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02-09-2013 04:04 PM

Shopmade Krenov style hand plane - 6 replies

I needed a small hand plane to shave off the edges from my spindle blanks. So I decided to make myself a Krenov style plane. I found an old article in woodcraft magazine [project # 65] to loosley follow. Off to the scrap pile I went. Some persimmon,red oak, walnut, and maple. For the blade I cut up an old 10 inch TS blade to 1 3/8”...

05-08-2011 05:20 PM

Mortise machine won't come up to speed - 10 replies

Iv’e got a eleven year old Grizzly mortise machine that won’t come up to 3400 rpm. It is an induction motor so the only other electrical parts are the ON/OFF switch and the starter capacitor. Anyone have an idea what is wrong?

07-31-2010 07:43 PM

Butterfly inlay questions - 4 replies

Are there any guidelines to the siize and thikness to making butterfly inlays? I have an interesting 2 inch live edge slab of white oak that I’d like to make into a coffee table. I’ve been air drying it for a year now and like to stabilize the cracks. Is there some ratio of lenght of the crack to the size of the butterfly? I’v...

08-22-2009 04:00 PM

Pegs for a slab bench - 2 replies

I’m in the process of building an outdoor slab bench with a back. I would like to peg the slabs to the legs and back. The legs are book matched 1 7/8” white oak, and edge glued together. The 5/4 slabs are live edged 50” long. All pieces are from the same tree. Some checking has already started but that is OK . Rustic is what I ...

07-27-2009 03:26 PM

Bevel up or bevel down ? - 1 reply

I purchased a new inexpensive Stanley #4 plane the other day. Reading the directions it said “NOTE: bevel side down”. All the planes that I have been in contact with have been bevel side up. So what is the straight skinny on this subject? The way this plane is designed the blade could be installed either way. Once I cleaned the burrs...

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