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About NYHump

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  1. Joratf, I agree, there are a lot of jigs we can make but looking at those Radius jigs I doubt that I could make them for the price! They are aluminum and should last forever! As far as the box clamps, if you have them and they work I can always use them. Another pair of hands is always a good thing, yes it's on my list, the aluminum ones, I'm a retired machinist and I doubt that I could make them for that price since I don't have a CNC mill in my garage Oboy more tools.........Now if I could only find a set of radius jigs. Seems everyone knows Richard (woodpeckers)maybe someone can give him
  2. Joraft, You're correct, this was a one time and is retired. I put in a request but don't know if they will make more. Anybody have a set for sale? Just let me know, I sure could use them. I checked out the entire web site and they have some really cool clamps set ups. Has anyone ever used there box clamps? I was looking at the 8 piece set they have and believe me if they work the way they say they do I really could use them for when I build my jewerly boxes. NYHump
  3. Flair, That seems the way to go as I do make a lot of boards. Thanks for the linky. The set that they have will give me all the radius choices I would need. Thanks, NYHump
  4. Hi All, Here is a problem I have all the time, I'm sure there is a simple answer but I can't seem to come up with one. Ok, I have a cutting board I made and I have put 1/4 radius on both the flat surfaces. So picture a 12 x 20 x 1 1/4 board which now has a 1/4 radius on the top and bottom. How do I put the radius on the edge corners? Do I need another router say a palm router to do it? Right now I'm hand sanding them but they never seem to come out perfect. I'll ask the pros here, there has to be an easy way. Don't tell me to table rout the edge by standing the board on edge, been there don
  5. sethhoover, Nice coasters. Dig out some of that scrap wood you have and use it to make more! You can never have enough coasters. Check these out that I did using Wood mags design, cleaned up a lot of scrape wood
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    Wetzler Clamps

    Can you believe that 1 of these just sold on Ebay for over $100 bucks! It was a 312 http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-WETZLER-312-STEEL-CLAMP-WOOD-HANDLE-LONG-ISLAND-CITY-N-Y-NICE-OLD-TOOL-/380599230210?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=tWKzASb5BswHpHb2F79B5jMmQaA%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_25wt_1399 I love these clamps, I got my dads when he passed and use them all the time. Now I have a nice collection of them and looking foward to using them. They are off to the sand balster to get cleaned up and ready to use. NY Hump
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    Wetzler Clamps

    Hi All, Not sure if I'm in the correct place but I'm sure someone will let me know. Here's my question, I just came across a bunch of Wetzler clamps and I bought them. There are 33 clamps total from 212s to 718s They are good shape, some rust and some glue, but the handles are great! no cracks and the red is still red. I plan on using them in my shop (garage) and wanted to know, should I take these down and get them sand blasted and then paint them, kind of restore them to original or would they lose value. Yes, I'm a tool junkie! I know these clamps are worth money to some out there, but I am
  8. Hi All, Well, I guess I didn't get my point across. I like the look of the grain of the wood and don't want to "level it out" I have 4 coats of shellac on the project now. The steel wool didn't create the scratches it's the wood grain itself. If there is no other way to get the white out left by the wax in the pours of the wood I guess I'll have to sand it down again and start over which I really don't want to do, and not the look I was hoping for. Are there any colored waxes? Maybe some way to tint the wax so it blends with the color of the wood? Thanks to all who responed to my post. N
  9. Hi All, Happy Thanksgiving to all. Just thought I would share a great price on the Jet spindel sander on sale now at Amazon.com for $353.......great price for this sander. If you were looking to get this sander now is the time! NYHump
  10. Hi All, Ok, I have finished some of my jewelry boxes. 4 coats of shellac then sanded with 220 grit sandpaper and then hand rubbed wax with 0000 steel wool. I like the grain on the wood but now when the wax dries it leaves streaks of white that are in the grain. It shows up more on the Wenge, and the Padauk more then others (so far) Is there any way to get rid of the white that wont affect the shellac and wax? Thanks, NYHump
  11. Ben, Right now I have 4 coats of shellac on my jewelry boxes. I am sanding down with 220 sandpaper to smooth out the surface and then applying (rubbing) in my wax with 0000 steel wool and then buffing it out. Do you have a easier way? What liquid do you wet sand with? I have many boxes and I'm looking for a faster way to do it with the same results. This is taking more time then I expected not to mention my arm is killing me (rotator cuff surgery 3 months ago) Thanks, NYHump
  12. Thanks Ace, off to the shop to do by hand. I'll check it out tonight after my arm falls off
  13. That's what I'm looking for. A small compact unit, one handed polisher/buffer to get into small places. Hopefully my project will be done b4 this comes out, so can't wait till next year. Is nothing available in this size now? From anyone? Thanks
  14. Jewelry boxes to be exact.