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  0 Thread: rocking horse build ionstructions
Post: RE: rocking horse build ionstructions

Can't help with the plans, but it's my sincere hope that someone dusts off the epic Bob Z rocking horse thread from many years ago.  Not sure it would answer your question either, but it certainly wou...
Bill Wilson Woodworking 11 321 Yesterday, 06:56 AM
  0 Thread: Bench top oscillating edge sander utility?
Post: RE: Bench top oscillating edge sander utility?

I have a similar key in the switch for my Craftsman RAS.  I've had that saw for about 40 years and I've never removed the key.
Bill Wilson Woodworking Power Tools 21 1,304 08-13-2021, 10:19 AM
  0 Thread: Christmas Gifts
Post: RE: Christmas Gifts

(08-24-2020, 05:08 PM)iclark Wrote: Christmas tree ornaments seem to be appreciated in our family. Woodturning or scrollsaw are the easiest toolset. I'll second this one.  I've been making scroll s...
Bill Wilson Woodworking 17 3,208 07-22-2021, 01:46 PM
  0 Thread: Wood toy recommendation
Post: RE: Wood toy recommendation

My grandson loves dinosaurs.  I've made him several puzzles from this book.  If you have a scroll saw, they are pretty simple and fun to make.
Bill Wilson Woodworking 8 703 07-22-2021, 01:36 PM
  0 Thread: Digital Angle Gauge?
Post: RE: Digital Angle Gauge?

As I recall, the early Wixey's were subject to very quick battery drain.  I believe they fixed that problem in later models.  The one I have still has the same battery it came with.  I've never remove...
Bill Wilson Woodworking 13 1,369 05-28-2021, 02:52 PM
  0 Thread: 5" 8 Hole Random Orbital Sandpaper
Post: RE: 5" 8 Hole Random Orbital Sandpaper

I normally get my ROS paper from Klingspor, but have gotten several packages of the Diablo discs from HD and it seems to be pretty decent stuff.
Bill Wilson Woodworking 9 977 05-16-2021, 10:02 AM
  0 Thread: Skimpy Yard Sale?
Post: RE: Skimpy Yard Sale?

I picked up that exact same tap & die set at a flea market a couple years ago.  I think I paid $10 for it, but it was green tagged for $15.  Mine wasn't quite that rusty and I had to repla...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Hand Tools 10 1,362 05-01-2021, 10:49 AM
  0 Thread: Wooden parallel screw clamps
Post: RE: Wooden parallel screw clamps

(04-25-2021, 12:06 PM)identity_crisis Wrote: I’ll definitely be checking local craigslist and yard sales as shipping second hand seems to be expensive and not really worth it. I have at least a cou...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Hand Tools 22 2,288 04-25-2021, 12:22 PM
  0 Thread: Brad nailer or finish nailer, which should I buy?
Post: RE: Brad nailer or finish nailer, which should I b...

A finish nailer uses a larger nail, with a larger head.  I use mine mostly for heavier nailing tasks, like door frames and trim, where it has to go through drywall, into the framing.  I rarely use it ...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Power Tools 18 2,043 04-25-2021, 12:17 PM
  0 Thread: Decorating Trends That Date Your Home
Post: RE: Decorating Trends That Date Your Home

(04-16-2021, 12:04 PM)stav Wrote: Edison bulbs and granite counters are my only faux pas.  Not sure what you can have for counters now if tile, wood and granite are all out. Keep 'em.  They'll even...
Bill Wilson Home Improvement 24 2,250 04-16-2021, 12:29 PM
  0 Thread: 21 Pinewood Derby
Post: RE: 21 Pinewood Derby

Good stuff Johnny.  That Pokemon car is pretty cool!  Nice job.  Sounds like your son is getting a lot more out of the experience than just a little fun.  Congrats all around.   My oldest GS had his ...
Bill Wilson Woodworking 8 1,091 04-12-2021, 09:35 AM
  0 Thread: Modular homes?
Post: RE: Modular homes?

My brother worked in a modular home factory a few years back.  Those homes were very well constructed and you could get packages that included just about anything you wanted in the way of interior and...
Bill Wilson Home Improvement 44 21,728 03-31-2021, 11:51 AM
  0 Thread: First timer bandsaw scroll work
Post: RE: First timer bandsaw scroll work

:cool: Git yerself a scrollsaw and you can cut those out by the dozens, with no sanding required.  Then your son can give them to all his friends.   :D
Bill Wilson Woodworking 6 733 03-29-2021, 09:55 AM
  0 Thread: Should I get rid of my old Bosch router?
Post: RE: Should I get rid of my old Bosch router?

You’ve been given several good reasons to keep the Bosch.  I’ll just add that I’m also just a hobbiest and i’ve got seven routers, five of which I use regularly.  I don’t think keeping the Bosch quali...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Power Tools 19 2,248 03-28-2021, 01:20 PM
  0 Thread: The consequences of not sanding between coats of poly
Post: RE: The consequences of not sanding between coats ...

It's always been my understanding that Zinsser Seal Coat is de-waxed shellac and that Zinsser Bulls Eye shellac (both clear and amber) contains wax.
Bill Wilson Finishing 34 3,483 03-23-2021, 07:13 AM
  0 Thread: The consequences of not sanding between coats of poly
Post: RE: The consequences of not sanding between coats ...

(03-22-2021, 11:20 AM)blanning Wrote: I can't seem to find SealCoat at the box stores.  And Amazon seems to only carry quarts.  Based on 400sqft coverage per gallon, it looks like I need around 10 g...
Bill Wilson Finishing 34 3,483 03-22-2021, 01:17 PM
  0 Thread: shed paint
Post: RE: shed paint

If you are making a color change, paint is probably a better choice than stain.
Bill Wilson Home Improvement 3 581 03-21-2021, 06:46 AM
  0 Thread: The consequences of not sanding between coats of poly
Post: RE: The consequences of not sanding between coats ...

I wholeheartedly agree with the shellac recommendations, but I'll add a little twist for your consideration.  If you want to use shellac only, without a topcoat, then I would suggest using regular she...
Bill Wilson Finishing 34 3,483 03-19-2021, 06:48 AM
  0 Thread: New circular saw burning the wood
Post: RE: New circular saw burning the wood

(03-11-2021, 10:02 AM)katlorine Wrote: Oh! Would this apply to weather treated wood? I am building an archery backdrop for my fiancee, so I made sure to get wood that could hold up outdoors. I didn'...
Bill Wilson Woodworking 14 1,373 03-11-2021, 12:56 PM
  0 Thread: Sheet vs ROS sanders
Post: RE: Sheet vs ROS sanders

I became a ROS convert many years ago.  I was helping my brother sand some cherry panels for the kitchen cabinets he was building.  I had a PC 1/4 sheet sander.  He had a Dewalt ROS.  This was probabl...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Power Tools 7 911 03-09-2021, 08:16 AM

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