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  0 Thread: Lee Valley and Lie-Nielsen
Post: RE: Lee Valley and Lie-Nielsen

Live by outsourcing, die by outsourcing.
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 16 4,713 07-27-2023, 06:42 PM
  0 Thread: New Organizer?
Post: RE: New Organizer?

What happened to the baseline of the dovetails?
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 12 1,592 07-27-2023, 06:41 PM
  0 Thread: Have You Ever Rounded Over an Edge Stropping?
Post: RE: Have You Ever Rounded Over an Edge Stropping?

iclark Wrote: (06-30-2023, 07:11 PM) -- If that is not a typo, we really need to give you an honorary title. As for the rounding, that is what I was taught: "tiny" as in it does not touch the wor...
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 38 6,326 07-08-2023, 03:29 PM
  0 Thread: Can water based stain warp the dried wood?
Post: RE: Can water based stain warp the dried wood?

jteneyck Wrote: (06-24-2023, 02:02 PM) -- There are far more waterborne finishes used now than oil based.  Whether or not legislation drove the change, they work.    John -- I always got a chuckle ...
CStan Finishing 12 1,482 06-24-2023, 02:27 PM
  0 Thread: Have You Ever Rounded Over an Edge Stropping?
Post: RE: Have You Ever Rounded Over an Edge Stropping?

I've been stropping irons and chisels since 1923. A tiny bit of rounding is not only not a problem, but the actual point of the whole exercise. When accomplished on a buffer, the latest crop of hemo...
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 38 6,326 06-24-2023, 11:50 AM
  0 Thread: Can water based stain warp the dried wood?
Post: RE: Can water based stain warp the dried wood?

Water-based stains and paints are no different than setting a project out in a light drizzle. Do it at your own risk.
CStan Finishing 12 1,482 06-24-2023, 11:46 AM
  0 Thread: Will Cypress Withstand Ground Contact?
Post: RE: Will Cypress Withstand Ground Contact?

The stuff you're likely to buy, from small trees with not much heartwood, will not stand up to ground contact very well.  You'll pay a lot of money for something not really fit for purpose.
CStan Woodworking 25 3,458 04-20-2023, 12:43 PM
  0 Thread: Inspiration from "the Chop"
Post: RE: Inspiration from "the Chop"

Great looking project. You made the right decision to avoid contrasting species.
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 12 2,600 04-11-2023, 03:00 PM
  0 Thread: Lapping Fluid
Post: RE: Lapping Fluid

briman87 Wrote: (04-11-2023, 09:21 AM) -- Windex is all I use.  Paul Sellers even suggest glass cleaner.  If it is good enough for Paul its good enough for me. -- You have to pay a little closer att...
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 22 3,171 04-11-2023, 02:56 PM
  0 Thread: Lapping Fluid
Post: RE: Lapping Fluid

Auto glass cleaners do not have ammonia and if you're going to use a glass cleaner this is the one to use. Household glass cleaners ("Windex") have ammonia. You don't want this on tools.
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 22 3,171 04-11-2023, 04:43 AM
  0 Thread: Stanley precision saw set breaks saw tooth
Post: RE: Stanley precision saw set breaks saw tooth

My guess is that you set the teeth too low and opposite the direction they were already bent. Doing these two things will break teeth on old saws with hard steel. Never set a tooth in the opposite d...
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 13 2,321 04-11-2023, 04:23 AM
  0 Thread: Replacing Electrical Panel
Post: RE: Replacing Electrical Panel

I paid $1,200 to have a fuse panel replaced with a circuit breaker panel (at the insistence of my insurance company) -- 30 years ago. If you find an electrician that will do it for a thousand bucks...
CStan Home Improvement 24 3,536 10-18-2022, 03:46 AM
  0 Thread: SawStop: Eating Crow
Post: RE: SawStop: Eating Crow

Tapper Wrote: (09-15-2022, 08:23 AM) -- At least with a Sawstop tablesaw, you have a reserve chute. Doug -- Hopefully.   I've often wondered what happens to those cartridges and sensors after...
CStan Woodworking Power Tools 60 10,556 09-15-2022, 10:33 AM
  0 Thread: SawStop: Eating Crow
Post: RE: SawStop: Eating Crow

Feeding wood into any woodworking machine with bare hands is just an awful idea, even on a SawStop. It's like letting somebody else pack your parachute.
CStan Woodworking Power Tools 60 10,556 09-15-2022, 03:11 AM
  0 Thread: I like this guy and seems pretty truthful
Post: RE: I like this guy and seems pretty truthful

I want to see somebody sharpening their scorps, drawknives, and carving gouges on a $400++ ultrafine waterstone and doing it like they're not scared $hitless.
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 2 1,280 09-01-2022, 04:25 AM
  0 Thread: Back saws- Pennsylvania + Hard Point
Post: RE: Back saws- Pennsylvania + Hard Point

If you want to sell a saw, you need to comment on whether or not it's straight and if it's bent whether it's a slow regular curve or kinked.
CStan Tool Swap N' Sell 3 1,511 07-16-2022, 09:38 AM
  0 Thread: Clamping
Post: RE: Clamping

My motto has always been "no late afternoon glue-ups." They're a first thing in the morning kind of thing for me. They're set aside and unclamped 24 hours later.
CStan Woodworking 20 3,734 07-13-2022, 03:01 PM
  0 Thread: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond stones?
Post: RE: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond ...

Ricky Wrote: (07-10-2022, 12:09 PM) -- It's all good bud.  I use a hybrid of what I learn from experienced craftsman/teachers like Sellers, Cosman, and the late Charlesworth in regard to sharpening m...
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 151 25,808 07-11-2022, 12:16 PM
  0 Thread: Air dried vs kiln dried
Post: RE: Air dried vs kiln dried

I'll die not having made nearly the things I've wanted to make. It would be even worse if I'd taken a detour into sawing and drying my own lumber. My hat is off to you.
CStan Woodworking 32 5,453 07-11-2022, 12:11 PM
  0 Thread: Air dried vs kiln dried
Post: RE: Air dried vs kiln dried

jteneyck Wrote: (07-08-2022, 11:55 AM) -- Or your typical small time lumber milling operation.  But maybe I'm doing OK because I have successfully air dried many thousands of BF of red and white oak ...
CStan Woodworking 32 5,453 07-11-2022, 11:04 AM

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