Scott's My Growth Rings youtube channel & website

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That is one of the designs I had envisioned when we were commenting back and forth on the original "Jack the Stripper" video. I too was concerned about it drifting away from the fence. More so while you pulled it back before staring the next cut. Once the base of the jig was past the riving knife and anti-kick back paw; the possibility for the jig to drift away from the fence and get into the blade with the saw still running my biggest concern.

Great job, bainin.

Perhaps call it: "Son of a Jack the Stripper" or "Jack the Stripper jr."...?

With the jig used in combination with your sliding rule on the table; you could get very accurate width pieces without using a setup strip for a gauge.

The only thing I might change it the length of the saddle that rides over the fence to be the same as the base board that is on the table for cutting longer strips.
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Very nice!
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Horizontal Boring on a Shopsmith Mark V (Sorry, I don't have time to record a short video!)

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Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCOs47th1lo

A horizontal boring machines is one of those tools that few woodworker even consider, because with the exception of the Shopsmith Mark V, most other options are large and expensive dedicated tools. Any time I am drilling into the edge of a board for joinery I always go to this simple set-up.

Don't forget to leave your questions, comments, and Cheap-shots below and we'll address them during our mid-week video.

0:00 - Intro: Why you might need a surface sander
1:26 - Changing over the Mark V from sawing to horizontal boring
3:00 - Do we even need dowels?
3:35 - Locate the center of the stock
4:49 - CRITICAL TIPS!
7:15 - Using Dowel Centers
11:08 - Boring and joining end grain

Products used or discussed in this video (in no particular order):
WAY BETTER Dowel Centers from Amazon: https://amzn.to/37p5gI1
Incra Gauge from Amazon: https://amzn.to/346jdbE

Scott's video on the Incra Gauge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdxetoT3kVM&t=335s

Visit http://www.MyGrowthRings.com
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I also blog at http://www.tool-hunter.com/shopsmith-...
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A few viewers have requested I provide affiliate links to help them find the products I use and as a way of supporting the channel through commission. If you purchase a product or service with the links I provide, there is no additional charge to you. As an Amazon Associate and an eBay affiliate I may earn a commission from qualifying purchases. I always recommend shopping around for a better price. Thank you for supporting My Growth Rings!

#HorizontalBoring #DowelJoinery #Shospmith
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I do appreciate the videos and they have helped clarify what’s in the manuals and the old videos that the quality is very good due to the transition to YouTube format. They are a welcome addition.
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number3456 wrote:I do appreciate the videos and they have helped clarify what’s in the manuals and the old videos that the quality is very good due to the transition to YouTube format. They are a welcome addition.
Glad to hear it and thanks for the encouragement. Scott
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STUMPED? Q&A from "Horizontal Boring" a GREAT Bit You (probably) Can't Own, (Get ready to FF!!!)

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Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gosAF69Bdk

In this mid-week episode of STUMPED? Q&A we look back at this past weekend's video "Horizontal Boring on a Shopsmith Mark V" (Watch it here: https://youtu.be/MCOs47th1lo) and answer the Questions, Comments, and Cheep-shots from it. It not only runs long but I also take way too much time yapping about my experience at Shopsmith, so please use the timestamps below and in the timeline to FF to the interesting bits. There's some really good stuff near the end, I assure you!

0:00 - Intro
0:33 - Problems with Horizontal Boring
2:20 - Where to get the dowel former? See link below
2:50 - How many Shopsmith tools do I own?
3:12 - What did I do at Shopsmith? (Please FF!)
4:13 - Not a fan of dowel centers
5:18 - The problem with using fence stops
6:18 - Is Shopsmith still in business? Where to get parts?
8:03 - No time for editing
8:32 - How is my Shopsmith so quiet?
9:13 - Brad point and Forstner bits
13:30 - The AMAZING Forstner-style bit you (Probably) can't own
14:28 - Drilling a mortise with the GREAT single-flute Forster-style bit (Link Below)

Products used or discussed in this video (in no particular order):
- Here's the link to the super-hard to get stubby Forstner-style bit: https://ebay.to/3kjYLtx Look at the photo for stumpy bit, which are RARE!
- Here's a link to Shopsmith brand brad point bits on eBay: https://ebay.to/3oeM6ub
- Forrest City brad point bits (Who made SS's bits) https://ebay.to/35k1gFX
- WAY BETTER Dowel Centers from Amazon: https://amzn.to/37p5gI1
- Incra Gauge from Amazon: https://amzn.to/346jdbE
- Here's a link to the dowel forming tool I own and use, available on eBay: https://ebay.to/3lWHXcg
- I've searched for quite a while to find a comfortable apron and have been really happy with this one: https://amzn.to/2IRhONZ And yes, Amazon did use a photo of me in the apron!

Visit http://www.MyGrowthRings.com
Follow on Instagram @MyGrowthRings
I also blog at http://www.tool-hunter.com/shopsmith-...
and http://shopsmith-tool-hunter.blogspot...

Disclaimer/Disclosure:
A few viewers have requested I provide affiliate links to help them find the products I use and as a way of supporting the channel through commission. If you purchase a product or service with the links I provide, there is no additional charge to you. As an Amazon Associate and an eBay affiliate I may earn a commission from qualifying purchases. I always recommend shopping around for a better price. Thank you for supporting My Growth Rings!

#HorizontalBoring #DowelJoinery #Shospmith
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Restoring a Rusty Shopsmith Jointer using the Ol' WD-40 and Scotch-Brite® method

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Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FI06EjqQPY&t=109s

We've put this off long enough. Today we tackle my rusty Shopsmith 4" jointer and bring it back to life. Using the Ol' tried-and-true WD-40 and Scotch-Brite® method I'll get this down to bare metal and in our mid-week follow-up episode of "STUMPED? Q&A" we'll answer your questions, comments, and cheap-shots, including my crazy polyurethane cast iron treatment.

0:00 - Intro
0:51 - A brief explanation of what makes the Shopsmith 4" jointer unique
3:42 - The Shopsmith jointer fence
4:31 - Removing the Feather Guard
7:35 - A discussion of rust removal options (Evapo-Rust is an excellent choice!)
9:04 - My new favorite paper towel (Yes, it's a thing!)
9:54 - Which Scotch-Brite® is best for the task?
10:19 - The rust removal begins!
13:53 - A weird solution for the "neked" iron before it rusts again

Products used or discussed in this video (in no particular order):
Here's a small assortment of Scotch-Brite® hand pads: https://amzn.to/2HxGMSc
WD-40 Specialist Degreaser. I forgot to mention that I like this new-ish formula that doesn't leave a residue: https://amzn.to/31GDvHa
Evapo-Rust (I know we didn't use it, but if you need it, here's a link: https://amzn.to/3oscsc7
Awesome paper towels (Perfect for shop use): https://amzn.to/3kvse3E

Visit http://www.MyGrowthRings.com
Follow on Instagram @MyGrowthRings
I also blog at http://www.tool-hunter.com/shopsmith-...
and http://shopsmith-tool-hunter.blogspot...

Disclaimer/Disclosure:
A few viewers have requested I provide affiliate links to help them find the products I use and as a way of supporting the channel through commission. If you purchase a product or service with the links I provide, there is no additional charge to you. As an Amazon Associate and an eBay affiliate I may earn a commission from qualifying purchases. I always recommend shopping around for a better price. Thank you for supporting My Growth Rings!

#ShopsmithJointer #RemovingRust #Shopsmith
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It was a funny coincidence that both Nick and I were thinking about rust this week. Apparently what they say about "great minds" works for me and Nick too! Thanks, Chad for recommending his vid in the comments of my vid! Here's Nick's vid: https://youtu.be/ZVeY9d5Xk2Q
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STUMPED? Q&A from "Restoring a Rusty Shopsmith Jointer" Rainy Days and Mondays...

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Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOjF7A_LPIs

So much for Plan A! Not only are we suffering from a rain delay, but after filming some high-quality "Plan B" footage, I lost it! So, in this video, I answer your Questions, Comments, and Cheap-Shots from the weekend's video on "Restoring a Rusty Shopsmith Jointer". If you missed it, catch it here: https://youtu.be/-FI06EjqQPY

Also, for an excellent video on attacking and preventing rust, take a look at this recent video from Nick Engler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVeY9... And sub him while you at it! He knows more about woodworking and even Shopsmith woodworking than most people I know.

0:00 - Intro
0:22 - The original plan for this video
1:10 - "Rust Free" rust and stain remover
2:30 - Does paint thinner leave a residue?
3:15 - Not alone in using poly on cast iron
3:35 - Water-based poly
4:32 - How do you tension the jointer guard?
7:44 - Nick Engler did a rust video too! (See link)
8:27 - Can you use a DA sander?
8:55 - Does dark cast-iron need to be cleaned?
9:40 - What happened with the "Rust Free"?

Products used or discussed in this video (in no particular order):
Nick Engler's books (And there are a TON of them!): https://amzn.to/2HOah1G
Rust Free: https://amzn.to/3jzulSZ
Boeshield spray wax: https://amzn.to/3mvXSi7
Mag-base LED goose-neck lamp, Twin-pack: https://amzn.to/37RTWV4
Here's a small assortment of Scotch-Brite® hand pads: https://amzn.to/2HxGMSc
WD-40 Specialist Degreaser. I forgot to mention that I like this new-ish formula that doesn't leave a residue: https://amzn.to/31GDvHa

Visit http://www.MyGrowthRings.com
Follow on Instagram @MyGrowthRings
I also blog at http://www.tool-hunter.com/shopsmith-...
and http://shopsmith-tool-hunter.blogspot...

Disclaimer/Disclosure:
A few viewers have requested I provide affiliate links to help them find the products I use and as a way of supporting the channel through commission. If you purchase a product or service with the links I provide, there is no additional charge to you. As an Amazon Associate and an eBay affiliate I may earn a commission from qualifying purchases. I always recommend shopping around for a better price. Thank you for supporting My Growth Rings!

#ShopsmithJointer #RemovingRust #Shopsmith
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Cast Iron Tool Rust Prevention with Polyurethane, Penetrol and an Important WARNING!

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Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnTPtNAwREI

DON'T MISS THE WARNING AT THE END OF THE VIDEO!

Well, it took an entire week to get here, but we are finally applying a couple rust-preventative treatments on my Shopsmith jointer. Since we first talked about this I have expanded from my original pan of applying a 50/50 blend of oil-based polyurethane and mineral spirits to doing a test of that, as well as water-based poly AND an interesting product called "Penetrol". Regardless of the topcoat used I always use some form of wax as the sacrificial surface and to keep the tables slick.

In our mid-week follow-up episode of STUMPED? Q&A we'll talk more about these products and apply a couple of them.

0:00 - Intro
1:04 - Isn't the mineral spirits going to be a problem?
1:53 - But it would be a problem with H2O-Based Poly
2:04 - Have you tried Penetrol?
2:50 - Let's test them ALL!
4:13 - Applying the Poly, the H2O-Based Poly, and the Penetrol
5:05 - An IMPORTANT WARNING!

Products used or discussed in this video (in no particular order):
- Here's a small assortment of Scotch-Brite® hand pads: https://amzn.to/2HxGMSc
- WD-40 Specialist Degreaser. I forgot to mention that I like this new-ish formula that doesn't leave a residue: https://amzn.to/31GDvHa
- FLOOD Penetrol: https://amzn.to/323ePZI I wasted time traveling to two hardware stores and a home center before finding the oil-based version of Penetrol in stock, and once I found it I paid more than I would have paid on Amazon! Save yourself the hassle and just order it.
- Awesome paper towels (Perfect for shop use): https://amzn.to/3kvse3E
- Water-Based Polyurethane: https://amzn.to/382GvBK
- Oil-Based Polyurethane: https://amzn.to/323oyzb
- 100% Mineral Spirits for clean-up and thinning of the Oil-Based Poly: https://amzn.to/3eirL2C

Visit http://www.MyGrowthRings.com
Follow on Instagram @MyGrowthRings
I also blog at http://www.tool-hunter.com/shopsmith-...
and http://shopsmith-tool-hunter.blogspot...

Disclaimer/Disclosure:
A few viewers have requested I provide affiliate links to help them find the products I use and as a way of supporting the channel through commission. If you purchase a product or service with the links I provide, there is no additional charge to you. As an Amazon Associate and an eBay affiliate, I may earn a commission from qualifying purchases. I always recommend shopping around for a better price.

Thank you for supporting My Growth Rings!

#PolyurethaneJointer #Penetrol #RustPrevention
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