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|6 days ago||
through dovetails long or short? - 10 replies
When you set your marking guage (or other method for determining the length of your tails and pins) for through dovetails, which of the following do you do? a. Try to make them exactly right to minimize cleanup planing when you are done. b. Make them slightly too long on purpose and plane off the end grain to make them level. c. Make th...
|10 days ago||
tongue and groove plane. - 15 replies
I have the chance to buy an old Stanley tongue & groove plane for $65…or I could get a new Lie Neilson t&g plane for $195. These are the ones with the reversable fence that allows you to cut both with one plane. What would you do?
|31 days ago||
coffin guidelines - 14 replies
I am interested in making my own coffin, and perhaps one for my wife as well…how can I ensure that the funeral home will use it and not say we have to buy one? Are there rules about the lining, or other guidelines?
|70 days ago||
interchangeable lever caps? - 4 replies
For 2 different no. 5 Stanley bailey planes… anyone know if a lever cap for a type 9 will fit a type 15? I have a good type 15 with a broken lever cap, and the opportunity to buy a cheap type 9 that is in rough shape, but has a good lever cap.
|85 days ago||
What kind of Marking knife? - 18 replies
So which kind of marking knife do you prefer and why? Not asking about brands, but rather the shape of the blade. Thanks!
|104 days ago||
Squaring case sides with hand tools - 3 replies
How do you hand-toolers square large case sides with hand tools? I’m speaking of squaring the ends after you cut them to length with a hand saw. Mine never end up exactly square right off the saw. Do you use a very large shooting board & hand plane? (I have a shooting board, but it’s not big enough for this job) Do you c...
|170 days ago||
Dishwasher question - 3 replies
I’m constantly surprised by the non-woodworking expertise of some lumberjocks, so perhaps somebody can help me out here: We got this dishwasher about a year ago, brand new, LG, with stainless steel innards…within 6 months, we noticed that the rubber seals at the bottom inside seemed to be degrading, rotting, melting, somet...
|180 days ago||
Vise chop liner - 8 replies
I have heard a lot of people lining their workbench vise chops with leather, but what about cork? I happen to have some thin cork laying around and I’m wondering if it’s a good idea. thanks.
|184 days ago||
2 Jack Planes? - 18 replies
So this is another “which one would you keep” thread: If you had 2 jack planes, (no. 5 or equivalent…both bevel down) And you wanted to only keep tools you use often, would you… 1. Use one with a cambered iron for roughing and one with a straight(er) Iron for small jointing/smoothing. 2. Get rid of one, but keep ...
|184 days ago||
Southeast Indiana Anyone? - 9 replies
Just thought I’d ask before the site goes up in flames…are there any fellow lumberjocks in Southeast Indiana? Cities in this area might include Scottsburg, Madison, Clarksville, New Albany, Vevay, Versailles, Hanover, Jeffersonville…also accross the river in KY: Milton, Bedford, Carrolton. Just wondering.
|189 days ago||
lock mitre planes? - 2 replies
Silly question perhaps, has anyone ever heard of a lock mitre molding plane? would it be much harder to make than any other complex molding plane?
|200 days ago||
trash old saw blades - 9 replies
Is it acceptable to simply throw old table saw blades in the garbage? or should I do something else with it? (I’m not going to sharpen it or make something out of it…i want it gone)
|209 days ago||
Hand drill Ferrule repair - 17 replies
Hi all, I and trying to rehab this hand drill for my dad. It has a wooden handle attached with a metal ferrule and what looks like a pin (or two, It either goes all the way through, or there is one on each side, I can’t tell). Does anyone know how it might be attached and the best way to tighten it. it is loos and the handle wobble...
|218 days ago||
What is your FAVORITE Hand Plane? - 27 replies
Sort of like handplanes of your dreams, except this has to be something you ACTUALLY OWN. DO:+Post a description, or photo, or both.+Pick a favorite ONE! (no wishy-washy “I like them all” business).+Wait until you get your new favorite for Xmas, if you want to…or don’t, then you can post one now, and another in a few d...
|231 days ago||
Jewelry burnisher - 2 replies
Has anyone used a jewelry burnisher for their card scrapers? You can get those for about $5, vs much more for a normal woodworking burnisher.
|237 days ago||
bevel down vs bevel up - 2 replies
AHA!!!! You thought I was going to ask which is better, didn’t you? I actually just wanted to post this link: http://www.renaissancewoodworker.com/the-bevel-up-and-bevel-down-hand-plane-debate/. It is probably the best summary and comparison I have seen, he really covers all the strengths and weaknesses of both…and in the ...
|241 days ago||
confidence booster - 1 reply
I just had a confidence booster… I got some hard maple and walnut from my father in law for a pizza peel build, and was a bit concerned about handplaning the maple, since I have never used it before, only pine, poplar, red oak, and cherry…BUT it went great! I needed to joint the edges for glue-up to the walnut, and my old Ohio ...
|246 days ago||
how to cut a saw plate? - 10 replies
For those who have cut up old saws for making card scrapers or scratch stocks…will a simple hack saw work for this?
|249 days ago||
hand ripping 30 ft of syp - 12 replies
So I just finished using my Stanley sharptooth hand saw to rip three 5-foot 2×10’s of southern yellow pine construction lumber into three 3-inch sections…equals 30 feet of hand sawing through 2x material. it was a good workout, and the saw worked well despite the crosscut teeth…i never felt like I wasn’t getting a...
|255 days ago||
SYP drying time - 9 replies
I just got some Southern Yellow pine 2×10’s form the home center for a workbench build, I cut it into 5-foot lengths and and stickered it to dry. How much time should I wait until I start building? It is advertised as “kiln-dried” which in reality means “pretty wet.” Keep in mind this is drying in my gar...