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  0 Thread: Crosscut Sled Base Thickness
Post: RE: Crosscut Sled Base Thickness

(11-23-2020, 08:58 AM)Cooler Wrote: I used 3/4" melamine covered particle board.  It was (and remains) perfectly flat and it has a good deal of lubricity so it slides more easily than other options....
Mike67 Woodworking 12 1,873 11-24-2020, 05:02 PM
  0 Thread: Grandson
Post: RE: Grandson

(10-01-2020, 01:00 PM)Turner52 Wrote: 15 year old grandson has expressed interest in woodturning. Coming over Saturday morning for first lesson. I have glued up some walnut and oak for a mallet. Wil...
Mike67 Woodturning 10 1,876 10-02-2020, 07:40 AM
  0 Thread: Using Trans Tint Dyes
Post: RE: Using Trans Tint Dyes

(11-30-2018, 01:27 AM)JTTHECLOCKMAN Wrote: May have been asked before but I could not find it so will ask again sorry. I want to use trans tint dyes to color some maple wood (small items) My questio...
Mike67 Finishing 5 2,118 12-01-2018, 09:56 AM
  0 Thread: bandsaw blade took a bite out of me
Post: RE: bandsaw blade took a bite out of me

(11-30-2018, 04:02 PM)gear jammer Wrote: Opened a box with a new bandsaw blade, cut the quick ties  and the thing slipped away from me. Uncoiled and landed right above my glove and slid about 5 inch...
Mike67 Woodturning 10 3,565 12-01-2018, 09:52 AM
  0 Thread: Calabash Box
Post: RE: Calabash Box

(10-28-2018, 07:31 AM)Splinterz25 Wrote: My latest work Calabash Box 9.5" x 4.5" pommele sapele  Lacquer finish C&C welcome. Wow. That finial is really impressive.
Mike67 Woodturning 15 6,028 10-28-2018, 11:17 AM
  0 Thread: Chips coming off fast, sting my left hand
Post: RE: Chips coming off fast, sting my left hand

(10-28-2018, 10:26 AM)Strokes77 Wrote: I'm sure I am doing something wrong. I'm new to turning.  Cut up a log to make a bowl.  As I start roughing, the chips coming off the roughing gouge fire stra...
Mike67 Woodturning 13 5,006 10-28-2018, 11:11 AM
  0 Thread: Nova reversible chuck questions
Post: RE: Nova reversible chuck questions

Gregory of Sherwood ForestI'm looking at getting a Nova Reversible chuck but I don't see one available for a 1 1/4" spindle, only 1x8" Can an adapter be used with it without negating the reversibility...
Mike67 Woodturning 3 1,700 10-27-2018, 01:16 PM
  0 Thread: Dust Collection at Lathe Question
Post: Dust Collection at Lathe Question

Have been using a Ridgid shop vac with drywall bag and hepa filter for dust collection while sanding on the lathe. Seems to work pretty well. Recently got my hands on a harbor freight dc with a wynn f...
Mike67 Woodturning 2 1,917 07-04-2018, 08:51 AM
  0 Thread: Curly ash question
Post: RE: Curly ash question

(09-22-2017, 07:56 PM)Dave Diaman Wrote: Hey guys. I scored a ton of this curly ash that I'm going to turn into turning blanks to sell eventually. My question is about the moisture content. Right no...
Mike67 Woodturning 5 2,812 09-23-2017, 12:22 PM
  0 Thread: Longevity of HFDC?
Post: RE: Longevity of HFDC?

Thank you!
Mike67 Woodworking Power Tools 4 2,745 05-30-2017, 06:51 AM
  0 Thread: Longevity of HFDC?
Post: Longevity of HFDC?

Has anyone worn out a HFDC? I've had one for about a decade and it makes some squealing noises. Should I start looking for a replacement? Thanks.
Mike67 Woodworking Power Tools 4 2,745 05-29-2017, 08:52 AM
  0 Thread: spray can lacquer recommendation
Post: RE: spray can lacquer recommendation

Hi, Budglo. I've used many cans of minwax and deft with the fan spray caps and they never clog. The only brand that did clog for me was watco so if using that one, removing and soaking the cap could b...
Mike67 Finishing 10 6,788 03-08-2017, 09:12 AM
  0 Thread: spray can lacquer recommendation
Post: RE: spray can lacquer recommendation

Deft is good and available at Ace stores around here. Minwax - in a black can - is also very good and the borgs carry it but it usually costs a few dollars more than Deft. I find that both tend to haz...
Mike67 Finishing 10 6,788 03-04-2017, 09:27 AM
  0 Thread: Mohawk lacquer question
Post: Mohawk lacquer question

Can anyone explain the difference between Mohawk clear tone finish and Mohawk finishers choice? Both, I think, are clear nitro lacquers. Thanks, Mike
Mike67 Finishing 0 1,491 01-19-2017, 08:04 PM
  0 Thread: Heat for the Shop
Post: RE: Heat for the Shop

Have a Modine Hot Dawg gas heater in a two car garage in Vermont. Walls and ceiling are insulated but the doors are 50-year-old wood and not at all tight. The heater does fine if it's over about 20 ou...
Mike67 Woodworking Hand Tools 33 16,883 12-19-2016, 11:24 AM
  0 Thread: Can you have too much DC?
Post: RE: Can you have too much DC?

Handi, that must have made a bang! Thanks for the input. Turns out my emails to the seller were going to spam so he wasn't seeing them. Trying to make arrangements to go get this thing. Fingers crosse...
Mike67 Woodworking Power Tools 24 14,445 12-14-2016, 09:54 AM
  0 Thread: Can you have too much DC?
Post: RE: Can you have too much DC?

Thanks all for the good info. May be for nothing - I emailed the CL poster and haven't heard back. The DC is probably sold already (wish people would take down posts when items sell). This is good inf...
Mike67 Woodworking Power Tools 24 14,445 12-11-2016, 12:34 PM
  0 Thread: Can you have too much DC?
Post: RE: Can you have too much DC?

Thanks again for all the input. AHill, the issue is with suck, not capacity. With both planers I get a good amount of chips on the infeed table after each board goes through. Its worst on the small pl...
Mike67 Woodworking Power Tools 24 14,445 12-08-2016, 04:37 PM
  0 Thread: Can you have too much DC?
Post: RE: Can you have too much DC?

OP here. Thanks so far. More detail here... Currently running the HFDC through a Thein separator in one of those big blue plastic barrels (works well), then about ten feet of 4 inch hose that I move f...
Mike67 Woodworking Power Tools 24 14,445 12-08-2016, 01:00 PM
  0 Thread: Can you have too much DC?
Post: Can you have too much DC?

Currently using a HFDC with a Wynn in a garage shop, moving the hose to the machine in use. Works ok but can't keep up with the planer so have been thinking something with a little more suck would be ...
Mike67 Woodworking Power Tools 24 14,445 12-08-2016, 11:09 AM

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