man of wood

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About man of wood

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    my shop is in the basement and I like to make things with wood and I don't make one kind of projects, I just make things I need or see. I don't work much with plans but I do see good uses for them. I will use this site for questions and maybe help others if I can.

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  1. I don't know how much slop you have, but I think I would push the plate fully up to two edges and try to fill the gaps from that point. 1st having the plate pushed to the corner you will have to make sure the level tabs are useable. If not you may have to start with the plate in the center. Once you know all adjustments are available, now you can determine how much space needs to be filled. I guess you have two routs..... fill with wood and epoxy or set up for a pour. The pour may be the best way because once harden, you can sand to fit. Take your time making the mold. I think I would
  2. I have the combo from Delta,,,,,, I use it on all projects and I use the belt 99% of the time. I just don't find uses for the disk, but when I do, it's perfect. I glad I have both. Thomas
  3. I have the smaller unit and I use it on every project. In the pass I would clamp a belt sander to my bench. Once you have one, you will find it's perfect for so many things. Thomas
  4. Just got a SHELIX Head for my Delta 22-580 planer. I know I can just gig into it and change it. I'm very confident in doing this. Although see a YouTube film or talking to someone who has done it is always a good idea. I can't find anything on line about changing it out\, so here I am. Any Special things I need to know?? Thanks Thomas
  5. What is a good stud finder? What makes a good stud finder? I kind of hit and miss when I use one, and I would like to use one and have confidence. Thanks Thomas
  6. Yes it's for glue droppings and like a coating on my top and have used paste wax for years. I was thinking this other wax would be harder. A lot of you like the non slip top..... I think it is because you use hand tools and that makes sense. Not being a big hand tool guy I like being able to slide my pieces on a bench top, not worrying about scratching or marring it. (I have clamps) Just an after thought........ I think a flat and smooth surface can make the top sticky......... Like a lay-out table used in inspection labs. This is why I turn to this site, you all have given me muc
  7. It's time to wax my bench, and I have some soapstone sealer and was thing of using it. It seem to have a very hard finish. It's made with walnut oil and pure Carnauba wax. My question is...... Do you think this will mess with any of my stains or wood projects in any way????? this stuff takes 5 to 7 days to cure........... do you think it would be good on my machine too??? thanks Thomas
  8. Cooper , you are right, As soon as I saw your reply i remember the process. Thank you for you time Thomas Thank you all for your help Thomas
  9. I understand using a polyurethane and putting a flat finish down first then putting a semi gloss or a gloss finish on top of that. I’m looking for an article or articles that explain the whole meaning behind this could you please direct me to some of them or all of them thank you very much
  10. What kind of wood is this top?
  11. if you are going to do some turning, then it will need to be close to the lathe. other than that a good place is by the drill press.