Gilgaron

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  1. Spring Pole Lathe with Roy

    That'd be a "treadle lathe" should be able to find some things online, and I think there were some made in cast iron right before electricity took over.
  2. RZ Mask

    True to an extent, but the smallest particles are the most worrisome. So, if the mask is only filtering out the larger 99% then it may make you feel like you're breathing cleaner air, but it is only protecting you from nuisance particles and not actually making you safer. If I'm wearing a mask I am hoping to prevent my macrophages from presenting anything to my b cells and making me develop an allergy. The reason smoking is so bad for you is that it paralyzes the cilia (which normal wood dust would not do) and then fine smoke/dust you breath in.
  3. Learning Curve on Hand Plane vs. Buying Planer

    If you make an English style/Nicholson bench you will be using 2x12s in the flat and not need more than that 4 to true them up if you are picky at the big box store.
  4. Glad you found the links useful Coop! I jealously guard my lead holder now that I've gotten used to it... I should probably just order a few more.
  5. I need some help guys.

    I agree with Tom, my machinist skills are too pedestrian and my equipment too DIYer grade to bother with shooting for anything other than "close enough" off the machine and truing it up with some hand tools. A sharp chisel saves a lot of time with setup bars.
  6. Lemon/orange beeswax finish

    Mineral oil won’t spoil, beeswax should be bacteriostatic and while I am not sure about carnuba wax I am going to bet that kept in a cool dry place it will last forever. Basically, without enough free water bacteria can’t grow. That’s why jelly lasts forever, too much sugar to have enough free water. If It separates and moisture beads on the surface, though, then sometimes you can find a mold that manages to grow on something that usually doesn’t spoil.
  7. You can get a 2mm lead holder on Amazon or an office supply store, and then in addition to being able to get whatever variety of graphite is your favorite, there are packs of various colors for cheap on Amazon. Here the pencil I have: https://www.amazon.com/Staedtler-Technical-Mechanical-Pencil-780BK/dp/B000YQEFGU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1520617839&sr=8-3&keywords=lead+holder&dpID=219Gnv9aAyL&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch Here's the colored lead: https://www.amazon.com/June-Gold-Colored-Pre-Sharpened-Resistant/dp/B01HUIR6RO/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1520617889&sr=1-2-spons&keywords=2mm+colored+lead&psc=1 Using a lead holder is between a mechanical and a wooden pencil in use. They don't break like a 0.5mm would, but you have to sharpen them periodically if you want a fine point.
  8. Lemon/orange beeswax finish

    Vitamin E is used as a preservative in a variety of products. I've not made scented beeswax/mineral oil blend for wood, but if you're using it for cutting boards I would go to a spice store and get food safe essential oils or scents to use there. Essential oils are very concentrated, so you won't need to use much. The stuff at the store will be cheaper than whatever your friends on social media are selling alongside the tupperware. My wife took some of my cutting board wax I'd made and used a drop of peppermint essential oil to about 12 oz of wax/oil blend, and poured the molten wax into empty lip balm tubes she'd bought on Amazon. It worked well.
  9. Wonky Plane Blade

    That blade would be pretty quick to fix with a bench grinder or belt sander, but if you want neither then some coarse sand paper will do well enough. If it is worse than it looks you could try a file but that'd be overkill, it really isn't too bad apart from being a bit steep. You don't even need to make that edge perfectly square so long as it is straight, since you can true it up with the lateral adjuster. (Assuming you're jointing with the 7, otherwise you don't even need it straight, really...)
  10. Restoration Tips

    More expensive than vinegar, but safer if you want to let it soak a long time without checking on it, is Evaporust. You can save and reuse it by running it through a coffee filter. Eventually it stops working and is black with what I assume is chelated iron. When repairing saw handles, cherry is a good match for apple. When repairing plane totes, East Indian Rosewood matches the old Brazilian stuff pretty well. Use the rods to clamp the pieces together. Not sure how hard it is to get East Indian now, though?
  11. Stanley 45

    I'm pretty sure that the Veritas combo irons are supposed to be cross compatible with the vintage combo planes and vice versa. The only worry about be where the notch is, since otherwise it is just a rectangle of carbon steel.
  12. Hide Glue

    You can make your own with this recipe I like: http://www.workbenchdiary.com/2015/01/convert-to-collagen-free-printable.html?m=1 you can even make quite a bit and freeze the extra. The granules keep forever, more or less. i bought mine from Bjorn Hide Glue, but their webapage isn’t pulling up for me at the moment. Cheaper than supplier middlemen, for sure, although I think the minimum order was a pound of granules. If you decide you like hide glue the leevalley glue pot is very worth while.
  13. Dremel Rotary Tools?

    Their warranty service is really good, and the tool is useful. I also enjoy the right angle attachment, most often used to turn it into a very small right angle drill. A rotary tool will do a mediocre job at almost anything, which sounds like a put-down, but it also is the only tool that will work for some things. I agree about the variable speed being very desirable.
  14. Fix for sticky LO, Turpentine, Wax finish???

    How would the owner feel about it being a shellac finish? That's my save for smaller items when I'm experimenting with oil finish and end up with a sticky mess. It might not hold up as long as a modern finish on a table but if the owner is a former purist they may not mind an occasional touchup with some alcohol, and a dining room table is usually covered when you're using it so it may do pretty well versus a kitchen table.
  15. Handplaning panels for a finished surface

    I skip the sandpaper whenever possible, but since you'll have a mix of planed and scraped spots if you're like me, then it is good to go over it with something, be it steel wool (if not using water base finish) or burnishing it. I like shellac, though, and it is very forgiving on surface prep.