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Handplane Reference #8: Bench Plane Screw Sizes.

199 days ago by WayneC | 8 comments »

Collecting this information from a variety of web resources. Please watch the type of thread as well. Record Here are the sizes from Recordcollector’s site: Cap Iron screw : 5/16” 18tpi BSW (I believe this is the only standard BSW thread on bench planes)Frog screws : 7/32” 20tpi Whitworth;Tote & Knob bolts : 7/32” 20tpi Whitworth;Tote Toe screw : 7/32” 20tpi Whitworth;Frog Adjusting Plate screw : 7/32” 24tpi Whitworth;Frog Adjusting screw : 1/...

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The venerable Radial Arm Saw

1098 days ago by Gary777 | 8 comments »

Hello everyone, I like to write and now that I am laid up from back surgery for a few weeks I figured I would take the opportunity to create a few blog posts and share some of what I have learned with others that may be new (or even experienced) to woodworking. Like most folks these days I own a great 10” miter saw that I used for crosscuts, but I didn’t own a sliding compound miter saw, it wasn’t until after I got the miter saw that I realized that I was limited to ab...

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Restoring Hand Planes.. My methods #23: Stanley #34 completely restored. The longest jointer that Stanley made.

627 days ago by Dan | 13 comments »

Its been a while since my last blog on plane restoration. Over the past year I have been trying to build up a collection of the Stanley wood bottom transitional planes. With each one that I have restored I get a little better at tuning them. Once you figure out how to get them all tuned and set right they are really fine working planes. The #34 Jointer was one of the trans planes that was at the top of my want list. At 30” long it is the longest plane that Stanley ever produced. This...

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RAS Cabinet

947 days ago by gawthrrw | 6 comments »

Ok, so this is my first post of any kind with pictures. I hope it comes out right lol. So i just bought an older B&D Dewalt ras for $70 and for the life of me, I couldnt find a plan for a cabinet for it. I found one online (cant remember the magazine) and it was close to what i wanted but not quite. Before i get into this though, here is the saw: So after about 100 sketches and 2 nights with no sleep i came up with a cabinet that would be the most useful for my shop. Nothing fancy,...

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Dice Tower #1: The Idea

967 days ago by ChadR | 2 comments »

I am a big board game geek and because of that I have been trying to think of how to tie my new hobby of woodworking with the joy of playing board games. I decided to make a simple dice tower. A dice tower helps you roll dice to ensure no cheating as well as keep the dice from falling off the table and away from knocking all the pieces off the board. I found several ideas online and went from there. I decided for the randomizer inside the tower I would use 2×2 blocks cut into a spi...

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Homemade powertools #2: pen turning lathe prototype

978 days ago by Sodabowski | 19 comments »

Hey guys! Back from the mountains (alas, too soon). First this quickie blog post about what happens when you order a pen turning mandrel without owning a lathe. Being a cheap skate, and a long-time reuse-recycle-minded guy, I of course built myself a wee lathe with all recycled parts: motor from an old printer (or photocopier, can’t really remember, I dismantled so many of both…), pulleys and timing belt also from reclaimed hardware, so for the bearings (hidden in the block ...

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Fibonacci At Any Scale

988 days ago by Grumpy | 11 comments »

I thought it was about time I made myself a ‘Fibonacci Gauge’ and like most of us would I looked up on how everyone else did it. There were some great efforts made by fellow Jocks on the subject;David made a good crack at it http://lumberjocks.com/David/blog/1639so did FJPetruso http://lumberjocks.com/projects/37696and my good buddy Karson http://lumberjocks.com/projects/24528 Karson has his Excel spreadsheet for calculating gauges at any size. This is w...

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Shop made Vortex Dust Collector Modification using a 14" wok

988 days ago by Toolz | 8 comments »

If you are like me you hate to clean out the canister on your DC. I saw this article online http://www.popularwoodworking.com/tools/shop-made-vortex-dust-collector-woks-on it is basically a home made modification that works like the new Jet Vortex.and thought I would give it a try. I went to a local restaurant supply house and bought a cheap ($11.00) 14” steel wok.I hack sawed the handles off and filed down the rough edges. I took it home and scrubbed the cosmoline type coating off and ...

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Wood Gears

995 days ago by EdFleming34 | 4 comments »

Hi, I want to build a wood clock using wood gears, I searched and found “Gears by Steve” or something like this. He will sell his method of making gears for about $30.00. Show you how step by step. His gears and other work is very impressive and $30.00 is cheap compared to cost of saw blades or small tools. My question is have any of you tried to make gears with his method, or any method. This guy even made a venetian blind with his gears, pretty neat. He has a web site Sprials by...

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Checking a shop made miter sled for accuracy

997 days ago by Don "Dances with Wood" Butler | 8 comments »

Using the traditional angle checking tools, such as drafting triangles and squares, still is a good place to start when building tablesaw sleds, especially miter sleds. I don’t trust miter guages to stay on angle throughout a whole job. A picture frame, for example, has 8 miter cuts and just a small bump on a common miter guage can cause it to lose its setting between cuts. So I rely on fixed, shop made miter sleds. But making sure they’re exactly at the desired angle is critical....

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