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My workshop is small by most standards, but it is cosy, however size isn’t everything (as the actress said to the Bishop). I like to describe it as an Aladdin’s cave where rough pieces of timber many of them reclaimed go in one end and a few days later re-emerge as a new piece of furniture or a small piece of Treen. I have always bought quality hand tools many of them from car boot sales or antique fairs, preferring the quality of the steel in tools of yesteryear. I do possess a number of small machines, small because of my shortage of space, I have a Record power CL1 lathe which I have upgraded. Although the workshop is small 15 feet x 7 feet I have made some fairly large pieces of furniture and joinery items sometimes with difficulty. My tools include several Henry Disston hand saws, tenon saws and dovetail saws, most of my planes are either Record or Stanley, these include a Record 405 fully kitted out moulding plane, I have in the region of 100 chisels of various shapes and sizes but this includes 37 carving tools, all of these are old tools many of them could be called antique. Because the workshop has such a high content of tools (most locked away in cupboards and drawers the workshop is fitted with two intruder alarms, both of them not only making a large amount of noise in the workshop but also raising the alarm in my home.

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.


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Bertha

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#1 posted 07-04-2012 04:38 PM

I love it! I’ve got a little shop, too, but you’ve got way more stuff than me! ;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 07-04-2012 09:31 PM

Wow, you use almost every single CC of space in that shop! Looks like a nice cozy place to do some wood turning!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com, YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoa-AgyeFWqnQfGIJwdzkog

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 07-04-2012 09:43 PM

That is a great shop

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 07-04-2012 10:04 PM

Cool shop with lots of neat stuff packed in it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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SnowyPete

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#5 posted 08-18-2013 10:23 AM

Just about the same size as my workshop – roof and all! Find it hard to move projects around and bring new stock in. The joys.

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rilanda

171 posts in 1937 days


#6 posted 10-06-2013 11:56 AM

I have named my workshop “Tardis” got a carved sign on the door proclaiming this, hard to believe that I have made writing bureau, 3 welsh dressers, a number of tables, rocking chairs, chests of drawers and numerous small pieces of furniture all for members of the family. Kept me busy through a long and very happy retirement, loved every minute working with my hands and brain. I will post a photo of the sign at another time.

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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SteveTB

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#7 posted 09-02-2017 03:51 AM

Hello rilanda
My name is Steve and I am a professional carpenter, specializing in custom stairways.
I use hand planes in my daily work. I have been using and collecting Record planes for over 40 years. I have a full collection of all sizes from No. 2 thru No. 8
Additionally have many shoulder, block and router planes.
One of my favorite planes over the years has been the 044 plough plane.
I recently acquired a 405 combination plane and am impressed with the all of the possibilities it offers.
Regarding the position of the straight fluting cutters in the body. Is the outside edge of the cutter to be flush with the face of the skate? The 405 plane that I have has the outside edge approximately .020
( twenty thousandths) outboard from the skate face when I fully seat the cutter against the back of the slot. I can position the cutter flush and tighten the locking bolt, but when an adjustment is required the cutter moves. I notice that the cutting edge of the spur cutters are flush with the face of the skate. Is there an adjustment for this situation on the plane? I have thoroughly read the 405 manual and do not see any reference to this situation or to what the position of the cutter should be.
Thanks for any information on this matter.
Best regards
Steve

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rilanda

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#8 posted 09-02-2017 11:22 AM

Hello SteveTB, I have two record 405’s in my collection, one is fully kitted out with bases and cutters about 39 different cutters and bases to match, the second one is the tool only with a small number of cutters. I very seldom use either of these tools but I will have a look at the problem to see if I can see how to overcome it. Bear with me for a few days and I will come back on this page with an answer either one way or the other.
Best regards
Bill (Rilanda)

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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SteveTB

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#9 posted 09-02-2017 03:20 PM

Thanks for your reply. I will look for your findings.

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 09-02-2017 03:22 PM

Wow! Rilanda, I love your shop. It’s very impressive.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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rilanda

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#11 posted 09-06-2017 06:16 AM

Steve, I have investigated the problem and I cant find any way of adjusting the position of the skate. I wonder if the cutter you have may have a slight bend that caused it to move its position when you try toe adjust it?

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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