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  0 Thread: Have you ever seen a plane like this?
Post: Re: Have you ever seen a plane like this?

I wonder why it didn't catch on, given that the frog was much more precise. I assume precise in terms of backlash or rather the lack of it?
mignal Woodworking Hand Tools 3 5,114 08-15-2015, 05:05 AM
  0 Thread: Oak finishing
Post: Re: Oak finishing

Yes, trying to fill with varnish takes a mighty long time and when it does fill wait until it shrinks back over time. [br]It is possible to apply grain filler after a few coats of varnish. There are n...
mignal Finishing 5 6,308 08-06-2015, 08:30 AM
  0 Thread: Ulmia Square Adjustment
Post: Re: Ulmia Square Adjustment

Ulmia claim much greater precision than that. 0.04 mm's over the length, which is more like engineering accuracy. [br]If you don't get an answer here you could try emailing them. They have an email c...
mignal Woodworking Hand Tools 4 3,272 08-06-2015, 01:38 AM
  0 Thread: Praises for shellac/turpentine
Post: Re: Praises for shellac/turpentine

I don't quite know the name of that 'problem', something like fisheye. I guess it's the bit where the Shellac/alcohol can't hold the turps or perhaps it's reached saturation point. [br]I've done quite...
mignal Finishing 1 5,328 08-04-2015, 12:49 AM
  0 Thread: Dissolving Shellac Flakes
Post: Re: Dissolving Shellac Flakes

Garnet comes in two basic varieties, waxed and dewaxed. The dewaxed will have a much shorter shelf life than the waxy stuff. All Shellac (even dry) goes through a process called esterification, which ...
mignal Finishing 5 6,035 08-03-2015, 02:17 PM
  0 Thread: Praises for shellac/turpentine
Post: Re: Praises for shellac/turpentine

Not too much turpentine, it can cause problems if you use too much. I'm referring to brushing, I've no experience of spraying Shellac. You can also use Spike Oil of lavender, which does the same thing...
mignal Finishing 1 5,328 08-03-2015, 02:09 PM
  0 Thread: Question while enjoying my Hide Glue
Post: Re: Question while enjoying my Hide Glue

I make musical instruments (mainly Guitars) and I use nothing but Hide glue. I'm referring to the real stuff and not the liquid bottled version. I have never degreased Rosewood or Ebony, not once in 3...
mignal Woodworking Hand Tools 3 3,675 08-03-2015, 06:03 AM

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