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12-29-2012 12:31 AM

Wooden Plane Question - 12 replies

My brother in law found an old wooden hand plane at a garage sale and gave it to me for Christmas. I have been wanting a jointer plane of some sort for a while and even passed one up at a flea market a couple of months ago. This one has seen better days but it’s in one piece, though it’s missing the wedge. I can’t tell exactly ...

11-11-2012 10:06 PM

How many projects at a time? - 13 replies

I’m a hobbyist who typically gets to spend a few hours a weekend in the shop. With three kids under 5, I have limited time to enjoy the hobby and I most enjoy the planning, laying out, cutting, assembling, etc. I hate to sand so that’s where I get stuck. Often, I’m sanding for a couple shop sessions in a row (which I hate) so i...

10-12-2012 12:57 PM

Best Joint? - 9 replies

I’m going to make this frame for a Christmas gift. I’m planning on making it out of walnut with a lighter wood, I have ash and maple, for the butterfly keys. I’m an “advanced beginner” and I’ve made several frames before but not one that should turn out this nice. The lumber is 4/4 and will be about 1 1/4 to 1...

09-01-2012 12:36 PM

Lumber Source? - 10 replies

I live in a small town in Northeast Arkansas. At least 2 hours from the nearest city (Little Rock). I’ve been woodworking for a few years now and for that whole time have been using big box store pine, poplar, and oak. While that’s all well and good, I’m interested in using some different types of wood in upcoming projects (wal...

01-04-2012 08:34 PM

New Blade? - 5 replies

I’m not sure I’ve used either of these power tools enough to replace the blades yet, but for machines like a portable table saw and a chop saw, how do you know when it’s time to replace the blades? Both still cut fine with little to no chip-out, especially when using a sacrificial fence on the chop saw. Any help with this woul...


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