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  0 Thread: Table top re-finish project, plx help.
Post: RE: Table top re-finish project, plx help.

Have you considered applying a new plastic laminate top. Considering your limited experience, it would be relatively easy to do and you should be able to find a faux wood grain to match perfectly. In ...
Willyou Finishing 4 169 Yesterday, 03:24 PM
  0 Thread: Tool inventory sheet
Post: RE: Tool inventory sheet

I did this several years ago and it is a continuing project, of course, as it needs to be maintained as you acquire/dispose stuff. When I first started the project, I soon found that a database progra...
Willyou Woodworking Power Tools 4 323 10-17-2021, 03:01 PM
  0 Thread: Stain application Problem
Post: RE: Stain application Problem

Closely examine the table top and determine if it is solid wood or veneer. I'm guessing that it is veneer and you have sanded through it in that spot. If I'm correct, you have no alternative but to ei...
Willyou Woodworking 4 225 10-13-2021, 10:36 AM
  0 Thread: denatured alcohol formulation
Post: RE: denatured alcohol formulation

I was looking around for a bit more info today and discovered that the Crown brand of denatured alcohol sold by Sherwin Williams and others contains 20-30% ethanol, 65-75% methanol, 0-5% Isopropaol an...
Willyou Finishing 10 835 10-10-2021, 08:44 PM
  0 Thread: HVLP Gun
Post: RE: HVLP Gun

If your compressor "is not quite up to snuff" cfm wise, you might look into a LVLP model that requires a lessor amount of cfm. I have a couple of the Sprayit brand guns sold by Home Depot, California ...
Willyou Finishing 11 422 10-07-2021, 08:16 PM
  0 Thread: nail removal
Post: RE: nail removal

Stwood_ Wrote: (10-07-2021, 07:44 PM) -- Stick your dykes/side cutters in there, grasp, and pull it out. Don't squeeze so hard you cut if off. -- Yes. Once you get a hold on it with the tip of you...
Willyou Woodworking 9 578 10-07-2021, 07:56 PM
  0 Thread: Riving Knife ?
Post: RE: Riving Knife ?

My understanding is that saws with riving knives are specifically designed for them as they are made to both tilt and move up and down with the blade. Saws not designed for this are hard, if not impos...
Willyou Woodworking Power Tools 9 600 10-06-2021, 10:21 AM
  0 Thread: repair garage slab
Post: RE: repair garage slab

As Carpenter Wisdom said, a correct fix may require lifting the garage and pouring a new slab including under the walls. Could be quite expensive and doing less may not last and you will have wasted y...
Willyou Home Improvement 10 611 10-03-2021, 06:24 PM
  0 Thread: Tool order from Amazon - how to report undelivered package?
Post: RE: Tool order from Amazon - how to report undeliv...

I went through this process just a few days ago and it was easy and quick. Log into your Amazon account and click on Customer Support. Near the bottom of the page, under the heading of  "Browse Help T...
Willyou Woodworking Power Tools 8 754 10-03-2021, 05:48 PM
  0 Thread: cherry closet wall
Post: RE: cherry closet wall

Oh! Man! That's nice! Good job.
Willyou Woodworking 15 997 09-18-2021, 11:15 AM
  0 Thread: denatured alcohol formulation
Post: RE: denatured alcohol formulation

I don't really have anything new to add or useful to suggest other than to say that up until recently I have used denatured alcohol from Lowes or Home Depot without paying much attention to the mix. I...
Willyou Finishing 10 835 09-17-2021, 04:53 PM
  0 Thread: should have done it years ago department
Post: RE: should have done it years ago department

I did the same a few years ago using a flat piece of aluminum. Works great!
Willyou Woodworking 26 1,996 09-17-2021, 04:34 PM
  0 Thread: measuring and replicating a long curve
Post: RE: measuring and replicating a long curve

Are you familiar with the scribing process? Your idea of balancing or blocking up a straight edge along the line where the splash guard will go and then measure at regular points will work. However, s...
Willyou Woodworking 10 989 08-31-2021, 01:43 PM
  0 Thread: Recreating Outdoor Table . . .
Post: RE: Recreating Outdoor Table . . .

Cool looking table and benches. Yeh. It looks like the joinery is pretty straight forward. It looks like it may be borderline doable in a typical home shop just because of the size. My concerns would ...
Willyou Woodworking 4 388 08-30-2021, 09:19 AM
  0 Thread: should I prefinish insides of panels before assembly
Post: RE: should I prefinish insides of panels before as...

Even though it is sometimes more work to finish the inside after assembly, I prefer to do it that way. Otherwise, you have to go to the time and trouble to protect surfaces to be glued from the finish...
Willyou Finishing 8 597 08-24-2021, 08:54 PM
  0 Thread: Thinning titebond. How much is too much?
Post: RE: Thinning titebond. How much is too much?

A photo of the workpiece would help. However, if there is a back side of the work piece, a side that won't be seen when the project is completed, drill a hole into the back side making it stop when it...
Willyou Woodworking 14 1,214 08-21-2021, 09:43 PM
  0 Thread: DeWalt 733
Post: RE: DeWalt 733

I don't think they are anything unusual. Take one of the other screws to the local hardware and match it with some new ones. Find a nut to match/fit in order to verify the threads. Don't worry too muc...
Willyou Woodworking Power Tools 6 850 08-20-2021, 10:20 AM
  0 Thread: wipe on question
Post: RE: wipe on question

Just to elaborate a bit on what Fred said, you can vary the amounts of the 3 ingredients to change the way it wipes, dries, or builds. In your case, increase the ratio of varnish (maybe try a 2:1:1 mi...
Willyou Finishing 6 829 07-28-2021, 10:27 AM
  0 Thread: Follow-up ? to my bagging question. Re: the mower chute
Post: RE: Follow-up ? to my bagging question. Re: the m...

I am curious to know what the problem is that you are trying to correct. However, paste wax is the first thing that comes to mind. Easy to apply and easy to replace when needed.
Willyou Home Improvement 5 812 07-21-2021, 09:52 PM
  0 Thread: Is this water going to be problematic?
Post: RE: Is this water going to be problematic?

It is hard to tell from the pictures, but I would guess that you don't have roof gutters. I would try that first as it might be the cheapest/easiest fix. From the looks of the water stains on the bott...
Willyou Home Improvement 24 2,220 07-15-2021, 10:31 PM

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