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  0 Thread: Small diameter furniture leveling feet?
Post: Small diameter furniture leveling feet?

My Google-fu is failing me.  I'm looking for a set of furniture leveling feet for a table base, but only about 3/4" or 1" diameter rubber feet.  Threaded insert in the legs; the feet screw into the...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 0 18 8 hours ago
  0 Thread: How is this color accomplished?
Post: RE: How is this color accomplished?

Thanks, folks!  Appreciate the input.  This is *not* something I'm going to attempt!
®smpr_fi_mac® Finishing 5 233 08-06-2022, 09:53 AM
  0 Thread: How is this color accomplished?
Post: How is this color accomplished?

I can only imagine that this isn't a natural color.  I have somebody who wants a table dyed/stained to look like it, so I'm looking into it.  If you were building a table and wanted this color (or ...
®smpr_fi_mac® Finishing 5 233 08-04-2022, 05:54 PM
  0 Thread: Another old planer coming back to life!
Post: RE: Another old planer coming back to life!

Stwood_ Wrote: (07-05-2022, 01:16 PM) -- So there is no kickback fingers/setup on this machine? -- Nope.  Same setup as a Model 100.  In/out feed rollers, bed rollers, cutter head, chip breaker, an...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking Power Tools 19 1,995 07-07-2022, 09:41 AM
  0 Thread: Another old planer coming back to life!
Post: RE: Another old planer coming back to life!

I built a dust chute for it this week.  I still get a little blow back out the front so I'll add some side ramps inside to see if that helps.  I think the bushing on the outfeed bed roller needs at...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking Power Tools 19 1,995 06-30-2022, 08:26 AM
  0 Thread: What do you use for wiping on oil poly?
Post: RE: What do you use for wiping on oil poly?

Alright.  I'll give those blue paper towels a try.
®smpr_fi_mac® Finishing 9 507 06-26-2022, 06:11 PM
  Question Thread: What do you use for wiping on oil poly?
Post: What do you use for wiping on oil poly?

I buy the "t-shirt" type bags of white rags from the big box store.  They're *perfect*...once I have a couple coats on and the surface is perfectly smooth.  I sand to 220 before applying.  Within a...
®smpr_fi_mac® Finishing 9 507 06-26-2022, 11:38 AM
  0 Thread: Half round table top method?
Post: RE: Half round table top method?

Thanks for the ideas, folks! I'll figure out which will work best for me and get to y'all.
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 14 699 06-26-2022, 11:15 AM
  Question Thread: Half round table top method?
Post: Half round table top method?

I would like to build a couple of simple half round tables with a radius of about 15-18".  Think small hall table or bedside table.  Legs will be simple metal hairpin legs. My question is how to cu...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 14 699 06-22-2022, 08:01 AM
  0 Thread: Another old planer coming back to life!
Post: RE: Another old planer coming back to life!

MstrCarpenter Wrote: (06-21-2022, 11:24 PM) -- I love to see old woodworking machines outperforming their new so called "replacements". I brought an old Parks 12" planer back to life following Bob...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking Power Tools 19 1,995 06-22-2022, 07:23 AM
  0 Thread: Buy new or sharpen
Post: RE: Buy new or sharpen

I would buy new, full kerf blades from Forrest. Later this year, when it's time to sharpen them I'll but a new set.  When they arrive, send out the old blades to be refreshed and put them on stand ...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking Power Tools 13 947 06-19-2022, 09:39 PM
  0 Thread: Another old planer coming back to life!
Post: RE: Another old planer coming back to life!

It still needs some fine tuning to get rid of some sniping on the outfeed and the knives need to be set a *bit* better, and there's a bad bearing on the head but it runs! https://youtu.be/JQEfPdkrS...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking Power Tools 19 1,995 06-19-2022, 09:35 PM
  0 Thread: Daily Bench Shot
Post: RE: Daily Bench Shot

Walnut dining table top nearing completion.  BLO on both sides; wet sanded with 220 on the top surface.
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 1,640 525,959 06-17-2022, 08:30 PM
  0 Thread: BLO cure time?
Post: RE: BLO cure time?

Bill Tindall Wrote: (06-16-2022, 06:35 AM) -- I am somewhat baffled by your reports.  If you flooded "boiled" linseed oil, and then wiped all of it off that you could, at summer temperatures the oil ...
®smpr_fi_mac® Finishing 15 687 06-16-2022, 10:48 AM
  0 Thread: BLO cure time?
Post: RE: BLO cure time?

I'm not worried about building it up.  The BLO is just to pop the grain before an oil poly top coat. I'll try what you recommended!
®smpr_fi_mac® Finishing 15 687 06-15-2022, 06:58 PM
  0 Thread: BLO cure time?
Post: RE: BLO cure time?

So... Two weeks AFTER posting this and it's still not wet wet, but not dry. I had the leg assemblies sitting on top of the table top to mock up positioning.  Left them there over night.  When I ...
®smpr_fi_mac® Finishing 15 687 06-15-2022, 11:33 AM
  0 Thread: Trestle table build thread
Post: RE: Trestle table build thread

I finally delivered it today and the customer was ecstatic when she saw it assembled.  Lots of mistakes made and lessons learned.  If I build another it'll be a LOT faster.
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking 39 3,336 06-12-2022, 05:54 PM
  0 Thread: Unisaw - 5 HP via vfd or 3 HP single phase?
Post: RE: Unisaw - 5 HP via vfd or 3 HP single phase?

Having run both 5hp 3ph with a VFD and a 3hp 2ph, I would go with the 5hp for the reasons you listed.
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking Power Tools 6 131 06-09-2022, 11:14 AM
  0 Thread: Help me with this router table job, please?
Post: Help me with this router table job, please?

Something tells me this is gonna kick back when I try to feed the upper left corner into the flush trim bit.  Why?  Because it's happened before.  Speed is set to ~17k; max is 18k. I have a pivo...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking Power Tools 4 352 06-08-2022, 08:10 PM
  0 Thread: Another old planer coming back to life!
Post: RE: Another old planer coming back to life!

Bob Vaughan Wrote: (06-06-2022, 08:12 AM) -- I've never had the opportunity to use one of those benchtop planers.  What you report confirms my suspicions about their effectiveness.  Decades back I ...
®smpr_fi_mac® Woodworking Power Tools 19 1,995 06-06-2022, 11:18 AM

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