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16 days ago

Belt Sander - 13 replies

I am in the current need of a belt sander. I have not used a belt sander before but here are the jobs I need it for: 1) Working on very small sections of damaged parquet.2) Remove the paint from reclaim wood.3) May remove rust from metal panels. I am not sure if I should get a constant speed or variable speed for the belt sander. Her...

25 days ago

marking knife with hardened square. - 6 replies

I have a square….... It is not hardened and the marking knife can slice of metal from the square itself. It isnot a good sign as it is. Therefore I was wondering if I bought a starrett square will it stop the marking knife from chewing upthe square?

33 days ago

Axe for carpentry - 8 replies

How many actually own an axe and use it for carpentry? I can’t seem to find a good use for it. My work involves cabinets and boxes with the occasion workbench.

39 days ago

Scrapers or sandpaper for parquet flooring a copy from Handtools - 6 replies

Please share your experience with repairing parquet flooring. I have tried to use a cabinet scrapers and ROS with removing parquet coating and found it to be very difficult. The ROS was ineffective as it was gum up whilethe cabinet scraper was killing my back. Should I just accept the fact that a professional machine for flooring is needed fo...

40 days ago

Scrapers or sandpaper for parquet flooring - 6 replies

Please share your experience with repairing parquet flooring. I have tried to use a cabinet scrapers and ROS with removing parquet coating and found it to be very difficult. The ROS was ineffective as it was gum up whilethe cabinet scraper was killing my back. Should I just accept the fact that a professional machine for flooring is needed fo...

81 days ago

Dovetails - 3 replies

I had quite a trouble trying to get the dovetail right and tight. I was using my japanese dozuki saw and it never quite saw to the line. Jumping here and there. I finally succumb and took out my Veritas dovetail saw. The pistol grip made the difference. I am able to saw much more accurately now. How about you guys? Any saw made a big differen...

90 days ago

Draw knife versus scrub plane - 6 replies

There are a few uses that a scrub plane rules. 1) Making scallop texture2) leveling the board. A jack plane with a chamber plane has a similar effect.3) General dimensioning. However a drawknife will outperform a scrub plane when remove the width of the board when it attacks from the edge of the board. The drawknife can remove a lot of mat...

101 days ago

Veritas spider vise - 11 replies

Amazing With all the machining and material the price is pretty decent. http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=70655&cat=1,43838,43845

116 days ago

Stanley handle replacement - 9 replies

Hi, I can’t remember the Stanley replacement handles link that someone published before. There was a few options like maple, curly maple and etc. Anyone? Pretty tired of my plastic handles. Thanks,John

121 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 ...

125 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 ...

156 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 ...

219 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.

307 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...

344 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...

354 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

437 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

462 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

465 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&#...

465 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

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