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10-05-2014 09:27 PM

Split board with brace and jennings bit - common? - 7 replies

So the situation… Trying to learn to become a neander, have a 5/8×2 1/2×8 in flat sawn SPF board I have crudely dovetailed as part of a box and am drilling holes in to make a chisel holder. Drilling away with a 5/8 jennings bit and a 10” brace, and the board splits in two through the hole. Fixable, but an irritant. ...

03-18-2014 10:55 PM

Jet JJ6CSX Jointer for sale - St. Louis Area $325 - 4 replies

Hello, I have a Jet JJ6CSX Jointer for sale that I bought about 2 years ago. I took it apart, cleaned and waxed everything when I bought it. Tables have been shimmed level. Tables and fence are in good shape. Comes on a rolling base and has a 4” dust port. Only reason I am getting rid of it is that I am doing more and more work wit...

03-11-2014 08:39 PM

Planing Face Grain vs QS grain - 6 replies

So as I am learning to use planes, I am trying to 6 square boards. I am using some red oak boards for practice, and when I use the jointer on the face grain side, everything is fine. When I use the same cut and blade on the quartersawn side, I get horrible tearout. Is this typical, or am I doing something wrong? Thanks for any ideas.

03-11-2014 01:50 AM

Questions about Stanley 93 - 11 replies

I am debating getting a shoulder plane, and my main options seem to be the LV shoulder and the Stanley 93. Blood and Gore seems to imply that there are a lot of things that can go wrong with the 93 and caveat emptor. Anyone use the 93?, like it, hate it, watch our for this? I am looking at one from one of the reputable online tool sellers. ...

03-06-2014 05:15 AM

No 7 vs No 8 - 18 replies

So I am getting into hand planes and am looking for a jointer. I am willing to buy vintage but am leery of buying a vintage jointer that is out of flat, since I’ve heard conflicting stories how hard it is to flatten the bed of a jointer plane. Either way, can you guys that use them tell me the where and how you prefer a 7 over an 8 or ...

03-04-2014 09:37 PM

White fir as workbench material? - 10 replies

So the Schwarz has let me down… This bench is going to be my garage bench this summer and then moved to the basement in cold weather so I can be a 4 season ww. Next year I am going to make a lifetime bench for the garage out of hard maple, benchcrafted, etc., but this year I need something more economical. Someplace Schwarz wrote to...

02-27-2014 07:02 PM

Newb with plywood - 11 replies

I have graduated to where I don’t embarrass myself at the hardwood dealer when buying solid wood. But SWMBO wants built ins next to the fireplace. She wants these to be painted. I am going to make these out of Ply with wood face frames, edging. What should I ask for at the plywood stuff since I am not that interested in an amazing lo...

02-19-2014 01:25 AM

Buying Used Jointer Plane - 3 replies

I am going to head to a fairly large tool auction in about a month, and I am going to be looking hard at the jointer planes. I’ve read that it’s really hard to flatten an out of flat jointer bed. Should I take my metal straightedge and feeler gauges? How close to flat does it need to be? Since it’s an auction and no takebac...

01-24-2014 07:58 PM

Roubo mobility question - 3 replies

Ok so I know this is a silly question but here goes… Like every other lemming woodworker in the world, I am going to build a roubo style bench. has anyone put the flip style wheels on their bench to make it mobile? I work in my garage, and most of the time my current bench stays up against the wall (the current bench is too wide, 4ft ...

12-30-2013 03:45 AM

Question for those of you with #8 Jointers.... - 14 replies

How do you sharpen them? I have a Stanley #6, and the blade will just fit on my Shapton pro stones. I was leaning toward a LN #8 when the bonus checks come next year, but I think the blade would be too wide for my stones. I could probably get around it sharpening one side, then the other, then the center with my eclipse jig, but I would like...

05-15-2013 01:45 AM

Question about - 1 reply

I just made my first purchace from Stu at tools from Japan. If anyone has ordered from him, have you had to pay cutsoms? If so, what was the percentage? My purchase was about $160. Thanks for the information. Scott

04-25-2013 01:52 PM

Question about Freud P410 saw blade - 3 replies

I am in the market for a high end tablesaw blade. The best blades available to me appear to be the Freud P410 and the WWII. The Wood magazine comparasion shows these blades being about equal. I realize this may be a pins vs tails debate, but does anyone have experience with the P410 or both of these blades (If you have experience with both b...

04-17-2013 10:00 PM

Jointer question - 0 replies

I am tuning up my Jet 6 in jointer (jj6csx?), and I would like to know if anyone else checks their boards against a straightedge after this type of operation? If so, what type of accuracy are you looking for? I will have about 8 hours in this job before I am done and I bought the oneway gauge to help me get the setup right (Have tried every ...

09-24-2012 01:08 AM

Dewalt 735 Question - 3 replies

I have had a Dewalt 735 since the spring and it seems to build up a lot of chips in the open area under the top piece of plastic (The area you see if you take the big square yellow piece off with the 4 bolts on top. Is this a common occurence? I am running it with my HF DC with a Thien collector. Thanks, Scott

09-21-2012 10:09 PM

Acclimating/Storing Questions - 4 replies

I have been purchasing lumber for the next couple projects after I get this one done. I have been bringing in the lumber and stickering it in the unheated garage (the workshop) to let it acclimate to me. How long do you keep wood stickered before you move it to a rack. It is kiln dried maple, walnut, and oak, the place I buy from is about 30 ...

09-20-2012 03:07 AM

Cutting board finish/prep question - 1 reply

So I am making my first end grain cutting board, nothing too fancy, some walnut and hard maple in a checkerboard pattern. I had some burn marks on my first board, and I cleaned them out using a router jig to level the endgrain. Are there any secrets to not getting too much dust carryover from one species to another when sanding? I have seen o...

09-08-2012 05:48 PM

Jointer Help - 27 replies

I am having bad problems with my Jet JJ-6CSX jointer. I am getting horrible tapers when attempting to face joint. I ruined a good piece of wood, then went back to check the jointer setup. After shimming and testing in an endless cycle, I now show my beds to be less than 4 thou out of coplanar (I can get a 3 thou feeler gauge under in some spo...

08-19-2012 03:00 AM

Need to clean up miter slot? - 1 reply

Today I got my first brand new hunk of cast iron home. I have seen Mr. Hintz at say that some items with a miter slot will need the miter slot cleaned up. ( I’ve never heard anyone else talk about this as a tool setup step. Since I’ve never seen anyone else mentio...

08-10-2012 03:37 AM

Sawstop delivery time? - 2 replies

I pulled the trigger on a 3hp PCS with the 36 inch rails yesterday. Anyone have experiece on how long it takes from the time the order goes in until delivery? I’m in St. Louis, and ordered from Rockler (dramatically better customer service than the other 2 dealers in town). I’ve heard delivery times all the way from 5 days to 3 ...

08-08-2012 08:46 PM

PC 893 question - 1 reply

I have the PC 893 combo set and I love the plunge base. I have mounted the fixed base to a couple of sheets of MDF to make my first ghetto router table. The problems come when I am in the fixed base and am trying to change heights. The bit seems to move at a diagonal rather than straight up and down and when I try to change the height , the a...

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