- May 2, 2021
- Rocky Mountains
For a rattle can the Minwax works okay. It’s nitro, so best used when it’s hot and dry outside otherwise the nozzle spits. I use it to topcoat either shellacked tweed or tinted nitro finishes.
I picked up the Mohawk to try and do some tinting/repair on lacquered cabinets, but there’s too much opacity for what I needed. I get better results with the stuff from Guitar ReRanch or Ohio Valley Nitro. Behlens from StewMax works well but the colors are limited for sunbursting.
I still use my trusty old Porter Cable dovetail jig and 690 router. I used to make larger furniture pieces and had I continued to do so I would have bought a Leigh. All I do anymore is knock out amp/speaker cabs, so the PC is just fine.
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I think the Leigh is a bit much actually. Too many available adjustments, and it has always felt flimsy. Mine is an older model, probably 30 years or so.
The set DT spacing of the PC jig is appealing. Does it do through DTs?