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by Mark Fogleman
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Sandpaper adhesive
Replies: 12
Views: 2939

Re: Sandpaper adhesive

If you want cheap and already have CA google the masking tape superglue double-sided tape trick.
by Mark Fogleman
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Rasps on sale @ StewMac
Replies: 17
Views: 4525

Re: Rasps on sale @ StewMac

Japanese Uo Chikyu Nut files also a good deal. Set of 8 for $65
https://www.grizzly.com/products/Uo-Chi ... RweeG3u4j0
by Mark Fogleman
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Instructions for using a chisel
Replies: 20
Views: 21345

Re: Instructions for using a chisel

I manned our NCWoodworker.net booth at a woodworking show and was shocked with the high percentage of the attendees missing digits. I loved hearing some of those people flat out refusing to even look at a Sawstop giving some vague, false story about how evil the company was. Many of the injuries wer...
by Mark Fogleman
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Random Orbit sander failure
Replies: 4
Views: 2432

Re: Random Orbit sander failure

I would look closer at the barbs on the interface pad. They can melt if you are heavy handed and using it for a prolonged period. I've ruined one while resurfacing a wooden deck. I've also ruined one using Abranet abrasive with it. The standard length barbs on sanders will get worn off because they ...
by Mark Fogleman
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Tools I wish I never bought
Replies: 25
Views: 15749

Re: Tools I wish I never bought

The PC Profile Sander and the Festool Linear Sander.
by Mark Fogleman
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Exasperatedly sanding cocobolo
Replies: 16
Views: 7186

Re: Exasperatedly sanding cocobolo

Although it sounds counter-intuitive, try turning down the the suction on your shop vac if you have one connected to your power hand sander. Full suction can reduce the airflow by clamping the sanding pad tight against your workpiece, increasing heat and reducing the particle capture. I put a "y" fi...
by Mark Fogleman
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: bandsaw blade question
Replies: 26
Views: 10387

Re: bandsaw blade question

A diy Shinto rasp?
by Mark Fogleman
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: bandsaw blade question
Replies: 26
Views: 10387

Re: bandsaw blade question

Simon if you have a gas torch (propane, butane or map) using a 45% silver solder, paste flux and a diy blade holding jig made out of a short section of angle iron and 2 binder clips will serve you well if you plan to continue in the business. You can buy bulk band saw blade stock and make your own f...
by Mark Fogleman
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Old shellac flakes a problem?
Replies: 9
Views: 4232

Re: Old shellac flakes a problem?

Another twist I discovered is that Everclear now has a lower proof (ie higher water content) version on the shelves so read the label. I'm not a regular store visitor and my PJ drinking days are long ago so this may be old news. The original version thankfully is still available by special order in ...
by Mark Fogleman
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Laser cutting plexiglass and plant ills drawing
Replies: 5
Views: 3894

Re: Laser cutting plexiglass and plant ills drawing

Have you looked at Inkscape? It is what I use to export to svg but for a plotter/cutter.
by Mark Fogleman
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Help with D'Angelico plane
Replies: 12
Views: 5907

Re: Help with D'Angelico plane

The Squirrel Tail and LV's Palm planes are all used bevel down.
by Mark Fogleman
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Help with D'Angelico plane
Replies: 12
Views: 5907

Re: Help with D'Angelico plane

I've not used one of these planes but in this video it appears that the larger of the two planes is being used as a scrub plane and you need to really bear down hard on the front as you push. The smaller one is used to refine the tighter curves and not intended for course work. As my grandfather use...
by Mark Fogleman
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: sharpening?
Replies: 4
Views: 3099

Re: sharpening?

The blade on my peg shaver is held on by two end cap bolts, so the blade can be easily removed for sharpening with an Allen wrench. If your blade cannot be removed, you can use a variation on the Scary-Sharp sandpaper sharpening trick by getting some old pegs and gluing bands of various grits of sa...
by Mark Fogleman
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: sharpening?
Replies: 4
Views: 3099

Re: sharpening?

It looks like if you can remove the blades it can be done easily by hand. Or, cut a piece of thin board the size of a #4 plane iron and screw the blade to the end of it. Sharpen as you would a plane iron or wide chisel.
by Mark Fogleman
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Good countersink
Replies: 12
Views: 6834

Re: Good countersink

Before spending any money, try cutting the countersink with your current countersink prior to drilling the through hole. I get much smoother countersinks this way.
by Mark Fogleman
Wed May 16, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: scanned documen???
Replies: 4
Views: 3575

Re: scanned documen???

Save as a .jpg. Open the picture in paint and use the eraser. Save.
by Mark Fogleman
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: How To Clean Vintage Guitar with Nitro Finish???
Replies: 12
Views: 7300

Re: How To Clean Vintage Guitar with Nitro Finish???

Naptha will get most of the crud off the finish and not leave any residue. Use an old toothbrush and Qtips to get into tight spaces.