Scott Meggison

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About Scott Meggison

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  • Birthday 07/05/1950

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    Pinconning, MI
  • Woodworking Interests
    Furniture build & repair, Journeyman Shipwright

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  1. Scott Meggison

    screwdrivers for Chinese philips style screws

    That's what I am looking for
  2. Scott Meggison

    screwdrivers for Chinese philips style screws

    Thanks to all who responded. I appreciate the ideas.
  3. Looking for recommendations for Philips screwdrivers for Chinese screws. I repair and restore vintage stereo gear. A lot of the small screw seem to have a different style of Philips head. The #1 philips driver has too long of a point. It bottoms out before getting deep enough to seat properly. The #2 is too large. I have one that I have ground the tip to fit better, but it still isn't a great fit. Wondering if there is a "Correct" driver for this. Any help is appreciated
  4. Scott Meggison

    Harbor Freight Lathe question

    I just gave up messing with it and exchanged it at HF. They are good about that. The new one is still in the box. Very busy today, bought a vintage drum set to restore. Will get the lathe set up this weekend. Thanks for all the suggestions. I belong to several forums, Vintage Drums, High End Audio Equipment, Guitar restoration and the people here are by far the best and most helpful.
  5. Scott Meggison

    Harbor Freight Lathe question

    Gotta take the spur center w/MT out first. I'll try some ATF tomorrow to loosen things up
  6. Scott Meggison

    Harbor Freight Lathe question

    Yes a rod is correct. I found a Youtube vid showing it being used. I am just concerned about using too much force and breaking something.
  7. Scott Meggison

    Harbor Freight Lathe question

    I just bought a HF 10 x 18 lathe. I am having trouble getting the morse taper out of the headstock. The tailstock MT came out like I expected, with just a few light taps. The headstock is not budging. Before I get a bigger hammer and destroy something, thought I would ask if anyone is familiar with this.The manual mentions a tool. "Not Included" and that is all the info they give. Hope someone can suggest something. Thanks
  8. Scott Meggison

    how to revitalize grippers grip

    I get scraps of carpet pad from flooring stores for free. Make my own push pads and glue them on. Make them any size you need and the price can't be beat.
  9. Scott Meggison

    Purple Heart finish

    Yeah, it holds an edge pretty good. LOL
  10. Scott Meggison

    Blade Grinding and Stropping

    Damn fumble fingers! Where did that extra zero come from? My Bad
  11. Scott Meggison

    Where are all my MI guys??

    Pinconning, MI
  12. Scott Meggison

    Purple Heart finish

    After reading and thinking about all of the above great info, I think I will use the PH for carving knife handles. Thanks to everyone for the input
  13. Scott Meggison

    Purple Heart finish

    First off, thanks for all the thoughts on PH. Eric: Definitely too Purple for most uses. That's why I haven't used it much. However as a small accent it can be dramatic. I am going to publicly display my ignorance ( I have lots of experience at this). What is ARS? I assume this is an abbreviation for some type of finish. Just not familiar with it. I am thinking of using PH for rectangular drawer pulls. When the color fades in a few years, can I sand and refinish the PH to regain the color or is the color fade too deep?
  14. Scott Meggison

    Purple Heart finish

    I have very limited experience with Purple Heart. Somewhere along the way I heard that the dramatic purple color fades quickly. Is this true? Is there a finish that limits or eliminates the fading? thanks for any ideas
  15. Scott Meggison

    How to attach a granite top

    I agree, we installed granite tops with dabs of adhesive calk in labs all the time. My thinking for home use would be to make the top easily removable. Tables in homes commonly need to be moved and many times the only way to get through a doorway is to tip it on its side. Due to the weight, it would be easier to remove the top. A wood frame glued to the under side of the top, then attached to the apron would work well also. The more ideas put out there, during the design phase, the more likely to find what works best for your situation.