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    If I were going to do a lot of this kind of work...

    If I were going to do a lot of this kind of work I would buy an appropriate sized bead blast cabinet. There are several types of media that would give you the texture and look you are seeking, such...
  2. Seems like a salvaged length of bowling alley...

    Seems like a salvaged length of bowling alley would fill the bill.
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    I got a cheap Wen for occasional use $110.00 @...

    I got a cheap Wen for occasional use $110.00 @ amazon. Works fine am happy. Holds both pin and pinless blades. It holds pinless blades by pinching the ends kinda like a vise, holds fine.
  4. I'm interested in this set, sending PM

    I'm interested in this set, sending PM
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    Do some investigating

    and try to use demo tools to discover what tools work the best for you. Many years ago (about 45) I carved several sets of revolver grips out of some Brazilian rosewood. All were done by hand with...
  6. I have a G1073 bought new in 2000. It is a good...

    I have a G1073 bought new in 2000. It is a good saw that was well-priced at that time. Mine says it's 2hp. Remember there is/was considerable shipping cost also. The only downside for me is that...
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    A Wenzloff saw has been on my wish list for a...

    A Wenzloff saw has been on my wish list for a while now. LV just pushed me with their free shipping offer. I ordered a Wenzloff dovetail saw 3 days ago and it is backordered till 9/30 from Lee...
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    I don't think you have much of a choice, but I...

    I don't think you have much of a choice, but I would just use a nail set and drive the nails down and fill the holes. If you just have to have the nails out I would try to use a small hole saw or...
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    My money is important to me whether I spend $100...

    My money is important to me whether I spend $100 or $10,000, I still want to get the value that I paid for. So here to me is the crux of the matter. All of the businesses that supply products to the...
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    The problem is with the hole size in the dados....

    The problem is with the hole size in the dados. The best recomendation is to call Frued.[/quote]


    Not trying to be critical of your statement, but I would be more confident of Freud's quality...
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    I agree John but have additional

    I have the Freud set and had a similiar problem when I first started using it. What I discovered was that although the blades fit very tightly to the arbor the major problem was with the shims....
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    Breadbox design

    Greetings all'

    I'm looking for a design for a breadbox for LOML. I really would like something different and innovative. This will not need to be exotic wood since she wants it painted, so...
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    here's my humble suggestion

    I made the jewelry stand that was in the Wood Magazine about a year ago. I used maple and rosewood and LOML was very pleased.
    OK, I have never posted a pic before and been having trouble sizing it...
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    I'm generally satisfied with Amazon and avoid the...

    I'm generally satisfied with Amazon and avoid the vendors. My latest experience brings up questions. I bought and received a Electrolux vacuum cleaner for $222.00 with free shipping. All was great...
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    40 years ago I hand carved several sets of custom...

    40 years ago I hand carved several sets of custom Brazilian rosewood pistol grips for S&W and Colt revolvers. At that time I only had a X-acto set, some rat tail rasps, home-made sanding sticks and...
  16. I just had to reply to this post. I have had two...

    I just had to reply to this post. I have had two Sears 150 lb/ft micrometer torque wrenches fail exactly the same way. The internal nuts came loose and lost all calibration. Sears wouldn't give...
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    Thank you to all who replied. All of your advice...

    Thank you to all who replied. All of your advice is well taken and will get me on the right track I'm sure. Unfortunately, I am relegated to detailed examination of photos on the various auction...
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    Thanks for the reply Bob. I had read your plane...

    Thanks for the reply Bob. I had read your plane rehab post previously but didn't see reference to the mouth widening issue. .but you did answer my question. If any plane I see needs any dressing to...
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    New member with plane question

    Hello SMCers, I joined this board a few months ago, but have just been lurking and trying to learn from the wise woodworkers here. I'm an old guy (67) and just getting around to learning the skills...
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