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07-23-2013 01:45 AM

Will I get more dimensional consistency with an industrial planer? - 5 replies

I’m considering a Japan-made planer with a heavy, cast ironbed about 3” thick. I’ve never used a real industrial planer with the thick bedsand I’d like to know if it contributes to more dimensionalconsistency… you know, in terms of like less ripplesto sand or scrape out.

07-15-2013 05:29 AM

York pitch vs. middle pitch - 15 replies

In hand planes standard is 45 degrees. Almost all ironbench planes have this angle. A little bit higher is York pitch at 50 degrees. This makesmore of a scraping cut and navigates reversing grainand figured hardwoods a little more like a scraperthan a standard pitch plane. Higher still is middle pitch at 55 degrees. The higher you go, ...

07-10-2013 07:03 PM

What glues silicone to metal? - 8 replies

I’ve tried contact cement and it just peels right off thesilicone rubber gasket material. It’s been roughedup with 100 grit paper and still peels off. Is there some way to degrease the silicone or something like that?

07-02-2013 04:26 PM

How to close this corner? need ideas. - 20 replies

This is a large “day bed” piece, almost done. It isput together with mechanical fasteners and mustbe disassembled and re-assembled on site. The corner needs to be attached with mechanicalfasteners and you can see there are some gaps dueto twisting and/or imperfections in my assembly stage.The piece is 90” x 100” so ...

05-25-2013 07:07 PM

Good deal on cabinetmaker's track saw - 0 replies

Ran across this auction: The saw would set you back about $100 (used – no longermade but a very good saw) and the rest of the stuffabout $350 new, plus shipping.

05-16-2013 05:13 AM

Bargain on digital readouts - 7 replies

I wanted to order a DRO for my drum sander andfound this site selling them: Free shipping May 15% off coupon code: CRAZYDEAL

05-01-2013 04:53 PM

How to locate used machinery in any area - 0 replies

Craigslist and other sites are far from the only ways tofind machinery. No matter where you live, there is likely plenty of unusedmachinery sitting idle in storage. Who owns it? Widows,retired pros, people who inherited machines and neverused them. Just because these owners are actively trying to sell themachines doesn’t mean the...

04-13-2013 02:18 AM

How to make a hide glue pot - 6 replies

I used a small crock pot… it doesn’t have any switches, it’seither on or it is off. It has a plastic lid and is reallynot much of a cooker… it’s the sort of thing you’duse for nacho cheese at a party. I cut a hole for my glue jars in the top. If you do it tryto use jars that are the same size since you&...

04-04-2013 04:31 PM

The problem with the 151 spokeshave - 2 replies

... is if you drop them they might break. My old one did anyway,a couple of days ago when I dropped it about 4 feet onto concrete. The presence of the adjustment screws means that a lot of material is removed from the casting at what is already a vulnerable point. I have a newer 151 too… and I think it may be made of a toughernew a...

03-28-2013 12:20 AM

Auction of Hammer k3 saw - 3 replies

I know some people have been considering acquiringthis model saw.

03-06-2013 08:15 PM

Source for 2" spring steel straps for steambending? - 5 replies

I’m setting up to do some steambending. I’ve done itbefore years ago and I made a compression fixtureout of low carbon weldable steel. It works wellbut the strap I have is low carbon steel too and it’s going to retain too much shape in bending I think. I know I could buy the Veritas rig but it seems abit overpriced to me c...

03-02-2013 05:22 AM

Brazing band saw blades - 8 replies

I’ve had a blade brazing kit for years but only used ita few times because most of my band sawing ran to straight cuts with wider blades that don’t easily break. Looking at prices in the $22 ea. (plus shipping) rangefor the 104” blades I need for my INCA band saw,I decided to take a look at buying a coil and brazingmy own bl...

02-24-2013 08:35 PM

Interesting old wooden bandsaw - 3 replies

02-20-2013 08:05 PM

Laser line device question - 9 replies

I know there are these things you put on a spinning arbor on a miter saw, but I want one for setting up a joinerything and there won’t be a spinning arbor. Anybody know about a basic laser line device that doesn’t need to spin but projects a line fromabove?

02-14-2013 03:01 AM

All about files - 10 replies

I took files for granted for a long time. Now I don’t. I have about 30 of them in different sizesand they help solve problems in both wood and metal. The more I use them and learn the more I like them. Most of my files are old and many are not veryefficient. I have not sent any out for sharpening or tried vinegarcleaning. IR...

02-03-2013 04:21 PM

Marcus Tidey, inventor of the modern table saw - 6 replies

Ran across this site with some nice pictures. There’s not much on Tidey at OWWM Link to Tidey page: Here’s a Mereen-Johnson double arbor table saw similarto the Tidey saw in the first link.

02-02-2013 01:15 AM

Hide glue for bent laminantions - does it cure too fast? - 10 replies

I’m doing some bent laminations. I have used Urea glue in the past but of course it’s hard stuff and will likely nick my jointer knives when I clean up the laminate. I have a lot of hide glue on hand (got it from a bookbindingshop closing down) and I’m wondering if it’s worthtrying to do bent laminations with it. I h...

01-31-2013 05:33 AM

Escher chair video. - 2 replies

Pretty cool optical design trick.

01-19-2013 11:28 PM

Movie star designs super high-end furniture line... - 2 replies

Kind of interesting. Frank Pollaro – a marquetry expert and furniture maker – is collaborating withactor Brad Pitt to execute Pitt’s designs forthe super high-end market. Nice stuff

01-19-2013 02:37 AM

Anybody using Bosch L-boxx storage boxes? - 2 replies

I am using them. I like them. I would like to know what the real internal height measurementbetween the floor of the box and the bottom of the handlerecess inside the lid on the L-boxx 3 is.

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