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  0 Thread: Bought some 5/4?
Post: RE: Bought some 5/4?

Sounds like you have 5/4 S2S if both sides are smooth. S2S = surfaced 2 sides. 5/4 rough should measure at least 1 1/4". just for information S4S would be surfaced top and bottom and both edges smooth...
lift mechanic Woodworking 14 857 07-17-2022, 04:25 PM
  0 Thread: Pine flooring finish
Post: RE: Pine flooring finish

A soft wood flooring will scratch no matter what finish you use. I installed a circular sawn duglas flooring six years ago. I used a Minwax oil stain. Then 2 coats of Bona Mega satin finish. Then 2 co...
lift mechanic Home Improvement 7 567 06-29-2022, 10:54 PM
  0 Thread: What do you use for wiping on oil poly?
Post: RE: What do you use for wiping on oil poly?

I use a 2 or 3" foam brush to apply. Then follow up with a lint free old Tee shirt rag again long strokes with the grain. Sanding with a 320 foam pad in-between coats.
lift mechanic Finishing 9 509 06-27-2022, 12:21 AM
  0 Thread: Looking to source some hinges
Post: RE: Looking to source some hinges

Another source would be Lee Valley.
lift mechanic Woodworking 5 350 06-13-2022, 12:29 PM
  0 Thread: One incredible beast od a RAS
Post: RE: One incredible beast od a RAS

I have one similar to this RAS. it is a Comet radial arm saw 16" blade 5 hp built onto a trailer. It was built back in the 1950's.  I used it to build the house I'm living in, have not used it for 6 y...
lift mechanic Woodworking Power Tools 3 386 06-11-2022, 12:38 PM
  0 Thread: Cracked and sinking concrete floor
Post: RE: Cracked and sinking concrete floor

I am with Snipe Hunter, Remove,  compact and repour. If were in my shop I would cut it so it would be a straight edge and probably square it off.
lift mechanic Home Improvement 14 1,243 05-05-2022, 02:13 PM
  0 Thread: Alternative to pressure treated
Post: RE: Alternative to pressure treated

I just saw some neat brackets used on steel "T" posts to brace the corners. I saw them on YouTube on "Wild Wonderful Off-Grid" there latest vid titled "were halfway there" starting at 1:45 mins.  I ha...
lift mechanic Home Improvement 11 769 04-15-2022, 11:04 AM
  0 Thread: Miter Sled - Features Important to You?
Post: RE: Miter Sled - Features Important to You?

Long runners, replaceable zero clear insert for 90 and 45. A 45 deg bolt in fence for like doing picture frames. Runners that are adjustable to fit the miter slot.
lift mechanic Woodworking 26 2,275 04-06-2022, 11:27 PM
  0 Thread: Stand On Rubber Mat
Post: RE: Stand On Rubber Mat

Do you find the rubber mats a pain to sweep around? I mainly have wood saw dust but sometimes steel drill shavings at the drill press. I know the steel from the drill press gets stuck in the broom whe...
lift mechanic Home Improvement 18 1,518 03-26-2022, 10:35 AM
  0 Thread: How to deal with this tear out?
Post: RE: How to deal with this tear out?

I just had the same type of tear out but on an alder panel. I decided to repair it even though it will not show. I used clear "Stick Fast" CA glue and an accelerator. Never used it before. I just spre...
lift mechanic Woodworking 16 1,440 03-20-2022, 10:39 PM
  0 Thread: questions on slab for shed
Post: RE: questions on slab for shed

Around my chicken coop I buried chicken wire about 12" deep to keep the varmints out. It has been 6 years now and nothing has dug under the coop. I had a small slab poured last year, 12' x 14'. The co...
lift mechanic Home Improvement 10 1,019 03-19-2022, 12:10 PM
  0 Thread: Punch Saw For Plaster Wall?
Post: RE: Punch Saw For Plaster Wall?

Drill a 1/2" hole and use a jig saw to make the cut.
lift mechanic Home Improvement 7 787 03-14-2022, 09:57 PM
  0 Thread: Festool Sanders Dust Collection
Post: RE: Festool Sanders Dust Collection

About a month ago I made the leap to the Festool CT 15 hepa vacume and the ETS 125/3 EQ-Plus sander. The dust collection is much better than my other sander that I could hook up to a shop vac. The onl...
lift mechanic Woodworking Power Tools 13 1,060 03-13-2022, 12:44 AM
  0 Thread: Finishing Stair Treads
Post: RE: Finishing Stair Treads

The Bona "Traffic" works quite well. I have a fairly soft flooring, circular sawn Duglas fir. I lightly sanded the flooring, stained with oil base. Then 2 coats of Bona "Mega" the 2 coats of Bona "Tra...
lift mechanic Home Improvement 15 1,053 03-12-2022, 01:09 AM
  0 Thread: Bringing tools out of long term storage
Post: RE: Bringing tools out of long term storage

Sounds like you did what you could do before storage. I am no expert but working on machinery for 42 years, the electrical on the machines and tools are not normally a problem. Grease what you can. Tu...
lift mechanic Woodworking Power Tools 5 568 03-09-2022, 11:22 PM
  0 Thread: DeWalt 18v to 20v Adapter?
Post: RE: DeWalt 18v to 20v Adapter?

Thank for the information. Guess I will get the adapter, charger and a couple of batteries. Good to know about leaving the batteries in the adapter. I think the 20v DeWalt will be around for a while.
lift mechanic Woodworking Power Tools 4 582 03-08-2022, 12:44 AM
  0 Thread: DeWalt 18v to 20v Adapter?
Post: DeWalt 18v to 20v Adapter?

I have several 18v DeWalt tools. My second battery just stopped charging, now down to 3 batteries. Anyone have experience with the adapter? Does the 20v batteries last as long as the lithiumion 18v XR...
lift mechanic Woodworking Power Tools 4 582 03-04-2022, 04:28 PM
  0 Thread: Interior door finishing stands?
Post: RE: Interior door finishing stands?

I am applying the final coat of Arm R-Seal to the last 2 doors. I ended up cutting some plywood into 7" triangles. Drilled a 1/4" hole near the top of the triangle. Pre drilled the door stiles for 4" ...
lift mechanic Finishing 10 1,957 03-01-2022, 03:44 PM
  0 Thread: Power Twist Link Belts
Post: RE: Power Twist Link Belts

Ski lifts use a lot of belts to run the engine room machinery. We had some Power Twist belts for emergencies. Luckly never had to use them. The supplier of the belts always told us never to use them n...
lift mechanic Woodworking Power Tools 4 480 02-28-2022, 12:08 PM
  0 Thread: What to pour oil poly into for wiping?
Post: RE: What to pour oil poly into for wiping?

I like those 4" roller trays for wipe on poly. I use a foam brush to apply and a folded rag to wipe off. I use the the roller ramp to dab my brush after dipping  as I apply. I have 3 trays that I have...
lift mechanic Finishing 7 667 02-26-2022, 11:58 PM

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