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|3 days ago||
Scraper planes LV or LN blades - 2 replies
I have tried to search for more info on scraper plane edge durability. Does the edge last as long as plane irons? The reason for asking is that I am not sure if scraping a board about 2×2 feet would require me to keep on resharpening the scraper blade. I am still not quite convince with scraper planes as I still use cabinet scrapers and ...
|7 days ago||
Shooting ramp board - 4 replies
Hi, I have finally completed the 5 degrees ramp based on Derek Cohen design. It now takes shavings on end grain beautifully. Not much effort itself. But I do then to force the blade through at times. That is due to my silly mindset of brute force. Overall it is a well worth built. Below are pictures. Thanks for Derek to the questions I had ...
|38 days ago||
Limitation of Stanley #4. - 12 replies
I have finally hit the limit with #4. I can’t seem to plane hard wood well. With soft wood it works really well. My problem started when I started to level the hardwoodResak with janka rating of 1450. It also did not help when I used the standard irons with the plane. This is where an upgrade to A2 or PM-V11 would help a lot. I have no ...
|101 days ago||
Christmas wish list? - 1 reply
Please share your wish list for this season. I am tapped out with bills this month…........ If I did have extras I would have gone with Veritas Quick Hold Fast.
|189 days ago||
Upgrading Stanley Chipbreaker - 4 replies
One of the main issue with the standard Stanley chip breaker is flexing while fitting it to the iron. Flexing was contributed by the thin metal for the chip breaker. I have done all the necessary tuning to the chip breaker and there was no shavings being caught between both of them. The flexing did however never quite allow me to adjust to th...
|226 days ago||
Modern Stanley #4 - 10 replies
I started looking at #4 after Paul Seller’s video. Before I bought it, I made sure the sole is flat but the sides are not square which is fine since I don’t use it for shooting. The adjuster was NOT excellentbut good enough. The blade and the chipbreaker was sharpened. The first shavings weren’t excellent butafter closing the m...
|236 days ago||
Leather case maintenance. - 8 replies
What kind of maintenance regiment should I use to take care of my LN leather apron plane case? I am not too familiar with leather treatments. Thanks,John
|318 days ago||
Centrescribe. - 6 replies
I have just watched some nice video for this product.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17mO_149gE4 Looks really sweet. But after looking at the price. I would pass. It is a real waste to make a nice toolbut it is way overpriced. http://www.bridgecitytools.com/default/catalogsearch/result/?q=cs-1&x=0&y=0
|344 days ago||
April fool on LV - 10 replies
http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/Search.aspx?action=n type “AFD” and hit “GO” Some of the whackiest results http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=59459&cat=1,50230http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=56737&cat=1http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=51633&cat=1,42936
|347 days ago||
Beginner in Carving. - 16 replies
Hi guys, Any good tutorials on creating this type of carving? I am also looking for books that provides a good foundation on woodcarving. http://www.google.com.my/imgres?imgurl=http://images.wisegeek.com/balsa-wood-carving.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.wisegeek.org/what-types-of-woods-are-good-for-carving.htm&h=800&w=667&sz=41...
|347 days ago||
Beginner in carving - 6 replies
Hi guys, I have just added a new interest to my handplanes, carving. Any books , URL or forum that I can use as a reference for a beginner? Thanks,John
|389 days ago||
Stanley replacement blade. - 9 replies
Hi, I have a post war Stanley 4 plane. The default plane works okay on soft(meranti) and hard wood(resak). So hereis the question. Would it benefit me to BUY a veritas/hock/LN replacement blade? What improvement canI expect from the replacement? Do I need to get a new cap iron too? Thanks,John
|449 days ago||
Using a pencil. - 1 reply
We all use a pencil for marking lines :) There is a new use for a pencil. To identify the coating or to narrow it down at least. http://www.pencilpages.com/articles/simmons.htm. At least we can now evaluate the hardness of the coating consistently
|467 days ago||
LeeValley anti-rust - 5 replies
Does anyone have any idea what LV uses for the handplane anti-rust? I can’t seem to figure out whatit is. Thanks,John