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  0 Thread: Anyone ever think what they used for
Post: RE: Anyone ever think what they used for

Arlin Eastman Wrote: (07-29-2022, 07:55 PM) -- I do not think they had glue a few thousand years ago.  I was thinking they needed to pull it tight to put a pin in it. -- A few thousand? I think they...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 11 707 07-29-2022, 10:01 PM
  0 Thread: Anyone ever think what they used for
Post: RE: Anyone ever think what they used for

They had screw clamps more or less like ours more or less since Roman times. What you describe is practical and I’m sure people did that. A frame and wedges is also practical and efficient. The key t...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 11 707 07-29-2022, 06:47 AM
  0 Thread: PEX-A - Apollo vs Uponor
Post: RE: PEX-A - Apollo vs Uponor

Went all through this. I even called Sioux Chief who convinced me all F1968 PEX is the same. I think if the PEX meets the spec, it will be functionally identical. Only advice I can give is: I insta...
adamcherubini Home Improvement 3 257 07-26-2022, 06:36 PM
  0 Thread: PEX-A - Apollo vs Uponor
Post: RE: PEX-A - Apollo vs Uponor

Everything from Europe seems to be 20% more than USA. Might be VAT, tho you shouldn’t have to pay that. Sioux Chief also makes a PEX-A compliant pipe and fittings, cheaper than Uponor. I’m not fam...
adamcherubini Home Improvement 3 257 07-26-2022, 06:33 AM
  0 Thread: Workbench Top Material
Post: RE: Workbench Top Material

I find this (https://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/fplgtr/fplgtr113/ch04.pdf) helpful every time these conversations come up. I think when woodworkers say they like heavy benches, they mean stiff bench...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 23 1,258 07-19-2022, 09:24 PM
  0 Thread: Clamping
Post: RE: Clamping

I’m right again. Bill really does know something the rest of us don’t (maybe more than one thing). Thanks for the explanation, Bill. What do you use/recommend in unclampable joints? Like hand cut d...
adamcherubini Woodworking 20 1,037 07-15-2022, 10:02 PM
  0 Thread: Clamping
Post: RE: Clamp pressure

Bill Tindall Wrote: (07-14-2022, 08:40 AM) -- Clamp pressure serves to squeeze the excess glue from the joint.  If the joint gaps, clamp pressure serves the additional function of holding the parts t...
adamcherubini Woodworking 20 1,037 07-14-2022, 08:21 PM
  0 Thread: Clamping
Post: RE: Clamping

toolmiser Wrote: (07-12-2022, 09:25 PM) -- Way back in the seventies when I was in High School, we used elmer's white glue.  I doubt anything was in clamps more than an hour because there were many c...
adamcherubini Woodworking 20 1,037 07-13-2022, 06:13 PM
  0 Thread: Workbench Top Material
Post: RE: Workbench Top Material

Generally plywood is much softer than solid wood, resulting in too much flex for a hand tool bench. I’d pass on the plywood. Beech is a better choice.
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 23 1,258 07-12-2022, 09:59 PM
  0 Thread: battery screwdrivers
Post: RE: battery screwdrivers

Snap on makes a 14v impact driver that has a large 2 position paddle trigger, one side fwd, one side reverse that mechanics doing low torque stuff love. I prefer a pistol grip for all power screwi...
adamcherubini Woodworking Power Tools 9 645 07-03-2022, 06:00 AM
  0 Thread: lights installed in ceiling before or after drywall?
Post: RE: lights installed in ceiling before or after dr...

Those flush mount lights are attractive from an installation perspective, but I’m not sure how great they look installed. Kinda like an exposed light bulb. I think the lights that are recessed into th...
adamcherubini Home Improvement 17 848 06-28-2022, 06:51 AM
  0 Thread: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond stones?
Post: RE: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond ...

CStan Wrote: (06-28-2022, 04:37 AM) -- Leaving today on the first real vacation we've had in a while.  A break from my own mediocrity will be most welcome.  So, won't be here for the follow-up.  We'l...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 152 8,003 06-28-2022, 06:11 AM
  0 Thread: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond stones?
Post: RE: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond ...

CStan Wrote: (06-26-2022, 10:28 AM) -- Until Warren starts posting videos, the pikers on YouTube are all we have for occasional entertainment.  Shall I hold my breath?  -- Allow me to enlighten you,...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 152 8,003 06-26-2022, 06:41 PM
  0 Thread: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond stones?
Post: RE: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond ...

CStan Wrote: (06-25-2022, 02:47 PM) -- The guy's probably sawing and chiseling some Indonesian native species that's five kajillion on the Janka scale. -- Didn’t look like it to me. Looked like laua...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 152 8,003 06-26-2022, 09:24 AM
  0 Thread: Aluminum Files
Post: RE: Aluminum Files

Can someone answer why one would need high quality files for aluminum? Why not Mexican made Nicholsons? The problem with cheap files is that they dull quickly on steel. Should be able to use any fl...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 20 1,504 06-25-2022, 08:30 AM
  0 Thread: Tool ID?
Post: RE: Tool ID?

Bottom one is a ruler, but some people call it a scale. (Sorry guys couldn’t resist)
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 10 964 06-23-2022, 05:44 PM
  0 Thread: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond stones?
Post: RE: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond ...

A little surprised by that Japanese woodworker. Sawing looked pretty sloppy. I think he didn’t attack the line like I would have, which resulted in a lot of paring, some of which also didn’t look that...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 152 8,003 06-23-2022, 05:41 PM
  0 Thread: Lie Nielsen No 4 and No 5 Iron interchangeable?
Post: RE: Lie Nielsen No 4 and No 5 Iron interchangeable...

The range of planes offered by Stanley Bailey reflected their machining/casting capabilities more than the specific usage of the planes. So there’s no rule against using your #4 as a scrub plane.  The...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 6 605 06-13-2022, 06:46 PM
  0 Thread: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond stones?
Post: RE: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond ...

AHill Wrote: (06-09-2022, 06:05 AM) -- Don't you mean convex bevel? -- I think that’s what he means and he’s right. When you are cutting, you are cutting. But often, the second or third strike of t...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 152 8,003 06-09-2022, 06:34 AM
  0 Thread: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond stones?
Post: RE: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond ...

Ricky Wrote: (05-26-2022, 11:04 AM) -- I'm also curious about that.  I assume it has something to do with the bevel not being hollow ground.  With hollow grind you go back to the course grit when the...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 152 8,003 06-09-2022, 06:15 AM

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