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    Same as Phil Mueller says. I seldom use BLO or...

    Same as Phil Mueller says. I seldom use BLO or other oil finishes. But if I do (on cherry) I first lay down several very thinned coats of shellac to prevent/minimize blotching. As Phil said: don't...
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    Make or buy?

    There is always a lot of contention on building versus buying a workbench. I went through this about 5-6 years ago. Build or buy? To me a workbench is just another tool. I bought a Lie-Nielsen...
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    I have the LV bevel up smoother and an old...

    I have the LV bevel up smoother and an old Stanley #4 which I have fettled and installed a Hock Blade. I use them both for smoothing. The LV for larger pieces and the #4 Stanley for smaller pieces....
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    I noticed that the Duda Energy listed the...

    I noticed that the Duda Energy listed the chemical composition as Stew Denton stated. This is the company website. However I looked at the mandatory Safety Data Sheet at this web site...
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    I don't have a problem with humidity where I...

    I don't have a problem with humidity where I live. Sierra Nevada mountains of California. For example right now (2:30 PM) the humidity is 35%. Typical. In the winter you generally need to put on some...
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    Thanks all. I have decided to go with Klean Strip...

    Thanks all. I have decided to go with Klean Strip Green. The idea of gasoline in the mix doesn't sound too good. Maybe not important, but why use it if other proven products are available. I have...
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    Denatured Alcohol

    Has anyone ever used this product for preparing shellac? If so what are your conclusions for shellac preparation?
    "Duda Energy eth950 Denatured Ethanol"
    The safety data sheet states...
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    I have, and use, many Hock blades for various...

    I have, and use, many Hock blades for various planes. They are always good.
  9. I don't know if you are looking for new or used...

    I don't know if you are looking for new or used saws. If new, then I can recommend "ADRIA". I have a matched set of cross and rip tenon saws from them (him?). They work quite well.
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    I knew a man, a friend of my father, that was in...

    I knew a man, a friend of my father, that was in the paratroopers and jumped into Normandy on D-Day. He never wanted to talk about it other than to say that it was very confusing and very scary. He...
  11. Poll: I have both. The freestanding bench is my main...

    I have both. The freestanding bench is my main workbench, the "against a wall" bench is an auxiliary bench. It gets a lot of use also, but freestanding is much more versatile.
  12. I have made a fair number of Krenov style planes...

    I have made a fair number of Krenov style planes (10-12). Including one coopering plane. I also bought the curved blade and chip breaker from Ron Hock. The Krenov blade/wedge holder always has a flat...
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    Quite an idea

    "Great solution, it is likely to be borrowed by others."

    Like me.:)
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    My inspiration for woodworking came from Jame...

    My inspiration for woodworking came from Jame Krenov. I had always dabbled at woodworking, but without really knowing what I was doing. Then I read one of Krenov's books. I don't remember which one....
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    I have an apron. I used it for awhile; I guess I...

    I have an apron. I used it for awhile; I guess I needed to justify the $10 (or thereabouts) price. Never liked it and haven't used it for many years.
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    I don't know what the Seller's Saw Horses look...

    I don't know what the Seller's Saw Horses look like, but you might consider the Krenov type saw horse. I built 4 of them and the are very useful. A real benefit is that all 4 pack (store) into the...
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    I have all of the Krenov books. I would buy all...

    I have all of the Krenov books. I would buy all of them again if need be. They are all inspirational and can be read and reread.
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    I'm from California. I surely wouldn't want to...

    I'm from California. I surely wouldn't want to get stuck in Lodi. But they do have some great wineries.
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    When I was at woodworking school the students...

    When I was at woodworking school the students were told that a glue up automatically lowers your IQ by 20 points. Well I don't have a problem with that because my wife is ALWAYS in the shop with me...
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    Tack suppliers (horses) sell heavy duty rubber...

    Tack suppliers (horses) sell heavy duty rubber mats for use in horse stalls.They are tough, resilient, provide good solid footing, don't slip/slide around, good on the feet, and are reasonably...
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    PO Cedar Source

    I bought about 150 bf of PO Cedar in Oct 2015 from "Bear Creek Lumber" in Washington state. The phone number is 509-997-3110. The price was reasonable and the wood was of excellent quality. I am...
  22. Just my personal opinion, but I would not use...

    Just my personal opinion, but I would not use Euro style hinges on fine furniture. To me, this gives it a look of commercial cabinet products, anything from IKEA up to expensive commercial. But the...
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    I seem to recall someone posted about building a...

    I seem to recall someone posted about building a bench top from a slab of bowling lane. This was some years ago. A significant problem was the large number of nail present used when the alley was...
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    Brian - Listen to Dave Richards. He has helped me...

    Brian - Listen to Dave Richards. He has helped me in the past. He really knows his stuff and is patient with learners.
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    I bought (a number of years ago) a Lie-Nielsen...

    I bought (a number of years ago) a Lie-Nielsen large work bench. Don't remember the weight. I had on hand 25 lb sacks of lead shot. I put one on each corner of the leg/stretcher joint. i.e. 100 lbs...
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