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|08-12-2016 03:52 PM||
Bevel Up vs Bevel Down Jack Plane - 8 replies
Hi all,My wife wants to get me a new plane for my birthday and I could use a new jack plane. I’m leaning towards the Veritas low angle jack plane ( http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=49708&cat=1,41182,41186,49708 ). From almost everything I’ve read it’s a solid performer. However, I have seen some, Paul Sellers be...
|07-23-2016 10:36 PM||
Hinge mortise depth - 5 replies
Hi everybody,I think I know the answer to this but I wanted to check it against the collective wisdom of LJs. I’m building a chuck box for my brother and he needs to keep costs down. I bought some fairly inexpensive brass hinges and am not terribly impressed with them. Here is a photo: As you can see, when the hinge is closed the sides ...
|07-07-2016 09:38 PM||
Sad News from Lee Valley - 9 replies
I’d like to send my condolences to the Lee Valley and Veritas Tools family. Founder Leonard Lee passed away this morning. He built one of the finest companies in all of Canada and could teach the rest of the business world a lot about good customer service. http://www.leevalley.com/en/LL.htmlhttp://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/leon...
|06-06-2016 09:06 PM||
Ruskin on "Taste" - 2 replies
In light of a certain recent thread I thought this passage was particularly appropriate. It comes from the lecture “Traffic” in the book The Crown of Wild Olive by John Ruskin, the grandfather of the Arts and Crafts movement. You can read the whole thing here: http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/ruskin/traffic.html. edit: I’...
|05-22-2016 02:29 AM||
Wanted - Live Centre for a HF lathe - 7 replies
Hi, I’ve got a Harbor Freight Lathe (34706) and I’ve lost the point for the live centre. It fell out while I was turning a bowl and it got swept up with the shavings. I’m hoping someone has an extra one that they would be willing to sell. I know it’s a long shot but I thought I’d ask.
|04-27-2016 02:01 AM||
Rust hunt score - 3 replies
Went rust hunting today and picked this up for $10 (Canadian, so like 1.50 USD). My preliminary research tells me I did alright for myself.
|04-04-2016 07:00 PM||
Bow saw problem - 11 replies
Hi everyone,So I built this bow saw last week. I was really happy with how it turned out. then I tried to use it. It was working alright until crack: (I didn’t take a picture with actual crack so this will have to do) I’ve since filled the crack with glue and clamped it. It seems to be holding the tension well. I’m ...
|01-20-2016 08:59 PM||
Never seen a plane like this before - 5 replies
Saw this on my local kijiji (Canadian Craigslist): Any ideas what the plane on the right is? Some kind of broken infill perhaps? Thanks.
|08-01-2015 09:56 PM||
Lie-Neilsen in Canada - 2 replies
Hi everyone,I’ve got a birthday coming up and my wife has been informed that I’d appreciate a LN Dovetail saw. Does anyone here know of a retailer in Western Canada that sells Lie-Neilsen’s tools. I’ve found a store in Burnaby called Clermont’s Ultimate Tool Supply but they only carry the tapered dovetail saw and I&...
|05-27-2015 02:04 AM||
Cornering Tools - 17 replies
Has anyone ever used a cornering tool like one of these: Have you used it on end grain? Does it work well over end grain? I need to put small round overs on the ends of some 5/8” x 5/8” boards. If you have any other ideas that might work (Hand tool solutions preferred).
|02-10-2015 02:39 AM||
Getting rid of sap - 9 replies
I had the idea to use the trunk from last year’s Christmas tree to turn a snowman or something similar as an ornament for future Christmases. (and make a new one each year). I know the wood is not ideal but I’m not looking to make masterpieces here. Today I went out and cut 12” from the base of the trunk and brought it in to...
|01-17-2015 09:25 PM||
King CH900C or Harbor Freight 34706 parts - 11 replies
Hi everyone,I was having some trouble with the speed adjustment on my lathe (mine is the King model, but I believe it is exactly the same as the HF model) and when I was fiddling with it today the reeves drive fell apart on me. Does anyone know where one could get parts for this machine. I’ve looked at the King manual for the lathe (http:/...
|01-17-2015 02:47 PM||
How would you drill this hole? - 11 replies
I’ve been working on this jewelry box for my sister for a long time now an finally got the sides glued up and the finish on. She likes it but has now asked for pegs to be installed on the inside to hook the ends of her necklaces on so they don’t tangle. We picked out these ones from Brusso: Problem here is that I’...
|01-08-2015 03:41 AM||
Square Shanked Forstner Bits - 9 replies
I was watching Tom Figden on Youtube today and saw that he was using square shanked forestner bits in his brace. I looked a little bit online and couldn’t find any for sale. Do you think they are custom ground or does anyone know of a place one could pick these up? Thanks. Also, Figden’s work is incredible. If you haven’t se...
|12-24-2014 04:35 AM||
Recent happenings aka What on earth is Vigilink - 63 replies
I’ve seen a number of posts lately about ads being placed within member’s postings and from what I have seen most people aren’t happy with it. The biggest complaint is that LJ is changing what we are posting. LJ admins say that only non-members should be able to see those links (but us members can) but that doesn’t change...
|11-21-2014 08:27 PM||
How to hang a shelf in this space - 9 replies
Hi Lumberjocks,My parents just moved into a new smaller house and my mom is looking for a way to get more space out of her kitchen. We had an idea to put a shelf above the island. She is fine with shelf brackets but I think it would look better if I could put up a shelf without any visible hardware. But I can’t think of anyway of doing it....
|11-08-2014 01:14 AM||
Congratulations advertisers - 28 replies
Just saw the “Announcement” (ahem, advertisement) for RTA cabinets on the main forum page. Way to reach your target audience by advertising to a group of people who actually build your product themselves. Not exactly your bread and butter customers. I don’t mind ads if they are relevant, this seems like a waste of everyone̵...
|11-05-2014 01:01 AM||
Sawstop adjustments - 10 replies
I was at my local Lee Valley today (see: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/65237) and played around with their floor model of the 1.75 HP cabinet saw. I found the two hand wheels for adjusting the blade difficult to reach without bending over. They seem to be terribly low placed on the saw’s cabinet. So people who have a SS do you find it out ...
|11-04-2014 09:13 PM||
Lee Valley Customer Service - 3 replies
I snapped my roughing gouge a few days ago right at the ferule. I brought it in to Lee Valley just to ask if I could have done anything differently to stop it from breaking. They took one look at it and said, “Nope, it shouldn’t do that. Let me see if we have a replacement”. So now I’m back at the lathe and back to work. ...
|10-30-2014 02:09 PM||
Jack O'Lanterns - 4 replies
Halloween is almost here and I was just wondering if any LJ put their carving skills to work on their pumpkins. Pumpkin carving is a family tradition in my house. This one was done by the three year old (with a lot of help from his mom) This one here is my own Anyone else carving pumpkins this year? Share them here. Edit- can’t ge...