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  1. Ed Fasano

    Recent turnings

    I spent two days last December with Stuart Kent at the North Carolina Furniture School in Farmville. It was two days well spent and well worth the cost. I'm still working on becoming a better turner and working too to justify the cost of the new lathe (Jet 1840EVS). Some successes and some...
  2. Ed Fasano

    Air Compressor - Facebook Marketplace

    Just FYI If you are looking for an excellent air compressor, this is a great find. I bought this exact machine last year and am very happy with it. Very quiet (compared with typical compressors). Good small shop capacity and small vertical footprint. At $165, it’s a very good value. Happy new...
  3. Ed Fasano

    Poor Man's Hoist

    I don’t know how much a Jet 1840EVS lathe headstock weighs, but it’s clearly more than my senior body could dead lift onto the lathe bed. After considering that most of my friends are my age with varying knee and shoulder issues and some head-scratching, I came up with what I hoped was a...
  4. Ed Fasano

    North Carolina Furniture School

    Just an FYI and a shout-out to/for Stuart Kent at The North Carolina Furniture School in Farmville, NC. I attended his 2-day Hollow Form Woodturning Level 1 Masterclass on November 21 and 22. The class was exactly what I needed to move on to hollow vessel turning. Stuart is a highly skilled...
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    Jet JWL1236 Lathe For Sale

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  6. Ed Fasano

    Spring Shop Cleaning – For Sale

    Spring Shop Cleaning – For Sale Perhaps you can finish what I started. Maybe you can use these new parts to achieve a different and superior outcome. A (new) Lee Valley sealed ball bearing double-ended mandrel and a (new) ¼ hp 1,720 rpm Delta (8” drill press) motor are at the heart of my...
  7. Ed Fasano

    HELP - Raffle Tickets

    Help Despite my best and repeated efforts, I cannot complete an order for raffle tickets. The card is good elsewhere, so... Ed Fasano
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    SOLD - Spring Shop Cleaning – Honing Contraption For Sale

    Spring Shop Cleaning – For Sale Perhaps you can finish what I started. Maybe you can use these new parts to achieve a different and superior outcome. A (new) Lee Valley sealed ball bearing double-ended mandrel and a (new) ¼ hp 1,720 rpm Delta (8” drill press) motor are at the heart of my...
  9. Ed Fasano

    Veritas Prices!

    I was shocked today to see what folks were bidding for Veritas low angle block planes on eBay. I was shocked until I double-checked the Lee Valley prices. It looks like there have been two price jumps in the last few months! The latest change (in the past few days) took the DX60 (with a PMV-11...
  10. Ed Fasano

    Small(ish) Compressors

    FYI for those interested in a small(ish) shop compressor… I wanted to replace my aging Devilbiss pancake compressor. My space is limited, so that narrowed my search. I did quite a bit of searching and researching. For whatever it’s worth, my conclusions included these ramblings… The nearly...
  11. Ed Fasano

    Freud SD508 Dado Set Accuracy

    I am using an undamaged and sharp Freud SD508 dado set (on a 3HP General 350 cabinet saw). I use it now and again for 1/2" box joints in ¾’ stock and for off-sized plywood. It has worked fine in those applications. The other day, for the first time, I needed to plough for some T-track...
  12. Ed Fasano

    Fuji Spray HVLP Systems - Revisited

    I am late to what is now a closed thread on Fuji Spray system questions started by Chris C. Unless it breaks protocol, I am reviving the topic here. I opted for the Fuji Mini-Mite 3 about 3 years ago. I wanted to try HVLP on a Hoosier-style cabinet I built for my daughter. There are some images...
  13. Ed Fasano

    General T350 Table Saw Help

    Any General 3HP T350 (made-in-Canada, circa 1994) table saw experts out there? I'd like to connect with someone well-versed in the inner-workings of this particular machine. Specifically, I have questions about (1) re-aligning (locating) the fore and aft trunion cradles to their factory...
  14. Ed Fasano

    Bandsaw Blade Ignorance

    OMG! I’ve never broken a bandsaw blade and have been using an assortment of Timberwolf blades on my French-made Kity 613 for who knows how many years. Something prompted me to take a closer look at the teeth with a 10xloupe. It seems that I’ve been rubbing wood apart. Granted, I don’t re-saw...
  15. Ed Fasano

    Bowl Gouge Grinding Help

    I have a sense that I know what I’m doing wrong, but I’d be most grateful for some experienced guidance. My efforts to put a 50-degree bevel on a new bowl gouge have yielded what I’ll call a scalloped sweep, wherein the bevel is something other than uniform at the leading edge. It almost as if...
  16. Ed Fasano

    Fine Woodworking and Fine Homebuilding

    The Habitat For Humanity ReStore in Kernersville where I volunteer has approx. 145 (or more) Fine Woodworking and Fine Homebuilding Magazines. They are 25¢ each or they would take $30.00 (perhaps less) for all of them. For a bundle price, ask for Beth.
  17. Ed Fasano

    Help - Identifying Glue Used

    Is there a reasonably reliable way of determining what type of glue was used to assemble a piece of furniture? I have acquired a nice writing desk worthy of repair and refinishing, but some disassembly will be required in order to affect a needed repair. Needless to say, I would prefer that the...
  18. Ed Fasano

    Newly Completed

    QS white oak, Watco Danish oil & paste wax finish. From a Woodsmith plan.
  19. Ed Fasano

    Sharpening Method Poll

    SHARPENING PREFERENCE POLL (edited / corrected) To satisfy my own curiosity, which of the following best describes your primary, go-to method of fine sharpening of chisels and plane irons? If there are sufficient responses, I will post the results. Oil stones Water Stones Ceramic stones...
  20. Ed Fasano

    Klutch 3/8 Inch Angle Drill Attachment

    While repurposing an old chest of drawers, the need for tight-quarters,right angle drilling arose. I wanted the ability to use other than hex-shankbits, which narrowed things down to ones with a chuck of some sort. I also wanted to keep the project moving, so local availability was a plus. A...

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