a gap.  The wax p...
merced Woodworking 8 1,387 07-01-2021, 09:37 AM
  0 Thread: Repair Octagon Mirror Frame
Post: RE: Repair Octagon Mirror Frame

My thinking is in line with Ed's and Fred's.  It looks like there's a small gap at the interior angle on both failed joints.  I'd bet that each of the original cuts was just a hair over 22.5 degrees. ...
merced Woodworking 8 1,387 06-30-2021, 02:08 PM
  0 Thread: Wooden parallel screw clamps
Post: RE: Wooden parallel screw clamps

Happened across these at Harry J Epstein ... NOS Jorgensen 3/0 Hand Screw Clamps ( NOS Jorgensen 0 Hand Screw Clam...
merced Woodworking Hand Tools 22 3,676 04-25-2021, 01:08 PM
  0 Thread: Powermatic 64A - should I upgrade?
Post: RE: Powermatic 64A - should I upgrade?

Another Sawstop data point for you.  I ordered a 3 HP 36" PCS through Woodcraft in Februrary, and I got a call that it's in -- 6 weeks and a day to Northern Virginia.
merced Woodworking Power Tools 31 6,438 04-09-2021, 06:43 PM
  0 Thread: Keeping Wood Screws Tight
Post: RE: Keeping Wood Screws Tight

If you have some kind of wood screw that isn't holding in the wood, I would look for a best-of-both-worlds solution.  Get an insert nut like so -- and a bolt with the same threading as the nut.  D...
merced Woodworking 15 3,343 12-29-2020, 11:35 AM
  0 Thread: Sewer smell in the bathroom
Post: RE: Sewer smell in the bathroom

We had that from something in the overflow drain in one of our sinks.  Putting some drain-clog gel in that drain hole got to whatever was doing the stinking.
merced Home Improvement 14 5,075 10-24-2020, 08:22 AM
  0 Thread: See-thru wood
Post: RE: See-thru wood

stav Wrote: (10-06-2020, 12:33 PM) -- I wonder what kind of finish would look good on it...    -- Paint.
merced Woodworking 8 2,230 10-09-2020, 07:57 AM
  0 Thread: super glue
Post: RE: super glue

The most effective solvent for removing cured superglue is nitromethane.  Lee Valley sells it (,110,42966) as "Super Solvent."  There are other ...
merced Woodworking 17 8,567 10-01-2018, 10:29 AM
  0 Thread: Maple vs Yellow Birch flooring
Post: RE: Maple vs Yellow Birch flooring

We used yellow birch hardwood with a natural poly finish when we remodeled our house about 10 years ago.  It looks fabulous -- a bit warmer than maple, which I find agreeable.  On paper, birch has som...
merced Home Improvement 7 6,818 04-28-2017, 02:44 PM

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