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  1. You might also find this thread on a Civil War camp chair on WoodNet forum interesting. It has several photos of building the sling chair. http://www.forums.woodnet.net/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB8&Number=5474341&Forum=,All_Forums,&Words=&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=5473631&Search=true&where=&Name=58274&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=
  2. I use a sheet of plywood like SalvageCraft suggests but I put a 3/4 inch sheet of foam insulation on top of the plywood. The foam has less drag than the plywood and I don't have any worries about weakening the the sheet of plywood after multiple cuts. The latest foam sheet has lasted me about 18 months.
  3. I have had really good results using CorrosionX on both hand tools and machinery. It doesn't take much. It seems to bond with the metal. I use the heavy duty version on trailer hitches and such. http://www.corrosionx.com/products.html
  4. I checked some catalogs: hinges seem to be listed as length x width. This would make those plans call for hinges that are 2 1/2 in. tall by 2 in. wide, resulting in a hinge that is 1" wide when folded. That would give 3/4 in. for fastening and a 1/4 in. reveal for the knuckle. Exposed decorative hinge knuckles are fairly common usage and often used as a design element. If you don't like the exposed look, go for narrower hinges.
  5. You don't mention whether your top/leaf joint has a rule joint edge. If you used a rule joint, the hinge barrel must be "centered" under the top break in the table top edge. Lee Valley has a good illustration under "rule-joint hinges". The hinge can be either inset or surface mounted. For example, my Pennsylvania House dining room table uses surface mounted hinges (knuckle down). I have seen inset hinges done both knuckle up (inset) or knuckle down (exposed). I hope this helps.
  6. Sorry about that Mike! The catalog number is SD06199. You can get to the page via "ABRASIVE DISCS- ALL SIZES / 6 X NO HOLE ADHESIVE BACK DISC" and it's the only disc on that page with a hole. Go figure. I haven't tried these, but I have used other Klingspor materials and have been very satisfied. Good luck.
  7. Further update on alternative discs: Klingspor has sanding packs made especially for Worksharp (complete with center hole) for $12US for an assorted 25 pack. http://www.woodworkingshop.com/cgi-bin/76E77A1A/mac/additmdtl.mac/showItemDetail?item=SD06199&qtyA=0&phsO=N That's a pretty good price.
  8. The Worksharp manual suggests using standard 6" PSA discs and trimming them to fit (and making a hole) with an xacto knife. This works fine and is a lot less expensive than their packs for the solid discs. I have been cutting up the Sandsharp rolls I got from McFeely's and that works great also.