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  • Birthday 02/19/1943


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    Upstate S.C. and N. E. Ga.
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    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

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  1. Please remove me from your website emails. If you are not the person to do this, please pass it on to the one who will.


    Thank you,

    Jim Evatt, Old Woodie

  2. Morris: Unsubscribe me, and the reason is that because you disagreed with me on old planes being a better deal for folks who do not have the money to spend thousands on high dollar ones, you do not allow me to put anything on this site without you first checking it! You are a self-centered person who has to be in control! Do not reply: Just stop sending me emails!
  3. I have some tubes of black marine epoxy, so I ground away the hole where screw goes through in the flat metal pieces. Then, I put the marine epoxe on the metal pieces, and found a couple of small places that did not have the epoxy on it, and I dribbled a small amount of super glue. That gave it both a quick grab and also a long-lasting glue as well.
  4. Thanks for the suggestions. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good morning!
  5. Super glue will give way in the future. I was thinking maybe an epoxy glue might be more permanent. What do you think?
  6. Did not know customer wanted magnetic latches, so I built door in such a way that the only way I see is to bolt metal piece that makes contact with magnet. Problem is that the head of the screw is holding the door away from the carcase of the small cabinet. Is there a glue I can use to hold that metal piece in place instead of using a screw? If so, what kind do I need to use? I know I can super glue it, but the glue, over a period of time, will not hold. Thank!
  7. Is there any real reason I should not just mount the glass on the surface of the wood, as long as I make sure there are retainers? 12-18-19: This is what I decided to try: Cut four strips with a rebate, mount them around the o.d. of the glass. It probably will do all I need it to do. i don't want to buy a router bit. Thanks for replies.
  8. Building a 14"x40" wall showcase for antique knives. I had just enough wormy chestnut to make the door frame. Is there any good reason I should not make and screw some small brackets to hold the glass instead of machining a slot for the glass? The frame does overlap on the inside, so it should not be a problem, but I have never tried to do it that way. Thanks for your input!
  9. I was making some spinning tops by putting a short piece of dowel rod in a drill and using a belt sander t o make the end into a sharp point. It was when I went to slide it into my round/flat piece that I realized that the dowels were a little bit loose. I remembered someone, years ago, suggesting that you should use a pair of pliers to make a small indention where the glue was to go. It has always worked for me. Some of the tops were too tight, so the pliers trick worked well to hold the glue when pressing the dowel into place. Hope this will help someone else.
  10. I use a mustard bottle. It is really easy to flip the dried glue away if needed. It is great if you flip the lid closed!
  11. I bought an Industrial Radial Arm Saw. Do I pull it toward me to cut wood or do I push it? It seems that if I pull it, it could ride up on top of the board. I don't want to be a casualty because of ignorance! If the blade is turning clockwise when looking at it from the left side, it seems I should push it into the wood. Help!
  12. I was given a large entertainment center, and I am going to add a couple of shelves and put it in my study to shelve books. It also has one smaller cabinet for both sides which will be great to show off some of my antiques and deer antler pens I turned.
  13. oldwoodie

    New tool

    let most of the pressure be with you!
  14. Honestly, all I see in a wood plane is that it is a holder for a blade. Why should I spend all that extra money for a blade holder? I am very satisfied with Stanley, Bailey, Craftsman, and several more different brands I use. I have found that they all do a good job for me. If I spent a bunch of money on an expensive brand, I would want to brag on them too.
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