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dw- Plane notes from the field #4: How to set a bench plane chip breaker.

06-07-2012 12:50 AM by Don W | 21 comments »

A while ago on the “Hand Planes of your Dreams” thread there was a video pointed out that showed how the angle of the chip breaker affected the planes performance. The thing it didn’t show was how the mouth affected performance as well. It showed that a 80 degree angle on the chip breaker works better than a 50 degree. I checked and most of the planes I have were pretty close to an 80 degree bevel anyhow. At some point I’d like to see if the angle really makes a differ...

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The Basement #10: Incra Router Table - Template Holder

12-28-2010 04:09 AM by JL7 | 6 comments »

Before getting into the specifics, I should say, this won’t mean much unless you own an Incra positioner, but if you don’t own one, they really do a great job in repeatable cuts, unmatched actually. In the past 2 years, I have purchased 3 different Incra setups off of Craigslist for less than 50 cents on the dollar. I gave one of them to my Dad, and still have the Ultra which I’m using on this router table, along with the TS LS (table saw linear screw) on my table saw....

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How to use a Kerfmaker (trying to help out!) Blog.

09-21-2010 09:14 PM by mafe | 39 comments »

How to use a KerfmakerOk, many asked me this question, and I have seen it again and again on LJ. If you need to find out how to make one, you can see my Kerfmaker 'Brass'n wood'. Another fun gadget is the tenonmarker:http://lumberjocks.com/projects/39236 I’ll try to explain, as well as I can, feel free to ask questions if I do not make myself clear (I’m only human): Collect what is needed, in this case a base stock and two thinner side stocks, and of course a Kerfmaker...

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