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About missioninwood

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  • Birthday 12/02/1968

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    Southern California
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    Arts and Craft/Mission Style furniture. Hand Tools, especially hand planes. Festool power tools.

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  1. missioninwood

    Blue penetrating stain

    This is a good suggestion. Solar-Lux is not cheap. miw
  2. missioninwood

    Blue penetrating stain

    Behlen has Sea Blue Solar-Lux, as well. Love this stuff with it's five minute dry time. miw
  3. missioninwood

    Work sharp 3000 opinions?

    I had the system and got rid of it. I did not find it effective for straight edge tools. The chisel channel adjustment was questionable, I was always frustrated with dull sand paper, and the hassle to clean and replace the disk was--well, a hassle. ;-) In my opinion you are better off with waterstones. miw
  4. missioninwood

    Grr Ripper

    I teach Basic Table Saw classes and I always demonstrate the Grrripper. At first we criticized them for the cost, Then we saw the real value. In my opinion, these are a must have. miw
  5. missioninwood

    decent plane for a shooting board?

    Check out the No. 62 from Wood River. I use an original 62 for most of my shooting. This plane, with it's bevel up configuration and beefy iron, will prove both a versatile and effective all around use and shooting plane. miw
  6. missioninwood

    Sharpening hell

    All sharpening systems should include a grinder. No faster way to establish a primary bevel or repair a damaged edge. miw
  7. missioninwood

    Good cheap block plane

    Check out the Wood River Block Planes. They come with a much thicker iron than either new or vintage Stanleys and Woodcraft has them on sale all time. miw
  8. missioninwood

    Sander Recommendations?

    Check out the Rikon models. Woodcraft has them on sale with some frequency. I use a 6x48 with 10" disc daily. miw
  9. missioninwood

    Agree or Disagree

    Shouldn't this be a poll? I do NOT agree. miw
  10. missioninwood

    Pocket Hole Jig Kit Decision

    You can do good work with either K4 or K5. The only criticism I have heard is that the new self adjusting mechanism on the K5 looks cheap and might not hold up. I myself have had the K4 for years and included pocket hole joinery in more projects than I can remember. miw
  11. missioninwood

    Greene and Greene Stain formula?

    I use the Mission Cherry Gel Stain now owned by General Finishes, I believe. http://www.rockler.com/general-finishes-mission-stain-cherry miw
  12. Check out an article on FWW called the No Frills Router Table. There's no need to spend $1800. I tell folks when it comes to the router table to spend the money on the lift. Just my opinion. miw
  13. missioninwood

    Ask Me Anything

    Good for you, Graham. I will come up with a real stumper to post for you. miw
  14. missioninwood

    R&D at Lee Valley

    What a great company that Veritas is. Now, if only I needed more hand tools... miw
  15. missioninwood

    R&D at Lee Valley

    The best part of April Fools!