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Having a win with a broken thicknesser

06-08-2018 08:34 AM by Woodworkingbythebay | 2 comments »

https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/p9zxnqp.jpg! ks.com/p9zxlbu.jpg! About 3 weeks ago a purchased a second hand Ryobi thicknesser (one of the green ones) model RAP1500G from a bloke who said it hadn’t done much work. Unfortunatly for him when he tried to give me a demonstration the drive belt perished and the high adjustment sounded like a broken coffee grinder. I ended up buying it for a heavily discounted price of $75. Here in Australia these planers retail for $549 so ...

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Laguna 20” helical planer question

05-12-2018 06:13 PM by dqcustom | 0 comments »

Hello!I’m wondering if some of you fellow LJ could give me some advice on a new planer. I have a Dewalt DW735 and am in need of a 15” or 20” with more power. I came across a used MPLAN2010-0130, Laguna Tools 20” Planer w/Shear TecII. 4 PostLagunafor $2,500 (new 4,000) Is this a good one to have if anyone has experience with it? Is there something else I should and could consider for this price tag? I was going to buy a new 20” HH jet for $3,500. Or an older machine most likely wi...

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More tools in the shop #3: Grizzly jointer.

03-26-2018 07:23 PM by Plasmon360 | 1 comment »

Got a Grizzly 1018 heavy duty jointer for $400. It is 1.5 HP with a 3 knife system. The feed tables are 8 inch wide and 65 inch long. It was wired for 220V (can be rewired for 110V) and motor sounded normal. Came with 1) Jointer pal for setting knifes (seems never used)2) Dispoz-a-blade holder and knives (never used)3) Extra set of dispoz-a-blade knives (never used) Before buying this jointer, I quickly made sure the outfeed and infeed were not warped or bowed with a straight edge. Surf...

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PanaVise Restoration #1: #380 Base and #303 Standard Head

02-20-2018 11:16 PM by twoblacklabs | 6 comments »

A few months ago, I traveled to Ohio to pickup an Incra LS Positioner off of Craigslist (less than 100 miles). The nice fella took the time to give a tour of his extravagant basement shop. (Wish I had photos to share). A retired engineer, he took great pride in his shop. He also gave me a box of junked Panavises as he didn’t have time to do anything with them. Not one to say no, I took the box with no clue as to what I would do with them. In fact, until he showed me the box, I had never...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #32: Brass violin crack clamps

02-13-2018 02:06 AM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

This is my violin posing with a set of violin crack clamps that I made with brass rod and plastic cut from a 1/2 inch thick cutting board. These function like flexible, light-duty bar clamps. I’ll meed to make another, smaller set since many of the instruments I repair are fractional sizes. Oh, no! Not more clamps!

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #30: Scraper, well sort of

02-08-2018 01:15 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

I wanted a set of small scrapers on the cheap, so I made a set out of a dollar store saw blade. The quality probably isn’t like the ones made from real tool steel, but they do work. I’ve adjusted the shape of these since making them to reach certain areas of instruments.

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Fixing Up a Couple Woodworking Chisels

02-03-2018 12:34 PM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I don’t usually get lucky at yard sales and flea markets when it comes to finding old woodworking tools but I recently came across a couple chisels and a gouge that needed some handles and some time at the sharpening station.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gAuP58ixbg

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Shop Tools #24: Veritas Medium Router Plane

09-18-2017 08:45 PM by WayneC | 6 comments »

I got lucky in an eBay auction and got a good deal on the Veritas Large Router Plane. I added extra cutters and was very interested in Veritas Medium Router Plane as it uses the same cutters as the Large Router Plane (excluding wide cutters). These planes have very high build quality and a pretty small foot print. . With one of my LN small router planes for size comparison.

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Tool Tote Restoration- Distressed Paint Job

09-11-2017 10:22 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 7 comments »

I got a chest that I am planning on turning into a hand plane chest. It already has a place for the handsaws on the lid. Inside the chest was an old tool tote or parts tote. It was in rough condition, but I decided to try and save it anyway. Let me know what you think. Hit that subscribe button.

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #29: Brass bridge templates and bevel gauge

09-05-2017 06:17 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

To badly mis-paraphrase a character from Babylon 5, “Zathras wants to have something nice.” A while ago I made a set of templates out of plastic for creating the arc that is on the top of violin and cello bridges. I was determined that eventually I would replace them with brass ones once I found a source for the brass. Well, eBay sells this 5-inch brass ruler that is an inch wide for less than $2 each… So I decided to start with a template for a full size viol...

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