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    I like ca/BLO finishes. But after recently using...

    I like ca/BLO finishes. But after recently using that on a shaving brush handle, I'm not too impressed with its ability to withstand getting wet.
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    waterproof foodsafe finish ?

    I'm turning a wood handle for a butter knife. I want to finish it with something that will hold up to dishwashers and other watery environments. Any recommendation?
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    Mine gets used a few times a year. When you need...

    Mine gets used a few times a year. When you need one, you need one. I bought mine when I was 16 and I'm 59 now. I'd say it's held up pretty well.
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    Dredging up this old thread to show some results....

    Dredging up this old thread to show some results. This past summer I had to cut down a fig tree that belonged to my mom, who passed away about five years ago. I saved some of the wood so I could...
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    I like him. I've enjoyed his videos and don't...

    I like him. I've enjoyed his videos and don't have a bad word to say.
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    Well done!

    Well done!
  7. Any woodworking stores near West Palm Beach?

    Visiting with some family in Florida and wondering if there are any woodworking stores in this area.
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    Well I went with three coats of Waterlox followed...

    Well I went with three coats of Waterlox followed by Town Talk orange wax. Happy with the result.
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    Thanks Lonnie. The magazine article recommended...

    Thanks Lonnie. The magazine article recommended Waterlox and paste wax. What is the effect of the paste wax?
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    Tool Tote - finishing ideas

    I'm in the process of building a tool tote, generally following the plans I found in a magazine. I'm using red oak and maple. Looking for some suggestions for a good finish for this application.
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    The blue tape seems like a good idea that I'll...

    The blue tape seems like a good idea that I'll have to try. The article that I referred to (by Christian Becksvoort) did not mention blue tape, although it is as two-part article of which I only...
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    This all makes sense when you think about it. ...

    This all makes sense when you think about it. Thanks for making me think about it!
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    That is what I would have thought, and why I said...

    That is what I would have thought, and why I said the author's suggestion was counter-intuitive. You'd think he would have been a little more precise with his wording for this very critical step.
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    Hand-cut dovetail advice

    I've been working on hand-cut dovetails for the past couple of years with maybe a hundred or so dovetails under my belt. My results have been OK but I've been wanting to refine my technique a bit. ...
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    There are many reasons to justify building your...

    There are many reasons to justify building your own rod. There are probably more reasons to justify not building your own rod. Forget about any cost savings. If you enjoy building things and using...
  16. Thanks guys!

    Thanks guys!
  17. Looking for drawer slide recommendation

    I have a need to make a sliding shelf that will fit in the space underneath a computer desk where you legs would normally go. It would be about 24" wide and must support the weight of a guitar...
  18. Cliff, Years ago I used to get a catalog...

    Cliff,

    Years ago I used to get a catalog called AMT (American Machine & Tool Co.). They had relatively low-cost tools and I bought a few of them. One of them was a miter saw that looked...
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    Thanks all. PSA it is!

    Thanks all. PSA it is!
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    Self-adhesive sandpaper ??

    I often see references to self-adhesive sandpaper in a woodworking or sharpening context. None of my searches in WW catalogs, hardware stores, home centers, etc. have turned up any. So where does...
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    Thanks for the advice. I contacted Woodcraft and...

    Thanks for the advice. I contacted Woodcraft and they are sending me a new cap iron.
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    I thought I'd post an update to this thread. As...

    I thought I'd post an update to this thread. As I mentioned earlier, I went ahead and ordered the Wood River #4 a few weeks ago. I haven't done much with it yet, other than sharpening the iron and...
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    Any opinions on Man-O-War spar marine varnish?

    Any opinions on Man-O-War spar marine varnish?
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    Wood finish for outdoor use ???

    Years ago I made a rack for transporting fishing rods on the roof of my vehicle. It's made out of red oak and finished with (probably) several coats of polyurethane. I don't remember exactly what...
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    I just replaced the maple liners on my vise with...

    I just replaced the maple liners on my vise with oak. When I first set up my workbench about 25 years ago, I used maple liners about 1/8" thick that I cut to the same size as the vise jaws. I just...
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