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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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