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  0 Thread: I’m a believer…
Post: RE: I’m a believer…

I'll chime in with my limited, amateur experience.  I've used the Minwax Oil Modified finish a few times with good results.  I typically apply it over BLO with a seal coat of shellac in between.  The ...
Bill Wilson Finishing 21 636 02-21-2024, 11:11 AM
  0 Thread: The Simplest Tapering Jig
Post: RE: The Simplest Tapering Jig

Thanks John.  I've seen YT videos for some pretty complex jigs.  Sometimes (*maybe most of the time), simpler is better.
Bill Wilson Woodworking 8 451 02-21-2024, 10:51 AM
  0 Thread: Reintroduction
Post: RE: Reintroduction

I guess I'm one of those old timers, at least from the fact that I do indeed remember you.  I don't post here much, but always peruse the threads, in awe of the talent that members have.  It's great t...
Bill Wilson Woodworking 26 1,095 02-19-2024, 07:50 AM
  0 Thread: In making cutting boards what would you use
Post: RE: In making cutting boards what would you use

I've used Howard's Butcher Block oil.  I picked it up at Lowes.  I think it was less than $10 for a 12oz bottle.  It may be more expensive than making your own mix, but I don't keep any beeswax around...
Bill Wilson Woodworking 19 774 02-16-2024, 10:23 AM
  0 Thread: Is there any woodworking you can make money at?
Post: RE: Is there any woodworking you can make money at...

nosoup4u Wrote: (02-12-2024, 12:33 PM) -- Thanks to everyone who replied! I have had people, upon seeing my projects say, "you could sell those". I've always been very skeptical about that, but I wan...
Bill Wilson Woodworking 34 1,668 02-14-2024, 11:50 AM
  0 Thread: In making cutting boards what would you use
Post: RE: In making cutting boards what would you use

I've made a few, mostly simple strip style with 3-4 species of wood.  Used TBIII.  No problems that I'm aware of, as long as people keep them out of the dishwasher. I made one end grain cutting boa...
Bill Wilson Woodworking 19 774 02-14-2024, 11:42 AM
  0 Thread: Stanley #1
Post: RE: Stanley #1

Timberwolf Wrote: (02-07-2024, 09:47 PM) -- ............... In 1995 I snagged a Chaplin #1 for $20.00 at a flea market..kept it for about a year and was finally persuaded to sell it for $900.00...Th...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Hand Tools 19 1,205 02-09-2024, 12:20 PM
  0 Thread: Whole house generator follow-up (fuel use)
Post: RE: Whole house generator follow-up (fuel use)

Snipe Hunter Wrote: (01-27-2024, 09:13 PM) -- No priority for us at the old place either. We were at the end on the line on the edge of the county so always the last to get power. We also had old obs...
Bill Wilson Home Improvement 41 2,106 01-29-2024, 11:06 AM
  0 Thread: Miter Angles
Post: RE: Miter Angles

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Bill Wilson Woodworking 14 1,358 12-15-2023, 03:38 PM
  0 Thread: A Wedding Present
Post: RE: A Wedding Present

Very nicely done!  The newlyweds will cherish that for years. I have 2 daughters for whom I've made cutting boards.  One of them is scored, worn and badly in need of a good sanding and fresh finish...
Bill Wilson Woodworking 9 1,354 11-15-2023, 09:08 AM
  0 Thread: Arm R Seal ?
Post: RE: Arm R Seal ?

I made that mistake years ago, when I built my wife a china cabinet for our 20th anniversary.  I finished the inside with oil varnish.  It smelled for years afterward.  Yes, I said years.  The worst o...
Bill Wilson Finishing 3 471 11-13-2023, 03:43 PM
  0 Thread: Uses for radial arm saw
Post: RE: Uses for radial arm saw

I have a Craftsman RAS that I've owned since the late 70's.  It may not be the most precise tool, but it has served my purposes.  For years I used it for any & all cross cuts &r miter cuts and the occ...
Bill Wilson Woodworking 33 3,364 11-09-2023, 04:22 PM
  0 Thread: I need a mini table saw
Post: RE: I need a mini table saw

I know nothing about them, but I have heard others mention that Proxxon tools are popular with model builders.
Bill Wilson Woodworking 11 1,707 10-17-2023, 03:05 PM
  0 Thread: Shop Interlocking Floor Mat Suggestions?
Post: RE: Shop Interlocking Floor Mat Suggestions?

I've never used them, but I have heard of people using stall mats in their shops.  They are much heavier than the HF interlocking mats, if that is a requirement.  They are also much more $$$.
Bill Wilson Woodworking 11 1,187 09-26-2023, 02:38 PM
  0 Thread: PC Pancake Comp Issue
Post: RE: PC Pancake Comp Issue

brnhornt Wrote: (08-28-2023, 04:04 PM) -- Just wanted to close this one out.  Replaced the check valve.  Full tank fill and 8 subsequent top offs and the problem is gone.  I'm calling that a success....
Bill Wilson Woodworking Power Tools 12 1,261 08-29-2023, 06:55 AM
  0 Thread: Johnson Paste Wax
Post: RE: Johnson Paste Wax

rwe2156 Wrote: (08-17-2023, 09:44 AM) -- What are people using for waxing cast iron tables? -- https://refreshliving.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/type-of-finish-to-use-with-milk-paint-rustoleum-an...
Bill Wilson Woodworking 15 2,068 08-17-2023, 02:19 PM
  0 Thread: PC Pancake Comp Issue
Post: RE: PC Pancake Comp Issue

Mine will occasionally leak air from someplace, after it's filled.  Doesn't do it all the time. Haven't seem the motor issue though.  Will be following this thread.  I've never been able to isolate...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Power Tools 12 1,261 08-16-2023, 02:13 PM
  0 Thread: How to keep the underside of your mower deck slick as sn-t
Post: RE: How to keep the underside of your mower deck s...

rwe2156 Wrote: (08-01-2023, 12:03 PM) -- I've seen some mowers with hose attachments built into the deck.  Not sure how well they work or if they are even a good idea. -- My Husqvarna has one.  I u...
Bill Wilson Home Improvement 14 2,221 08-01-2023, 02:58 PM
  0 Thread: How to keep the underside of your mower deck slick as sn-t
Post: RE: How to keep the underside of your mower deck s...

The underside of a mower deck is a pretty harsh environment.  I doubt any application of paint, wax or other coatings will last very long.  I've painted (rattle can Rustoleum) the underside of decks b...
Bill Wilson Home Improvement 14 2,221 07-31-2023, 02:13 PM
  0 Thread: Securing handrail to concrete stairs question.
Post: RE: Securing handrail to concrete stairs question.

I used epoxy once on railings for a set of concrete steps at my daughter's house.  That was probably 10 years ago.  They are still rock solid.  I've never used those wedge anchors in that application,...
Bill Wilson Home Improvement 11 968 07-17-2023, 11:50 AM

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