KenMasco

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About KenMasco

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  • Birthday 05/19/1945

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    Fallbrook CA (San Diego County)
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    Furniture building

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  1. I got this idea on Utube. I use a plunge router with a down cut spiral bit. it doesn't' work in all mortising situations but it's the perfect tool (IMO) most of the time
  2. Google z bracket or z bar. Simple, strong and secure
  3. KenMasco

    Best Hold fast

    I have two of the Gramercy hold fasts and love them.
  4. Not sure how to remove the mess but I can highly recommend Liberon furniture oil once to get it cleaned up. I've been using Liberon Furniture oil almost exclusively for several years. It's a bit expensive and takes some time but creates a beutiful finish where you can choose increments from a low luster all the way out to a high gloss. To use it, flood the surface and let it sit for about 30 minutes. The wipe it all off and let it cure overnight. Repeat the process until you get the desired gloss/luster. I find with Cherry, Walnut and Mahogany four or five coats gives my a really nice, reasonably durable finish. I used it on a Cherry bed and headboard about 10 years ago and it still looks great.
  5. I routinely Re saw 1/8" shopsawn veneers on my Rikon bandsaw and sand them all nice and flat with my 19-38 drum sander. I wouldn't worry too much about going down to 1/16"
  6. I've been using Potassium Dicromate to darken Cherry and Magogany for more than 20 years. It comes in a powered form you mix with water. Wear a good mask and gloves it's toxic while wet. It reliably and unaformly ages the wood. I'll often use 4-5 coats of Liberon Furniture oil for the top coat. The combination created a nice luster and pops any figure you may have
  7. Chip, thank you. Your wife is correct, every G&G piece I,ve seen has dusty joints
  8. In need a 3 HP dc, the only two i can find that will fit the available space are the Bailiegh DC 2100c and the Laguna c flux. I'm reading a lot of comments and reviews on the c flux, but not much on the DC2100c. Does anyone on this site have one? Any comments will be appreciated
  9. I have five routers, PC 7518 in the router table a PC trim router a small dewalt and the OF1400. The 7518 is perfect in the router table. I haven't used any of the others since I bought the OF1400.
  10. Mark J, it does seem that way but it isn't. I think the reason is that they are so bright and there is a lot of bulb surface facing in all directions. In fact I've been thinking of building a reflective shade to focus the light
  11. I have been using the Shapton stones for about two years, and I love them. I have the following grits: 500, 1000, 4000, and 8000. I use dmt extra coarse and coarse for aggressive grinding an the Shapton stones for the rest. Hard for me to imagine better stones than Shapton
  12. I'm experimenting with Rockler's 4275 Lumen LED bulbs (picture) and am starting to believe I will swap out all my T8 fixtures with this incredible bulb. I have three installed at the moment and without scientific measure TS, I estimate each of these $30 bulbs puts outlay more light than two 4' T8 fixtures, perhaps as much as twice as much. It's a bit like looking at the sun. And, they only consume 50 Watts. I'll probably need fewer lights and get better visibility for my ageing eyes. I've had three installed for over a year now and had no troubles at all
  13. Her's what I did. 1.5 HP delta dc, Ivac blast gates, 4" black sewer pipe, one 20 ft run, one 15' run and one 25' run. It all works perfectly in my opinion except there is always some sawdust in my TS cabinet.
  14. I think that's a crazy high price
  15. Joseph, thank you, I bought the Mahogany on Craig's list along with some White Oak and Walnut. The guy I bought it from bought it at auction where they told him it had been drying indoors for 30 years. Not only is it great material but it was also a great price.