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|1448 days ago||
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 ...
|1455 days ago||
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...
|1526 days ago||
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...
|1531 days ago||
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...
|1543 days ago||
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...
|1546 days ago||
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...
|1546 days ago||
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...
|1558 days ago||
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...
|1564 days ago||
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...