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I like using brass double-ball catches on fine furniture because they’re well made and classy looking.
My Japanese “spear-point” marking knife is great for accurately marking out joinery.
Sometimes I make little turned vessels with drilled-out interiors, and need to clean up the relatively deep openings.
As a 17-year-old budget-conscious woodworker, I try to get as much use as possible from my tools. So when a finishing brush started falling apart, I decided to hold it together with a rubber band, which worked pretty well.
Partially used cans of finish can be hard to seal properly, causing the finish to go bad.
While making a decorative disk, I needed to drill a series of holes near its perimeter, insetting them a consistent distance from the disk’s edge.
When hanging cabinet doors with European hinges, I first screw the cup halves to the door and then attach the mounting plates to the hinge arms.
I have a small lamp with a magnetic base that I use at my drill press, bandsaw, and other metal machines.
Because it’s free of chemicals, distilled water is often recommended for mixing dyes and for raising grain prior to one final finish-sanding before applying a water-based finish.
I’m an old Marine and—more often than I like—I make flag display boxes for the families of fallen comrades.
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