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  0 Thread: Finishing spalted maple
Post: RE: Finishing spalted maple

(04-18-2021, 02:20 PM)tablesawtom Wrote: I would put on a second coat of shellac. Then I would wipe on one or two coats of Antique oil by Minwax. To many coat and it may have some yellow in it but i...
nocrapman Woodworking 3 607 04-20-2021, 08:27 AM
  0 Thread: If you like the Ishitani videos on YouTube...
Post: RE: If you like the Ishitani videos on YouTube...

(04-06-2021, 08:03 AM)mound Wrote: Yah the rubber bands to join thin boards was new to me.. Also as to "machining" - did you happen to see him "turn" tapered round legs with the tablesaw?! He "chuck...
nocrapman Woodworking 10 1,171 04-15-2021, 11:27 AM
  0 Thread: Finishing spalted maple
Post: Finishing spalted maple

I am finishing a live edge spalted maple hall table top.  Anything with Oil (my usual goto) will make it yellow and mute the contrasting patterns.  I have put on a coat of wax free shellac to seal. Pr...
nocrapman Woodworking 3 607 04-15-2021, 10:26 AM
  0 Thread: Psychological help needed
Post: RE: Psychological help needed

A shop is hard to setup and harder still to dismantle.  We all go through periods of life where we have other competing interests and demands put on us.  But things change and life goes through ebbs ...
nocrapman Woodworking 30 3,559 11-30-2020, 08:41 AM
  0 Thread: Teknatool woes - disappointed
Post: RE: Teknatool woes - disappointed

Thanks all for your valuable input and discussion.  On further reflection and use, the machine is heavy duty, well built and functions well.  The CS is pathetic at best. Worries me about the future in...
nocrapman Woodworking 58 8,189 10-12-2020, 08:23 PM
  0 Thread: Teknatool woes - disappointed
Post: RE: Teknatool woes - disappointed

(10-09-2020, 08:18 PM)Willyou Wrote: The suggestion above of using a socket is a good one. I learned this a long time ago while working on cars. You can put a lot more force on it with a socket. Kee...
nocrapman Woodworking 58 8,189 10-09-2020, 09:10 PM
  0 Thread: Teknatool woes - disappointed
Post: RE: Teknatool woes - disappointed

(10-09-2020, 01:08 PM)Handplanesandmore Wrote: A horror story! "Disappointed" must be an understatement. Could you make a claim through your credit card -- if they refused to take a return? Simon ...
nocrapman Woodworking 58 8,189 10-09-2020, 01:20 PM
  0 Thread: Forstner Bit Recommendation
Post: RE: Forstner Bit Recommendation

So wave cutter or freud... Thanks guys, I have been looking for better quality FBs for a while.
nocrapman Woodworking 8 1,440 10-09-2020, 10:02 AM
  0 Thread: Teknatool woes - disappointed
Post: Teknatool woes - disappointed

So I was happy with my old 1950s delta DP but it lacked the capacity of a big floorstander.  After much consternation I purchased a Teknatool DVR which had been positively reviewed everywhere, about 2...
nocrapman Woodworking 58 8,189 10-09-2020, 09:23 AM
  0 Thread: Finish for curly maple
Post: RE: Finish for curly maple

Thanks for chiming in everyone.  Will explore the options suggested.
nocrapman Woodworking 6 1,174 09-24-2020, 04:19 PM
  0 Thread: Finish for curly maple
Post: Finish for curly maple

Hi folks,  I am wrapping up a curly maple wall cabinet for the laundry room.  What would be a good finish that would not darken or give it a yellow hue while still bringing out the figure in depth lik...
nocrapman Woodworking 6 1,174 09-22-2020, 08:14 PM
  0 Thread: Hearing protection with music - recommendation?
Post: RE: Hearing protection with music - recommendation...

Totally agree with Derek.  I have the 3M HPs and they work well. But unless I am turning for long periods or sanding mindlessly, they dont get used. prefer music though regular speakers in the back gr...
nocrapman Woodworking 13 1,852 09-21-2020, 08:49 PM
  0 Thread: JessEm Stock Guides for Table Saws
Post: RE: JessEm Stock Guides for Table Saws

(09-21-2020, 01:12 PM)dwg Wrote: Has anyone had any experience with these guides?  They seem to get good reviews on other places and Woodcraft has them on sale. JessEm - Clear-Cut Precision Stock G...
nocrapman Woodworking 5 1,144 09-21-2020, 08:42 PM
  0 Thread: Which tool would you upgrade first?
Post: RE: Which tool would you upgrade first?

(06-04-2019, 06:28 AM)Hank Knight Wrote: The answer to your question probably boils down to your personal preference and how you work. I'm aware that there are many, many woodworkers who can't live ...
nocrapman Woodworking Power Tools 26 7,719 06-05-2019, 08:37 AM
  0 Thread: Which tool would you upgrade first?
Post: RE: Which tool would you upgrade first?

(06-03-2019, 01:55 PM)DFJarvie Wrote: If you do turning the bandsaw would no 1. To be able to prepare blanks especially if you get logs from trees. The chain saw only gets them so round. The joint...
nocrapman Woodworking Power Tools 26 7,719 06-05-2019, 07:56 AM
  0 Thread: Which tool would you upgrade first?
Post: Which tool would you upgrade first?

Getting the itch for a new tool. I am a hobbyist making furniture/turning for self/family/friends. No income from the woodworking. I am a psychiatrist by profession - This is my therapy. The three und...
nocrapman Woodworking Power Tools 26 7,719 06-03-2019, 01:28 PM
  0 Thread: Dust collection for basement shop
Post: RE: Dust collection for basement shop

Looks like a pretty standard design that a lot of manufacturer's are selling. Grizzly's price point likely cant be beat. Go for it. Your lung/health are your most important assets and are hard to repl...
nocrapman Woodworking Power Tools 5 2,488 06-03-2019, 01:02 PM
  0 Thread: Good vendor for Bandsaw blades
Post: Good vendor for Bandsaw blades

Just wanted to put in a shout out for Woodcraft bands inc. I have been buying bandsaw blades from them since 2011. They are a topnotch operation but old school. Doesn't advertise/no web presence. But...
nocrapman Woodworking Power Tools 6 2,076 06-03-2019, 12:50 PM
  0 Thread: Panel glue uo without clamps
Post: RE: Panel glue uo without clamps

Derek,  You must own stock in one of the blue tape companies  :) How much do you go through in a year? Seriously - this is very cool and you are an inspiration... Always coming up with new ways to u...
nocrapman Woodworking 7 2,754 05-15-2018, 01:33 PM
  0 Thread: Extrusion, or what to build router table from?
Post: RE: Extrusion, or what to build router table from?

I repurposed an old tv cabinet, stuck a jessem top/lift/fence. Added hole for DC and has worked well for years. Have thought about building Norm's version, but have not had much motivation.
nocrapman Woodworking Power Tools 27 15,103 09-08-2017, 12:31 PM

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