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03-02-2017 03:05 AM

What is this tool? - 3 replies

Saw this ad on my local kijiji. Thought I might try to help the guy out but I’m stumped. It looks like some sort of lathe attachment but I’m not sure how useful it would be: Thanks.

01-30-2017 12:24 AM

Help with a euro hinge disaster - 15 replies

Good evening jocks,Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for this problem. My three year old decided to hang off a cabinet door in my kitchen and pulled the door right out of the cabinet side. Took quite a lot of the substrate with the hinge. I’ve never used these materials before but thought if could fill the gap with epoxy and put...

12-30-2016 02:59 PM

Spam pop ups - 4 replies

When browsing from my phone (iphone4) I randomly get redirected to spam sites. I’ve attached a photo of what I’m seeing.

12-18-2016 04:40 PM

Hook Knife choices - 2 replies

Hi everyone,I got an amazon.ca gift card and was looking at the Morakniv hook knives. I’ve never used one before but would like one for carving spoons. Amazon carries the 162, 163, & 164. Anyone have any experience with these? Any suggestions for which one would be best for spoon carving? Also any tips on sharpening these things? Links...

12-05-2016 08:55 PM

Almost Done - 6 replies

Two projects on the bench getting close to finished.

11-09-2016 06:28 PM

Tool Tote in by Hand & Eye - 4 replies

Hi everyone,I’m looking at the tool tote in By Hand & Eye and see that the end boards are 1 module wide by 1 2/3 modules high. Tolpin and Walker describe this as being a ratio of 4:7. That doesn’t seem right to me though wouldn’t it be 3:5? The width is 3/3s and the height is 5/3s. Am I missing something here?

10-26-2016 04:41 PM

Long Shot: Need parts for a post drill - 1 reply

Hey everyone,This is probably a long shot but I picked up a post drill for $20 from my local kijiji (Canadian craigslist). It is in decent enough shape but is missing the auto feed mechanism. The drill is a Canadian Blower & Forge Company no. 155. Hoping to get it restored and working in my shop soon but figure it will be hard to use without...

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’...

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