Well I barely started some rust removal on the blade and found that the plane is a Mohawk Shelburne. I don’t know much about it, but know that it was made by Miller Falls, and was a less expensive model. I don’t know the date, but from the sounds of it, it is old. Any information on Mohawk Shelburne is appreciated. I will post pictures as time permits, but I’m just barely tinkering now. Thanks for the help.
A good friend (and fellow Lumberjock member JTASH) spent a fantastic weekend at the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop in a handcut dovetails class. Now, JTASH has had some experience to this point in assembling actual projects with handcut dovetail joints. Me? I did a bunch of practice in sawing ‘to the line’ in preparation for the class, and even tried a crude attempt at assembling a test dovetail. The results were miserable and I would not post. Here is my conclusion after taki...
Here is the basic architecture of a small table I am building. It is a 33×33x2 square with six legs. The legs are 2×6x16 in Question is how do I attach the legs so that it is structurally sound without an apron or rails. It is all made in 8/4 stock and it is 16 in in height. I have considered dowels but I would take any advice you can give me. What joining method will work best? thanks for your help
For a while now I’ve been more than a little unhappy with my current shop layout and dust collection setup, but have failed to do much about it since I’ve had some projects that had to get done. My current setup had a run feeding the jointer and table saw, but was done completely out of corrugated flex pipe, so I wanted to replace this with more solid pipe and move my planer near my jointer. This would also solve another problem I have with sharing a pipe between my planer and c...
Tonight I bought a ½ inch x 2 inch Freud bit. The instructions for installing the router plate said I should have one, and I can’t think of a single reason why the Rousseau people would lie to me. Of course, it takes very little prodding to get me to buy a new tool or tool related accessory. Yesterday, in addition to the final glue up, I spent some time meditating about the install. I sat in the middle of the room, in the lotus position, and hummed and visualized a perfect install. ...
I don’t know, it just looked like an old style TV test pattern.
Ruminations, Philosophy, and Workshop Antics.......... #14: What's the oldest thing in your shop you bought new............?
There is no contest in my shop, and I have alluded to it before….......the oldest thing in my shop is a study lamp I went to college with, in 1959. Bought new. Now here is a picture of that lamp….......... ......and I have said this before too, that was my study lamp, used throughout college, medical school, and beyond…....... .........it still has the original bulbs. Either those are the best bulbs in the world….....or I didn’t spend much time study...
Quite awhile ago I decided that a sled should have not only a bury block for the blade, but a limiter so that the sled could not go beyond that block. This is not a novel concept. Others, including Niki have done it. That I discovered after making my own decision. But my sled has an unusual future, it has to fit smoothly into a sled garage in the outfeed table, and then disappear…....another item on my todo list….......... So the sled travel stop had to be removable. Niki ha...
I’m looking for a sharpener for my plane irons and chisels. I looked at the Worksharp 3000 and the Veritas MK.II. They both look good, the Veritas is over $100 more than the Worksharp. Is the Veritas that much better? Thanks
I guess this would technically be the second part of the workbench build, but I’m new to LumberJocks and didn’t know about the series thing. So my first blog post should serve as the intro to the bench. It’s the Holtzapffel workbench (why do I have to spell that a few times before I get it right, every time!) without the giant twin screw face vise. Instead, I’m just using a Lee Valley regular front vise on the face, and a large front vise on the end. Made to my ow...
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