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|04-11-2015 04:26 AM||
Tonight's success - 7 replies
Tonight I finished up my first four half blind dovetails for some drawers I am building. Not to brag, but the sockets I cut for the dovetail sides are a thing of beauty. Smooth, square, even, you know, the entire nine yards of perfect half blind dovetail sockets. Clearly I am a master at this. Chris Schwarz would be so impressed he would...
|01-13-2015 04:26 AM||
Resawing a hunk of cherry - 4 replies
Hi ya all, I have a large cherry plank (3 1/8 thick x 19 inches wide × 47 inches long) that I want to saw into 3 one inch (or as close as I can get to this) thick boards. Since my wife has failed to approve the purchase of a 20+ inch bandsaw, I’m thinking that I have a workout ahead of me and will need to cut it by hand. My plan is ...
|10-28-2014 09:54 PM||
Oh no, it looks like Shopnotes is folding - 68 replies
According to a thread over at WoodNet. Go to page four for this quote: “Hi Robin,Thank you for writing. Yes, it is sad, but true. We confirmed it late yesterday that issue #138 (Dec/14) will be the last published issue. It is an unfortunate business reality. We are hoping most readers will continue on with the long running Woodsmith ma...
|10-27-2014 01:29 AM||
Back in June I scored two white oak logs that were recently cut down in my neighborhood. The forum topic where I was gloating is here: link To recap, I had these puppies sitting in my driveway waiting to be picked up by the sawyer (and a little explaining to do to my wife)! A day or so after I called, he stopped by with this, a log dol...
|08-12-2014 12:06 AM||
RIP Robin Williams - 5 replies
How sad: http://wapo.st/XYfE2d Greg
|07-02-2014 11:38 PM||
PSA - PorterCable Router Recall - 1 reply
FYI—the following PorterCable Routers are being recalled: 7518 5-speed7519 1-speed7519EC22-7519-60 http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Porter-Cable-Fixed-Base-Production-Routers-Recalled/ Greg
|06-02-2014 11:23 PM||
So, I live in a heavily suburbanized area outside of Washington, DC. Rare are the opportunities for me to score some decent “free wood” of any substantial size. Lots of firewood, but nothing really beyond that. Last Friday the homeowners association contractors cut down several large trees in the neighborhood and left numerous l...
|04-29-2014 11:23 PM||
Meet the Schwarz - 13 replies
For those folks in the Rockville, Maryland area there is a meet and greet with Christopher Schwarz on Wednesday, May 8th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Woodworker’s Club. The cost is $10 pp and there will be beer and light refreshments. The beer is from Flying Dog and Brewer’s Alley, so at a minimum the beer should be good! Here is...
|03-22-2014 07:17 PM||
Pulling my fat out of the fire, or HELP! - 9 replies
Hey all, I do not routinely glue up large panels, but a project I am working on is calling for several, so here I am. I’ve glued up my two panels using clamps and culls, and low and behold, they are cupped by a hair over 1/8th of an inch. Whether this is acceptable tolerances or not, is irrelevant. It bothers me that they are not ...
|03-03-2014 02:45 PM||
Sharpening Pigsticker Mortise Chisels - 13 replies
Hey all, Nothing says ‘snow day’ like sharpening pigsticker mortise chisels. And bacon, but that is another topic. I am rehabbing a mismatched set of mortice chisels and have a few questions about how far to sharpen the chisels. I am putting a 20ish primary bevel with a 30-35ish secondary bevel. Of course I am flattening t...
|02-08-2014 01:34 AM||
How many clamps for a glue up? - 23 replies
Hi all, I have to glue up several panels—approximately 24×40 inches and 24×24 inches. I am tired of using pipe clamps and screwing up. So in hopes for getting better results, with fewer hassles and hopefully much lower stress, I purchased five Jet parallel clamps. I know, I know, you cannot have too many clamps, but at $6...
|12-24-2013 08:57 PM||
On the first day of Christmas .... - 2 replies
My true love got for me,Benchcrafted hardware for my Moxon Vise. On the second day of Christmas …
|08-30-2013 01:57 AM||
Finally! - 2 replies
I have finally figured out what to do with all my used circular saw blades: From this site: http://www.therealmach5.com/ Greg
|08-21-2013 03:52 AM||
Stanley Mitre Box and Disston Saw - 9 replies
This is by far the most exciting tool find that I have ever purchased. Below is a Stanley Sweetheart 246 Mitre Box with a five inch deep Disston saw that is 26 inches long. The patent date is 1/2/1912, so at it’s oldest it is just a bit over 100 years. On the other hand, it could much newer since Stanley made these mitre boxes from 1905...
|08-03-2013 12:23 PM||
Stuff for sale in Maryland - 1 reply
I am clearing some of the stuff out my workshop and have some things that folks around here might be interested. I live in Montgomery Village, Maryland and will ship some of the items for Lumberjocks. Just contact me though Lumberjocks and we can arrange something. Here’s what I have: Delta 50-248 Universal Mobile Base Stanley ...
|07-13-2013 01:22 PM||
Plane Making Questions - 7 replies
Hi all, I am building a few planes for the hand plane swap. I plan to make two smoothers—one for myself and one for the swap. I have a few questions that I thought I would throw out to the group for their collective input: 1) I am using of one of Rhett’s 1 1/2 inch blades without a chip breaker. I was thinking of embedding s...
|06-21-2013 03:33 AM||
Rust Hunting in Western Pennsylvania - 1 reply
Hi, I’m heading to Western Pennsylvania over the 4th of July weekend and was wondering if anyone knows of any good rust hunting in the area? I was thinking of somewhere near Greensburg, Latrobe, Somerset, Ligonier, Uniontown, or Indiana. Thanks. Greg
|03-10-2012 02:49 AM||
Saw identification - 4 replies
Hey, When I purchased my house in 2006, the elderly gentleman I purchased it from gave me a tool chest (think anarchist tool chest), two saws, a great quick release vise and some other goodies. Obviously, I was quite appreciative. At the time he was 84 and he told me that the tools and chest were his grandfathers—so I am guessing tha...
|01-07-2012 03:20 PM||
Vise placement on workbench - 6 replies
Good morning everyone! I am putting a vintage quick release vise on the end of my workbench (an end vise?). For reference the top will be 30 inches deep. My question is where to place the vise. Should I place it in the center or skewed towards the front of the top? Or does it not really matter? Thanks. Greg
|01-07-2012 03:14 PM||
Miniature engine website - 1 reply
Here is an interesting website for miniature engines (aircraft, boat, car, etc.) I found while browsing: http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/KnappCol.htm Enjoy! Greg