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  0 Thread: Finish question on Pine
Post: RE: Finish question on Pine

(06-05-2021, 04:32 PM)Eurekan Wrote: I have had great luck with BIX pre-stain conditioner. No waiting, just get it wet and then apply stain. Of course, you should test on your wood first. Problem is...
Eurekan Finishing 11 831 06-05-2021, 04:39 PM
  0 Thread: Finish question on Pine
Post: RE: Finish question on Pine

I have had great luck with BIX pre-stain conditioner. No waiting, just get it wet and then apply stain. Of course, you should test on your wood first. Problem is that BIX is very difficult to find. I ...
Eurekan Finishing 11 831 06-05-2021, 04:32 PM
  0 Thread: Drill for drilling in beams and mixing plaster: Bosch GBM9-16? Or other?
Post: RE: Drill for drilling in beams and mixing plaster...

Go to an auction. Buy an old 300rpm 1/2 drill. I've bought several old ones of various good name brands and they will all twist your arm off. Max price was $15. None were variable speed but strong.
Eurekan Woodworking Power Tools 22 2,113 03-09-2021, 11:52 AM
  0 Thread: Garage electrical??
Post: RE: Garage electrical??

One additional suggestion for you. Hopscotch your circuits along a wall. Space them about 3 ft apart and alternate the circuits. If you run multi heavy duty systems simultaneously this will keep you f...
Eurekan Home Improvement 14 1,417 03-03-2021, 01:04 PM
  0 Thread: adding cabinet space over existing wall cabinets
Post: RE: adding cabinet space over existing wall cabine...

How much space do you really need? You could go the other direction. Down. I did these under drawers and the space is amazing. Great for cans and lids, and cookie sheets  and other stuff. Basic direct...
Eurekan Home Improvement 20 1,316 03-03-2021, 12:58 PM
  0 Thread: Garage electrical??
Post: RE: Garage electrical??

Set screw couplers should be fine. No running water (hopefully) across the joints so compression or water resistant couplings are unnecessary.
Eurekan Home Improvement 14 1,417 02-28-2021, 11:48 AM
  0 Thread: Painting Rooms
Post: RE: Painting Rooms

I paint the ceilings white and then the walls. I moved into a house once that that walls and ceilings painted the same. So, I had to paint the ceiling too when I didn't want to. If you ever redecorate...
Eurekan Home Improvement 19 1,401 02-28-2021, 10:49 AM
  0 Thread: One deck board won't drain
Post: One deck board won't drain

I've got a 2-year old deck and there is one board near the center that won't drain. The other deck boards shed their water load fairly quickly but this one 16 ft board has a 3 ft section that cups and...
Eurekan Home Improvement 5 553 02-28-2021, 10:41 AM
  0 Thread: Need Recomendations for Random Orbital Sander
Post: RE: Need Recomendations for Random Orbital Sander

I love my Milwaukee with the lifetime warranty. The dust collection is excellent. It has a rocker switch that I don't love but it seems most use a rocker switch. Would buy again.
Eurekan Woodworking Power Tools 10 2,584 02-28-2021, 10:23 AM
  0 Thread: DeWalt Planer workaround?
Post: RE: DeWalt Planer workaround?

I have an aged piece of 2" red oak that I clamp to the input/output tables to get a non flexing surface for <1/4 planing.  Since the planer will sometimes pull up the leading edge of pieced that sm...
Eurekan Woodworking 13 1,753 02-04-2021, 12:13 PM
  0 Thread: How would you fix this?
Post: RE: How would you fix this?

Hopefully your friend is writing an Amazon review with pictures. Sometimes the vendor actually reads those and will try to make amends. Usually not but you can only try and steer someone away from a t...
Eurekan Woodworking 11 1,103 01-04-2021, 03:03 PM
  0 Thread: How would you fix this?
Post: RE: How would you fix this?

Hopefully your friend is writing an Amazon review with pictures. Sometimes the vendor actually reads those and will try to make amends. Usually not but you can only try and steer someone away from a t...
Eurekan Woodworking 11 1,103 01-04-2021, 03:03 PM
  0 Thread: Recommendations for beginner books and resources?
Post: RE: Recommendations for beginner books and resourc...

I'd recommend Woodsmith magazine. Especially the older issues. The diagrams are clear and the directions are usually straightforward. Lots of easy projects that are useful and decorative. And, most pr...
Eurekan Woodworking 12 1,173 12-19-2020, 10:26 AM
  0 Thread: Anyone mill and dry ELM?
Post: RE: Anyone mill and dry ELM?

Had a dead American elm on my block. Stood there for 3-4 years dead till it finally was cut down. Hard as nails but machined beautifully. Made hammer handles and ax handles. Has a totally different fe...
Eurekan Woodworking 22 2,539 12-12-2020, 02:33 PM
  0 Thread: foredom / router wrench
Post: RE: foredom / router wrench

Well you could do what my Dad did. Buy something at a garage sale and grind it down. Been working that way for many years.
Eurekan Woodworking Power Tools 6 888 11-29-2020, 11:19 PM
  0 Thread: 1" dowel 26? 27? mm Forstner?
Post: RE: 1" dowel 26? 27? mm Forstner?

Expandable bit for drill press is available. Dial in what you need. [attachment=31287]
Eurekan Woodworking 22 2,966 11-29-2020, 09:58 AM
  0 Thread: What is this Buffum tool?
Post: What is this Buffum tool?

Browsing a woodworking tool auction and came across this beautiful example of something. The teeth look sharp and it looks like it should be pushed. I've found some Buffum catalogs but this was not in...
Eurekan Woodworking Hand Tools 0 484 11-05-2020, 09:53 AM
  0 Thread: Safety button on circular saw trigger
Post: RE: Safety button on circular saw trigger

I've got a 40yr old Craftsman Sawmill with a top mounted safety slide. Luckily it is so old it normally does not work.
Eurekan Woodworking Power Tools 15 1,986 10-28-2020, 09:52 AM
  0 Thread: Finishing BEFORE glue-up?
Post: RE: Finishing BEFORE glue-up?

I understand your point but I think finishing before glue-up is fraught with unexpected problems. How many time do you have to tap on the joint to get it to mate properly? Will you mar your brand new,...
Eurekan Woodworking 14 2,129 10-26-2020, 11:06 AM
  0 Thread: I need some help guys.
Post: RE: I need some help guys.

Here's a Facebook group dedicated to auctioning tools. Might want to audit the action a bit. Prices are all over the map. Some stuff goes cheap other stuff goes over value. Can I have it Tool Auction
Eurekan Woodworking Hand Tools 4 1,397 10-16-2020, 10:37 AM

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