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  0 Thread: Converting a dresser to bathroom vanity
Post: RE: Converting a dresser to bathroom vanity

(02-06-2021, 02:04 PM)goaliedad Wrote: We want to use a solid wood (ash) dresser as bathroom vanity with a vessel sink How would you finish tge top to protect it from water? Just about any spar va...
Blaine Finishing 4 818 02-06-2021, 02:14 PM
  0 Thread: Sapel Mahogany & Curly Maple lidded Bowl
Post: RE: Sapel Mahogany & Curly Maple lidded Bowl

That's gorgeous, both for the woods used and for the design. Well done. Blaine
Blaine Woodturning 6 4,287 08-27-2017, 07:55 AM
  0 Thread: How Level Ceiling Joist For Drywall
Post: RE: How Level Ceiling Joist For Drywall

A buddy of mine is a pretty high end general contractor and is working on a million dollar renovation near Lake Michigan in the northern suburbs of Chicago.  Part of the foundation in the duplex (yeah...
Blaine Home Improvement 28 23,462 03-09-2017, 08:58 AM
  0 Thread: oil primer dry time
Post: RE: oil primer dry time

Read the instructions on the container for the primer.  Typically, you can paint over oil in 2-4 hours, but low temperatures can extend that and they usually say not to use them if the temperature is ...
Blaine Finishing 3 2,075 03-08-2017, 09:24 AM
  0 Thread: End Grain
Post: RE: End Grain

Nice box and very nice picture.   :yes:  Love the top with the curly grain. I made some pepper mills as gifts for Christmas and decided to put a maple "cap" on the top into a drilled hole (a "design ...
Blaine Woodturning 5 3,151 02-28-2017, 05:10 PM
  0 Thread: End Grain
Post: RE: End Grain

Thanks Michael.  This is going to be a salt box for the kitchen, so I actually want a fairly loose fit.  I'm planning to make a simple finial for the lid.  Blaine
Blaine Woodturning 5 3,151 02-28-2017, 01:27 PM
  0 Thread: End Grain
Post: End Grain

I've got some semi-scrap wood that I want to use to make a salt box for my kitchen.  It's a simple project, really.  Just a lidded box with a relatively simple glue-up to make the blank. The way I'm ...
Blaine Woodturning 5 3,151 02-28-2017, 09:07 AM
  0 Thread: Hoody Has Passed
Post: RE: Hoody Has Passed

Sorry Arlin, the only contact I've had with Hoody since his injury is through Sue, his partner, using PM's here on Woodnet. Blaine
Blaine Woodworking Hand Tools 12 5,619 12-19-2016, 02:27 PM
  0 Thread: Hoody Has Passed
Post: Hoody Has Passed

For those who remember Hoody, I have been told by his partner, Sue (Jazaven on Woodnet) that he passed away in August.  He had a series of illnesses following a head injury and finally succumbed. I w...
Blaine Woodworking Hand Tools 12 5,619 12-19-2016, 09:06 AM
  0 Thread: Scraper plane vs. Card Scraper
Post: RE: Scraper plane vs. Card Scraper

Thanks Skip.  I lurk and contribute when I think I might add something that another member might not.  Hopefully, that's the case here. The forum has gone so much more toward saws and that's just not...
Blaine Woodworking Hand Tools 16 10,502 12-16-2016, 10:03 AM
  0 Thread: Scraper plane vs. Card Scraper
Post: RE: Scraper plane vs. Card Scraper

A card scraper will only get your wood to the finish of the last grit of sharpening agent you use to sharpen it.  The burr you turn will represent that last grit used.  The higher the grit used, the f...
Blaine Woodworking Hand Tools 16 10,502 12-16-2016, 02:03 AM
  0 Thread: Favorite Pepper Mill Finish
Post: RE: Favorite Pepper Mill Finish

Is the walnut oil very durable, Ivan?  The folks for whom these are intended will actually use them, so I'd like to make them stay semi-glossy or satin as long as possible. Walnut oil is easy.   :yes...
Blaine Woodturning 8 5,852 11-12-2016, 11:33 AM
  0 Thread: Favorite Pepper Mill Finish
Post: Favorite Pepper Mill Finish

I'm going to turn two walnut and maple pepper mills as Christmas gifts.  I'd like to know your favorite finish for them. I've turned a couple of these before and used Mylan's friction finish.  I'm re...
Blaine Woodturning 8 5,852 11-11-2016, 12:40 PM
  0 Thread: Hammer and Anvil
Post: RE: Hammer and Anvil

(10-30-2016, 04:04 PM)blackhat Wrote: Then try a piece of pipe as a striker. I'll look into that, too.  A big piece might give a more interesting sound.   :yes: I think this high school still has...
Blaine Woodworking Hand Tools 17 9,665 10-30-2016, 05:28 PM
  0 Thread: Hammer and Anvil
Post: RE: Hammer and Anvil

I wondered about a ball peen.  I think to get the biggest sound, he'd need one that's fairly large?  I'll look for one of those. I also wonder about the 2-pound sledge I have.  Is that hard enough or...
Blaine Woodworking Hand Tools 17 9,665 10-30-2016, 05:20 PM
  0 Thread: Hammer and Anvil
Post: RE: Hammer and Anvil

I believe he already has the anvil. Blaine
Blaine Woodworking Hand Tools 17 9,665 10-30-2016, 03:58 PM
  0 Thread: Hammer and Anvil
Post: RE: Hammer and Anvil

Il Trovatore is actually the song they're going to be playing.   :yes: I think the brass hammer is a good idea and might look into it. As for the 1812 Overture and a cannon, I made one for him to u...
Blaine Woodworking Hand Tools 17 9,665 10-30-2016, 11:45 AM
  0 Thread: Hammer and Anvil
Post: RE: Hammer and Anvil

(10-29-2016, 08:34 PM)cputnam Wrote: How about a Warrington Pattern hammer? I'm pretty sure he's going to want something bigger.  The "ring" sound is going to have to stand out over the other 70 or...
Blaine Woodworking Hand Tools 17 9,665 10-30-2016, 08:16 AM
  0 Thread: Hammer and Anvil
Post: Hammer and Anvil

OK, so I haven't started a thread here in a long time and this one isn't really going to be a hand tool thread, but bear with me.  You're the right guys to answer this. My new son-in-law is a high sc...
Blaine Woodworking Hand Tools 17 9,665 10-29-2016, 05:38 PM
  0 Thread: Glad to be Alive
Post: RE: Glad to be Alive

Glad you're gonna be OK. Cardiac rehab can be fun.  Stick with it and change your lifestyle to include the exercise regularly.  It's a PITA, but beats the alternative. All the best. Blaine
Blaine Woodworking Hand Tools 45 18,499 09-17-2016, 08:26 PM

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