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    Gel stain and finish question

    I'm doing a project using Mahogany and Oak laminated together.

    I used Mohawk grain filler, sanded etc., then stained the Mahogany with Cherry Gel stain and the Oak with Gel Light Golden Oak. I'm...
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    Current favourite is my Custom LV #5 with a 55...

    Current favourite is my Custom LV #5 with a 55 degree frog, since Iím working on dastardly tear-out prone woods for my latest project.
    Agree with so many others, my shooting plane gets used A LOT!
  3. Podium project finishing questions - please chime in

    My project is a personal podium; the legs are strips of Oak, mostly quarter-sawn with a strip of "Mahogany" in the middle like the proverbial fireman's trouser.
    The base, shelf and top are of 1x8...
  4. Straightening old wood for re-use help needed

    Background: I was the recipient of swack of Oak by one of my benefactors; it's all machined, and most the pieces are parts of pews. 2 3/4" wide, 8' long 5/8" thick, bullnozed one edge.
    They're the...
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    Like many, I used them for trim during...

    Like many, I used them for trim during renovations (remodling to you south of the 49th parallel) and work great. I got my set and added clamps when needed from Lee Valley.
    I steam, fill or whatever,...
  6. I made a book stand for a friend a few years ago,...

    I made a book stand for a friend a few years ago, using Old Brown Glue. First time, and I wasn't careful enough about the temps. My fault, not the glue's!
    A lot of handling later, I saw the glue-up...
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    Ah, yes Dick. Mornings are full occupied at...

    Ah, yes Dick. Mornings are full occupied at 06:45, ending at about 07:30, and afternoons vary from 20 minutes before astronomic sunset until 1 1/2 hours after astronomic sunset. Other hours the space...
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    Heat pump best schedule?

    So, my non-profit had a catastrophic failure of a heating system which was not repairable. Our only option was to install a heat pump, thanks to an edict from the Province of B.C. regarding emissions...
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    I think Sketchup 2017 is still a free download...

    I think Sketchup 2017 is still a free download from the Trimble site.
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    I'm surprised that someone is actually surprised...

    I'm surprised that someone is actually surprised about this issue.
    The Chinese army and political masters have been on a tear about technology transfer, and outright theft of trade secrets for over...
  11. I'm joining the club. During Covid, with all the...

    I'm joining the club.
    During Covid, with all the closures, I list the habit of regular gym attendance.
    About a month ago I tore a rotator cuff muscle, and finally on Thursday went to the Physio;...
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    I would have said just "Amen" but it seems the...

    I would have said just "Amen" but it seems the post must be longer.
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    During the years 1976 through 1985, we lived in...

    During the years 1976 through 1985, we lived in Johannesburg, South Africa. One year, in June (southern hemisphere) we got a few inches of snow.
    Nothing to me, I'm a Canuck. But my, the drivers on...
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    I had a failure with old brown glue last year and...

    I had a failure with old brown glue last year and asked the manufacturer what the problem could have been.

    I found that while best adhesion temperature for the glue is over 170 degrees F. While...
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    If the $2000.00 is US currency, Iíd like to see...

    If the $2000.00 is US currency, Iíd like to see if it converts to the price of a new Harvey bandsaw up here.
    The L-N shooting plane is a nice thought.
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    In Canada weíve also had unusual weather. In...

    In Canada weíve also had unusual weather. In Vancouver, the snow dump has been extreme for our area of the province, and the arctic outflows have caused our temperatures to go down to 20 deg F and...
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    For some reason Iíve had a problem accessing...

    For some reason Iíve had a problem accessing older emails from my gmail account; when I say older, I mean 3 years ago.
    Like you I need to keep paper work 7 years.
    My solution has been to back up...
  18. To answer your questions: I swipe length wise...

    To answer your questions: I swipe length wise along the long edge of the plate. Pressure I canít quantify, but I use 3 fingers on the top holding down the iron. I have tried to see if focusing the...
  19. But Tom, when I do the primary and secondary...

    But Tom, when I do the primary and secondary bevel, there's no arc; and it's over 3 plates.
  20. Flat backs, new and old blades, and I'm confused.

    In the last 2 months back-orders have eased, "seconds" sales occurred, and I ended up with 3 new planes. I sold a few, too, but that's not my question.

    Because it's winter here and uncomfortable...
  21. Mike,you sure have your work cut out for you! My...

    Mike,you sure have your work cut out for you! My late uncle was a shop teacher in L.A., and how I miss his advice!
    If I were teaching my 15 year old foster son, I might start with explaining the...
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    Question of 2 (many) dovetail saws

    This is the best time of year to lower the tool count in my shop.
    I've already sold off a few planes I don't use, and now I'm looking at joinery saws to eliminate.
    I have 2 dovetail saws: One is a...
  23. I've also just received my Custom #4 (July 1...

    I've also just received my Custom #4 (July 1 order date).
    I think there may be a few teething issues....
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    Assaf, if I remember correctly, is a medical...

    Assaf, if I remember correctly, is a medical student (ie: poor) and probably lives in an apartment. Also, having lived there, I know that buying a powered bandsaw like we can easily get here would...
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    I have it Ronald, too, but for me surgery isnít...

    I have it Ronald, too, but for me surgery isnít going to happen until it gets much worse.
    I do exercises when the pain begins, and lay off for a few hours. I know Iím a lucky one.
    Yes, surgical...
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