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  • #493905
    Eric Lundholm
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    in painting preparation is everything. strip it, make sure all stripper is washed off, de-grease it. sand the metal so the paint will stick, de-grease again, mask it, use a good quality primer, then paint, if you want a realy nice job watch some youtube videos on auto paint.

    #470531
    Eric Lundholm
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    I would start by evaluating why they don’t work for you. I would then take your most beat up one, glue in wood, auto body filler etc and rasp it till it fit and then use it for a pattern for the others. The hard part will be making them fit your hand and the saw at the same time.

    #462807
    Eric Lundholm
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    are these new blades, old blades? I think you are right, sounds like soft blades. If old blades I would take a file to the side of one and see how it cuts the steel if soft I would try to heat treat them. If new I would send them back. Looking at the pictures it looks like you could get some 01 steel off ebay and make your own blades. Watch Mr. Sellers video on how to make a plane blade which will show you how to do it.

    #401935
    Eric Lundholm
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    I think that multiple tools could be intimidating to new woodworkers. (IE I could never have all the tools I need) the less shown the less intimidation. I agree that it was fun looking at all the tools.

    #393715
    Eric Lundholm
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    buy Kiln dried lumber (look for KD on the tag) and go through the pile and find good boards. you might have to hit more than one store and more than one trip to find all the lumber you need. It is doable. If you have not done so watch his other bench build on youtube.

    #392541
    Eric Lundholm
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    Paul gives advice on what to buy that has worked for him. When he says Thorex it is because it has worked for him for years. You could run down to Harbour Freight and buy one that looks similar but it won’t work the same, or hold up the same. Buy one and then make your mallet, see which works for you. you will find uses for both.

    #368474
    Eric Lundholm
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    Americans can get Brittish bean cans at in the international section of Kroger stores. or just walk through the canned food section and find one that you like. Even if you have to throw the food out the tin will last for 30 years or more.

    #314694
    Eric Lundholm
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    were it me, I would level the floor and cover the area around the work bench with the rubber mats sold for horse stalls. then put in some good lights and get to work. if you find you enjoy wood working you may then decide to pour a floor and insulate the walls.

    #140034
    Eric Lundholm
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    Steve, if you have the money it’s probably best to go out and buy the best and start using it. Its those working for minimum wage or with kids or retired on a strict budget, they have to find the bargains. I would tend to be a hoarder, I have passed up a few stanley planes that I could have picked up for almost nothing. If I find a nicer tool than the one I currently have, I sell the one I have. My son passed up a reasonable deal on a stanley #1 He has no use for one and doesn’t want to be a collector.

    #139952
    Eric Lundholm
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    Dont throw the ebay plane away, parts are out there. ebay is a little high in price but you can find broken planes at garage sales swap meets etc. the hunt is half the fun.

    #139815
    Eric Lundholm
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    Im sure you could sell here, especially if you had reasonable prices, buying from nonusers is were to find bargains. if your just looking for good used tools and don’t mind paying slightly more than ebay prices for them there are a number of sellers on lumberjocks that buy, recondition and sell.

    #139814
    Eric Lundholm
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    Probably less acidic than vinager, Im not a metallurgist but cant see it hurting It sits in aluminium cans for months at a time.

    #139692
    Eric Lundholm
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    rub the wax on like using a crayon, it will distribute itself around the threads it doesn’t take a lot to make it work. perhaps it was a clamp video that I saw, a vise is nothing but a big mounted clamp.

    #139528
    Eric Lundholm
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    Went back the the swap meet yesterday, I bought some Tomatoes and my son bought nothing. Some days you find things, some days you don’t. keep looking.

    #139519
    Eric Lundholm
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    if you can find plain white candles (unscented) they might be less expensive than the plain wax.

    Teflon might mess up a finish job later if it gets on the wood. Didn’t Paul do a video on vises some where?

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