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  0 Thread: Goodbye, Norm!
Post: RE: Goodbye, Norm!

Mike 55 Wrote: (06-01-2022, 09:05 PM) -- Well, I just checked and Norm is 72. It also said Tom Silva is 75. He looks dam good for 75! Norm made me a woodworker. I would love to buy him an adult be...
AHill Woodworking 31 2,608 06-27-2022, 10:08 AM
  0 Thread: Lacquer or Poly
Post: RE: Lacquer or Poly

Lacquer dries hard and won't be very flexible for an outdoor application, where there would be a lot of expansion and contraction. Your lacquer will get cracks and end up a mess. I'd use marine varn...
AHill Woodworking 10 586 06-23-2022, 04:22 PM
  0 Thread: BBQ Island
Post: RE: BBQ Island

3/8" seems pretty thin to me. Unless your white oak is supporting the entire stone top and both ends of your drawer slides, the MDO will be pretty stressed. Were it me, I'd paint the entire island e...
AHill Woodworking 5 340 06-23-2022, 04:20 PM
  0 Thread: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond stones?
Post: RE: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond ...

CStan Wrote: (06-22-2022, 06:32 AM) -- Here's a guy cutting some fairly intricate joints with what looks like a "convex" (rounded under) bevel a la Paul Sellers, et al.  Like most things, it ends up ...
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 132 5,635 06-22-2022, 04:46 PM
  0 Thread: Buy new or sharpen
Post: RE: Buy new or sharpen

Another consideration is a blade stiffener. It's a disk that can be added to your think kerf blade then attached to the arbor. I don't know if it'll work for a miter cut, but it's worth a try. They...
AHill Woodworking Power Tools 10 569 06-20-2022, 09:23 AM
  0 Thread: Duck Call Turners
Post: RE: Duck Call Turners

Craft Supplies USA sells duck call kits. They say you can use a standard pen mandrel to turn them.
AHill Woodturning 3 200 06-13-2022, 06:06 AM
  0 Thread: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond stones?
Post: RE: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond ...

adamcherubini Wrote: (06-09-2022, 06:34 AM) -- I think that’s what he means and he’s right. When you are cutting, you are cutting. But often, the second or third strike of the chisel mallet, really t...
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 132 5,635 06-11-2022, 08:39 PM
  0 Thread: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond stones?
Post: RE: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond ...

rwe2156 Wrote: (05-26-2022, 08:51 AM) -- A concave bevel is whack, to put it bluntly.  Well, unless you really like the wedge effect and driving your chisel backward? -- Don't you mean convex bevel?
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 132 5,635 06-09-2022, 06:05 AM
  0 Thread: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond stones?
Post: RE: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond ...

It's actually kind of comical to hear a bunch of amateurs critique Sellers' method of sharpening as wrong. Yes, a couple of you are professionals and a few I know are extremely talented woodworkers. ...
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 132 5,635 06-09-2022, 06:03 AM
  0 Thread: Red Oak / White Oak
Post: RE: Red Oak / White Oak

https://www.woodworkersjournal.com/oak-lumber-white-or-red/
AHill Woodworking 13 838 06-06-2022, 02:47 PM
  0 Thread: Substitute for Cypfress for Garden Bench
Post: RE: Substitute for Cypfress for Garden Bench

jteneyck Wrote: (06-01-2022, 02:10 PM) -- I wouldn't use ash for anything out in direct weather unless it's really well protected with epoxy sealer and paint.     From the Wood Database: Heartwood...
AHill Woodworking 23 1,084 06-01-2022, 04:04 PM
  0 Thread: "TAWA"
Post: RE: "TAWA"

Absolutely beautiful. I hope your feathers are legal.
AHill Woodturning 8 434 05-31-2022, 08:23 AM
  0 Thread: Substitute for Cypfress for Garden Bench
Post: RE: Substitute for Cypfress for Garden Bench

Add ipe and teak to the list. Neither will be cheap, but they both will last a long time outside.
AHill Woodworking 23 1,084 05-29-2022, 06:39 PM
  0 Thread: Cosman's AdjuSTAR - Improvement or Gimmick?
Post: RE: Cosman's AdjuSTAR - Improvement or Gimmick?

Ricky Wrote: (05-26-2022, 12:04 PM) -- It may be an improvement but it looks goofy.  I don't have a problem with any of my stanleys.  I've heard some of the older ones used smaller adjusters with wo...
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 24 1,945 05-26-2022, 04:32 PM
  0 Thread: David Charlesworth - died May 22
Post: RE: David Charlesworth - died May 22

Wow. I had not heard that. He was a great instructor, albeit a very low key delivery. His "ruler trick" might be one of the more controversial subjects over the years. I liked that he explains why...
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 13 1,318 05-26-2022, 06:41 AM
  0 Thread: Straightening a board
Post: RE: Straightening a board

What are you wanting to straighten? Do you want to straighten the long edge of the board? Do you want to remove the bow from the board? Do you want to preserve the length of the board?
AHill Woodworking 9 870 05-25-2022, 07:06 AM
  0 Thread: Installing Outlet Cover Plate over Raised Border Tiles
Post: RE: Installing Outlet Cover Plate over Raised Bord...

I'll try to take a pic and post it tonight. I don't like the caulk idea. The gaskets are a possibility. The tiles are white and the grout is black. Colors and styles were not my choice. Had to ma...
AHill Home Improvement 9 841 05-25-2022, 07:02 AM
  0 Thread: Building a wooden surfboard
Post: RE: Building a wooden surfboard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6WgxF1TVXY
AHill Woodworking 4 603 05-24-2022, 07:50 AM
  0 Thread: Cosman's AdjuSTAR - Improvement or Gimmick?
Post: Cosman's AdjuSTAR - Improvement or Gimmick?

I stumbled across this video and it's interesting, but I think he's exaggerating it's benefits.  I don't seem to have issue he claims with either my vintage Stanley, Lie Nielsen, or Veritas hand plane...
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 24 1,945 05-23-2022, 02:06 PM
  0 Thread: Johnson Paste Wax is discontinued
Post: RE: Johnson Paste Wax is discontinued

For SC Johnson Paste Wax, check out your local Ace Hardware store. My local store had several cans available - limit of one per customer, but only $8.99 per can. For that price, if you want to stock...
AHill Woodworking 23 1,849 05-23-2022, 08:21 AM

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