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  1. Power Tools & Machinery
    I have a cheap bench grinder I’ve never used but would like to get it working with the tool stand I bought. Do I need to dress the wheels before first use or is that only required when it becomes rounded through use?
  2. Hand Tools
    Good evening folks, I'm in the process of restoring some old wooden planes. One is a jointer, two are smoothing planes and one is a rabbet plane. Now the blades are in pretty bad shape and they're giving me a bit of a hard time to restore them to a point were I say I'm satisfied with them. Most...
  3. Woodturning
    Trying to save money by making mini turning tools (for turning chess pieces) with HSS drill bits ground to shape.. Probably should have posted before starting! Anyway, i had a few questions about best methods and also, best sources of HSS steel. Firstly, Is all HSS steel the same? Any...
  4. Power Tools & Machinery
    Hi, Can anyone tell me if there is a reason not to use the Craftsman black Aluminum Oxide grinding wheel that is sold at Sears for $7.99 instead of the white Norton one that's $20? I'm new to woodturning and trying to sort everything out, but I couldn't see a significant difference between the...
  5. Wood Finishing
    I would use whatever it is that I have access to use. A grinder would work, but you have to be very careful with it as the cut is very aggressive. However, since I gather that you really are not liiking for great accurace it would probably be the least time consuming. Just about any...
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