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  • b.sharp.diminished commented on bqanderson's instructable Adjustable Saw Horses2 years ago
    Adjustable Saw Horses

    I have no problem using this idea.... in fact I made pretty much the same thing for my plastic horses from Sears. They, rather enthusiastically say the can hold 500 lbs each, but unless in rebuilding a Panzer tank as a hobby, I feel these will hold all the weight I have for them. The OP's design should do well enough as they are I feel.

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  • b.sharp.diminished commented on shopbuilt's instructable Scary sharp on a budget2 years ago
    Scary sharp on a budget

    I use a variety of wet/dry automotive paper usually up to 3000#, but I don't use water as the floating liquid. I use mineral spirits (paint thinner) and with that I don't have to glue the paper down to my sheet or glass. It just happily stays where I put it when I wet the glass first and then put down 1/2 sheets of the w/d paper.Mineral spirits float the minute metal chips and flakes out of the paper much better than wetted water. What's "wetted water"? If you put a drop of liquid dishwashing detergent on the paper, it too helps keep the paper from clogging, but mineral spirits does it so much better. I build guitars, and believe me that you need to keep water far away from wood as it swells the grain. Mineral spirits won't raise the grain, making it very much better to use....

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    I use a variety of wet/dry automotive paper usually up to 3000#, but I don't use water as the floating liquid. I use mineral spirits (paint thinner) and with that I don't have to glue the paper down to my sheet or glass. It just happily stays where I put it when I wet the glass first and then put down 1/2 sheets of the w/d paper.Mineral spirits float the minute metal chips and flakes out of the paper much better than wetted water. What's "wetted water"? If you put a drop of liquid dishwashing detergent on the paper, it too helps keep the paper from clogging, but mineral spirits does it so much better. I build guitars, and believe me that you need to keep water far away from wood as it swells the grain. Mineral spirits won't raise the grain, making it very much better to use. This is where I learned to use it to sharpen tool edges.

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