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  0 Thread: The method to use PVA as sealcoat
Post: The method to use PVA as sealcoat

I have found some videos online mentioning that PVA glue can be an effective sealcoat before staining wood. But I found very few information about what the exact method is. How to use it as a sealcoat...
Bencuri Finishing 2 329 04-06-2022, 04:41 PM
  0 Thread: Beech being blotchy, any solution for staining?
Post: RE: Beech being blotchy, any solution for staining...

I have been experimenting meanwhile. As a main direction, I would like to stick to as deep color as possible. So far I had the best results with water dye. I also looked up some old test pieces from t...
Bencuri Finishing 4 335 04-06-2022, 04:31 PM
  0 Thread: Beech being blotchy, any solution for staining?
Post: RE: Beech being blotchy, any solution for staining...

jteneyck Wrote: (03-29-2022, 08:09 PM) -- Do you have spray equipment?  If so, spray the dye on, just enough to wet the wood and not enough for any excess to accumulate and migrate or it will blotch....
Bencuri Finishing 4 335 03-30-2022, 05:26 PM
  0 Thread: Beech being blotchy, any solution for staining?
Post: Beech being blotchy, any solution for staining?

I am trying to color beech blocks with dye. They come in powder form where I live, and they are soluble in water or alcohol. The problem is the results are not very satisfying. You can see it on the p...
Bencuri Finishing 4 335 03-29-2022, 06:07 PM
  0 Thread: DIY drying wood
Post: RE: DIY drying wood

humanrace Wrote: (04-20-2021, 07:41 PM) -- I have dried quite a few bowls in the microwave.  My method:  Weigh the bowl.  A home made balance scale would work.  Put the bowl in the microwave with a h...
Bencuri Woodworking 9 1,739 04-21-2021, 09:29 AM
  0 Thread: DIY drying wood
Post: DIY drying wood

I need a wooden disk for a small project. I managed to obtain a disk cut from the trunk of a beech tree, that has just been cut out yesterday, so the wood is very fresh. I would like to do a project w...
Bencuri Woodworking 9 1,739 04-20-2021, 05:19 PM
  0 Thread: Hammering saw blades on cast iron, will the surface have dents?
Post: RE: Hammering saw blades on cast iron, will the su...

AHill Wrote: (04-14-2021, 01:01 PM) -- Cast iron is almost always harder than saw blades, which are typically very soft as far as steel goes.  Is the surface of the cast iron as-cast or is it machine...
Bencuri Woodworking Hand Tools 8 1,463 04-14-2021, 05:36 PM
  0 Thread: Hammering saw blades on cast iron, will the surface have dents?
Post: RE: Hammering saw blades on cast iron, will the su...

Actually I have just found a video that says cast iron is better for this purpose than the kind of tempered stuff that the professional anvil is made of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_KikzIar...
Bencuri Woodworking Hand Tools 8 1,463 04-13-2021, 07:05 PM
  0 Thread: Hammering saw blades on cast iron, will the surface have dents?
Post: RE: Hammering saw blades on cast iron, will the su...

iclark Wrote: (04-13-2021, 05:52 PM) -- If you are lucky, the cast iron surface will only deform. If you miss-hit and hammer the saw teeth into the cast iron, they will mark and they may start formin...
Bencuri Woodworking Hand Tools 8 1,463 04-13-2021, 06:57 PM
  0 Thread: Hammering saw blades on cast iron, will the surface have dents?
Post: Hammering saw blades on cast iron, will the surfac...

I want to straighten some hand saw blades by hammering, and the only hard large surface I have is a large block of cast iron. I tried hammering metal on it, and it did not break, but it is definately ...
Bencuri Woodworking Hand Tools 8 1,463 04-13-2021, 04:54 PM
  0 Thread: What happened to Norsewoodsmith.com?
Post: RE: What happened to Norsewoodsmith.com?

What a pity he unpublished stuff, those articles are great. They should stay online forever. I hope he will put them back soon.
Bencuri Woodworking 3 1,204 11-30-2020, 07:00 PM
  0 Thread: What happened to Norsewoodsmith.com?
Post: What happened to Norsewoodsmith.com?

Norsewoodsmith.com had articles whith several great projects, and I checked the website time by time for reference. It was the site that inspired me the most in woodworking. I have just noticed it is ...
Bencuri Woodworking 3 1,204 11-29-2020, 02:09 AM
  0 Thread: Repairing plastic bench top
Post: RE: Repairing plastic bench top

This layer is simply a strengthened plastic layer, your knife can actually leave a mark on it, but only in case when you press much harder than on a usual plastic layer. I also don't know what materia...
Bencuri Finishing 3 1,118 10-05-2020, 05:14 PM
  0 Thread: Repairing plastic bench top
Post: Repairing plastic bench top

My workbench is a former kitchen table, the top is laminate, covered with a layer of cut resistant plastic. A part of the surface in the middle (about 10"x10") is very uneven, there are chips missing ...
Bencuri Finishing 3 1,118 10-04-2020, 04:12 PM
  0 Thread: How to do anodic electrocleaning?
Post: RE: How to do anodic electrocleaning?

Hmm, actually I did not pay attention to this metal dissolving thing, that is definately not very charming, especially when 10-15A only refers to per square foot. I am sure the surface of the saw is m...
Bencuri Woodworking Hand Tools 9 6,498 04-11-2019, 04:34 PM
  0 Thread: How to do anodic electrocleaning?
Post: RE: How to do anodic electrocleaning?

https://www.pfonline.com/articles/better-electrocleaning Search for Anodic cleaning and Spring steel in this one. https://www.gaterosplating.co.uk/alkaline-cleaning https://www.pfonline.com/artic...
Bencuri Woodworking Hand Tools 9 6,498 04-09-2019, 03:05 PM
  0 Thread: Sawset question
Post: RE: Sawset question

What about the Stanley 15-640? Is that a good saw set?
Bencuri Woodworking Hand Tools 11 5,125 04-08-2019, 06:18 PM
  0 Thread: How to do anodic electrocleaning?
Post: RE: How to do anodic electrocleaning?

I know A means amperes, I was just not sure what "Amperes per square foot" means. Like: is it enough to check the A level feature of the charger, or need to check some other thing, too.
Bencuri Woodworking Hand Tools 9 6,498 04-08-2019, 05:47 PM
  0 Thread: How to do anodic electrocleaning?
Post: How to do anodic electrocleaning?

To restore some of my old Disston hand saws, I decided to try electrolysis. As these are spring steel saws, an article that deals with the two types of electrocleaning caught my attention. Particularl...
Bencuri Woodworking Hand Tools 9 6,498 04-08-2019, 04:26 PM
  0 Thread: Suggestion for gouge/chisel type needed
Post: Re: Suggestion for gouge/chisel type needed

I have checked how to work with the hook knife, and though it is very practical, I concluded for the type of work what I will do, it will be better to clamp the workpiece and use a chisel.[br][br]I am...
Bencuri Woodworking Hand Tools 4 4,651 02-01-2016, 11:16 PM

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