RichardA

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  1. I've heard that our friend @Coop has had that experience on several occasions.
  2. You could always check out Ebay.
  3. I feel the same way about paint. I just painted a couple rooms in my house with paint/primer. It was supposed to be a one time cover all the problems paint. I assure you, the chemists that make paint, have never painted anything but their toenails.
  4. It really sucks, that as you age, you tend to lose those that are important to you. Sorry you had to go through that again so soon. Extremely well done.
  5. What @wtnhighlander said, and there is the added danger to your tools, with hidden gravel in the wood or nails with the heads gone. if you wish to take those chances, plus pay a premium for the wood, you might want to have a sure outlet at a considerably higher price than what you would charge for the same piece made from new wood.
  6. Why did my little workbench seem confusing? It ain't pretty, but it's heavy, inexpensive to construct, and it does what I ask of it. And I assure you I abuse it.
  7. RichardA

    Hijack!

    Haven't I seen you two bums somewhere? Oh yeah, I remember you were bumming lunch money in Iowa a few years back. Looks like you got more than enough lunch dough!
  8. Were you trying to catch it? Did you? just trying to help take the boring out of it.
  9. Good luck, remember you can lighten the walnut color by adding natural til you reach the color you're looking for. And finally, allow 4 or 5 days for the oil to dry before reapplying. The surface will feel dry, but the oil soaked in the wood will take a little longer. Additionally, before you apply your first coat of the color you've finally determined is what you want, With just your hand lightly go over the whole piece that your going to oil, with a "light" surface sanding with 220 or higher grit sandpaper. it'll break the seal your natural coat has formed. Lightly. Again, there's no
  10. Don't take this wrong. But pine has is own shades, all you did by adding watco Danish oil in "Natural" was to highlight the woods normal color. Sometimes Youtube is not your friend. True in this case! How dark do you want it? Watco makes a number of good oils that you can use over what you've already used. they have walnut, Cherry and a few others. You need to determine the color you want, then find the right oil, and use it full strength, or lighten it with some of the natural you have left over. However, I have to tell you, pine has a mind of it's own, sometimes it does what you wan
  11. The hinges are twelve very old Romans, six per side that hold the door as it moves. : }
  12. Rather than blowing big bucks on a new bench. Just build one that will take the beating you expect to give it. A nicloson style is easy to construct and will take a long time to destroy. Mine is a combination of the things I needed. Finished furniture leaves the shop, it doesn't live in my shop.
  13. What works for you should ba all that matters. Every woodworker is different in their use and need in a bench.
  14. Exactly the opposite of humans.
  15. Well known, but I was just pointing out the ugliest.
  16. RichardA

    Bees!

    My puppy thought bees were fascinating, until one nailed him on the nose, now he bails from them. Butterflies are his new go after.
  17. We need more like the Coop.
  18. I use it when I'm sharpening mower blades. I have an aversion to pain.
  19. Not a problem and thank you young'un.
  20. You embarrass me, what did you say your name was? When I'm done with them they'll be headed back your way. Or you could look in some of the shop drawers, you know when. You choose. Thanks my friend. Did not expect that at all.
  21. I'm just thinking that for a one time project, spending a bunch of money , is sort of a waste of resources. I'll use it once, and it'll be tossed in the back of a drawer, and rust away before it gets thought about again. The other problem I'm seeing is that the arbor on my grinder is 3/4" and there doesn't seem to be to many cutters with that size arbor hole., The Galahad does have a 3/4" hole.
  22. I looked at Arbortech. I can't see paying $150 for something I will only use once. I noticed on Amazon there are tons of others with some being in the $30 range. I'll look at that one to Chet. Thanks.
  23. it's getting nuts in my life. I'm gonna be 80 at the end of next year, and already I have to check my driver license to remember who the hell I am. Sometimes I'll be in a conversation with a friend, and we'll get to a point where I'm asked a question, and I know I've answered questions like this millions of times before, but there will be one damn word that brings my answer to a complete stop, because I can't remember that word. It's happening way to often. Any how, I have a small project I'd like to do for a friend, and it requires some shaping, and damn if I can remember the name of