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Plug Trimming
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Everyone was so helpful with my last question I thought I would post another.  What do you use to trim your wood plugs?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jens Jensen Feb 12, 2013.

Wax
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I just finished building a cross cut sled for my table saw.  I have read that I should wax the bottom of the sled to make it slide smoother across my table top.  Will someone please share with me the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Darga Feb 11, 2013.

Kids Play Kitchenl
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My wife and I are interested in buying a kids play kitchen for our son this Christmas.  I would much rather build him one instead.  Has anyone built a play kitchen for their child and if so do you…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Waller Nov 28, 2010.

 

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Jens Jensen replied to Jeff Wert's discussion 'Plug Trimming'
"I also saw them off but I use a worn out orbital sanding disk and place over the plug"
Feb 12, 2013
KregRep replied to Jeff Wert's discussion 'Plug Trimming'
"My favorite techniques is to start with a flush-trimming saw similar to this one (there are many versions available): This type has the teeth set only on one side, so you can lay it on the workpiece and cut the plugs without scratching the wood…"
Feb 12, 2013
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Plug Trimming

Everyone was so helpful with my last question I thought I would post another.  What do you use to trim your wood plugs?See More
Feb 12, 2013
Ken Darga replied to Jeff Wert's discussion 'Wax'
"Re Paraffin Wax BTW--- I neglected to mention, that sometimes paraffin wax crumbles in very small particles,  that may be objectionable for some end uses. The particles can easily be removed by light brushing or wiping them away. "
Feb 11, 2013
Ken Darga replied to Jeff Wert's discussion 'Wax'
"Applied some ''SLIPIT" to sticking sliding windows---wood-on-wood and wood-on metal. Used an acid brush, so as to get the lube into those otherwise inaccessible areas. SLIPIT worked so well, that I now have to come up with a…"
Feb 10, 2013
Ken Darga replied to Jeff Wert's discussion 'Wax'
"''SLIPIT'' product, offered by Rockler, is favored by many. Slip-It reduces friction on moving wood parts. Use this specially formulated, silicone-free lubricant for wooden windows, doors, drawers and any other wood-on-wood…"
Feb 7, 2013
Paul Jones replied to Jeff Wert's discussion 'Wax'
"My wife uses dryer lint instead of sawdust. Your choice."
Feb 4, 2013
Ken Darga replied to Jeff Wert's discussion 'Wax'
"James,  You make a very good point. I recall a customer saying, "What's the difference?...wax is wax". Perhaps he just hadn't learned."
Feb 4, 2013
James P. Cottingham replied to Jeff Wert's discussion 'Wax'
"One note: avoid anything with silicone in it, e.g. car wax. The silicone gets into the wood and prevents the finish from adhering. "
Feb 4, 2013
Jeff Wert replied to Jeff Wert's discussion 'Wax'
"Thanks everyone for the tips.  I think I will pick up both paraffin and paste to keep around the house."
Feb 3, 2013
Ken Darga replied to Jeff Wert's discussion 'Wax'
"PS---pour melted paraffin over dried wood shavings, and make easy fire starters, for camping or camp fires.  (use the bottom section of a paper egg carton---fill the cup with shavings, and pour the melted paraffin over the shavings.…"
Feb 2, 2013
Ken Darga replied to Jeff Wert's discussion 'Wax'
"Hi Jens, I use Johnson's Paste Wax, on many objects, including my measuring tools. The paste wax leaves a thinner coating vs the paraffin wax. Both products offer advantages, it all depends on the end use product. I use one or the…"
Feb 2, 2013
John Schaben replied to Jeff Wert's discussion 'Wax'
"Hi Ken - forgot about paraffin - works really well but in the state you buy it, square blocks about 1/2" thick, I find it a bit hard to use. I mix it with about an equal amount of mineral oil in a double boiler until it combines. Once cooled it…"
Feb 2, 2013
Ken Darga replied to Jeff Wert's discussion 'Wax'
"Paraffin wax--- can also be used. Apply it to the sled runners and miter slots.  Paraffin is a handy material, that is useful in the shop and around the home. Use paraffin wax, as a friction reducer. Apply to wood draw slides, and areas of…"
Feb 2, 2013
John Schaben replied to Jeff Wert's discussion 'Wax'
"Hi Jeff - I just use Johnson Paste Wax on most everything. relatively cheap as a can lasts me a long time, available most everywhere and buffs up to a nice durable finish that doesn't contain silicones."
Feb 2, 2013
michael evans replied to Jeff Wert's discussion 'Wax'
"Hi jeff i used beeswax on mine never had any problems with it."
Feb 2, 2013

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