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  0 Thread: Type of wood
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Halfathumb Wrote: (09-27-2021, 01:54 PM) -- What wood is this? I originally thought WO when I stripped the spindle but the back appears to be different. Are they the same species? -- I'm not too go...
Papa Jim Woodworking 8 854 09-29-2021, 09:04 PM
  0 Thread: Router bit got me on Friday
Post: RE: Router bit got me on Friday

Thanks to everyone who posted. Shop accidents always leave you feeling a little stupid (at least mine have) and for that reason there is a tendancy not to make them public. These posts are a good remi...
Papa Jim Woodworking 31 9,032 07-28-2021, 10:26 AM
  0 Thread: My most ambitious project to date - a custom guitar inspired by a 1959 Les Paul
Post: RE: My most ambitious project to date - a custom g...

FLWoodworker84 Wrote: (07-05-2021, 07:55 PM) -- I have been plugging away at this for months and finally...it's alive! Link to video (https://youtu.be/1Jli4rJxglQ) -- And I thought I was  a wood...
Papa Jim Woodworking 15 1,503 07-07-2021, 10:14 AM
  0 Thread: How do you repair a conveyor belt?
Post: RE: How do you repair a conveyor belt?

No, It's actually a sanding belt but I'm using it as a conveyor belt. I have attempted a splice using some book binding materials I had laying around but I'm not encouraged that it is going to hold. I...
Papa Jim Woodworking 21 3,377 10-07-2020, 09:41 PM
  0 Thread: Would like to try some Shaker boxes
Post: RE: Would like to try some Shaker boxes

Here's my first batch less three I already gave away. They're like potato chips. You can't make just one! Everything said about John Wilson was spot on. He is such a gentleman!  Although I h...
Papa Jim Woodworking 10 2,356 10-01-2020, 03:07 PM
  0 Thread: How do you use a branding iron?
Post: RE: How do you use a branding iron?

JerrySats Wrote: (10-01-2020, 12:48 PM) -- That's genius Papa Jim for either versions (electric or handheld) .  I have a handheld version made by another company and I have the option of using a hand...
Papa Jim Woodworking 15 2,662 10-01-2020, 02:22 PM
  0 Thread: How do you repair a conveyor belt?
Post: RE: How do you repair a conveyor belt?

iclark Wrote: (09-27-2020, 08:07 PM) -- I assume that the belt is too old to call Klingspor and ask about some sort of warranty break on a replacement? How was the original belt joined? I know tha...
Papa Jim Woodworking 21 3,377 09-27-2020, 09:40 PM
  0 Thread: How do you repair a conveyor belt?
Post: How do you repair a conveyor belt?

I have a shop built 25" wide panel sander. Stock is conveyed past the sanding drum by a 25" x 60 " Klingspor wide belt that runs at about 30 rpm. While running a small job thru today the joint separat...
Papa Jim Woodworking 21 3,377 09-27-2020, 05:20 PM
  0 Thread: How do you use a branding iron?
Post: RE: How do you use a branding iron?

Here is what I came up with: I made it out of a 14" drawer glide and shop scraps.  That nail at the top is to hold the glide in place until you're ready to brand. I made those six consecutive b...
Papa Jim Woodworking 15 2,662 09-24-2020, 05:02 PM
  0 Thread: How do you use a branding iron?
Post: How do you use a branding iron?

I'm a reasonably competent hobby woodworker, but every time I pull out that Rockler "Handcrafted by" branding iron I feel like a beginner. I tried branding scrap first but all that accomplished was dr...
Papa Jim Woodworking 15 2,662 09-16-2020, 08:08 PM
  0 Thread: Would like to try some Shaker boxes
Post: Would like to try some Shaker boxes

I'm getting kind of bored, and I think learning something new would help.  There is plenty of on line help but if there is a "must have' book I would appreciate that info. I lack a band saw which will...
Papa Jim Woodworking 10 2,356 08-31-2020, 11:22 AM
  0 Thread: Project complete-thanks for the help
Post: RE: Project complete-thanks for the help

Tapper Wrote: (08-09-2020, 11:06 PM) -- Very nice job, indeed - I like the color you chose! I too recently had the same experience trying to buy 4x8 sheets of 1/4" masonite at the big box stores. Nei...
Papa Jim Woodworking 6 1,603 08-10-2020, 09:41 AM
  0 Thread: Project complete-thanks for the help
Post: Project complete-thanks for the help

I was repairing a 100 yr old folding screen and sought forum help on what material to use. I finally decided on double strength cardboard but it didn't work out. It was six feet tall--but folded in th...
Papa Jim Woodworking 6 1,603 08-09-2020, 10:43 AM
  0 Thread: Need help on that material to use
Post: RE: Need help on that material to use

Just ordered a five pack of 48" x 72" corrugated double wall cardboard sheets from Staples after checking with mfg on thickness (5/16"). Delivered to my home for less than $30. I'll post again to let ...
Papa Jim Woodworking 15 3,349 07-14-2020, 01:03 PM
  0 Thread: Need help on that material to use
Post: RE: Need help on that material to use

Ohio Mike Wrote: (07-12-2020, 05:23 PM) -- Baltic birch is available in 4 x 8 sheets https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50105449563_529bca0399_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jkDwvr) -- Unfortunately I...
Papa Jim Woodworking 15 3,349 07-12-2020, 07:28 PM
  0 Thread: Need help on that material to use
Post: Need help on that material to use

I have a three panel wood framed screen about 100 yrs old:       The wood and hardware are in good shape. The problem is the cardboard panels are shot. I tried to wood putty and sand over the rough...
Papa Jim Woodworking 15 3,349 07-12-2020, 04:30 PM
  0 Thread: The aroma of wood
Post: RE: The aroma of wood

toolmiser Wrote: (07-05-2020, 07:15 PM) -- Just don't try "pee elm". -- Or fresh cut red oak!  My father was a carpenter and one of my favorite memories was walking into a freshly framed house. ...
Papa Jim Woodworking 32 6,670 07-06-2020, 10:10 AM
  0 Thread: stain on Cherry
Post: RE: stain on Cherry

Nobody else has mentioned it, but lye  will stain cherry darker and faster than anything else. Only problem might be getting it too dark!
Papa Jim Woodworking 15 4,359 06-04-2020, 08:01 PM
  0 Thread: woodworking ideas for a grandpa to do with a 8 year old grandson
Post: RE: woodworking ideas for a grandpa to do with a 8...

A scroll saw and stack of 1/4" plywood for starters. Give him basic shapes at first and then he'll start making up his own. Best part (as I explained to my daughter): He can cut his finger but he can'...
Papa Jim Woodworking 21 5,714 03-28-2020, 07:32 PM
  0 Thread: Types of Screws?
Post: RE: Types of Screws?

Fastenall will order square heads for you.
Papa Jim Woodworking 28 10,421 11-05-2019, 05:27 PM

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