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|28 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...
|39 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.
|42 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 ...
|42 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.
|47 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?
|58 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)
|67 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...
|76 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...
|90 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.
|95 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 ...
|99 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 ...
|104 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?
|107 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...
|113 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...
|116 days ago||
The one thing I've learned from Lumberjocks... - 13 replies
Looking at losts of projects, tool-restores, forum topics, and blogs has informed me of a few things: -Most LJ’s make nicer projects than me, but perhaps not all.-Most LJ’s know more about tool restoration than me, but perhaps not all.-Most LJ’s are more eloquent writers than me, but perhaps not all. HOWEVER…the one...
|130 days ago||
Shop-made Toothed Bench stop - 0 replies
I’m doing some research for a workbench build, and wondered if anyone has made or seen a shop-made toothed, adjustable Bench stop. Since I don’t have a black-smith to make one for me, has anyone made something that functions the same way, but made with big-box store materials? (screws, nails, other?) Thanks!
|131 days ago||
If you don't have a honing guide... - 5 replies
...GET ONE! I have been sharpening freehand for about 4 years, and just purchased a $12 honing guide after hearing Denab P. Talk about the ease of getting consistency, and the time saved by repeatability…and after using it once, I’m sold. No question its easier, and I can see immediately that it will help my edge tools perform mo...
|136 days ago||
vintage levels - 8 replies
I see quite a few antique wooden levels at local stores. Are these ever usable? What should I look for, avoid. And expect as far as rehab?
|142 days ago||
Workbench with no front stretcher - 14 replies
I’d like to build a workbench, but in my very limited space, I’d really like to be able to roll my anarchist-style tool chest UNDER the bench when not in use…so that means building a bench without a front stretcher, or at least not a very low front stretcher. I just don’t want the bench to rack when I do aggressive hand-...
|146 days ago||
free 1/2" mortise chisel - 4 replies
I will be attending the woodworking in America marketplace this Friday in Covington, KY…if anyone wants this old beast of a chisel, I’ll meet you in the parking lot and give it to you…its that or goodwill. It is an old ranged chisel, I made the handle with a draw knife…you’ll probably want to make your own. The on...