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  0 Thread: Used door for router table top? lift info added
Post: RE: Used door for router table top? lift info adde...

Do a search for "sagging router tables." See what the different materials are that are prone to sagging. Your door may be just fine for a while, maybe forever. But it also may have problems, and is s...
chapeleastland Woodworking Power Tools 8 2,687 05-02-2019, 05:15 PM
  0 Thread: Lee Valley
Post: RE: Lee Valley

I buy from Lee Valley on a regular basis. Splendid service, answer my questions quickly, and on a rare occasion have something not in stock. They tell me they'll notify me when it's available and they...
chapeleastland Woodworking 55 16,644 04-22-2019, 04:31 PM
  0 Thread: how useful is a cordless circular saw
Post: RE: how useful is a cordless circular saw

I have the Ridgid GenX cordless w/9amp Octane batteries. The best cir saw I've ever owned over 50 years and that includes high-end Craftsman, Skil, and others. I still have a 40 year-old Skil, but it...
chapeleastland Home Improvement 46 14,048 04-20-2019, 08:47 PM
  0 Thread: Price of Shellac Flakes
Post: RE: Price of Shellac Flakes

(04-20-2019, 11:26 AM)fredhargis Wrote: This is all speculation on my part, but it might be that the processing for the different grades (colors) of shellac has something to do with it. I've used JE...
chapeleastland Finishing 8 4,652 04-20-2019, 12:13 PM
  0 Thread: Revive old dull finish
Post: RE: Revive old dull finish

(04-18-2019, 09:33 AM)jteneyck Wrote: I've never had any foam brush last more than a minute (and that's being generous) before swelling in the alcohol and getting too limp to use.   John It's not a...
chapeleastland Finishing 10 3,762 04-18-2019, 10:37 AM
  0 Thread: Revive old dull finish
Post: RE: Revive old dull finish

(04-17-2019, 09:10 PM)jteneyck Wrote: What brand of foam brush stands up to shellac?   John The kind I buy. Cheap ones at that. Probably 15-20 cents a piece. Use 'em and throw 'em away.
chapeleastland Finishing 10 3,762 04-17-2019, 09:21 PM
  0 Thread: Revive old dull finish
Post: RE: Revive old dull finish

Don't think about sanding, or using any type of rubbing compound or polish. That's a quick way to destroy the piece. The goal is to restore a finish, not make it artificially glossy. Clean it with D...
chapeleastland Finishing 10 3,762 04-17-2019, 08:05 PM
  0 Thread: Does shellac really go bad?
Post: RE: Does shellac really go bad?

Denatured alcohol attracts water from the air. Water doesn't mix with shellac. Once opened to the air, water is soon to follow. I like shellac for many reasons and most every project gets a 1 lb cut...
chapeleastland Finishing 12 5,385 04-15-2019, 05:16 PM
  0 Thread: Best tool money you've spent
Post: RE: Best tool money you've spent

While this won't be considered a power tool in the strictest sense, it did give me power to join quickly and efficiently. I've been amazed at how well it works and how easy it is to use. It's the Dow...
chapeleastland Woodworking Power Tools 64 18,554 04-13-2019, 07:13 PM

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