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12-19-2009 03:49 AM

Accidents with Dado cutters??? - 33 replies

As you guys probably know stacked dado cutters are while not illegal frowned upon as being unsafe in Europe. While you can in one or two places buy a dado cutter for private use, it seems that it’s not legal to sell a saw with a long enough spindle to take a dado. It is on the other hand possible to buy a saw set up for and to use carbide ...

12-12-2009 03:54 AM

Bigger mortises on Domino? - 5 replies

Just thinking about the limits of the Domino since i’ve bought one, but won’t be able to try it until my shop is re-laid out sometime in the new year. In theory it’s limited to a max 10mm thick floating tenon. Is there any reason not to (a) move it sideways like a router to cut a wider than normal slot, and (b) to cut eit...

10-01-2009 11:34 PM

Ikea?? - 21 replies

I know IKEA are in the US, but i’m not sure how many of you may be within rage of a store. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/ I spent this evening scoping our local Dublin branch for cheap stuff i could possibly use to help fit out my workshop with some storage. Some thoughts: The furniture (as in cabinets, shelves, drawer units etc) is probabl...

09-26-2009 07:14 PM

Work Sharp WS 3000 sharpener??? - 10 replies

I mentioned in the bevel up/bevel down thread that i wasn’t that wild about grinding a concave bevel on the set Veritas bevel up planes on order. Ditto for chisels – although in both cases i’m not sure it makes any difference it just doesn’t feel right. Digging about today for a disc type grinder (that will grind/poli...

09-14-2009 08:01 PM

Thoughts on hand plane selection... - 3 replies

Hi guys. I’ve been digging with a view to upgrading from my Clifton no. 5 and Stanleys which have been used for mostly DIY and small bits of furniture work. I’ve no experience yet of them, but i seem to have worked my way to the conclusion that it’s going to be very hard not to opt for a set of the low angle/bevel up Lee Valley...

09-11-2009 10:48 PM

Choosing Wood Chisels.. - 3 replies

Please pardon my putting up two requests for information at once, but i’m struggling with this one too, and feeling like i may have to take a shot in the dark. I’m looking to complete my set of Ice Bear Japanese butt chisels (bevel sided, but with a flat top), and want a set of dovetail (triangular topped) chisels too. The plan is...

09-11-2009 10:28 PM

Choosing Forstner Bits.... - 7 replies

Hi guys. I’ve been messing around with cheapish Eastern made Forstner bits, with very mixed results. The odd one cuts well, some moderately but with a lot of heating, and few hardly at at all with rapid overheating at low rpms. Having decided to bite the bullet on buying a set of good ones i don’t want to get it wrong. The Colt...

08-30-2009 01:20 PM

Securing Maple Worktop for Woodwork Bench Top - 6 replies

Hi all. A friend gave me an unwanted 40mm (1 9/16in) thick 600mm (24in) wide glued woodblock maple kitchen worktop which i’m proposing to use to surface a built in pine bench on wall and floor bolted fabricated box section steel brackets. The trouble is i’m a bit unsure how to handle the potential differential expansion issues. Th...

08-24-2009 08:12 PM

Thoughts on Moisture Meters.... - 1 reply

Just to share the results of some digging i’ve been doing as i need to buy one…. As best i can tell from researching the topic on the web it’s one of those deals where you pays your money and takes your pick. Woodweb www.woodweb.com was recommended to me as the best source on the why’s and wherefores of meters. Here...


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