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    My lure making experience is mostly in the...

    My lure making experience is mostly in the saltwater domain, but I'll put in my two cents. Here's how I finish wooden surf fishing plugs:

    1. Sand down to about 250-300 grit
    2. Dip the plug in...
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    If I want a free hand to help stabilize the work,...

    If I want a free hand to help stabilize the work, then I'd grab a block plane. If I want a two-hand grip on the plane, then the No. 1. Of course, there are many situations where you could use...
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    I've owned one for a month or so and really like...

    I've owned one for a month or so and really like it. I keep it in a convenient accessible spot on my workbench so that it gets used a lot. As for as holding it goes, instead of trying it hold it...
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    It's actually not as bad as I thought. Within a...

    It's actually not as bad as I thought. Within a degree or so. I think I was just a little careless the first time I measured it. Thanks!
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    Rebate plane

    I recently acquired an Anant rebate plane and want to tune it up. I noticed that one side is square to the sole, while the other side is not. How important is it to correct this and what's the best...
  6. Gorgeous. I hope my first bowl turns out as well.

    Gorgeous. I hope my first bowl turns out as well.
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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!
  13. 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...
  22. Thanks guys!

    Thanks guys!
  23. 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...
  24. 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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