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  0 Thread: Putting paint over varnish - outside
Post: Putting paint over varnish - outside

About three years ago I visited this forum asking for advice/counsel for a project that I was working on.  The project was making a set of church doors for an old church that was being restored.  The ...
Retiredguy Finishing 7 317 10-30-2022, 09:01 PM
  0 Thread: Valhalla Lifetime Wood Treatment
Post: Valhalla Lifetime Wood Treatment

All: Has anyone used or have knowledge about Valhalla Lifetime Wood Treatment? It sounds waaaay too good to be true, especially since it is water based, Ross
Retiredguy Finishing 2 1,764 02-01-2019, 09:57 AM
  0 Thread: Mortise & Tenion Expansion/Contraction
Post: RE: Mortise & Tenion Expansion/Contraction

jteneyck Wrote: (08-05-2018, 06:47 PM) -- That sounds like a reasonable approach.  Have you tried cutting ccw?  It's not something I normally do but if the depth of cut is only 1/8" it should be ok a...
Retiredguy Woodworking 17 8,651 08-05-2018, 07:59 PM
  0 Thread: Mortise & Tenion Expansion/Contraction
Post: RE: Mortise & Tenion Expansion/Contraction

jteneyck Wrote: (08-04-2018, 05:47 PM) -- I've never used a 4 flute end mill, but I would guess it would cut slowly but smoothly.  If that's true, I wonder if you are trying to take too deep a cut.  ...
Retiredguy Woodworking 17 8,651 08-05-2018, 05:33 PM
  0 Thread: Mortise & Tenion Expansion/Contraction
Post: RE: Mortise & Tenion Expansion/Contraction

jteneyck Wrote: (07-28-2018, 02:49 PM) -- You can buy end mills that will allow you to go about as deep as you want for the mortises.  I use center drilling, 2 or 3 fluted HSS end mills.  You can buy...
Retiredguy Woodworking 17 8,651 08-04-2018, 05:22 PM
  0 Thread: Mortise & Tenion Expansion/Contraction
Post: RE: Mortise & Tenion Expansion/Contraction

rwe2156 Wrote: (07-28-2018, 08:54 AM) -- Yes, I would definitely make the tenon longer, at least 3 1/2". IMO the best approach is glue  & pin the tenon closest to edge so the edge stays flush with...
Retiredguy Woodworking 17 8,651 07-28-2018, 01:36 PM
  0 Thread: Mortise & Tenion Expansion/Contraction
Post: RE: Mortise & Tenion Expansion/Contraction

fredhargis Wrote: (07-27-2018, 01:13 PM) -- I would glue them all, there are no concerns with expansion on 2" tenons. Curious, how thick are those tenons? -- Thank you for your input, that's what I...
Retiredguy Woodworking 17 8,651 07-27-2018, 07:39 PM
  0 Thread: Mortise & Tenion Expansion/Contraction
Post: Mortise & Tenion Expansion/Contraction

I am building two Church doors to replace the 156 YO originals. The doors are Red Oak 1 3/4" thick, and each door is 30 X 96 inches, with two 5" wide styles, and four rails (3 3/4", 6", 7" and 11"). ...
Retiredguy Woodworking 17 8,651 07-27-2018, 12:17 PM
  0 Thread: Who are you
Post: Re: Who are you

Hello, my name is Ross. [br]I have had a lathe for several years, made stuff, even sold some, but never felt that I really understood what I was doing with the lathe. [br]I retired from my day job i...
Retiredguy Woodturning 457 134,078 03-02-2008, 04:38 PM

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