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11-20-2018 02:01 AM

Bringing the 45 online - 8 replies

The 45 is finally usable and I started to run a bead on a drawer front for my Sharpening cart – I definitely need to learn the adjustments and nuances of this tool but I think it’s going to be a good add to my tool chest.

11-06-2018 11:38 PM

Stanley 40 Restoration - 13 replies

I have a #40 that’s actually in ok shape but the handle needs a new finish. It’s a blonde wood (beech?) and the finish is cracked and flaked off. 1) how do you remove it? Sanding, stripper, scraper? and 2) what finish,BLO? Wattco, Varnish, Paste wax? Thanks

09-14-2018 11:48 AM

Scrollsawing Brass? - 13 replies

Looking to draw on the vast LJ wisdom. I have a scroll saw – 16” Craftsman from the late 90’s. I want to scroll some small pieces of brass. What thickness can I cut 1/16” to 1/4”? And are there special blades? And any tips for actually cutting it? Thx

08-04-2018 10:57 PM

Router Mistake - 13 replies

Minor bobble with my router. I’m making a hall table, Pine with a maple strip inlay And the router wandered a bit. So now I have a divot 3/16” wide about 3/8” long and 1/4” deep. No finish (so far) on the maple and just Jacobean stain on the pine. The Maple is not yet glued in. My first thought is to chi...

08-04-2018 01:33 AM

Carbide Round Over Bit to work Brass - 9 replies

I’ve been thinking of using 1/4”x 1/2” brass trim on a project then rounding with a Carbide bit. I know the carbide will cut the brass but anyone have experience routing brass? Any precautions? Is chatter a possibility?

07-26-2018 10:27 PM

Making a No 45 knob - 9 replies

I bought a Stanley No 45 and it needs a skate knob. It is not the newer “through screw” kind. It screws on to a cast stud on the skate. Has anyone turned one? Any patterns out there? Dimensions? Any hints, thoughts or tips? I have a great piece of Honduran Rosewood for this too.

07-15-2018 02:53 AM

Attaching a Granite Top - 8 replies

Poling the wisdom of Lumber Jocks. I’ve made a base for a hall table and my wife wants a granite top on it. Any suggestion on how to attach a 3/4” granite slab (17”x 46”)?

12-28-2017 04:39 PM

Shop is just too cold - 28 replies

Ok, unheated garage is just too cold to work in this week. Moving ops to the basement with very limited suite of tools (yes, I’m a power tool guy).

11-25-2017 04:29 PM

Another " What wood is it" Question - 2 replies

Bargain bin wood from Woodcraft. 1.25 Diameter 12” long 0.426 lbs. looks like a light shade of mahogany. The reason I ask is that it literally smells like a horse stall when I’m turning it. Any ideas?

09-06-2017 02:11 PM

Chip and Dust Bucket Separator - 7 replies

So I built this 5gal bucket separator. My objective is to separate out most all of the fine sanding dust before it hits the filter. Mostly this is to save me having to knock out the filter every 15-20 minutes (It clogs fast). No Thien Baffle just a 90 degree inlet and a strait centered outlet to the vac. This works pretty good for gene...

09-01-2017 09:28 PM

T-tracks on a workbench - 14 replies

New bench top is still sitting on horses. Looking for some thoughts on installing T-tracks on my new bench. The dog holes aren’t in yet. There will be a string along the length for the wagon vise on the right and a short string on the left for the Wilton. Bench is 6’ long the front is 12”, 3” Gap, and back is 10R...

08-18-2017 10:48 AM

Finding Antique Plane Irons - 4 replies

So I cleaned up a box of old moulding planes and came out with a great Ohio Tool No. 47 dado plane. It cleaned and sharpened very nicely but it is missing an iron. Hard to see in the picture but there is a secondary iron in front that leads the cutter. In the picture you can see the mouth just under the stop. I assume it’s a nicker?? ...

08-16-2017 12:03 PM

Cleaning old moulding planes - 19 replies

I have a box (cardboard) of old moulding planes that have the fine patina of age (dirt, grease, mold,...) Is a quick wash with dish soap ok to clear off the initial grunge? Something else? I’ll try to post some pic tonight. Thx

08-14-2017 08:36 PM

RAS table height - 7 replies

Ladies and gents I have a Radial Arms Saw and need/want to put a cabinet under it. Any thoughts on a good working height for the table?

08-12-2017 01:45 AM

Super Glue or Epoxy to hold this in place - 4 replies

Question – I am going to recess this scale into a new work top for my Workmate 550. Which would be better Super Glue or epoxy? This top is for light work, layout and assembly. I don’t anticipate any heavy pounding like chopping mortises. Thoughts and suggestions?

06-28-2017 04:58 PM

RAS Blade Size - 4 replies

I have 10” Craftsman RAS from the 80s(?). Works great but could use a bit of a tune up and cleaning. The question is 10”, 9”, 8” 7-1/2” blades any advantages/disadvantages? I ask because I saw somewhere a recommendation to use an 8” on a 10”RAS. Thoughts, comments, ideas? -Thanks


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