Robby W

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  1. Some cleaners will cause finishes to break down, depending on what they are. I would start as Chestnut suggested and give it a good cleaning. If that doesn't do it, you will probably have to strip it and refinish. I would use a finish stripper and then probably go with an oil finish.
  2. I got the Rockler blade cleaning kit one year for Christmas. It has everything you need to do the cleaning. The soap solution does the job quickly without messing up the blade. 5 minute soak, quick once over with the brush, rinse and pour the soapy stuff back in the bottle. Everything into the cleaning tray, add the lid and slide it under the cabinet. Easy peasy.
  3. Trouble is my paper and and pencil get wet when I try to write the solutions down... So true. Maybe Robin Lee will come up with the Veritas shower writing board or pad.
  4. I am wondering if the veneer is held down with hide glue. If so, removing the old veneer might be easier using steam. Regardless, I suggest taking this to someone local that knows what they are doing to figure it out if maintaining the original integrity of the table is important.
  5. I like the way you modified the base. With sanders, it is amazing how much paraphernalia you accumulate.
  6. Robby W


    Glad you came out of it ok. As for leaving room for airflow, if you think about it, the board being cut completely covers the slot so it doesn't make much difference. I have seen people drill a hole at the entrance side of the blade, just before the slot, to let air in. I doubt it makes much difference.
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    Congratulations! I thought that was your daughter!
  8. Partial shipment of my Christmas present! This was a filler to use the rest of the gift card and I think I am going to like it. It does a nice job of fitting the cap iron screw on both my Veritas replacement sets and my Lie-Nielsen planes. Kinda cool!
  9. In So. California, we call that an extremely wet year!
  10. I said that backwards. The noise is from the inlet....
  11. While I agree that the noise of the motor is almost nothing, it is the air raid siren impeller attached to it that makes most of the noise. Depending on how the housing directs airflow and chops the air stream up determines how much noise it makes. A lot of the noise from the blower is directed into the outlet of the blower. I was surprised at the noise reduction when I added a cyclone.
  12. I am a huge proponent of the big Milwaukee router. I have had on in my router table for years and absolutely love it. You don't even have to buy a router lift if you don't want to. It comes with a through the table adjustment wrench.
  13. I have found there are several grades of particle board, at least the Melamine Oates stuff. The big box store stuff tends towards junk. The particles are large. The stuff I get at my lumber sealer has a core that has particle size that approaches MDF and is much stronger. Plus it holds fasteners better.
  14. You might want to look up Confirmat screws. They are made specially for joining man-made materials and work very well. Most of the cabinets in my shop are made from melamine covered particle board held together by Confimat screws and have held up very well. Several of them are used for tool stands. You can get them at McFeeley's. You will need a special two step drill bit for them.
  15. There are two sets that I have seen: the Tickler set and the Bora set. They are very similar. I think the Bora set has larger casters on it. I bought a set and put them on my Jet 1442 lathe. It took some work to drill and tap the legs, but it worked. Lathe moves around without any trouble. A bit of an issue to get the lathe up on the wheels - I have to lift it a bit to do so, but not really an issue.
  16. I replaced the fill valve in in one of our toilets today. I must be getting good at it. Only took 10 minutes. It drives me nuts that they don't last very long anymore. Seems like I have to replace one every couple of years or so.
  17. My 7 year old granddaughter was over today. She brought a stool kit that needed to be assembled for her day camp and as a requirement for her Cub Scout Wolf badge. So we dug into it. The supplied stretcher was too thick by about 30 thou, (yes, I use calipers for this), so I showed her how to use my #4 smoother to thin it down. She did pretty well controlling it. One of the top planks was missing, so Grandpa ripped up a new one. Myhrie glued and nailed everything together. It came out pretty nice. She wanted to paint it purple, but I didn't have that color in stock. It was a fun hour.
  18. I agree with Gee-Dub. I have had Makita, Craftsman, Milwaukee, Bosch and Porter Cable. Nowdays, I use a Milwaukee 2 hp combo set with fixed and plunge bases for everything except edging. I have the big 3hp Milwaukee in my router in table. I love them. Smooth, powerful. The electronics do a great job of regulating speed. Soft start. And you can mount them in a router table without popping for a lift - it comes with a wrench that allows through the table adjustment. A Bosch Colt handles the small stuff, but I am thinking about replacing it as I find the adjustments klutzy.
  19. Very, very nice! I am planning on doing basically the same thing. It was nice to see where some of the bumps are going to be.
  20. I have an outfeed table that folds up when not in use. I used a couple of leveling pads that go into T-nuts. It works very well. And, even though the legs get folded and put down repeatedly, scraping the pads all the time, I haven't had issues with them. Works great.
  21. I get most of them, but the one I really look forward to is Fine Woodworking. I rarely do more.than glance at projects in most magazines. I mostly look for technique and ideas. FWW sets a very high standard.
  22. Two drawers of three leaves each? I think the big problem is to be sure the drawer goes straight in a doesn't rack in the opening.
  23. Double dang! My PMV-11 blades just got delayed again. I ordered in early February and it just goto we back to September. Oh, well. Guess I either have to wait or change to another vendor. I really like the PMV-11 though. I also have to admit my cryo treated A2 Hock blades are really good too. Decisions.
  24. Robby W


    If the cord is going to be stepped on, SJOOW will work. The J says it is a lighter weight rubber cover and is rated for 300 volts. Still plenty good cord. SOOW is a heavier cover and is meant for severe duty and rated for 600 volts. It is the cable used by the entertainment industry for cords that get stepped on and abused. Use 12/3 for up to 20 amps. Having said all of this, either one will work in a normal hobby shop environment. For commercial, use SOOW the code people can't give you any grief.
  25. Replaced my garage door opener this weekend. The old one was a Genie screwdriver and lasted 23 years, so I guess I got money's worth. Replaced it with a new Genie. This one is a belt drive. Bolted into almost the same brackets. It has a soft start and stop too. I can't believe how quite it is. Has some new security features since it really isn't my garage it is on.