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  1. kmealy

    Tabs on the Weather...

    Report from my daughter RE: their flooding this week
  2. Kem Aqua is a water-borne finish. While maybe called a "lacquer" it is not the traditional nitrocellulose lacquer. Traditional lacquers will blush. For a while, one of my customers overflowed their warehouse and I had to do all the touch up work in a rented semi-trailer. I spent most of my time removing blush as I went along. W/B finishes cure in two stages, first the water evaporates, then the glycol ethers evaporate as the resins coalesce. So my guess is that it will slow down the water evaporating. Air movement might help. I do know one critical factor with w/b finishes is the low-end temp. Most of them don't work / cure well below about 65 degrees.
  3. kmealy

    Safety Caps

    I'm not a metallurgy expert, but I'm thinking you need a different alloy / heat treatment for chisel edges than for rasps/files. I'm thinking those contraptions are for Joe Garage that does something with wood every couple of years. And I remembered the name of the service. I sent a bunch to them. They told me they could make a Nicholson patternmaker's rasp #49 sharper than new. If they can't be sharpened, they will either trash them or return them to you. http://www.boggstool.com/
  4. kmealy

    Tips Forum

    My advanced calculus professor once told me "A technique is a trick used more than once." (calculus theory is full of little strange functions used to prove or disprove something). She was paraphrasing George Pólya. ... A method is a device which you used twice.
  5. kmealy

    Ryobi Bt-3000

    Sliding table and integral routing table seems nice and useful.
  6. kmealy

    Safety Caps

    I use rasps a fair bit, I just don't see a good reason to put them on a chisel shank. Did you know you can have rasps and files resharpened very cheaply?
  7. kmealy

    Tips Forum

    I'd also suggest "Tips and Problems" (can't think of a synonym that starts with "t"). If someone is having an issue "How do I..."
  8. This is within minutes of expiring. I remember years ago, there was a lot of discussion about these saws. Some loved them, some hated them. It looked like a good idea of the time, but not sure the execution was up to par. Anyone have experience with them? https://www.ebth.com/items/8946436-ryobi-bt3000-table-saw
  9. kmealy

    Display Case Question

    You might also consider UV filtering glass -- available at picture framing supply shops. I know the weight will be heavier, but I think I'd go for it because of the provenance of the piece. http://www.frameusa.com/blog/what-are-the-different-types-of-picture-framing-glass/
  10. kmealy

    Safety Caps

    While we are talking about stupid tools, I give the award to this one. Just what I want is a tool that I cannot sharpen and will rip up my fingers when I try to do fine work by holding with two hands. https://www.todayshomeowner.com/video/fine-tune-your-woodworking-projects-with-just-one-tool/
  11. kmealy

    a Few Interesting Tips

    The use of an ATB blade on the stub tenons was my only concern. Does not leave a lot of good surfaces for glue. Gluing in the plywood will help. Q&D - quick & dirty accurately describes this. I rarely use a miter gauge -- usually a sliding cross-cut table.
  12. kmealy

    Paint Stripper

    Known as an ATM stripper (Acetone, Toluene, Methanol)
  13. kmealy

    Tabs on the Weather...

    The area where my eldest daughter lives in extreme northern Michigan was hit last light with 4-7" of rain in just a couple of hours. The area was not in the best of shape to begin with and is quite hilly down to the bay/lake/river/canal at the bottom. It will take them all a long time to recover. Daughter and family are fine, as are a local friend's brother and mother that live in the same town. http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/content/news/Flooding-in-Houghton-County-485767571.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
  14. Heard today on the news that Sherwin-Williams will no longer be selling methylene chloride paint stripper. It's also in danger of being completely removed from the market by the feds. https://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/flexner-on-finishing-woodworking-blogs/methylene-chloride-proposed-ban-misguided-policy https://www.popularwoodworking.com/jun17/flexner-finishing-epa-paint-strippers https://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/alternative-paint-strippers
  15. Full story : https://www.facebook.com/cincyfurniturebank/

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