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05-08-2018 04:55 AM

Drawbore vs Parallel Clamp ? - 15 replies

I’m getting near that stage in a project (joinery bench) that I will be using 3.5” long 3/8” dowel pins for mortise/tenon and bridal joints (2 for each joint). I’ve never done drawboring before but have long enough parallel clamps.If I went drawbore, my luck with douglas fir has not been all that great for planing and ch...

04-23-2018 04:12 AM

This helped keep 4"x6" piece square on my Bosch miter saw. - 1 reply

I had to dimension 4”x6” pieces for my joinery bench. These are pretty thick so used my Bosch miter saw. After cutting them, I double check their squareness with a square and also stand on end ontop of my Unisaw. Some were square, some were not! Confused, I tried something out. I think I brought the handle down too fast into the...

04-04-2018 03:22 AM

How critical is a 100% jointed flat lined 30" miter saw plate? - 2 replies

My Goodell-Pratt 30” miter saw is ready for sharpening. I lay a level along the tooth line and come to find out the front 4-5” has a 1/8” or so gap from the middle/rear of the tooth line. It appears, the saw has filed a groove in the moveable arm assembly which is the probable cause of this. Never have used a hand miter saw ...

03-26-2018 02:32 AM

Goodell-Pratt miter box disassembly: are these rivets? - 9 replies

I am in the midst of tearing down and rehabbing a $10 Goodell-Pratt miter box that came with a Disston “made for Goodell-Pratt” 5×30” miter saw (pretty sure that is the saw measurements).Have it nearly all taken apart except for the table webbing and the …fulcrum ””T”” connection. Are these r...

03-24-2018 02:11 AM

Dremel users: any reason to upgrade to the 3000 or 4000 series from older Dremel? - 9 replies

I have a corded Dremel 395 that has the main duty of removing rust and polishing upon refurbishing duties upon planes & saws. I “suffices” for it’s job at hand. But I see the newest Dremel with more fanicer features. Anyone with the newer generation of Dremel possible to convince me to upgrade? The cordless/battery vers...

03-10-2018 10:39 PM

My ghetto $5 miter saw hood! - 5 replies

This shall be temporary…or forever, undecided :) For the longest time, I needed a hood behind my miter saw. Always a simple project to do, but found that I always had to finish something else. Well, while browsing a local auction, I picked this up for $5. Comes with plastic structures and metal poles. I immediately though of a miter s...

02-28-2018 01:38 AM

Sawing 1.5" hard maple: 14TPI backsaw not suitable? - 11 replies

Sawing with my Veritas 14TPI tenon crosscut saw on 1.5”thick hard maple is…a challenge to keep a straight line while at the same time trying to keep the angle. I was thinking today… when gathering info on handsaws, I read somewhere it is ideal to have a maximum of 7 teeth in your material. Well, I’m using…21 teet...

02-27-2018 06:13 AM

New Stanley 750 sweetheart vs Dewalt Home Depot chisel - 4 replies

My new set of 8 piece Stanley 750 sweetheart chisels arrived over the weekend. Been using Dewalt chisels for a number of years as my main. Wanted to try out the infamous Stanley 750’s (granted, these are not the pre-WWII ones but eh….).I’ve only flattened and sharpened the 1/2” chisel. Use both chisels to hog out 1.5&#...

02-21-2018 02:03 AM

Picked up Disston Miter Saw for $5.... - 4 replies

With my ongoing desire phase in life with learning to use hand tools, I knew one day I would love a miter saw. Thanks to a Facebook Marketplace ad, I picked this up for $5. Nearly 36” from toe to heel, 5” plate, seemingly intact. Although it says made by Disston & sons, it was made for Goddell-Pratt. Either way, I’ll pu...

02-13-2018 12:43 AM

Joinery workbench apron & table wood movement question - 6 replies

Here is my theoretical rendition of what I believe I must do to tackle wood movement due to humidity and seasonal changes in the 2”x12” cut in half douglas fir table top to hard maple apron. I have read a lot about the need to address wood movement for workbench tops with elongated drawbore pins, bolts, etc. Does this sound/look c...

02-12-2018 04:35 AM

Found out, I have the infamous concave miter saw table. - 3 replies

I have the older Bosch double compound miter saw 12” (I forget the model). It’s not a slide or axial. For a long time, I have done accuracy test cuts on short boards with the use of a dial caliper, they always came out 0.001” area of perfection. Yet, when I cut a long board for 24” or 36”, the cut is not square. ...

02-04-2018 03:01 AM

Performax S/T... worth it for $150 ? - 4 replies

Always in the search of a drum sander, I came across a person selling a Performax S/T with a Lesson 1.5HP motor for $150. I know nothing about the S/T other than you build the stand for it. Usually I would have time to research and browse the internet for machinery, but time is of the essence with the upcoming Super Bowl and the “wowR...

02-01-2018 01:50 AM

Broken Samsung washer. Any wood working use of it's components before trash? - 19 replies

My Samsung washer died. Bought a new (non-front loading) one. Before I haul the 2010 Samsung front loading washer to the dump, can anyone think of it’s components that I should keep around for wood working use? Example: the stainless steel drum. I can’t think of anything other than a fancy backyard fire pit :)

01-20-2018 12:31 AM

Caution about Samsung front loading (possibly all front loading) washers - 16 replies

Just wanted to toss this out there about my first non-woodworking LJ post (I believe that is what Coffee Lounge is for?). My Samsung 2012 front loading washer no longer spins/agitates. After some research, the aluminum (or maybe pot metal) spider bracket assembly that holds the stainless steel drum to the motor in all Samsung front loading was...

01-10-2018 02:38 PM

Here is an idea to help those in small shops to dry parts after finishing - 8 replies

Being in a 2 car garage, real estate is a premium. I have fretted how to dry parts after HVLP or by hand as I wanted to spray the entire part (up, down, sides) at once then dry. I do not have room for a dedicated horizontal shelf drying rack, is the big problem. Considered hanging from the ceiling or some other means. Until I came across thi...

01-04-2018 06:11 AM

what is the purpose of a saw bench fence? - 6 replies

I’m in the midst of building a split top saw bench to further advance my hand sawing experience. Looking around to see what bells & whistles I can add to it (will be using holdfasts), I see saw bench fences for crosscutting purposes. However, I can not be 100% sure of how to use this fence. Is it used to butt up a long board against...

12-26-2017 05:04 AM

Sharing some shop projects that I built that you may find of use. - 0 replies

Here are some of the organizational projects in my workshop I built that you may or may not find a use for, or build better versions. I was only out for quick functionality instead of looks. This all fits into a standard 20’x20’ 2 car garage. When I pulled everything out this weekend, my neighbor asked me how all this fits? I tol...

12-17-2017 09:21 PM

which panel hand saws should be in one's arsenal? - 33 replies

I have been doing lots of reading about 24”+ handsaws last couple of days, and have my variety of estate sale plates being cleaned up along with some backsaws. I will soon have to decide how many I keep and what their purpose are for.Let me see if I get this straight:1.) you should have both rip & crosscut for 4/4 softwood.2.) you s...

12-10-2017 11:52 PM

Electrolysis Tub: Mk III. Making more bubbles better! - 11 replies

Knowing I have many rusty planes and other items to hit up with electrolysis, I really needed a stable easy wide (instead of deep) tub at the minimum to fit my Stanley #8. So I came up with this, my 3rd attempt at a decent tub.1.) I previously used rebar for my anodes. This time, I went with solid steel bars. I found the rebar worked 100% th...

12-09-2017 05:24 PM

Which to convert to my first scrub plane... - 18 replies

I have at my disposal some trial & error expendable metal & wooden hand planes to convert to my first ever scrub plane. Fascinating read about the history of the scrub plane. However, I am undecided which one to use as my primary scrub plane (would be wise to have a secondary scrub plane?). Those that have kept your #40/#40 1/2, conve...

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