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109 days ago

Cutting tenons - 12 replies

I have had nothing but problems cutting tendons on my table saw and router table. With the router table I have used a coping sled with a two cutter bearing bit. I have yet to get a tendon set up and final cuts made in under 30 min. Even with a backer board I get tear out. I have a cast iron tendon jig to cut tendons with. I still get tear ou...

120 days ago

Now What? - 29 replies

I know I believe I know where I put it, but I’M not sure I realize where I thought I put it is not where it is. That explains my misplaced LVLA Jack iron that I honed while standing at my work bench. I have no recall of ever taking it anywhere after I was done with it. I honed my smoother, waxed it all up and reinstalled the iron. I wa...

123 days ago

Vital Ear Prtection - 7 replies

134 days ago

Crystalac Gloss - 2 replies

I may use this on a walnut clock case. I will grain fill it and then spray it. I would then like to rub it out to satin. Has anyone had experience with rubbing out this product?

147 days ago

Insight - 14 replies

I have finally realized I am tired of woodworking and photography. I still have three clocks and a blanket chest to make and then I may well sell out. It has always been a struggle for me. I can’t, for the most part, read drawings and most written instructions are gibberish. After much introspection I also realized I have not felt any s...

153 days ago

Files - 7 replies

I have two hand planes that require the mouths to be widened to accommodate Hock irons. I have read it is best to use a “safe edge file.” This meaning one with smooth sides. I have searched for these in the past and could not find anything that seemed as if it would fit the bill.Any advice/help will be appreciated.Thank you.

161 days ago

Chop Saw Dust Collector - 1 reply

I live in the Jacksonville/Orange Park FL area. Free to any LJ that wants to pick it up. I live just off of Blanding Blvd in OP. First Call, first arrival can have it. 904-343-4897 after 9 AM

168 days ago

Down Draft Ducst Collector - 2 replies

Rousseau Down Drafter 18.25’‘wX21.5’’ tall. Adjusts fro 21.5’’ to 37’’ in high. Collector moves forward and backward on slide. Has three point wheeled stand. 4’’ intake.It was given to me years ago and I never use it as I use my SCMS outside mostly.Pick up in Jacksonville/Or...

179 days ago

Unisaw mfg date - 2 replies

I have tried to log into the old tool site without success. It seems that I had registered there years ago and cannot remember my user name to get a new pass word.I cannot find when my Unisaw , serial #89E25418, was made. Help Please. Thank you.

209 days ago

Football Junkie - 10 replies

My wife is a football junkie. I am so sick of it. The shop is unheated and needs a major overhaul so I can walk around in it. so that is a no go.I must not be a real man not caring for sports. Would knitting be OK for me during these dark times? There is so little time between the Super Bowel and preseason games.

231 days ago

Behlens Rock Hard Varnish - 1 reply

I plan on using this varnish, with a top grade brush, on a walnut or cherry blanket chest. I have the Behlens Solvent for thinning and plan on using a 50/50 mix for the first coat. The following coats would be thinned 20%. This is gloss and I plan on rubbing it to satin after a 30-40 day cure in the house.How many coats would suffice? Am I miss...

245 days ago

Plane Iron Adjustment - 2 replies

I have an old wood skew plane and I cannot figure out how to adjust the iron depth of cut. It is either too much or none at all. Any sage advise? I am a newbie to wooden planes.

255 days ago

Skew Plane Blade - 6 replies

I have two old skew plane irons that need to be reground so they are not bowed on the cutting edges. I have found no one in the greater Jacksonville, Fl. area that can/will do it.I have a grinder and the jigs but I am not going to attempt this. For me a grinder is to be used only for lawn mower blades.Does anyone know of a sharpening service tha...

257 days ago

Finally Got It Done - 12 replies

This saved me a lot of money

298 days ago

Puppy on the way - 6 replies

Our Samoyed puppy should arrive this week. This will #4 in our nearly 50 year marriage and I am on pins and needles and as excited as if I were 6 instead of 70.Others sure light up when you tell them your getting a puppy. The dog is one of God’s great gifts to man.

320 days ago

Burn Out - 6 replies

My wife and I made three 1840 Shaker clocks in about three months. They all came out beautiful. Now everyone wants one. We are tired of the same process to the point we don’t even want to go into the shop to do any sort of wood working.I have a blanket chest all cut out and glued up ready for dovetailing, etc. I cringe@ the thought.I wond...

365 days ago

FWW Oct. 2013 - 2 replies

My new issue is missing several pages. Anyone else with the problem?

445 days ago

Dad's D-8 - 2 replies

Mike Allen in Carlsbad, CA refurbished my Dad’s D-8. It was made between 1878-1888. I recall my Dad ripping a long board with it when I was very small. Then using a hand plane to put in double windows in our old house in South Dakota.

486 days ago

Jointer Blades - 3 replies

This is embarassing. I took the knives out of my jointer and I cannot recall which way they go in. Does the bevel go to the right or left when one is facing the machine from the outer edge, e.g., away from the fence.The jointer is and old Delta-Rockwell 8’’.

512 days ago

Hock Plane Irons - 5 replies

Here is a good deal for someone.

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