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  0 Thread: Coarse Sharpening Stone
Post: RE: Coarse Sharpening Stone

Timberwolf Wrote: (05-15-2023, 10:13 AM) -- The LV MKII is very good also but it is higher priced... -- OP wants to use stones, but I wanted to make a quick comment that I would not recommend the V...
MarkWells Woodworking Hand Tools 10 1,540 05-15-2023, 06:56 PM
  0 Thread: Coarse Sharpening Stone
Post: RE: Coarse Sharpening Stone

BC in CT Wrote: (05-12-2023, 07:15 PM) -- I originally started with the Atoma 400 grit diamond stone which has great reviews, and it worked really well but only for a short time. Now it feels like it...
MarkWells Woodworking Hand Tools 10 1,540 05-14-2023, 09:06 PM
  0 Thread: Coarse Sharpening Stone
Post: RE: Coarse Sharpening Stone

BC in CT Wrote: (05-12-2023, 07:15 PM) -- Looking for a better option, what do you folks use for coarse stones that you like? -- For reshaping the bevel, I use a 1x42 belt grinder.  I use this infr...
MarkWells Woodworking Hand Tools 10 1,540 05-12-2023, 09:18 PM
  0 Thread: Honing Guide
Post: RE: Honing Guide

AHill Wrote: (04-21-2023, 12:10 PM) -- Interesting indeed.  Same price as the LN guide, but seems to be more versatile.  Bridge City seems to over-engineer things, but their stuff works and their des...
MarkWells Woodworking Hand Tools 22 3,371 04-22-2023, 07:58 AM
  0 Thread: Honing Guide
Post: RE: Honing Guide

adamcherubini Wrote: (04-19-2023, 12:51 PM) -- Personally, I think your approach and jig would work better on diamond plates. And there'd be less mess, less setup, do it anywhere etc. -- I apprecia...
MarkWells Woodworking Hand Tools 22 3,371 04-21-2023, 06:35 AM
  0 Thread: Honing Guide
Post: RE: Honing Guide

Adam, you said many things I agree with, so I want to show how I solve those problems.  I basically taught myself, along with email conversation with Brent Beach, so sometimes I wonder if I'm way out ...
MarkWells Woodworking Hand Tools 22 3,371 04-18-2023, 10:11 PM
  0 Thread: Honing Guide
Post: RE: Honing Guide

adamcherubini Wrote: (04-17-2023, 07:44 PM) -- I know you didn't ask, but there are many benefits to ditching the honing guides. -- Adam, one of the things I have learned over time is that the enti...
MarkWells Woodworking Hand Tools 22 3,371 04-18-2023, 06:56 AM
  0 Thread: Honing Guide
Post: RE: Honing Guide

Jack01 Wrote: (03-26-2023, 02:37 PM) -- Looking for a new Honing guide, see what woodworkers are using on this forum I have a generic Honing guide which is tuned and works good, but not good on sm...
MarkWells Woodworking Hand Tools 22 3,371 04-16-2023, 09:38 PM
  0 Thread: Lapping Fluid
Post: RE: Lapping Fluid

adamcherubini Wrote: (04-16-2023, 09:03 AM) -- That said, given the choice between crystolon and diamonds, I’d chose diamonds. -- I strongly considered getting a DMT Dia-Flat for grinding.  Instead...
MarkWells Woodworking Hand Tools 22 3,143 04-16-2023, 09:22 PM
  0 Thread: Lapping Fluid
Post: RE: Lapping Fluid

Couple of more data points. I hone using 3M Microabrasive Film (https://toolsforworkingwood.com/store/item/ST-MAF.XX?searchterm=3m) and baby oil.  I tried using it dry, but when I do that, the abra...
MarkWells Woodworking Hand Tools 22 3,143 04-15-2023, 10:11 AM
  0 Thread: Best Brad point brand?
Post: RE: Best Brad point brand?

I bought the small Lee Valley set and then later I bought the large set.   Maybe just skip that a buy the big set? They make clean holes.  My only beef is that they tend to get a plug of wood stuck...
MarkWells Woodworking Power Tools 18 3,228 04-13-2023, 09:22 PM
  0 Thread: Filter for a Pentz Air Cleaner
Post: RE: Filter for a Pentz Air Cleaner

FireWood Wrote: (04-03-2023, 01:57 PM) -- I "made" one of these the other weekend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOecQZZR5kA -- Thanks for sending the video.  In Pentz's description, he said t...
MarkWells Woodworking 11 2,097 04-03-2023, 08:57 PM
  0 Thread: Filter for a Pentz Air Cleaner
Post: RE: Filter for a Pentz Air Cleaner

I have been using the air cleaner for a few weeks.  Here's how it worked out. Without the prefilter: With the prefilter: I put weatherstripping on the bottom which seals i...
MarkWells Woodworking 11 2,097 04-02-2023, 09:33 PM
  0 Thread: Clearvue cyclone question for TS blade guard
Post: RE: Clearvue cyclone question for TS blade guard

davco Wrote: (03-22-2023, 08:04 AM) -- Thanks Mark. How are you guys liking your Clearvue cyclones? -- I have had my ClearVue operational a couple of months.  My shop is definitely much cleaner....
MarkWells Woodworking Power Tools 12 1,604 03-23-2023, 09:28 PM
  0 Thread: Clearvue cyclone question for TS blade guard
Post: RE: Clearvue cyclone question for TS blade guard

This has not happened to me, but I have read you need to be careful about sucking up rags.  The rag is a shape that doesn't fall out of the cyclone well, so it can get sucked into the impeller.  Then ...
MarkWells Woodworking Power Tools 12 1,604 03-21-2023, 09:35 PM
  0 Thread: Miter saw blade
Post: RE: Miter saw blade

Tony Z Wrote: (03-19-2023, 04:41 AM) -- Thanks Mark.  Same saw I have.  I need to work on the dust port and fab a shroud. -- The connector I tried for the dust port is this:  WoodRiver 4" to 1" Fle...
MarkWells Woodworking Power Tools 21 3,028 03-19-2023, 04:02 PM
  0 Thread: Miter saw blade
Post: RE: Miter saw blade

Tony Z Wrote: (03-11-2023, 02:07 PM) -- Are there any miter saws with better dust “containment”? -- I have a 10" Dewalt non-sliding compound miter saw (DW713) and a Makita 80 tooth blade.  The blad...
MarkWells Woodworking Power Tools 21 3,028 03-18-2023, 08:54 PM
  0 Thread: Grizzly Price Reduction
Post: RE: Grizzly Price Reduction

Cian Wrote: (03-15-2023, 09:52 PM) -- I have somewhat settled on the G0514x. It's a 19" 3hp saw with a shipping weight of 460 lbs but was curious given the discussion about weight, and looked at the ...
MarkWells Woodworking Power Tools 7 2,419 03-16-2023, 06:45 AM
  0 Thread: Grizzly Price Reduction
Post: RE: Grizzly Price Reduction

Interesting postscript to the G0636x pricing. Last weekend they put it on 10% sale, so the price was $3055.  I almost bought one, but I'm still not convinced I want such a heavy machine to deal wit...
MarkWells Woodworking Power Tools 7 2,419 03-15-2023, 08:56 PM
  0 Thread: Filter for a Pentz Air Cleaner
Post: RE: Filter for a Pentz Air Cleaner

fredhargis Wrote: (03-05-2023, 07:03 AM) -- I don't meet the criteria of "someone who knows about filters", but I suggest you look at this one at Penn State Industries (https://www.pennstateind.com/s...
MarkWells Woodworking 11 2,097 03-06-2023, 10:24 PM

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