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|341 days ago||
Shoulder plane - 8 replies
I am biulding my roubo bench and need to fine tune the tenon for fitting the endcap but the hard maple is laughing at my crummy #92 Stanley (I bought it from a liar on ebay, good shape must now include stripped body and adjusting block) I was able to tap the shaft larger and make a new shaft and adjustment block but it just chatters in fear of m...
|394 days ago||
Wagon vise hardware - 18 replies
I was wondering what wagon vise hardware you used and the results, not interested in Benchcrafted though. It sure looks nice but not in the budget right now. Thank you for any insight you have.
|469 days ago||
Stanley #12 and #112 blade - 11 replies
I just bought a Stanley #12 for in mint condition for $20, I NEVER get deals like that. It didn’t come with the scraper so I was wondering what those of you who have these use for blades, regular scraper (what thickness) or an actual blade for it as I have read both on different sites. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet but have to...
|488 days ago||
oilstone cleaning - 1 reply
I have always used india oilstones with great results but have now switched to Arkansas stones. My India stones are 2” wide and I wanted wider stones to make sharpening my bigger plane irons easier, my question is for you all that have them is how often you clean them. I use honing oil and the papers that came with the new stones (Soft, Ha...
|522 days ago||
Chisel handles - 4 replies
After loving my standard Narex chisels for so long I bought some of their new Premium chisels, yes I have a chisel addiction, and so far I really like them with one exception, the handles. Not only are they ugly but they don’t fit my hands very well and I like the personal touch of self made chisel handles. On other handles I used copper ...
|755 days ago||
Epub book question - 2 replies
I bought Schwarz’s ATC on epub right after he offered it using our Mac and on there it works great on there but can’t I use it on more than just that computer and how? I went through adobe digital editions if that makes a difference? I downloaded adobe on our other laptop and logged in and there is nothing in my library or purchased,...
|851 days ago||
Very pleased with Festool - 3 replies
I have several Festool tools and I have always been very happy. I did however have an issue with a tool on a part that is considered a part that wears out in time and therefore isn’t covered by the warranty. I called their parts and service and asked them a few questions about this matter and they went sooo far above and beyond what I ever...
|1302 days ago||
WTB Tommy MacDonald (T Chisel) DVD - 2 replies
I was wondering if anyone out there has the toolbox DVD memorized and would be willing to sell it, I have been shooting myself in the foot for not getting it long ago. If so post here or shoot me an E-mail at email@example.com if you are interested-please oh please be interested Nate
|1394 days ago||
Grizzly planer G0453 - 4 replies
Well it seems that my beloved Dewalt planer is almost out of life, after seriously putting a couple thousand boards through it I need to replace it. I had thought about buying the same planer but wanted to get someting bigger and better. I have been looking at the Grizzly 15” and I know that there are many very devoted Grizzly fans out the...
|1416 days ago||
sharpening stone ? - 11 replies
With one of my oilstones it doesn’t seem to matter how much oil I put on it because it just absorbs it right in. I can’t get a slurry going because of it, any suggestions? I have tried useing honing oil and WD40.thanks
|1418 days ago||
#80 scraper - 6 replies
I just goet a heck of a deal on a sweetheart #80, $8. The only thing is that it has no blade. I have a number of scrapers, one that I have is pretty thick and I don’t like using it because it is too hard to flex so I figured I would use that unless anyone has any other ideas. What angle do you guys and gals bevel yours to?? I was planning ...
|1441 days ago||
Electrolysis questions - 6 replies
Hopefully tomorrow my kids and I are going to do electrolysis on a couple plane irons and chipbreakers-here is my question. I normally read that hot or warm water works better and to not do it in a confined area and best to do it outside-I live in Mn-and it’s winter. They are talking 10 degrees above which is a BIG heatwave to about 20 bel...
|1532 days ago||
shellac on steel bodied hand planes - 5 replies
I was wondering what is the reason for putting shellac on steel bodied hand planes, is it just to protect the Japanning or is there more to it or a different reason all together? I was also wondering how long it lasts under normal use-I don’t want to be reapplying it every month. I have always just waxed mine but have recently seen a few d...
|1628 days ago||
Festool drill - 9 replies
Now that I finally have enough pennies save I am going to get a Festool drill. If I can’t find any of the discounted units that PaulMarcel was nice enough to clue me into I will be looking at either the 15.6v TDK with the T-style that I am used to or the C12 12v which looks pretty intriguing, mainly just cause something different. I don...
|1646 days ago||
overarm blade guard/dust collection - 2 replies
I have to finish making the base and storage cabinets for under my saw and outfeed and then I am going to start on the overarm gaurd, but want to start planning now. I have never had overarm blade gaurd so I was wondering for all of you that do have them, what are your likes and dis-likes with the different systems. I am not sure if I am going t...
|1724 days ago||
very big mobile base - 1 reply
I am going to build a torsion box base for my table saw. I have a Steel City cabinet saw with the 52”rip and want to build a mobile platform for under it and about 24” deeper than the saw for out feed table-cabinet. I plan on building a torsion box with 1 1/4 laminated grid pieces sandwiched between 2 3/4 sheets of plywood and I have...
|1728 days ago||
Air compressor problems - 15 replies
I am having troubles with my air compressor. When it pumps up it will reach 130psi just like it should and then it kicks out but then all the air will leak back out the pressure switch, then it will pump back up and do it all over again. I have even replaced the pressure switch thinking it will solve it, but same thing with the new one. It is a ...
|1747 days ago||
sharpening jointer and planer knives - 25 replies
The place I have my knives sharpened just uped the cost and I am looking at getting a system to sharpen my knives for my planer and jointer. I was given a link to sharpen them in a shop made jig. I am going to give it a try. http://www.superwoodworks.com/Projects/JKnifeJig.htm What do any of you suggest for this task. I would like to stay out of...
|1754 days ago||
Drum sander ? - 3 replies
I just bought a new Jet 16/32 drum sander. I had problems getting the conveor to track no matter what I did. I called them and they had me drill out the bracket for the front roller and adjust it forward. After that I does track, but I still have to have the tension tight on the outboard side and extra loose on the inboard side, so the conveor b...
|1967 days ago||
sharpening stones - 1 reply
I have a couple of oil stones that I always use for sharpening my chisels and handplanes and a slow speed Delta grinder, but I came across a tri-stone (the 3 sided block with the course, medium and arkansas stone) for an excellent price so I grabbed it. My question is that it states that I can use oil or water for the lubrication, what is the pr...