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    Patrick Walsh

    Vintage Martin T75 restoration

    Thread Starter: Patrick Walsh

    So I have a opportunity to purchase the above machine for a fair deal from my employer. I am aware of the phenolic guides being pop riveted I the the sliding table along with not availible for replacement. So my question is as follows to those in the know with regard to the phenolic ways....

    Last Post By: Patrick Walsh Yesterday, 10:55 PM Go to last post
    Malcolm Schweizer

    I'm finally building my boat.

    Thread Starter: Malcolm Schweizer

    I lofted the station moulds for her about six years ago, but we moved to a place with less room to build a boat, so she went on hold. I have borrowed a place to build and am going to make all the bits and pieces in my shop, then assemble them in the borrowed space. This is going to be a slow...

    Last Post By: Malcolm Schweizer Yesterday, 10:43 AM Go to last post
    david charlesworth

    There's nothing wrong with A2

    Thread Starter: david charlesworth

    I frequently hear that A2 is difficult to sharpen with a wire edge which hangs on. My sharpening method is very simple. Get a small wire edge at 30 or 33 degrees . An Eclipse honing guide is used, with an 800 grit man made Waterstone. The angle is then raised by about 2-3 degrees Now 4...

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    Steven Mikes

    Do you wear an apron while working?

    Thread Starter: Steven Mikes

    Wondering if its worth getting one. Seems like it could keep some dust off the clothes, but that usually brushes off quite readily. The pockets might be helpful just for holding small things like marking knife, pencil, small ruler, square, etc. There must be a reason why traditional woodworkers...

    Last Post By: steven c newman Yesterday, 7:29 PM Go to last post
    Dave Rosner

    Big table....big boards...

    Thread Starter: Dave Rosner

    Hi all - Im building a 112 x 44 walnut dining table with 10/4 boards for the top. Im having a heck of a time running the 7-11 boards through my 8 jointer an 12 planner. Im using the method of partially flattening 8 of the face and then running through my planner using a base that supports...

    Last Post By: Roger Feeley Yesterday, 4:37 PM Go to last post
    Roger M. Davis

    Drying bowl blanks

    Thread Starter: Roger M. Davis

    I have called every pet shop in town trying to find Silica Gel cat litter to us as a drying agent. It is hard to find. I think I will order it. Anyway I was just thinking why not use my vaccumn pump to pull out the water? Has anyone done this. I know when you stabilize pen blanks they tell you to...

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