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  0 Thread: Leaking Toilet Shut-off Valve--Threaded Replacement?
Post: RE: Leaking Toilet Shut-off Valve--Threaded Replac...

Next time I'm back there, I'll have some tools with me to check it out properly, including to clean off the oxidation and to measure the diameter. Pretty sure I'll need to turn off the main before I ...
grwold Home Improvement 6 184 02-21-2024, 03:33 PM
  0 Thread: Relic
Post: RE: Relic

That's really beautiful. Amazing work!
grwold Woodturning 7 206 02-20-2024, 08:55 PM
  Question Thread: Leaking Toilet Shut-off Valve--Threaded Replacement?
Post: Leaking Toilet Shut-off Valve--Threaded Replacemen...

My MOL's vacation home has a slow leak from the toilet shut-off valve. The supply pipe is threaded copper--zoom in and you can see the threads.  But the local big box store only seems to sell c...
grwold Home Improvement 6 184 02-20-2024, 08:53 PM
  0 Thread: Finally! Combination plane storage.
Post: RE: Finally! Combination plane storage.

Nordic Wrote: (02-20-2024, 06:25 PM) -- Thanks! Haven't placed organizers in them yet.  Have an idea that would just use a little bit of pine... Give me a dozen years or so...  :laugh: Finish i...
grwold Woodworking Hand Tools 15 468 02-20-2024, 08:38 PM
  0 Thread: Finally! Combination plane storage.
Post: RE: Finally! Combination plane storage.

Those look really nice. Did you put any organizers on the insides, to hold parts in position? I bet the decals will stay in place nicely with one or two more coats of finish ...
grwold Woodworking Hand Tools 15 468 02-20-2024, 05:46 PM
  0 Thread: I’m a believer…
Post: RE: I’m a believer…

If you're on a MacOS machine, use the built-in Preview app.  Open your image in Preview, then go to the Tools menu and choose Adjust Size. You'll find the boxes for Width and Height, plus at the bo...
grwold Finishing 21 562 02-18-2024, 08:04 AM
  0 Thread: How long have you been turning?
Post: RE: How long have you been turning?

November 2022. Thanks to @arthropod98!
grwold Woodturning 10 210 02-18-2024, 07:50 AM
  0 Thread: Project for my daughter
Post: RE: Project for my daughter

Your built-ins look great, and they're a tremendous improvement! Well done, on the design and build. Very nice.
grwold Woodworking 13 523 02-13-2024, 08:37 PM
  0 Thread: negative rake scrapers
Post: RE: negative rake scrapers

I picked one up from another woodturner's estate sale (local turning group connection). Still working on getting the sharpening down, esp. between the grinder versus a carbide honer, but I am really ...
grwold Woodturning 6 216 02-13-2024, 06:17 PM
  0 Thread: One of those Anarchist's Bar Stools
Post: RE: One of those Anarchist's Bar Stools

Looks great! Nice report, too. Glad you're liking the book. I've been tempted by it, especially with the discounted price & with it being signed, as well.
grwold Woodworking Hand Tools 7 479 02-05-2024, 08:38 AM
  0 Thread: Japanese bowl turning
Post: RE: Japanese bowl turning

That roughing tool really rips through the wood, at any angle.
grwold Woodturning 5 381 02-02-2024, 01:30 PM
  0 Thread: Worms in Dry Cherry
Post: RE: Worms in Dry Cherry

Thanks, Steve.  I may try that on some of the other pieces--but I'll have to be careful, as LOML won't be happy that I'm freezing worms! I put the rest of the cherry outside again for the time bein...
grwold Woodturning 4 298 02-01-2024, 09:43 PM
  Question Thread: Worms in Dry Cherry
Post: Worms in Dry Cherry

A neighbor offered me some cherry, out of his firewood pile.  I started turning a blank cut from one of the pieces yesterday, and found, among all the worm holes through the sapwood, a living worm.  T...
grwold Woodturning 4 298 02-01-2024, 09:23 AM
  0 Thread: First Bowl
Post: First Bowl

I had picked up a small piece of dried wood with spalting at our local turners club some time last year, and finally got around to finding a bowl inside it today. There are many issues with thi...
grwold Woodturning 6 269 01-29-2024, 07:28 PM
  0 Thread: Allan Batty on using the skew chisel
Post: RE: Allan Batty on using the skew chisel

I watched it some time ago, yes, and found it really helpful. Thanks for posting it. I'll watch it again, too, before I try more spindle turning (but right now I'm working on a first bowl). Not t...
grwold Woodturning 3 299 01-28-2024, 07:41 AM
  0 Thread: Finish for Garden Bench (Oak)
Post: RE: Finish for Garden Bench (Oak)

Hadn't considered a deck stain. That's a good idea, thanks! @Willyou, yes, I'm pretty sure I've got red oak, not white.
grwold Finishing 6 308 01-22-2024, 07:30 AM
  0 Thread: Finish for Garden Bench (Oak)
Post: Finish for Garden Bench (Oak)

I'm rebuilding a garden bench, using oak slats.  My plan is to stain the slats to a darker brown, maybe chestnut (don't want them to be too red, so not mahogany). My question is, what finish should...
grwold Finishing 6 308 01-20-2024, 06:57 PM
  0 Thread: Handtools FS: Sturnella Infill kit, LV Sm Scraper and Side Rabbet Plane
Post: RE: Handtools FS: Sturnella Infill kit, LV Sm Scra...

If I didn't have a Stanley 79 I'd grab that side rabbet--and drive to find you, to save the shipping!
grwold Tool Swap N' Sell 8 702 01-16-2024, 05:26 PM
  0 Thread: This turning forum is mostly dead
Post: RE: This turning forum is mostly dead

I plan to try my hand at a bowl, shortly. Have only done a couple small, easy, spindle-style projects so far, to get a feel for turning. It'll be nice to have this resource, if it's still here in a ...
grwold Woodturning 21 930 01-16-2024, 05:15 PM
  0 Thread: Hanging Stained Glass from a Metal Header
Post: RE: Hanging Stained Glass from a Metal Header

Thanks to all of you for your guidance.  I put together a U-shaped bracket that spans the window and has 6" legs. Brass furniture bolts in each leg are secured with t-nuts.  They extend into th...
grwold Home Improvement 15 893 01-06-2024, 05:20 PM

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