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  0 Thread: Torsion Box Brag
Post: RE: Torsion Box Brag

Years ago I made a carrying case for some music stands I made for my daughter, out of torsion box panels.   The panels are only about .5" thick with a very light 5mm softwood butt jointed lattice insi...
Yetloh Woodworking 16 1,098 01-11-2023, 05:58 PM
  0 Thread: What will happen to your tools when you die?
Post: RE: What will happen to your tools when you die?

Thank you all for taking the trouble to reply.  Some useful ideas there.   The most valuable things in my 'shop are my seven Holtey planes which are a joy to contemplate and to use.  I have given a...
Yetloh Woodworking 19 1,655 11-11-2022, 06:19 PM
  0 Thread: What will happen to your tools when you die?
Post: What will happen to your tools when you die?

A bit morbid perhaps but still a serious question.  As we get older many of us increasingly consider our own mortality, even though we may not talk about it much.  Many of us also have quite a lot of ...
Yetloh Woodworking 19 1,655 11-06-2022, 05:12 PM
  0 Thread: Makita LS 1040 soft start
Post: Makita LS 1040 soft start

This is a great little mitre saw, nicely made and powerful, but I hate the jolt on start up.  I see it is available with soft start in the US and a soft start modulr for it is avilable here in the UK,...
Yetloh Woodworking Power Tools 0 350 03-30-2022, 11:54 AM
  0 Thread: Coffee table, and a question
Post: RE: Coffee table, and a question

Kmucha16 Wrote: (08-21-2019, 11:17 AM) -- So, I finished the table a few months ago and finally got some pictures and thought I'd update the post here. I ended up just letting the table sit in th...
Yetloh Woodworking 18 7,364 09-02-2019, 03:57 PM
  0 Thread: Church table bases finished
Post: RE: Church table bases finished

Nice work with a very ecclesiastical look. What many of us neglect to do when planning pattern routing is to allow plenty of lead in and run off on the pattern -3 or 4 inches is a good minimum, that ...
Yetloh Woodworking 1 1,118 03-29-2019, 04:02 PM
  0 Thread: Daily Bench Shot
Post: RE: Daily Bench Shot

Peter Tremblay Wrote: (03-22-2019, 09:23 AM) -- Thanks, John I find that more and more I'm growing to dislike bevel up planes because of how sharpening them seems to be harder and more material ne...
Yetloh Woodworking 1,691 548,851 03-24-2019, 04:54 PM
  0 Thread: Coffee table, and a question
Post: RE: Coffee table, and a question

Lots of good sense here and I agree with the idea of giving it time to acclimatise to its ultimate environment.  What baffles me is whyno one has mentioned securing the table top with buttons as expla...
Yetloh Woodworking 18 7,364 03-24-2019, 04:43 PM
  0 Thread: Cabinets in garage
Post: RE: Cabinets in garage

I don't know what US building codes require but over here, in any such building there must be a damp proof membrane (DPM) at some level.  Here they are usually thick plastric sheeting placed on top of...
Yetloh Woodworking 21 7,575 03-02-2019, 12:34 PM
  0 Thread: How can I straighten this?
Post: RE: How can I straighten this?

plharrison Wrote: (01-25-2019, 09:18 PM) -- This old cabinet was something my mom gave us that I’ve never really paid any attention to, so how long it has been twisted, I don’t know.  All I know is t...
Yetloh Woodworking 47 17,645 01-26-2019, 07:16 AM
  0 Thread: My new workbench!
Post: RE: My new workbench!

Scouter Wrote: (01-21-2019, 08:09 PM) -- Thanks. Took a while to determine just what I needed based on my style, and the projects I work on. Like I said, the last thing are the holes for the bench do...
Yetloh Woodworking 25 9,186 01-23-2019, 12:10 PM
  0 Thread: How can I straighten this?
Post: RE: How can I straighten this?

Forget all ideas about trying force the twist out of it, it won't work except, perhaps, in the very short term.  Wood twists because there are stresses in it and those stresses will remain and win out...
Yetloh Woodworking 47 17,645 01-22-2019, 04:59 PM
  0 Thread: Daily Bench Shot
Post: RE: Daily Bench Shot

Redman Wrote: (01-14-2019, 07:44 PM) -- You need to clean your shop dude. -- Nah! Don't look dirty to me, it's nowhere near knee deep. Jim
Yetloh Woodworking 1,691 548,851 01-17-2019, 04:27 PM
  0 Thread: grain orientation on furniture
Post: RE: grain orientation on furniture

Dave, You're right of course - I was overlooking the internal dividers.  However, I still don't see any good argument why one grain orientation for a ply back should be considered right or consider...
Yetloh Woodworking 27 14,545 07-18-2017, 08:19 AM
  0 Thread: grain orientation on furniture
Post: RE: grain orientation on furniture

Some details matter others don't or are highly debateable I'm surprised that anyone really thinks a three panel ply back will look beter.   For me, three separate butted ply panels is not getting t...
Yetloh Woodworking 27 14,545 07-17-2017, 04:34 PM
  0 Thread: Best wax for furniture?
Post: RE: Best wax for furniture?

jteneyck Wrote: (07-13-2017, 03:33 PM) -- The best wax is no wax IMO.  Done correctly wax gives a nice feel but still doesn't add protection.  John -- True words of wisdom.  Wax just adds work be...
Yetloh Woodworking 23 12,393 07-16-2017, 04:09 PM
  0 Thread: grain orientation on furniture
Post: RE: grain orientation on furniture

Unless you are going to actually see the back from the outside when the oiece is in situ I don't see it as a significant issue. Once the piece is full of stuff much less of the back will be on view fr...
Yetloh Woodworking 27 14,545 07-16-2017, 04:04 PM
  0 Thread: GF UV Cure Urethane
Post: RE: GF UV Cure Urethane

jteneyck Wrote: (06-17-2017, 08:31 PM) -- Well, yes, Cooler is right; this product cures by UV light, it's not a product that protects against UV damage or color change.  That wasn't the question, bu...
Yetloh Finishing 10 7,104 06-18-2017, 03:40 PM
  0 Thread: GF UV Cure Urethane
Post: RE: GF UV Cure Urethane

I think Cooler is right.  If it offered protection against UV degradation the makers would surely say so.  Also, "UV protection" is inavariably about the protection of the finish itself rather than pr...
Yetloh Finishing 10 7,104 06-17-2017, 05:05 PM
  0 Thread: Wax over danish oil
Post: RE: Wax over danish oil

bobs64ford352 Wrote: (06-16-2017, 05:05 AM) -- Thank you guys, for the good info.  I decided not to go with wax this time, since time is an issue and it looks good as is. Bob -- I think you got ...
Yetloh Finishing 4 40,473 06-17-2017, 04:45 PM

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