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05-16-2015 12:18 AM

Gap Filling Miter Joints - Another Alternative? - 9 replies

Nothing is more irksome than a open miter. And, I was certainly irked with the my miters on a mirror frame for medicine cabinet I am building in red oak. There were small, but glaring gaps. After reading all the LJs advice, I decided to experiment: 1. I cut a 1/16” shim in red oak. 2. The shim was sanded on one edge to 1/64”...

10-16-2012 02:22 AM

Depth Setting a block plane, well known method or dumb luck? - 16 replies

I am misfortunate with hand planes. I gave up years ago. But, all the discussion on LJs prompted me to buy a no-name block plane at a Antique Mall recently. I followed all the tuning step from videos and sharpened the blade using what I call the ”nary” sharp method. Nice curl? Nope, just couldn’t get the depth set. Frus...


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