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About PaperPatched

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    North Central Massachusetts
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    Photography, Hybridizing Daylilies

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  1. Damascus etching help

    Some clog-resistant long life sandpapers have a stearate wax coat on the paper. Did you use something new/different to do the post hardening sanding?
  2. Nc anvil

    I guess you would flock together!
  3. Nc anvil

    You guys seem kind of flighty. Are you all full fledged members?
  4. Mini hammer

    This is certainly a small power hammer. The builder has it for sale, but claims it needs a larger drill to power it. I guess necessity really is the mother of invention.
  5. Removing lead paint from salvaged stock

    I've used 3M "Safest Stripper" to remove 3 coats of old 1950's oil based enamel from furniture. I brushed on a thick coat and let it sit over night. In the morning I brushed a little more on areas that had started to dry, went and ate breakfast, came back and scraped off the three layers. As the stripper is water based I used hot water and a scrub brush to remove the last stubborn bits. Check with your local regulations on disposal. Here we have to let the scrapped off goo dry and then wrap in a couple of layers of 4 mil poly and it can go in the weekly trash pickup.
  6. He also said that in the cause of mutual trust and respect he would abide by the forum rules. If we start banning people for what they think there might not be nearly as many folks here as there are now. It's actions that we will see that should govern our response.
  7. Belt grinder build driving me crazy

    That looks like plenty of adjustment. Please check the three fixed pulleys for alignment with a large framing square and straight edges. A straight edge laid across the flat side of any two of the three pulleys (if they are the same thickness) should any misalignment.
  8. Belt grinder build driving me crazy

    It looks like you have the essentials. But could you show us a closer picture of the tracking wheel and how it adjusts (without the belt on the machine). My guess is that you just need to make the tracking wheel have a larger degree of adjustment. Also, the second picture makes it look like the drive pulley is not aligned with the platen pulley. If that is indeed the case fix that first.
  9. Fire resistant paint

    Your local Benjamin Moore dealer will have access to Insul-X LFR-110 fire retardant latex paint. Most paint dealers order once or twice a week this time of year. Price will vary from approx. $ 75.00 to $110.00 or so. So, I'd call more than one dealer and see what they will do for you.
  10. Raw Linseed Oil

    It may be the continental difference, but stateside it's Molybdenum disulfide for anyone trying to look it up .
  11. New England Blacksmiths Meet June 2017

    You did a great job helping out the two boys who were trying to make a chain Damascus billet at the green coal area. I learned a lot watching. I think you would make a great presenter/teacher should you ever choose to do so.
  12. How does one make a maple leaf?

    You have to use Red Maple!
  13. So metal splinters

    I was given a binocular dissecting microscope discarded from a trade school . It and my dissecting kit from school are my splinter removal tools (along with a super magnet). The microscope was used to tune up a few different types of tweezers. Most tweezers look pretty bad under magnification: the ends typically don't align well, and they often do not close at the tip. A tune up involves getting the tip lengths to match, align, and close at the very tip. Many tweezers are useless as bought. a tune up and slim down make them into something useful.
  14. Raiding a bladesmith shop

    Get the things you either can't find elsewhere, or that go for collector prices on Ebay. Tell the smith what you want to do. Ask his advice on what will be most useful to you. I'd skip the belt grinder as you can build one that is the equal of a $3000.00 machine if either you or your buddy have a little mechanical ability and can weld, and can drill and tap a hole. True it may end up costing you $500 to $700 depending of scrounging abilities, but you can space out the required purchases of time so as to not strain the budget too much at one time. Skipping the 3-phase motor and VFD at first and using step pulleys will keep your cost way down. Check YouTube. Get a notebook and make a list of all the best features of the different builds that you see and use those in your build. Build something that has work platforms that interchange separately from the wheel/platen assembly for greater versatility.
  15. shop make-over - pic heavy

    How about some loose leaf binders in addition to the board displays? They could be organized in sections perhaps by which wall the tool was displayed on. Use vinyl covered binders for durability/clean ability, and clear vinyl page protectors. Save your computer files and it will be easy to print a replacement page when one gets too worn. Put it on a tilt top pedestal stand.