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02-01-2016 12:12 AM

Looking for Info Sliding Dovetails - 1 reply

Hey LJ’s, I am looking for a good site or youTube video on cutting sliding dovetails. I intend to use non-powered hand tools. Tommy Mac showed instructions for a small ramp fixture for cutting tails for the face of the drawer dividers on his toolbox, but I wonder if someone has developed the technique beyond that. There may also be othe...

01-19-2016 01:46 PM

Table Apron/Skirt to Leg Joint - 5 replies

Except for cutting rough lumber to length, all work is being done with hand tools. I am dimensioning material for a dining room table. It will be 78” in length and 30” to top of table. The legs will be tapered from a 3” square billet. The top will be a heavy piece of walnut made from 3 boards. The width of the top will n...

12-19-2015 01:41 AM

WTB Delta 14" Riser Block Kit - 4 replies

It looks like I just missed one that went up for sale on this site. If anyone has a complete kit I would be interested. Thanks Langski

12-07-2015 09:20 PM

Securing Material To Bench for Plowing Drawer Bottom Grooves - 6 replies

I spent way too much time trying to secure the sides of drawers to the bench, so I could push the plow plane along the bottom edge. The drawer sides were fairly narrow so there was no room for the plane to pass the various hold downs I wanted to use to secure the piece. I ended up rigging a crazy mix of small wood blocks, bench hooks, quick grip...

11-27-2015 06:25 PM

Breaking Joints with Cured Yellow Glue - 6 replies

I had this drawer that was not fitting properly and decided it was worth trying to disassemble and reassemble before starting from scratch. I have never broke apart glue joints before and read about the freezing option and steaming option. I did not spend a lot of time looking, but these suggestions were all from second hand sources. From my own...

06-16-2015 09:32 PM

Pair of Lie-Nielsen Planes For Sale - 6 replies

This set of hand planes with 3 extra blades is very versatile when honed with different bevels. Being sold as a set, I have had them too long without being able to use them. 2 bad rotator cuffs are severely limiting my time in the shop! Both are in excellent condition with very minimal use. I have kept them completely waxed to preve...

05-28-2014 07:02 PM

Quick Question on Bench Flattening w/Hand Planes - 3 replies

For those of you with experience getting really flat results, I have the following question on technique. My top is a bid wider at 31.5” I have a Bailey #7, a 5 1/2 as well as a 4 if needed. For the first step with the #7, the cross grain planing, would you start in the middle and plane straight to each side, or or do you start your...

05-18-2014 01:05 AM

Tommy Mac Tool Chest Panel Prep - 3 replies

I have milled and laid out the carcass panels for my Tommy Mac Tool Chest, but have not laid out the dovetails to start cutting yet. I have two issues I would appreciate input on. First, the show face of each panel has a center seam which is flush and the face is extremely flat. The backs of the panels, which will be the inside of the carcas...

04-21-2014 08:59 PM

Measured Drawings of T. MacDonald Tool Chest - 2 replies

I cannot find any plans available for Tom MacDonalds Tool Chest (with sapwood stripe highlighted) to purchase. I know I could eyeball it, and he does have extensive video on it already available, but I have aquired some great looking material that I don’t want to end up with poorly laid out dimensions. I want to play it safe. There is an...

12-12-2013 04:10 AM

Woodhaven Tablesaw Router Fence - 0 replies

I need to make some room and I don’t need this fence anymore. It clamps easily to any table saw fence, so that you can easily make parallel adjustments to your router if inserted into your extension table top. Excellent condition. Easy on and off. I use Quick Clamps. $150.00 firm and I will ship promptly, please add $15.00 for USPS. ...

03-03-2013 06:40 PM

Marking Knife Question On Dovetail Pins - 7 replies

I have had modest success hand cutting dovetails. I cut tails first by pencilling in the marks and splitting the line on them. I then mark my pins with a quality Czeck Edge knife. However, when I try to cut to the waste side of the pin my saw inevitably falls into the micro kerf made by the knife and ends up splitting the line. This results in ...

02-24-2013 03:36 PM

Careful On Rust Prevention Alternatives - 6 replies

I have managed to accumulate a fair number of high quality planes (new and vintage) as well as handsaws and other edge tool in my basement shop in the northeast. A couple years ago I bought a small bottle of Jojoba oil as an alternative to the more expensive Camelia oil. It still was not cheap! I was diligent in using and was quite happy. I re...

04-14-2012 11:11 PM

Please ID This Specialty Saw - 4 replies

Can you identify this saw? I was not sure if I should have put the post under skill share or shop safety. I think it would be useful in cutting curly maple. Cheers langski

01-15-2012 02:11 AM

Lie Nielsen Rabbet Block Plane Reasonable Offers - 5 replies

I have a LN Rabbet Block plane that has been sitting for awhile but is in excellent condition. Owner tells me it was honed but never used. I have box as well as all original packing is there. No knicker. If you are interested shoot me an email and I will consider all reasonable offers. Langski93

07-28-2011 07:59 PM

Excellent Source for Stanley Information - 1 reply

I am sure many of you are familiar with Patrick Leach and his magnum opus on Stanley handplanes, but if you are not here is the shortcut to the site. I enjoy his writing style as he does not take himself too seriously and keeps the subject matter in perspective. After all, we aren’t talking artifical hearts here, we’re talking handp...

12-21-2010 11:35 PM

Leigh Jig w/Router In N.H. - 2 replies

This past week I posted the sale of my Leigh jig and a PC Router on Craigslist New Hampshire under tools. Check it out. Great price!

11-01-2010 07:16 PM

Irrational Tool Bidding - 6 replies

I was bidding on a LN rabbet block plane at an auction going on right now, at everyone’s favorite e auction site. I went as high as $130, but now the bid price is over the cost of buying direct from Lie Nielsen, so I bailed out. The current bid is $178.49 which is $13.49 over (LN direct is $165.00 + $6.00 shipping) and that does not incl...

05-24-2010 07:27 PM

Leigh Jig Pin Question for Users - 3 replies

I hope I can describe this clearly. I have a bit of experience with my jig (D3 Suped up to D4 w/ shelf vacum attachment) and I am making trunk. I moved to a larger than “drawer size” dovetail and layout scheme. Yesterday, as instructed, I layed out my pins first, and then cut the tails on both ends of a board. Although the tail...

11-21-2009 07:27 AM

FWW Online Is It Worth It? - 16 replies

I enjoy the magazine, though I don’t subscribe, I do buy it occassionally. I was previewing the website and it looks pretty interesting. I thought it would be helpful to hear from others who either were on line members or perhaps reasons why they did not join. Thoughts and opinions are always appreciated.

11-12-2009 06:56 PM

Worksharp 3000 Trouble Dialing In - 2 replies

I was working on some chisels last night and I could not get a nice square leading edge. I loosened the bevel adjustment lever screw and moved the lever up and down, but never could get the edge to square to the sides. Even when I came close through trial and error, I could not sneak up on it with smaller and smaller adjustments in the direction...

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