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Old 01-04-2011, 03:43 PM   #4396
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My biggest issue with that type of tool (Rockwell in my case) is the cost of the blades is what I consider to be outrageous for no longer than they really last.

The blades at that website cost the same as what I am paying at Menard's. Then they require an adapter but I didn't see any information about the adaptor or its cost. And on top of that...shipping costs.

A guy would have to think about buying from them.

Another peculiar thing is they sell a typical wood blade for ten bucks. You can buy a package of (10) of them for $99 and they claim to be saving you $58 or something like that when you do so.

How does that work?

Is ten times ten still one hundred?
Last time I checked I think your math is pretty much impeccable.

I think what it is they take the retail price on each blade and then the $99 price supposedly saves you that much????

Since they give you a discount off every blade anyway, I don't see that saving anyway.

Why not just buy what you need, and not necessarily blades which you may never use?

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This will be interesting to watch buddy. There is that beautiful work bench again, I still would be afraid to use it.
Nah, gotta use it Jim, that's what it's for.
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Yow well-l-l-l-l, I wouldn't go that far.
The surprising part is how quickly it works. Easily as fast as my 6" Porter Cable r/o. Really quite amazing.
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Nah, gotta use it Jim, that's what it's for.
Welllll.....Idunno.... I made the mistake years ago of building a workbench with a nice large drawer and a lower shelf a bit too nice.





The wife claimed it.






It's still in our kitchen as the 'island'.......





The next one was ugly and bigger, but functional......


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Welllll.....Idunno.... I made the mistake years ago of building a workbench with a nice large drawer and a lower shelf a bit too nice.





The wife claimed it.






It's still in our kitchen as the 'island'.......





The next one was ugly and bigger, but functional......


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Well, you see DM, that's what happens when you do such a nice job. The missus just naturally thinks that it's for her.
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Well, that'll teach ME all right! LOL

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Well, that'll teach ME all right! LOL

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You know how it is DM, some guys never learn...do we?
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Welllll.....Idunno.... I made the mistake years ago of building a workbench with a nice large drawer and a lower shelf a bit too nice.





The wife claimed it.






It's still in our kitchen as the 'island'.......





The next one was ugly and bigger, but functional......


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At least you get to see it all the time.
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Welllll.....Idunno.... I made the mistake years ago of building a workbench with a nice large drawer and a lower shelf a bit too nice.





The wife claimed it.






It's still in our kitchen as the 'island'.......





The next one was ugly and bigger, but functional......


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But look how happy you made her. That has to count for something.
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The missus promised me a nice birthday present last November, then welched out at the last minute. Something to do with the cost.

Much to my delight, she presented me with this lovely little toy for Christmas!
Yea the miss got me some really nice tools for Christmas too so I can pick up some more projects around the house as well.,.. Apparently the next one is moving the socket to the cable over to the other wall ... BTW Did your suggestion for doing the sanding on the cabinets and the stain took to the wood really well thanks for the suggestion
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Yea the miss got me some really nice tools for Christmas too so I can pick up some more projects around the house as well.,.. Apparently the next one is moving the socket to the cable over to the other wall ... BTW Did your suggestion for doing the sanding on the cabinets and the stain took to the wood really well thanks for the suggestion
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Hey Keith i really messed up on a couple of the cabinets that I did some of the sanding on... May have actually went opposite of the grain on a few and when I applied the stain it looks really scratchy... Any chance of fixing this? I mean any chance to make it look less scratchy or fix this problem at all?
Actually I did go against the grain on them and went across the grain is there any hope ?

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Hey Keith i really messed up on a couple of the cabinets that I did some of the sanding on... May have actually went opposite of the grain on a few and when I applied the stain it looks really scratchy... Any chance of fixing this? I mean any chance to make it look less scratchy or fix this problem at all?
Actually I did go against the grain on them and went across the grain is there any hope ?
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When that happens - and don't think you're the only one to ever do that - what you will need to do is to remove the stain, then use a scraper to try and get rid of the cross grain sanding marks.

In fact you can use the scraper to take the stain off as well.

I expect you have been using a pigmented type of stain which will come off easily. Don't worry about taking all the stain out, your real concern is getting down to the bottom of the scratches on the cross sanding.

Now, if you don't have a scraper, just use the same grit of sandpaper that you used initially, that would be the coarsest one, then when you think you have got rid of the cross marks, go up through the grits until you get to at least 150, 180 or 220 would be even better.
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When that happens - and don't think you're the only one to ever do that - what you will need to do is to remove the stain, then use a scraper to try and get rid of the cross grain sanding marks.

In fact you can use the scraper to take the stain off as well.

I expect you have been using a pigmented type of stain which will come off easily. Don't worry about taking all the stain out, your real concern is getting down to the bottom of the scratches on the cross sanding.

Now, if you don't have a scraper, just use the same grit of sandpaper that you used initially, that would be the coarsest one, then when you think you have got rid of the cross marks, go up through the grits until you get to at least 150, 180 or 220 would be even better.
Hey thanks for the help the miss was freaking out a bit thinking I ruined it

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