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Forum: Finishing 04-12-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,011
Posted By Jacko9
Re: Smooth finish with wiping varnish?

I've had the Arm-R-Seal on a rosewood dining table for several months now and it still is in great shape. The last dinner a lot of spills and it still amazes me how easy it was to clean with a damp...
Forum: Finishing 03-24-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,011
Posted By Jacko9
Re: Smooth finish with wiping varnish?

Thanks Guys,

It's been a while so I have had a chance to test the Arm-R-Seal durability and after several large dinners I don't see any marks or scratches. Part of that durability might be the...
Forum: General Woodworking Q & A 07-20-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 18,281
Posted By Jacko9
Re: Domino use

I use the same method as Wonderwino, works great.

Jack
Forum: Festool Tools 07-20-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,302
Posted By Jacko9
Re: Did anyone bite on the RECON TOOL Sale?

Jack,

I'm looking for a Sys 2 T-Loc with attic storage, do you have one? Woodcraft just announced their 25% off sale for Tanos.

Jack
Forum: Woodworking Projects 07-19-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,441
Posted By Jacko9
Re: Blackwood Sewing/embroidery work box

Rob,

I like that table, very nice work. I guess I might just as well bring that "aging wood" out again for my next project. I live in a very dry climate and the wood might not have settled down...
Forum: Finishing 07-19-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,011
Posted By Jacko9
Re: Smooth finish with wiping varnish?

Follow up on this topic, is that I finally did achieve a smooth finish with the Arm-R-Seal after getting a few tips from my fellow woodworkers.

The main improvement to my technique was to dilute...
Forum: General Woodworking Q & A 07-19-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 16,129
Posted By Jacko9
Re: Edge Jointing long board advice

Mark,

Why not just place the convex side down and start jointing in the middle section of the board. You can easily eyeball the middle third of the board and work your way outward from the...
Forum: Woodworking Projects 07-19-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,441
Posted By Jacko9
Re: Blackwood Sewing/embroidery work box

Very nice work, did you have any issues with the Blackwood moving while your were cutting it to size?

I bought several pieces of this stuff many years ago and while running it over the jointer to...
Forum: Festool Tools 07-19-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,302
Posted By Jacko9
Re: Did anyone bite on the RECON TOOL Sale?

I filled my shop last at last years Recon sale and didn't see anything I needed this time around. A lot of their drills being offered are the older batteries with the 3.0Ah instead of the newer 4.+...
Forum: Machines and Power Tools 07-19-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 25,026
Posted By Jacko9
Re: Oneida UDD upgrade Kit

I also got the upgrade kit for my UDD used with my Festool CT22 from Oneida free of charge. Just call Oneida they should be able to set you up, they were real helpful for me.

Jack
Forum: Machines and Power Tools 02-18-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,151
Posted By Jacko9
Re: ETS 125

I use the Festool dust extractor so I can't answer your question about the dust collection. However, the ETS 125 is a pretty smooth sander with almost no noticeable vibration and if you buy the...
Forum: Finishing 02-11-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,011
Posted By Jacko9
Re: Smooth finish with wiping varnish?

Sounds interesting, I'll have to get some Odie's and give it a try.

Thanks,

Jack
Forum: Finishing 02-10-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,011
Posted By Jacko9
Re: Smooth finish with wiping varnish?

I have used the Minwax Wipe-On Poly on some mahogany cabinets and after several layers on the cabinet tops, I sanded with 400 grit Garnat and then went through the grits with Platen 2 up to 4000 grit...
Forum: Festool Tools 02-10-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,774
Posted By Jacko9
Re: Who's using the little rotex?

I'll try to remember to take some photos using the RO90 which I have used to; re-finish oak cabinet doors with inset hardwood panels, rough sanding of wide walnut slabs, rails and stiles of cabinet...
Forum: Tips, Tricks and Techniques 02-09-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90,954
Posted By Jacko9
Re: Inca Table Saw Restoration . . . . from the UK

Nice post, the Inca was my first Table Saw that I purchased 35 years ago from Japan Woodworker. I got it with a wood base, extra long extension wings and a very nice mortising attachment.

I used...
Forum: Festool Tools 02-09-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,774
Posted By Jacko9
Re: Who's using the little rotex?

I have nothing but great sanding with my RO90 after the break in period. By that, I mean that after using it for a few hours it became rather tame and I am not able to use it one handed. I haven't...
Forum: Machines and Power Tools 02-09-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 27,612
Posted By Jacko9
Re: The table saw dilemma

I mostly use solid hardwood building furniture and a table saw is my first priority. I have the "Inexpensive Excaliber Sliding Table" but even without that a cross-sled will enable you to cut most...
Forum: Festool Tools 02-08-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,547
Posted By Jacko9
Re: ETS 125 vs Makita

I had the Makita and just gave it away last week. I have the ETS 125 and yes it is much easier on your hands and wrists. Sanding with 80 grit (I prefer granat discs myself) is no problem.

I also...
Forum: Woodworkers Cafe 02-08-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,209
Posted By Jacko9
Re: Cookin' with Wood

Sorry - Old post didn't know he moved on.

Jack
Forum: Finishing 02-08-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,011
Posted By Jacko9
Re: Smooth finish with wiping varnish?

What kind of surface protection do you get with the Liberon Finishing Oil? I have a black walnut table that I've tried to finish with a homemade BLO, Tung Oil, and Varnish (a Sam Maloof type...
Forum: Finishing 02-08-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,011
Posted By Jacko9
Re: Smooth finish with wiping varnish?

I should mention that the photos were after I re-finished this top 3 times going back to bare wood in complete frustration with the swirls.

This last time, after applying the shellac and rubbing...
Forum: Finishing 02-07-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,011
Posted By Jacko9
Smooth finish with wiping varnish?

I have been using General Finishes Arm-R-Seal semi-gloss Oil&Urethane wiping varnish on an oily wood table top and wonder if anybody else has tried this finish lately?

I sanded the wood to 400 ...
Forum: Woodworkers Cafe 02-07-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,209
Posted By Jacko9
Re: Cookin' with Wood

Fred, Probably has something to do with the tannins in the white oak, all I can say is try it out and tell me if you taste a difference.

Jack
Forum: Hand Tools 04-06-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,809
Posted By Jacko9
Re: Woodcraft buys Japan Woodworker

Just to be clear, Woodcraft closed the Japan Woodworker retail store in Alameda. That store was one of the reasons I got into woodworking 33 years ago and I'll miss the friendly and knowledgeable...
Forum: Machines and Power Tools 04-06-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,992
Posted By Jacko9
Re: Sliding table saw?

Interesting question and I would like to hear from anybody with experience with both saws.

I can say that my experience with an add on slider (the excalibur) has not been that satisfying. It is...
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