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  0 Thread: Delta bandsaw
Post: Delta bandsaw

I have a 20 yr old Delta 14" bandsaw. The threaded rod used to raise the upper wheel and tighten the blade has stripped. Delta refers me to ereplacementparts.com who says the part is obsolete and unav...
plharrison Woodworking Power Tools 9 942 01-24-2024, 02:42 PM
  0 Thread: Best glue for tambour
Post: RE: Best glue for tambour

Generally with contact cement , you apply it to both pieces being stuck together. Did you apply it to the wood and the cloth or whatever it was you were using?
plharrison Woodworking 7 1,333 10-30-2023, 02:49 PM
  0 Thread: Best glue for tambour
Post: Best glue for tambour

I making a bread box with a tambour door. I was gonna use some sort of canvas, maybe a drop cloth material and glue it to the pieces. What sort of adhesive would be best for this approach?
plharrison Woodworking 7 1,333 10-28-2023, 07:47 PM
  0 Thread: Finishing hickory
Post: RE: Finishing hickory

Thanks for the replies. I didn't realize hickory would darken over time. I know all the stuff I've made with cherry sure does. My wife will be happy to hear that. She was envisioning darker! Paul
plharrison Finishing 6 2,092 03-05-2021, 05:23 PM
  0 Thread: Finishing hickory
Post: Finishing hickory

Just about got my 7' x 4' hickory breakfast room table top flattened and ready for sanding/finishing. Holy crap that stuff is hard! I've never built anything with hickory so I was looking for advice o...
plharrison Finishing 6 2,092 03-03-2021, 04:02 PM
  0 Thread: Calculate wood movement
Post: RE: Calculate wood movement

John, Lol, yep it is big, and heavy! My wife wants to potentially seat two people at an end in a pinch, plus three on the side (it is 7' long)! And I think you are right about stretchers in the middl...
plharrison Woodworking 5 1,463 02-16-2021, 04:55 PM
  0 Thread: Calculate wood movement
Post: Calculate wood movement

I'm building a large kitchen table and the top will be hickory. This is my first experience with hickory. The table will be around 49" wide. The wood moisture content is around 5-6%. I'm having troubl...
plharrison Woodworking 5 1,463 02-16-2021, 01:23 PM
  0 Thread: Hearing protection
Post: RE: Hearing protection

Thanks Oz! Just sent you a PM. Paul
plharrison Woodworking 3 1,051 11-15-2020, 04:12 PM
  0 Thread: Hearing protection
Post: Hearing protection

Does anybody here use ear plugs for protection versus the ear muff style? I had found some a while back that were corded so I could pull them out leaving around my neck if I wanted. But some how, I've...
plharrison Woodworking 3 1,051 11-15-2020, 11:27 AM
  0 Thread: Anyone use an Adeda dovetail jig? I have a question!
Post: RE: Anyone use an Adeda dovetail jig? I have a que...

Phil Thien Wrote: (03-21-2020, 09:55 AM) -- That is a nice looking joint, you gotta be happy with that! -- For sure, thanks!
plharrison Woodworking 7 3,910 03-22-2020, 11:19 AM
  0 Thread: Mounting drawer slides
Post: RE: Mounting drawer slides

KC Wrote: (03-22-2020, 06:42 AM) -- Why not use side mount slides?  Or ones that on the bottom of the drawer and to the side of the cabinet only (instead of the back). I use the KV ball bearing ty...
plharrison Woodworking 9 4,039 03-22-2020, 11:17 AM
  0 Thread: Mounting drawer slides
Post: RE: Mounting drawer slides

Willyou Wrote: (03-21-2020, 01:14 PM) -- If you must fasten your drawer slides directly to the back panel, perhaps something like this (https://www.amazon.com/Keadic-Kit-Great-Drywalls-Paneling-Ceili...
plharrison Woodworking 9 4,039 03-21-2020, 05:32 PM
  0 Thread: Mounting drawer slides
Post: RE: Mounting drawer slides

Willyou Wrote: (03-21-2020, 09:52 AM) -- If I understand correctly, you have a typical vanity cabinet that is made as a solid frame with thin panels on sides and back. Rather than trying to fasten yo...
plharrison Woodworking 9 4,039 03-21-2020, 10:01 AM
  0 Thread: Mounting drawer slides
Post: Mounting drawer slides

I want to attach some pull out drawers I made for our bathroom vanities. There is about 3/4" of dead space between the back of the cabinet (probably 1/4" thick I assume) and the drywall. There won't b...
plharrison Woodworking 9 4,039 03-21-2020, 09:31 AM
  0 Thread: Anyone use an Adeda dovetail jig? I have a question!
Post: RE: Anyone use an Adeda dovetail jig? I have a que...

Update: After considering all input here, I stumbled onto the problem. I actually exchanged emails with the inventor of the jig at Akeda. What happened was that many years ago when I first got the ji...
plharrison Woodworking 7 3,910 03-21-2020, 09:22 AM
  Photo Thread: Anyone use an Adeda dovetail jig? I have a question!
Post: Anyone use an Adeda dovetail jig? I have a questio...

I've had this jig for quite a while and never really quite got the hang of it. But lately I need to make some drawers. When I go by their instructions as best I can, I get poor results. This test piec...
plharrison Woodworking 7 3,910 02-29-2020, 02:24 PM
  0 Thread: Help! I HATE painting!
Post: RE: Help! I HATE painting!

So this is how it ended up using GF milk paint. Bought a new sprayer which worked fine until finishing the table top. The first two coats of GF top coat I used a foam brush, but decided to spray a thi...
plharrison Finishing 12 5,768 01-31-2020, 03:20 PM
  0 Thread: Help! I HATE painting!
Post: RE: Help! I HATE painting!

jteneyck Wrote: (01-19-2020, 05:19 PM) -- GF's Milk Paint is really a WB acrylic.  It dries flat, so maybe that's why they call it milk paint; I don't know but it's nothing like genuine milk paint.  ...
plharrison Finishing 12 5,768 01-19-2020, 06:59 PM
  0 Thread: Help! I HATE painting!
Post: RE: Help! I HATE painting!

Thanks guys. I've never used milk paint before and don't know what it looks like after, but I'm going to check it out. Paul
plharrison Finishing 12 5,768 01-19-2020, 01:29 PM
  0 Thread: Help! I HATE painting!
Post: Help! I HATE painting!

I love making stuff, but I my least favorite thing is finishing my work. Putting poly over walnut for example is fine, and easy. But I do hate painting. My wife ordered a new table to go between two r...
plharrison Finishing 12 5,768 01-18-2020, 09:30 AM

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