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    Excellent idea. Practical and cheap, too. ...

    Excellent idea. Practical and cheap, too.

    Thanks.

    Scott C
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    Thanks, Phil. Seems like a simple and...

    Thanks, Phil.

    Seems like a simple and effective idea. Paste wax and / or toilet bowl wax has a lot of uses in the shop.


    For what it's worth ... I also had success using my shop vac to suck...
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    Beautiful work, Dave. Carving in public sounds...

    Beautiful work, Dave. Carving in public sounds like fun.
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    Thank you, Jack.

    Thank you, Jack.
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    FYI ... I bought some of the bags and funnel....

    FYI ... I bought some of the bags and funnel. Thanks again for the suggestion.

    Scott C.
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    Thank you, Phil. That seems like a good...

    Thank you, Phil.

    That seems like a good solution. Do the nozzles of the stop loss bags clog or how do you prevent the nozzles from clogging?

    Are the bags reusable?

    Thanks, again for your...
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    Storing Waterlox Finish

    I like using Waterlox but I've had problems storing the product because any air trapped in the container will cause the product to cure.

    Waterlox suggests using another product (Bloxygen) which is...
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    Sticky: I agree with all of the compliments. The is a...

    I agree with all of the compliments. The is a really great example of relief carving that appears to have real depth even though the actual depth is relatively shallow. There's a lot to like with...
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    Thank you, Dave. Appreciate the info on...

    Thank you, Dave. Appreciate the info on butternut. I will follow up with George Bledsoe.

    I was / am very impressed with your rose carvings. Getting the petals so thin is impressive.

    Do you use...
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    Butternut Wood

    Compared to basswood, how does butternut carve?

    I'd like to experiment with butternut but I haven't been able to find a source.

    Would appreciate any recommendations.

    Thank you.

    Scott C....
  11. Thanks, Robert. That's good info. You...

    Thanks, Robert.

    That's good info.

    You reminded me that I need / want to connect my 19" drum sander and my planer. But, never more than one machine at a time.

    Because the shop is only 450 sq...
  12. Thanks, Jim. I wish my shop was big enough to...

    Thanks, Jim.

    I wish my shop was big enough to accommodate a 3 or 5 HP DC.

    How big is your shop and how many machines are you running simultaneously?

    My shop has 8' ceiling and 450 sq. The...
  13. Thank you, Steve. This is very helpful. ...

    Thank you, Steve.

    This is very helpful.

    ScottC
  14. Dust Collection: Upgrading basic system.

    I have a 1 1/2 HP Harbor Freight dust collection with a WYNN air filter in my 450 sq foot garage workshop. The DC is connected to a cheap "cyclone lid" that fits over a standard garbage can.

    ...
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    Thanks for the replies. Like many woodworkers, I...

    Thanks for the replies. Like many woodworkers, I have a tendency to accumulate "just in case" offcuts that I might need sometime in the future. While my shop space is relatively small, I think the...
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    Tom: Just a quick note to thank you for your...

    Tom:

    Just a quick note to thank you for your detailed reply and comments about the Duststopper. It's great to see the inventor / developer post comments.
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    Storing Wood Outdoors

    I have a garage shop with about 430 sq ft and I'm running out of room. I'm considering moving most of my wood outside to a covered area where it would be protected from the rain and snow but not from...
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    Thank you for the replies. Scott C.

    Thank you for the replies.

    Scott C.
  19. FWIW ... I'm also new to relief carving. I've...

    FWIW ... I'm also new to relief carving. I've played around with an inexpensive set of palm tools but recently took the plunge to a better grade of tools. I bought a beginner set recommended by Mary...
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    Woods for Carving?

    Other than basswood and butternut, are there other species of wood generally available in Western North Carolina suitable for relief carving?

    I'm new to relief carving. I've been experimenting...
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    Thank You Very Much

    Thank you Maurice and Bruce.

    Scott C.
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    How Adjust Hitachi Sliding Miter Saw

    My 12" Hitachi sliding compound miter saw has several preset stops for cutting common angles including 0 for 90 degree cuts.

    However, it isn't cutting a perfect 90 and I can't find any mention of...
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    Forstner bit

    Would a Fortsner bit help to remove the bulk of the mortise? You may have to resort to a power drill or drill press but that seems like a good option.

    Hope this helps.

    Scott C.
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    Thanks very much

    Just a quick note to say thank you for the fast reply.

    What a great resource this is for woodworkers.

    Scott C.
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    Sharpening angle for Stanley #7

    I just bought a used Stanley / Bailey 7C jointer plane.

    I'd like to sharpen the iron but I'm not sure about the proper sharpening angle.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks,

    Scott C.
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