I'm going to try the armorall trick on my current project, using armorall
wipes for UV protection. But when do I apply it? Should I use it on the
bare wood, or over the topcoat? I'm using Formby's Tung Oil mix. If I use
it on the bare wood, will it keep the oil from penetrating? If I use it on
top, how often should it be reapplied?
I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have
I've been a little busier than usual, plus I haven't had any burning issues to
discuss. I try to check the Wreck a few times a day but lately I've gone a day
or two without getting to the computer. What are you building now? Today I
botched up a cabinet for under the Unisaw and had to recut a few pieces. My
enthusiasm for going into the shop is inversely proportional to the heat we've
been having in San Jose (not SF <g>). When the heat relents a bit I'll be
texturing the living room walls, which is the room I just refinished the oak
Mike in Mystic wrote:
The baby is only 2 weeks away (projected due date, anyway) and I'm STILL not
done with the woodworking. I have yet to stain the crib, but I should
easily do that in the next 2 to 3 days. The big thing is getting the
changing table/dresser finished. I'm only at the panel glue-up stage, but I
have 5 weeks now without any MBA classes to worry about, so every night it
is going to be 4+ hours after work in the shop. Hopefully I can get it done
by mid next week, but I'm learning to not be too optimistic about timelines
with my woodworking projects.
I bought one of the Stots dovetail master things (couldn't really afford the
Leigh jig or anything more expensive than that right now) so I'm going to
see how that goes tonight building a couple of jigs. The case for the
changing table is a box 27" high by 22" deep by 48" wide, so I didn't want
to really on rabbets or other joinery that might fail, and I had no way of
dovetailing boards 22" wide. I've read about 6 reviews and descriptions of
the thing and it seems pretty straightforward.
So, that's what I'm up to. Still can't believe I'm going to have a son in a
Congrats on your son about to make his entry into your world! When I found out
my wife was pregant with our only child, I was ambivalent, at best. But as her
pregnancy continued, I got more and more excited. We didn't know the sex of the
fetus, so I painted the nursery yellow. Before our boy was born we would go
into the nursery and I would rock the infant carrier, pretending our baby was
there.. I was with my wife for the delivery and even got a couple of pictures
of him, seconds after his birth. That was back in '78. Now he is 25 and his mom
and I have been divorced for 7 years. Life goes on. I remarried 1 year ago to
a gal WAY more suited to me.
Back to WW: how much is a Stots?
Mike in Mystic wrote:
I got it directly from Stottman (www.stots.com) with the router bits and he
gives a cd-rom with a how-to video, which was pretty good, I will say. I
think it was $87 all together with shipping. If you happen to have the
bits, you can get the template for only $40, IIRC.
I have all the makings for the jig I need, so I'll be doing that tonight
after gluing up a few more panels. It looks to be a pretty straightforward
process and if you need an odd-sized jig or something it is pretty useful.
I will still probably save up and get a Leigh or maybe an Akeda if they
increase the width of stock it will accept, but for now this should work
The Stots only does through dovetails or box joints, too, FYI.
There are no stupid questions.
There are a LOT of inquisitive idiots.
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