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93 days ago

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...

103 days ago

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...

129 days ago

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...

260 days ago

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. ...

544 days ago

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 ...

551 days ago

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...

866 days ago

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

957 days ago

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

1127 days ago

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...

1346 days ago

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!

1397 days ago

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...

1558 days ago

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...

1742 days ago

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.

1751 days ago

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...

1757 days ago

Run Don't Walk, Good Sale ! - 2 replies

I’ll try and keep this short. I was going to treat myself to a new low angle block plane from LN and saw a brand new one on ebay. I was the low and only bidder for 6 days, figuring I would save a little even when done paying the shipping. In N.H. they sell for $165, with no sales tax. My highest bid was $135.00 and I was beat by $2.50 at ...

1767 days ago

Adjustable Mouth Block Plane or Rabbet Block Plane - 1 reply

I am about to pull the trigger on a new block plane and need to make a decision that I was hoping others could help me with. I am going to upgrade from a Craftsman Adjustable Block to either the LN Block Plane or the LN Rabbet Block Plane. I like the adjustability of the mouth of the A. Block Plane, but I like the way the rabbet block can snug...

1772 days ago

FMT Heartbreak - 2 replies

I have never been in love with choping mortises and hand cutting tenons, but after seeing the new price($929.00 + shipping) of the basic package of the original FMT jig, I think I just became a lot more comfortable with it. I was going to treat myself to the unit, (though the Domino users have made a good arguement for going with that system), b...

1785 days ago

Ford FX4 What Do You Think - 7 replies

I have been looking for a truck to tow my boat and found this locally on Craigs list. 2004, F150 FX4, 32,000 miles and he wants $17k for it. The pictures look good, there are a few options, which are nice but I don’t really care one way or the other. My question/concerns are, does this seem like too low a price or is it about right? He sa...

1800 days ago

Steinway Pianos Documentary Worth Seeing - 8 replies

Just a heads up to all piano playing and non-piano playing lumber jocks. I saw a docmentary the other night which I know you will appreciate called Note by Note. Its a fascinating look into the world of building concert grand pianos. I was amazed at the amount of effort, both mechanized and non mechanized and time that goes into building a Stein...

1999 days ago

Calling on Experienced Hand Planers and Bench Builders - 6 replies

I am new at hand planing and finally building a decent bench which will not gyrate when I try to use hand planes. Up to this point, I have been using a power jointer and cleaning up with hand planes. I want to expand my capabilities which is my motivation for building the bench in the first place. My issue is with the bench top. The top mate...

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