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|08-15-2016 02:14 AM||
Ever See This Dovetail Technique? - 7 replies
I was at Jamestown VA this past week and saw this period trunk. The photos are of a dovetail technique I have never seen. It may have been common for the time, but I can’t picture how it was done. Anyone ever cut theirs like this? Were they trying to increase glue surface?
|06-19-2016 12:36 AM||
Titebond III vs Elmers Problems In Glueland - 21 replies
I have used Elmer’s Yellow glue almost exclusively almost out of habit. Pretty decent pricing and always worked for me. I bought Titebond hide glue and its great for problem glue ups. I recently used Titebond III waterproof glue for a kitchen table top because of its waterproof characteristics. I noticed it was “runny” compare...
|04-22-2016 03:11 AM||
Ramped Shooting Board - 0 replies
I made this a couple of years ago, but I just ran across another thread from last year about pros and cons of dialing in a crosscut mitre sled or using a shooting board. There was much concern about ending up with multiple pieces with different lengths. Using this shooting board, I mark my line leaving a very fine kerf. With a tuned plan...
|02-29-2016 02:01 PM||
Updated Bandsaw Purchase/Can't Make This Stuff Up - 36 replies
Good Morning LJ’s, Yesterday, I sold my US made 14” Delta bandsaw in excellent condition. My intention is to upgrade to a larger, more powerful unit. It will become the workhorse of my shop, as I am also selling my Delta Contractors saw and will go without a TS. I really need the room and I am hardly using the TS. 3hp minSingl...
|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||
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!