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947 days ago

Router inlay - 7 replies

I have reached an impass with trying to figure out how to make this work. I have a cutting board built and want to inlay the japanese character (kanji) for “joy” in the middle for our nanny. I want it about 6” tall. I have included of an image that the inlay will be based upon…for the inlay of course I will have cleaner...

1109 days ago

Walnut trees for lumber...a LOT of them - 8 replies

I have just received the go-ahead to cut down about 20 at least 50 foot tall walnut trees from a farm near a jobsite…for free. There is so much information to sift through on the net and LJ.com about this and I have a few questions about milling since I’m new to it. I have a sawmill lined up already. I’ve bucked some of th...

1161 days ago

Sharpening jointer knives with Tormek - 6 replies

I bought a used Delta DJ-20 8” jointer from a cabinetmaker recently and after some hard use with q-sawn white oak its time to sharpen. I set the knives up on the Tormek per instructions and for the life of me cannot get it to sharpen them. The tormek sharpens chisels and plane irons beautifully but not these jointer knives. Does HSS s...

1206 days ago

LN 4 Bronze Frog...poor machining? - 38 replies

It finally arrived…a new LN bronze smoother. Boy is it great when scrap metal prices are so high right now to turn in and get some woodworking candy. I opened the box and behold! This doesn’t look right! DISCLAIMER: Lets keep the LN vs LV vs Stanley etc…to a minimum. Yes I called the folks at LN and they sent ...

1214 days ago

New Veritas Premium Planes? - 1 reply

Before I make the plunge for a nice LN no4 (with discretionary income from the wife) I got to thinking… If you look at the description in a Lee Valley catalogue of the new premium block planes it says that its the first in the line of new premium(or ultra premium) hand planes. My question is this; When on earth are we going to see these n...


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