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1 day ago

Glueing long miters - 4 replies

Hello looking for some tips here. I’ve some miters i need to glue, 8/4 thick x 5” wide x 36” long. Pretty beefy. Only two sides and one end. Any tips for a seemless joint? I’ve tried the blue tape method, and it works okay. Just looking for maybe that little extra help?

6 days ago

Dimensioning lumber by hand - 14 replies

I’m in the midst of a moxon build, and I have the main vise assembled. I’m planning on making it it’s own “mini bench” I’d like to save some money buying some rough sawn but I’ve no planer/jointer. I’ve always been good at jointing by hand, That is the least of my worries. What I’ve ...

17 days ago

Moxon dimensions - 2 replies

Finally got a good tenon saw, and will be picking up a dovetail saw. Getting tired of clamping stuff to the face of my bench with wood clamps. Picked up some 8/4 sapele and ordered some acme rod and nuts. I bought a 14”X30” board for the top, and a 6” wide for the chop. It will basically be a mini bench with spots for dog...

33 days ago

Box for a bible - Should moisture be a concern?? - 8 replies

I am almost finished with a box for a bible. My client had concerns about moisture. Will this be an issue?? I would think the book already has an EMC.

45 days ago

Adhesive for wooden hinges - 9 replies

Looking for an adhesive that will allow me a fast set but also some time to position them. Would like to be able to just press it on as clamping will be difficult. Also need a strong bond. Will super glue be suitable for the task? Its a lid for a box.

53 days ago

Durability of wooden hinges. - 10 replies

I’m making a keepsake box for a friend, to store a family bible. I don’t know how much it will be opened, but because of the way I’ve shaped it, there isn’t much room for a typical hinge. I’m thinking of doing wooden hinges that are mounted on the outside. I was thinking african mahogany, I’m just not sure ...

54 days ago

Hinges for countoured lid - 3 replies

I’m building a box out of 4/4 stock. The base will be shaped on all sides like a half round. 3/8” thick on the top and bottom, sweeping to 13/16 in the middle. Same for the lid. What are some good low profile hindes or maybe a different solution i could use here? Since the lid will be only 3/8” thick where the hinge mounts.

54 days ago

Adding an image to a box lid. - 7 replies

I’m wanting to add an image to a box I’m building. My first thought was to cut out the shape and inlay it, and then wood burn the details in, but that seems kind of amateurish. Second thought was to transfer it via inkjet method and be done. Then i thought about using a dremel to engrave everything out, and then add copper powd...

68 days ago

Which sandpaper for flattening planes - 20 replies

I bought a bunch of belt sander belts, as i figured i could use them both for my rigid sander and flattening planes. Seems as thought i don’t get much out of em before they’re toast. What kind of paper would you guys recommend? They’re not too expensive, about $15 for 10. But I’d like to maximize usage. I make sure ...

71 days ago

"frictionless" shooting board. - 26 replies

I’ve started on a shooting board, quite elaborate now, sorta like the super chute. I was hesitant to order UHMW, figured I’d run into town and see if i could find anything suitable. Just happened to see some drawer slides, and said “I bet i can get those to work!” Needless to say, it does work (Trial, still assembling ...

84 days ago

WTB: 2 3/8" SW sweetheart blade - 6 replies

I bought a plane, and it didn’t come with a blade. Looking for a 2 3/8” sweetheart blade. If anyone has one for sale that would be excellent!

84 days ago

Type collectors. - 29 replies

I’m curious how many of you plane buyers/collectors, collect a full set of type #’s? I’ve been toying with the idea. I have types all the way from type 5 up to type 18. I much prefer the types with the big adjuster, i feel it offers more surface area, and just plan feels better. I need to take an inventory and see what types...

95 days ago

Show off your cats! - 27 replies

Not sure if there is a thread for this, but There is one for dogs so why not! I’m bored, figured it’d be cool to see what kind’s of cats everyone has. My wife and I have two cats. A black domestic long hair (Jet, cause she’s jet black) And velcreaux a gorgeous Chartreaux from France. Her name is quite funny. I’ll...

101 days ago

Convincing wife to paint on the side. - 10 replies

Figure this might be an appropriate forum for some help. My wife currently work’s as a scenic artist, and has for about 10 years or so. She graduated from Yale, and was at one point a charge artist. She went to MCLA as well to further her career. Plus apprenticing at various play houses and the like through out her college career. Sh...

107 days ago

After market blade guard. Shark guard. - 2 replies

I have a Grizzly 1023 right tilt saw. Didn’t come with a blade guard. At first i was going to get the stock unit, but after examination it looks pretty cheap. I found the Shark guard, which looks like a really serious kit. Pawls, guard, splitter. The only thing i don’t like is it’s useless for non through cuts. Other then a ...

110 days ago

where to find Sargent #410/#418/#422 frog - 1 reply

In need of a frog for a sargent #418 or #422 sargent, not sure of type. Bought a #410, has a cracked frog. Any help would be great.

111 days ago

Embarking on a shop made infill. - 3 replies

So I’‘ve been wanting to build (albeit not all) an infill. I figure to get a good gist of the process, i’d start with a pre-made body, in this case a V&B 807. I have a #7 body, but the casting is quite thing and the V&B was cheap. I plan on Cutting it down to a 4 1/2 size. I was going to pick up a cast bronze lever ...

114 days ago

WTB- 3"x3"x12" Blank. - 15 replies

Looking for a block of wood to make an infill out of. Something spectacular, burl maybe? Curly?. LEt me know what you have.

122 days ago

Craftsmen from yesteryear. Have any stories? - 6 replies

I just finished reading two articles, one by P. leach and another FWW, on the H.O. Studly chest and C.A.Jewett’s chest. I couldn’t help but be taken back by both accounts. Just marvelous at not...

124 days ago

FS: Simmonds and jackson back saws - 1 reply

Jackson Saw- Has a slight bend along the length. Not terrible. Needs sharpening. $30 + shipping Simmonds saw- Good shape, sharp. Could use a slight sharpening but it cuts well. $50 + shipping.

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