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  1. To me it seems they always weep oil unless you use something like Rockler sells with wax in it. Keep wiping them until it stops then try adding oil with the wax. I've done it in the past and the wax created a barrier to hold the oil in. However, I now use Marc's method and use a food safe varnish instead. No weeping, no slippery surface, no finger prints and it much more thoroughly seals the pores of the wood.
  2. I have a raised panel set from Sommerfeld as well as some individual bits. The fact that the shafts are matched length means simplification of the milling process. The storage box is nice too. BUT...the biggest selling point to me is how Sommerfeld Tools takes care of customers. I had a defective item and they worked with me to replace it in a timely professional manner. I also believe their prices are fair for the high quality bits the customer receives. To answer your question you can go buy the same style of bits cheaper, but you will be getting an inferior product.
  3. The saw has little value to either dad or I. I'm thinking it was the beater hanging in his garage for a reason. I have my Japanese and L/N saws in my shop carefully stored...also for a reason. In the end, it's my opinion that this saw isn't worth the time. When we have absolutely nothing else to do, we can try #3 on it. Dad is a journeyman sheet metal worker and has done similar work on custom pieces. From what I understand though, it's as old as I am and dad used it when he built the house it now hangs in. Thanks for all the thoughts and advice!
  4. I was doing some work at my mom/dad's this last weekend and rather than using my circ saw for a cut I grabbed dad's Disston cross-cut saw from the garage. I tried to make a straight cut, but the saw wanted to make curves. Fortunately it was rough work (framing level precision). After my first cut I realized it has a bend in the plate both along the top and the teeth. The curve is worse along the top. I did a google search and it pulled up three methods to fix it. 1. Slap the saw on water. 2. Pour boiling water over it then bend back straight. 3. Use hammer blows to tension/detension the plate. I'm thinking #1 is crap. #2 sounds the best. #3 seems like it would work, but requires more skill than I personally have. To me, there is another option...take the handle off and toss the blade. Other thoughts?
  5. Still no luck. Still no hits. I'm posting to re-fresh interest. Again...give me an offer please!
  6. After I saw your simple design I realized I had some scrap plexi and a couple long bolts laying around. An hour or so in the shop and voila! Thanks for the inspiration.
  7. In this bad economy in Chicago you could try for $85 to $125, but if you want to actually sell them look at $40 to $50.
  8. What does that do to little bare tender feet?
  9. JayWC

    Cupcake Wars

    You should also know that people who are on the receiving end of the one week kitchens or two day make-overs have to hold harmless the TV shows. There have been times the recipient has tried suing the contractors because the work was little more than a lick and a promise. It comes down to "do it in a week" or "do it right". As we all know, one typically takes longer.
  10. I've tried the wood from two magnolia trees. Not good for much except burning IMHO.
  11. I thought of boogers (snot gobblins) first actually. I've seen more of those wiped under tables than gum.
  12. You guys were right in that I was asking about bench chisels. I saw some L/N chisels at their Chicago hand tool event and they're nice, but crazy expensive...unless there is some reason to save the $$$ for them because they're THAT cool. Thoughts?
  13. Is there a reason to fork out cash to buy skew chisels? Wouldn't it make sense to use an extra chisel I have in my shop or is there some metalurgic reason I'm missing?
  14. Thanks for what you can do Marc. This will help people like me who are watching from video #1. I guess, if I may make an unsolicited suggestion, start working backward from 118 so those of us who are slowly burning through the vids can get to the full size vids again sooner rather than later. Again, thanks for all you do! I really meant that post on facebook!
  15. I can view them full screen on blip. I see there is also extra content over there (like the video between 75 and 76).
  16. The button to go full screen is there, but nothing happens when I click it. Thanks to Dennis' comment below it has been isolated to 118 and prior. Since I'm back on 75 yet I have a ways to go and would love to catch these full screen so I can see the details of Marc's footage.
  17. I've been watching old videos from the start until I get back up to where I was when I first ran across the site. I concur exactly on the number. Anything up to and including 118 do not go full screen despite clicking on the button. 119 and later work.
  18. If you ever decide to step up to the big boy tool (without going all the way to a Timesaver or the like ) I also highly recommend the Jet 22-44 ODS. The oscillating feature makes it cut faster and smoother and the paper lasts longer. +++ in my opinion!
  19. Since the site was upgraded then attacked then repaired I have not been able to watch videos full screen. I am running Firefox 11.0 on Windows Vista on an Acer notebook. As far as I know nothing other than the site has changed. I emailed Marc already and he said it's working for him. Please help!
  20. AND...just so everyone knows...I was contacted by Ron to remedy the situation. I told him I'm going to pass because over the life of the blade I'll remove a fair amount of metal myself. BUT...I was impressed to receive a personal message. Kudos to Hock Tools!
  21. First of all, I'm a Normite by upbringing during my formative years working in the woodshop with my grandfather, but I've recently become more of a blended shop. So, I ordered two Hock chip breakers and blades this last year for a #3 and #5 that had been sitting collecting dust on a shelf. The new parts sat in my drawer along with the old rusted out chip breaker and blades until recently due to my project load. I have the #3 tuned and running. The #5 is awaiting it's new parts until I can practice and refine my camber technique. I was a little un-happy with how the blades were packed that the #5 blade wound up with a 1/32" deep gouge about 1/4" long in the cutting edge, but I'm impressed with the quality of the parts. I figure I just have to dress back past the nick (and of course it's right in the center where the camber won't dress it off) then I'll be good. Go Hock replacement parts!!!
  22. Festool 150/3 ROS and 27mm hose ordered through your store. Hopefully they give you a decent and/or referral fee.
  23. Pete, You've already had time on the Colbert Report too so you're on your way!
  24. Marc, First, I'm very impressed with the community so kudos to those who are supporting you. Second, is there any chance it's that one guy who posted on the videos a while back about how he's getting his club and petitions against you? Third, I'm sorry to hear you're having this problem and glad your parents are helping out with Mateo. However, please realize that as much as this woodworker enjoys your site, this woodworker also hopes you're taking time away from fixing the mess from the attack and spending time with your wife and son. This site and content is very impressive, but Mateo is your most important creation to date (IMHO). I'll wait a couple days longer to access the site if I know it means you're able to spend time with your little one. Signed, A Dad