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  1. seek to rent or buy Robust AB casters

    My new lathe should be arriving in early January (yay!!). It looks like the caster set would be very useful to have to get it into place in my shop, but ~$400 for a single use seems pretty spendy....
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    Maybe five minutes-- I'm not fussy about...

    Maybe five minutes-- I'm not fussy about perfection. A couple chops on the ends then peeling cuts to make a flat. If the rim of the chuck is touching around most of the circumference I've not had a...
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    I have a big framing chisel that I use to make a...

    I have a big framing chisel that I use to make a flat for mounting. I find it quicker and easier than setting up and using a giant forstner bit. (not to mention cheaper than buying such a big bit if...
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    I most regret a _very_ bad copy of a Stanley...

    I most regret a _very_ bad copy of a Stanley block plane with a mouth about a half inch wide, a twisted/skewed body, adjuster that wouldn't keep the blade in position for three strokes of the plane,...
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    As above-- for the perhaps a dozen sheets of...

    As above-- for the perhaps a dozen sheets of plywood that I need to cut in a year it's just not worth it. I used to think about one when I broke down sheet goods on my table saw, but now my track saw...
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    Take your pick Acronym Definition MLV...

    Take your pick

    Acronym
    Definition


    MLV
    Murine Leukemia Virus
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    My favorite answer, hot hide glue. Push it...

    My favorite answer, hot hide glue. Push it together, hold it for about 30 seconds, and done.
  8. I have this one ...

    I have this one , a little more expensive, but it will turn over my F350 diesel on a cold morning as long as the batteries aren't completely gone. It holds a charge for a at least a year.
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    Pretty much anything will work, but don't expect...

    Pretty much anything will work, but don't expect to get much done without investing in the biggest monitor you can manage-- 27" at a minimum. The program eats screen real estate like crazy. You spend...
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    exactly. (plus some characters to make my reply...

    exactly. (plus some characters to make my reply long enough)
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    Actually what I've used was a couple dabs of hot...

    Actually what I've used was a couple dabs of hot hide glue. Easier to get off than the tape residue, at least with the tape I have. Lot's of things will work, including nothing. --I just made some...
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    For an oven both work well, excellent convection...

    For an oven both work well, excellent convection and decent interior hardware is more important than fuel type. Ours is gas and eats $120 igniters, which is a pain. If self-clean is important to you...
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    I've done it by tacking a strip on what will be...

    I've done it by tacking a strip on what will be the short edge and running it through the planer. Also by doing an angled cut on a bandsaw for smaller pieces.
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    I'm another happy Supermax 19-38 user. I use it...

    I'm another happy Supermax 19-38 user. I use it on cherry, maple and walnut almost exclusively, 80 grit almost exclusively. There are things about it that are irritating-- like the paper clamp on the...
  15. Free to good home — pocket door hardware

    Hafele pp42 pocket door set L554MM/22” unopened, new in box.

    Acquired for an entertainment center I didn’t get built before the advent of flat screens. Sometimes procrastination is a good thing. ...
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    The toilet bowl brush is a definite go! Great...

    The toilet bowl brush is a definite go! Great ideas here, thanks.
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    Conventional wisdom is to hold your arm at your...

    Conventional wisdom is to hold your arm at your side, bend your elbow to 90 degrees and then measure the distance from the floor to your elbow. If you stand on a thick anti-fatigue mat be sure to...
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    Festool gag gift?

    Looking for ideas for a gag gift for my niece's husband-- a superb carpenter and great guy with, let's say, a Festool problem. (like he owns at least one of each, his shop looks like the factory...
  19. That's a nice lathe, especially for the money....

    That's a nice lathe, especially for the money. Much like my first Delta.

    In terms of tools you probably want to stick with high speed steel as it's hard to sharpen carbon steel without...
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    Maloof style sculptured rocker-- maybe a two seat...

    Maloof style sculptured rocker-- maybe a two seat settee style. Or perhaps a table to set next to the rockers. Or an upholstered style chair in any style ranging from art nouveau to MCM.
  21. The TransTint/TransFast metal-complex acid dyes...

    The TransTint/TransFast metal-complex acid dyes are much more fade resistant than aniline dyes. (I'm not sure you can even buy actual aniline dyes these days, most of them were pretty carcinogenic...
  22. I don't do segmented bowls, but have had quire a...

    I don't do segmented bowls, but have had quire a few occasions to make circles for frames and such. I use the make two halves, joint and then glue the two halves together method. If I had a gap I'd...
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    Well that's a depressing thought. A new building...

    Well that's a depressing thought. A new building isn't in the works. The floorboards are 3" thick sitting on 3x10 joists 12" OC spanning about 8 ft. (whoever built that floor had the "if it's worth...
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    That sounds like even more mumbo jumbo. Surely...

    That sounds like even more mumbo jumbo. Surely going from 21% oxygen to 20.998% oxygen (making that number up) will have no measurable effect.

    I found a paper describing the effect of water on...
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    Judged with a good straightedge the ways are...

    Judged with a good straightedge the ways are still flat. If I were keeping the lathe I'd probably try, as many used to do, brass or stainless inlay strips on the wear surfaces.

    Although the...
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