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|39 days ago||
SENCO 23g headless air pinner repair - 11 replies
A few days ago I posted a question regards a restriction on the adjustment mechanism of my 23g headless pin gun. Despite having lots of offers of support and good luck, no one it seemed had had such a problem or at least been able to offer specific advice on how to go about solving the problem. With this in mind I thought why not strip it do...
|44 days ago||
Senco 23g air nailer adjustment problem - 10 replies
I have a Senco 23 g air pinner. It ’s approx 5 years old but seen very little use. I had cause to use it today but found that I was not able to slide the pin adjustment slide to cater for the one inch pin which is the maximum length the nailer can handle. The adjustment slide adjusts smoothly for all other pins lengths in the range (1/2...
|54 days ago||
Stanley No. 82 Scraper blade - 3 replies
I bought an old Stanley 82 scraper some time ago, unfortunately it came, amongst other things with out a blade. Can any one tell me what the blade looks like. If I can’t find one could one be fashioned from an old plane blade or blade cap. Any advice or photos would be much appreciated. Thanks David
|81 days ago||
Refurb of Sunroom windows - 7 replies
I knew I had to replace a couple of glazing beads but soon relished the damage was worse then I had initially thought on my conservatory/sunroom windows. The following photos show the damage from rot and the subsequent repair. From start to finish the job took me three full days although there was a little teeth sucking and chin scratching at...
|143 days ago||
Wall hung tool cabinet - 20 replies
For some time now I have had it on my mind to build a wall hung tool cabinet for my hand and marking tools. I think this year will be the year when I have both the time and enthusiasm to make a start on it. I was hoping that someone has or is intending to build one and may have some drawings or plans which I may be able to take inspiration fr...
|170 days ago||
Is there need for an expensive tail vice - 12 replies
For those of you interested in traditional bench work this little jig may be of use to some. I hope you can understand the accent? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNrof3cd1cA
|241 days ago||
Ladies/Gents/All, I am about to undertake a project where I will be exposing the fibres of MDF (raised panels) I intend afterwards to paint the panels using acrylic paint. My question is, can I apply a cellulose based sanding sealer prior to using acrylic paint. Do I run the risk of a chemical reaction? or is this combination compatable? ...
|308 days ago||
Tablesaw Boom - Worthy accessory or hinderance?? - 16 replies
I have for some time now been considering and applying my shop time to two aspects of working wood, dust collection and saw safety. I have recently installed DC into the shop, why I never made this part of my hobby a priority sooner I don’t know. However, now that I have installed it I have declared war on shop dust. My other concer...
|319 days ago||
Who signs their projects? - 18 replies
When I build a project I always sign and date the project in some discreet location. This is not through vanity or a desire to be known, just that after relocatioing some project or piece of furniture I built some time ago I have noticed the date and scribblings I made at the time. I recall some years ago an old church from the 17th century ...
|322 days ago||
Woodsmith DVD series 6 - 33 replies
Ok, so I’m a fan of the Woodsmith TV show, I think the guys on there are a hoot, cheesy, yes but good fun and make the idea of woodworking fun and highlight the fact not every tool in the book is not always required for projects. (Thanks Norm, watching you has cost me a bomb lol) Anyways, I have just orderd the new series 6 DVD. We do...
|331 days ago||
Reducing the diameter of a dowell - 19 replies
I’ve just come in from the shop as I need a little LJ advice. I’m building a tablesaw blade holder and need some 5/8” dowell stock or rather slightly less than 5/8” to slip through the arbor hole of the blade. I need eight 3/4” lenghts of stock which I was hoping to cut from a 2’ lenght of 3/4” dowell...
|351 days ago||
Jet 2800VS Drill Press - 11 replies
http://www.mwmachinery.co.uk/Piller-Drills/Jet-JDP-2800VS-Pillar-Drill.aspx As with most glittery and twinkling tool gizmos which catch my eye from time to time and I seriously considering purchasing this one. Despite my interest I have some reservations on several aspects of the machine. I am therefore hoping someone with intimate or a...
|358 days ago||
18G Brad Nailer problem.......Solution?? - 20 replies
I have for some time noticed my 18G Brad Nailer has failed to fire a nail from time to time. However the other night I had cause to use it. I found only a couple of nails actually fired into the timber. I suspected a blockage, bent nail in the chamber, so I released the front mechanism providing access to the firing chamber. Nothing was evident...
|387 days ago||
Magic Molder for the TS - 6 replies
I was pondering the use of a Magic Molder for my TS. Does anyone have one? and is it worth the outlay. Are the cutters easily sharpened? Can any one recommend a supplier for the molding head and cutters. Thanks in advance. David
|421 days ago||
Hand plane identification - 28 replies
I know there are a lot of hand plane fans out there so I am hoping one of you guys can help with identification of a hand plane I have lying in my tool chest. I was watching a Rob Cosman video on hand planes the other evening and got me wondering about the hand planes I have but rarely use. I was going to try to tune up a little Stanley Ba...
|455 days ago||
Router accessory storage - 5 replies
Still on the storage theme, I sold my rouer table recently as I bought a SM, unfortunately the RT had lots of drawers for chucking stuff into. Now that it is gone, I’m wondering how to store router fences and all the bits that come with the router. Are you guys storing things like the router fences in drawers or do you have a neat trick...
|455 days ago||
Hand clamp rack plans - 15 replies
Hi Guys – I’m looking to clear up more space in my workbench drawers. One of the drawers currently holds my hand clamps. I was hoping to clear the drawer but looking for good ideas on small hand (6”) clamp rack to hang on a wall or ceiling. Can anyone recommend a plan or point me in the right direction. Thanks, David
|491 days ago||
Chip collection conundrum - 18 replies
I have been for what seems like an age, deciding on how to go about installing my dust collection system. At last I am at a stage where I can start the project. I have a small shop 24×14. I will be running the duct work (110mm) pipe in a “T” shape. The top of the T will run the lenght of the shop servicing 5 machines (RAS, ch...
|515 days ago||
Jet AFS - 500 Air Filter - 5 replies
Hi Fellahs – Has anyone any experience, good or bad on the Jet AFS – 500 air filter. It certainly has the capacity for the size of my shop. Just wondering if it was worthy of its price tag. Many Thanks. David
|558 days ago||
RAS - Max blade Dia - 3 replies
Morning boys & Girls. I have an Elu 1251 RAS with a 10” blade and a 1.5HP motor….. I think?. My qusetion is, will it take a 10” dado set OK (I already use an 8” dado on it) But rather than crank up the head to suit th3 8” version would then 10” be OK to use do you think. Thanks all. David