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  1. Glue away!!

    Glue away!!
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    Thanks for the reply. Not sure they are the...

    Thanks for the reply. Not sure they are the same. It is non-woven abrasive whatever that means. They are expensive and only come in weird grits. But Harbor Freight has already knocked them off...
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    Scuff and buff sanding balls

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    Has anyone tried these sanding balls? Currently I hand sand the 1/4" round over on the end grain on 2" and 3" holes. Then go to the flap sander for 150 and 180 G. I spend hours at the...
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    The difference now is the little 4 volt Ryobi is...

    The difference now is the little 4 volt Ryobi is lithium.
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    Going smaller with Ryobi

    My cordless tools like many others have been growing and growing. Starting with the old Makita 12 volt back in the 90s I am now on 18 and 24 volt cordless powerhouses. And they are heavy.

    Some of...
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    Thanks to the woodworkers who responded. I told...

    Thanks to the woodworkers who responded. I told my friend about the dado on the table saw. I also said it was a bit dangerous (for me)! Since I do not charge friends for stuff like this I was...
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    Bee Box Finger grab

    A friend asked how to make this finger pull. I am drawing a blank. Some kind of router bit finger grab?


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    Well ordinary and exceptional are subjective...

    Well ordinary and exceptional are subjective terms for sure. I thought about making solid walnut cutting boards and mine were "ordinary". But there were dozens of solid walnut cuttings boards on...
  9. I do both. Most woodwind instruments were made...

    I do both. Most woodwind instruments were made in Europe. So my woodwind pegs are turned in metric. Everything else is Imperial. Most of my digital devices can switch back and forth.
  10. Poll: I supplemented a full time music career with...

    I supplemented a full time music career with woodworking for money. I am retired from the music career so I supplement my retirement with woodworking small stuff for money. I have never cracked 40K...
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    I use the various shades of Watco Danish Oil to...

    I use the various shades of Watco Danish Oil to even out the variations. Black Walnut, Dark Walnut, Medium Walnut and Light Walnut.
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    Poll: I use 3/4" birch ply with stub tenons. For my...

    I use 3/4" birch ply with stub tenons. For my shop cabinets: Frame less trimmed with walnut. European hinges. Actually when I did small kitchens I always did 3/8" stub tenons regardless of face...
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    Odie's Oil

    I found a post on this called Oil/Wax finishes. I did not want to be that lazy guy that does not search for answers first! So I removed the query.
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    I use a tricked out Craftsman Radial Arm Saw with...

    I use a tricked out Craftsman Radial Arm Saw with a Forrest Chopmaster blade. It has an old American Engineering flipstop fence. For thick stuff I use an Hitachi miter saw with a 12" Forrest blade....
  15. If you are asking me, I make musical instrument...

    If you are asking me, I make musical instrument stands. www.heritagemusicproducts.com I only use walnut.

    Cheers
  16. I use wood racks. You can organize by species...

    I use wood racks. You can organize by species and thickness. You do not want to see how much walnut I have. (Gloat) 4/4 to 9/4. I am 75 so I am constantly reminding my wife and son about the...
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    I like my HSS knives in my Grizzly 15" 4 post...

    I like my HSS knives in my Grizzly 15" 4 post plainer. In general, I like the quality of HSS over the cut of carbide. When they get dull I have to use 80 G to remove planer marks. When they are...
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    I used to build a few trestle tables and have one...

    I used to build a few trestle tables and have one now in the dinning room. I make the legs and the cross member at the top the same size. The most important structural component is the joint...
  19. I used to spend many hours in the shop making...

    I used to spend many hours in the shop making furniture for money. My profession as a musician took its toll on family. The phone rings and off you go to the recording studio leaving a dinner...
  20. Huh...no I could not find one, my bad.

    Huh...no I could not find one, my bad.
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    Try searching for "cam handles" "machine...

    Try searching for "cam handles" "machine handles" "ratcheting handles". Lot of stuff out there but not so much in 7/16-14. Here is something you could make work:
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  22. I would use a fostner bit and a chisel

    I would use a fostner bit and a chisel
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    I agree it "might" be walnut sapwood. But using...

    I agree it "might" be walnut sapwood. But using sapwood on a walnut product with all that labor is risking having a disappointed customer. This post makes that point. A Lot of my walnut products...
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    I like to follow the black aniline dye with GF...

    I like to follow the black aniline dye with GF Ebony Gel Stain.
  25. Only the top stair is 7". The rest are 8" No...

    Only the top stair is 7". The rest are 8" No animals or humans were harmed in the construction of these stairs.467148
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