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|1218 days ago||
Identifying reclaimed wood help, please - 17 replies
A local print shop gave me a pallet today. I crosscut the decking pieces off and hand planed one down. Looks to be poplar. One of the stringers is obviously oak, but the other two are what have me stumped. Whatever they are, it’s the same kind of wood. My best guess is ash. I’ve never worked with ash; so this is a shot in the dark. ...
|1317 days ago||
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|1341 days ago||
Shimming up a board when using a hand plane - 3 replies
I apologize in advance if this is a stupid questions; especially since I think I already know the answer. But as a novice woodworker who’s learned what little he knows from trial and error + books and the Internet, I’d like to pick the brains of more experienced and knowledgeable woodworkers. I’ve never used shims under a bo...
|1345 days ago||
I know that in a perfect world we just buy boards without bad knots or buy enough to be able to work around them. For some of us, that’s not always possible. Anyway, I’m building a bench top by laminating hand-planed boards face to face. I’ve come across a couple of knots that are really tough and were making planing a real ...
|1373 days ago||
What are these small "horses" called? - 8 replies
On the cover of Christopher Schwarz’s first book on workbenches, he has a pair of small supports under the bench on the front cover picture. In the DVD where he shows how to build the cherry topped Roubo bench, I noticed that he uses on of these small “horses” to support the legs as he cut the tenons while holding them in his v...
|1462 days ago||
I’m looking to buy a jointer plane to add to my small collection of planes (block, la block, #5 jack, and rabbet filister planes). I’ve had my eye on the LV la jointer, but didn’t know how it would fare when truing up a large, wide surface (like flattening a workbench, etc). I apologize in advance if this is a “dumb qu...