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  0 Thread: Antique Hutch
Post: RE: Antique Hutch

It's called a secretary.  Very popular in the 20-30's.  Most were white oak and factory built.   That one looks like it was taken care of.
John Mihich Woodworking 7 222 1 hour ago
  0 Thread: How deep for 4x4 posts in concrete?
Post: RE: How deep for 4x4 posts in concrete?

I would go 2'.  If it's in a cold area you will have heaving due to frost.  I have some that I put in the garden to have plants grow up.  They ate about 1' deep and each spring I have to adjust them a...
John Mihich Home Improvement 8 311 04-17-2021, 10:43 AM
  0 Thread: Dustless sanding advertising
Post: RE: Dustless sanding advertising

Those industrial machines are pretty good.  Dustless?  My guess is with a vacuum attached it will be really close to zero dust.  I have never used one so it's just a guess.  I know all my hand sanders...
John Mihich Home Improvement 9 2,411 04-17-2021, 10:40 AM
  0 Thread: Kitchen Upper Cabinets that extend to ceiling
Post: RE: Kitchen Upper Cabinets that extend to ceiling

I have done both.  The last ones were Skaker style with one big cabinet to the ceiling.  My old house I did it the other way.  I like them both.  One thing to consider the doors.  One big cabinet one ...
John Mihich Woodworking 19 860 04-08-2021, 06:50 PM
  0 Thread: Need miter gauge with narrow head
Post: RE: Need miter gauge with narrow head

I love my obsourne 3 for sure.  I really like being able to adjust the miter gauge right next to the blade and the extra length.  Last one you will ever need.  And you can adjust the gauge to be exact...
John Mihich Woodworking 13 587 04-07-2021, 01:38 PM
  0 Thread: Cutting wooden disks
Post: RE: Cutting wooden disks

(04-02-2021, 08:25 AM)joe1086 Wrote: Not sure how clean your disk edges need to be but here is one idea... Get 3" hole saw that has a mandrel that can be used without a drill bit. Cut a hole in scr...
John Mihich Woodworking 19 819 04-04-2021, 08:22 AM
  0 Thread: What screws to use for kitchen cabinets
Post: RE: What screws to use for kitchen cabinets

Like others - GRX - they are really strong screws.
John Mihich Home Improvement 12 537 04-03-2021, 11:06 PM
  0 Thread: Replacement windows
Post: RE: Replacement windows

(03-23-2021, 08:31 AM)rwe2156 Wrote: We went through Home Depot (never again!) but the windows and the installers were great. They are Simonton.  Our electric bill has dropped 20%. That's what we ...
John Mihich Home Improvement 16 980 03-26-2021, 10:37 AM
  0 Thread: How to unclog a long shop vac hose?
Post: RE: How to unclog a long shop vac hose?

(03-02-2018, 06:33 PM)Arlin Eastman Wrote: You already fixed it I see, but for the future all I do is turn the hose around and let the vacuum suck it from the other end.  It has always worked for me...
John Mihich Woodworking Power Tools 23 11,000 03-04-2021, 10:16 AM
  0 Thread: adding cabinet space over existing wall cabinets
Post: RE: adding cabinet space over existing wall cabine...

Did it at my old house - 9' ceilings.  My wife would stand on the counter to reach the stuff.  Storage for one time a year stuff.
John Mihich Home Improvement 20 946 03-02-2021, 04:00 AM
  0 Thread: Sawstop contractor vs Unisaw
Post: RE: Sawstop contractor vs Unisaw

I looked the contractors saw - it's well built but I didn't want the stamped extension tables and the open dust collection.  Mine is coming on 3/31.  I too am 72 and I am making mistakes - touched the...
John Mihich Woodworking Power Tools 20 1,305 03-01-2021, 09:45 AM
  0 Thread: Shop habit ---Do you boldly mark your pieces?
Post: RE: Shop habit ---Do you boldly mark your pieces?

I use blue painter's tape and write on it.  This way I don't have to resand any place.
John Mihich Woodworking 18 1,276 03-01-2021, 09:36 AM
  0 Thread: ? about 45 deg lock miter bit.
Post: RE: ? about 45 deg lock miter bit.

That bit is made for one pass - at least in my experience.  Not sure how you can make a couple of passes - it would throw off the fit.
John Mihich Woodworking Power Tools 8 453 02-26-2021, 09:13 AM
  0 Thread: Suggested topcoat for pine? PWW article.
Post: RE: Suggested topcoat for pine? PWW article.

I use polyshade a lot.  I don't use a brush but a cloth to wipe in.  It works for me. I read the article - when I don't use polyshade I pretty much follow the procedures outlined except I use lacquer...
John Mihich Woodworking 9 765 02-25-2021, 09:36 AM
  0 Thread: Who uses two bandsaws in their shop?
Post: RE: Who uses two bandsaws in their shop?

Not 2 BS but I do have a Dewalt SS that I use like a second BS.  Can't resaw but I have my BS for that.  Since the DW has a good size table I use the DW as I would a smaller BS.  I have gotten really ...
John Mihich Woodworking 22 1,205 02-22-2021, 09:06 AM
  0 Thread: Router plate?
Post: RE: Router plate?

I have the rockler table top and insert.  I bought the table by accident.  I gave my wife a link for a birthday idea and sent the top instead of the insert.  So I had to buy the insert - maybe I did i...
John Mihich Woodworking Power Tools 20 9,866 02-18-2021, 09:16 AM
  0 Thread: Larger Picture Frame Backing Options
Post: RE: Larger Picture Frame Backing Options

2 things.  I use 1/8 hardboard and then I use brown paper that I glue to the frame on the back.  It's easy to do and adds rigidity to the frame.  This is what pro's do.  I have a friend that did this ...
John Mihich Woodworking 10 1,533 02-18-2021, 09:10 AM
  0 Thread: Rules for veneering with same wood over solid wood?
Post: RE: Rules for veneering with same wood over solid ...

What you are doing is how they have been veneering for very long time.  Look at antiques and those with veneers it is done with solid woods.  Most of what I have seen are poplar or maple.
John Mihich Woodworking 5 431 02-15-2021, 09:17 AM
  0 Thread: Faith Chest
Post: RE: Faith Chest

(02-12-2021, 11:57 AM)Bill Wilson Wrote: This is an ongoing project I've been involved in for about the last 10 years or so.  With the help of a friend, I make these faith chests for our church.  Th...
John Mihich Woodworking 20 1,199 02-15-2021, 09:13 AM
  0 Thread: How can I remove the nut off the bolts in these chairs?
Post: RE: How can I remove the nut off the bolts in thes...

I have taken a wrench and ground it so it would fit into the hole.  This could work depending on how bad it's rusted. I also have used needle nose locking pliers. I like the idea of the bi-metal hol...
John Mihich Woodworking 20 1,499 02-15-2021, 09:12 AM

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