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  0 Thread: Lacquer or Poly
Post: RE: Lacquer or Poly

No thought about - poly.  I like the ease of lacquer but poly dries pretty fast now.
John Mihich Woodworking 10 904 06-25-2022, 08:24 AM
  0 Thread: Goodbye, Norm!
Post: RE: Goodbye, Norm!

I have all of his videos - I recorded them.  I still watch them from time to time.  While he wasn't perfect he did some great stuff.   He's 72 I believe or close.  That's a good time to hang up the to...
John Mihich Woodworking 31 3,365 06-25-2022, 08:22 AM
  0 Thread: Free Classic Craftsman Table Saw (san jose south)
Post: RE: Free Classic Craftsman Table Saw (san jose sou...

Well it does have a table.
John Mihich Tool Swap N' Sell 3 333 06-11-2022, 04:42 PM
  0 Thread: Trash to treasure
Post: RE: Trash to treasure

Nice job. I have taken a lot of things from the curb. I find it amazing antiques people will throw out just because the finish is ragged.
John Mihich Woodworking 7 907 03-07-2022, 03:10 PM
  0 Thread: Sawstop and molding head.
Post: RE: Sawstop and molding head.

Thanks guys. I guess I will be putting the head up for sale. Did use it a lot but did like it.
John Mihich Woodworking Power Tools 4 608 02-14-2022, 11:58 AM
  0 Thread: Sawstop and molding head.
Post: Sawstop and molding head.

I have a SS cabinet saw and would like to use my craftsman molding head.  I do have the dado module but the molding head is smaller.  I have not tried using the bypass at all.  Will the bypass allow t...
John Mihich Woodworking Power Tools 4 608 02-13-2022, 08:53 PM
  0 Thread: would 41" be too wide for a "toe-kick drawer"
Post: RE: would 41" be too wide for a "toe-kick drawer"

mound Wrote: (01-25-2022, 04:41 PM) -- Got a good spot for a toe-kick drawer of that width in my custom layout, but is that too wide if it were on 24" full extension slides? -- I would think you wo...
John Mihich Woodworking 9 802 01-27-2022, 09:32 AM
  0 Thread: Insulating non-wrapped structure
Post: RE: Insulating non-wrapped structure

Wrapping if fairly new in comparison to buildings.  Before the wrap the foil faced fiberglass was used.  Not perfect but it's been done for decades.  I did that for my shop.  I then used 1/2 plywood t...
John Mihich Home Improvement 13 992 01-06-2022, 06:57 PM
  0 Thread: Hope Chest Finish
Post: RE: Hope Chest Finish

No finish inside. I try do try to apply at least one coat of finish on the panels before assembly. I use two types of finish for stuff like this. I either apply spray lacquer or wipe on poly. Poly...
John Mihich Woodworking 16 1,726 11-24-2021, 12:58 PM
  0 Thread: Free Wood Lathe (hercules, pinole, san pablo, el sob)
Post: RE: Free Wood Lathe (hercules, pinole, san pablo, ...

alanealane Wrote: (11-10-2021, 04:00 AM) -- Basic math skills have gone the way of the dinosaur. 50 years give or take 20. :laugh: Nice lathe nonetheless. -- He did say approx 50 years.    Of cou...
John Mihich Tool Swap N' Sell 2 416 11-10-2021, 08:44 AM
  0 Thread: How would you make these curved corners?
Post: RE: How would you make these curved corners?

For me?  I would do bent lamination.  It is pretty easy.  Since the corners are pretty tight I would go 1/8" or less to bend .  Also allow for a bit of spring back so go to 95 degrees instead of 90.  ...
John Mihich Woodworking 6 763 10-24-2021, 05:05 PM
  0 Thread: Tablesaw Blade Sharpening
Post: RE: Tablesaw Blade Sharpening

I do.  I bought a sharpener from HF and have used it about 40 times over the years.  Not hard with combo blades.  I set the sharpener using the angle that is on the blade.  A little tedious but it wor...
John Mihich Woodworking Power Tools 7 1,469 10-22-2021, 10:39 AM
  0 Thread: Rebuilding an Oval Two Sash House Window
Post: RE: Rebuilding an Oval Two Sash House Window

Nice job.   It's really satisfying to do that kind of work.  I have a friend who has an 1850's house.  My brother did all the big stuff and I did the several of the decorative stuff.   I know people r...
John Mihich Woodworking 7 721 10-09-2021, 08:35 AM
  0 Thread: should have done it years ago department
Post: RE: should have done it years ago department

Me - I just pry the top off with a screw driver and dig out the glue.  I always forget to push the top back down - always.
John Mihich Woodworking 26 3,682 10-06-2021, 09:33 AM
  0 Thread: plywood covered shop wall -which material best?
Post: RE: plywood covered shop wall -which material best...

I used 1/2 exterior grade plywood and no paint.  It cost more that drywall but I really love being able to attach things anywhere.  For cabinets I still go into the studs - just in case.
John Mihich Home Improvement 14 1,703 10-03-2021, 05:09 PM
  0 Thread: refinish table
Post: RE: refinish table

The table - not much but go ahead and sand as much as you can - don't go crazy of course.  I use dyes when I have mismatching.  I also use gel stains if the colors aren't too far off.  ...
John Mihich Finishing 5 1,190 09-21-2021, 03:19 PM
  0 Thread: what is it called.
Post: RE: what is it called.

Ohio Mike Wrote: (09-06-2021, 10:27 PM) -- Google "backwater valve" and you'll see a bunch of them.  We had one like the pic above installed about 10 years ago.  They placed it outside (about 4 feet ...
John Mihich Home Improvement 5 1,269 09-09-2021, 07:47 AM
  0 Thread: New banks I just finished
Post: RE: New banks I just finished

iclark Wrote: (09-03-2021, 11:07 PM) -- very :cool:  How did you handle letting the kids eventually get their coins out? Would you mind if we borrow that design concept? -- I bore a hole in...
John Mihich Woodworking 7 1,238 09-04-2021, 10:32 AM
  0 Thread: Clogging dust collector gates
Post: RE: Clogging dust collector gates

On my plastic ones I cut the corners off the ends opposite the movable part.  Doesn't seem to affect the DC.
John Mihich Woodworking Power Tools 14 1,625 09-03-2021, 03:10 PM
  0 Thread: New banks I just finished
Post: RE: New banks I just finished

I make them just like a bucket.  There are 16 staves (?) with an angled cut at 11 dgs - the outside is 1".  I turn them on the lathe to make them round - don't bother with the inside of course.  I han...
John Mihich Woodworking 7 1,238 09-03-2021, 11:05 AM

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