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|04-15-2015 07:08 PM||
Ethics On Replicating Products - 35 replies
I want to make my own Leigh FMT jig. It is very simply built so I am not going to re-invent the wheel and just make a duplicate from plywoods. I previously made a duplicate GRRipper and got flack for it because I was “Stealing money” away from an American company. As I will NEVER be spending $1000 on the FMT jig I do not feel like...
|12-27-2014 07:03 AM||
Dust Deputy - 3 replies
Anybody put their Dust Deputy on a larger bin? I just mounted mine to a 170L garbage tote and now the whole system does not work!! Not a single bit of dust goes into the bin, all into the vacuum… I put it back on the 5gal pale and it works great but you can fill the 5gal bucket planing one single board. What the heck is the secret to ge...
|12-23-2014 02:34 AM||
Horribly Warping Pine - 15 replies
I live in Saskatchewan and Pine does NOT like living here… Every single piece of pine I have ever bought does this, yellow or eastern white. I had a little 3/4” x 8” x 20” piece cup over 1” over last winter, tore a shelf apart. My humidity is always around 55%, I tried to dry some at work in a flour mi...
|09-15-2014 04:43 AM||
Unruly Pine - 3 replies
I took a trip to Windsor Plywood and picked up some clear pine to practice dovetailing on. I ask what species they stock and they said “whatever is available at the commodities price”, One worker said he believed it was western white pine (I’m in Saskatchewan). I took it home and was just messing around with it to discover t...
|09-02-2014 12:03 PM||
Hand Plane Poped Threads - 5 replies
I was using my #5 Stanley and the rear handle was loose, I gave it a quarter turn and it was tight for a few swipes and loosened up again. Now the threads jump and it can not hold the handle in place at all. Is there a common solution to this? I was thinking of getting a local welder to braze it into place but that seemed a little to extreme.
|08-31-2014 03:06 PM||
Restoring Disston Saw - 7 replies
I have inherited a 26” Disston from 1896-1917. The blade is well patinaed and the handle is coated in grime and has a split in the handle. I should be able to clean up the blade with steel wool and 3-in-1 oil then some buffing compound I think. The handle has the bottom section split right in half and where the handle meets the blade...
|06-25-2014 01:03 AM||
Garage Baseboard - 8 replies
I have finished my garage and am stumped when choosing how to finish the bottom drywall edge. I do not plan on getting my garage wet but i am sure it will around the doors during winter. My ideas: 1) Treated 2×4’s all around. Terribly ugly… 2) Std 2×4’s jointed, planned and stained. Culked to floor for a good se...
|06-25-2014 12:55 AM||
Torsion Box Design - 9 replies
I have just finished mudding and taping my garage (20’ x 22’) and have laid out how I want all my benches and stations. Now I am getting a preliminary material count and am stuck making the material choice for best support. I have several locations where I want 6’ of unsupported work surface. My current design has aa 6’...
|06-10-2014 04:29 AM||
Beaver Table Saw Price - 3 replies
I just finished restoring my Beaver table saw, specs: 8” Beaver Table Saw48” Fence with one cast iron wingT-square fence from Delta table sawRolling base1HP 240V Motor with linkbeltTrued spindle, cuts great I was wondering what you guys think its worth as I will be needing room soon and hope I didn’t spend too much fixing...
|04-16-2014 01:05 AM||
Starter Hand Plane Set - 24 replies
I am learning to work wood with hand tools only. I have recently tried chinese knockoffs (the rear handle threads stripped out) and restoring antique shop finds (needed a LOT of TLC to true up but it did work). I was looking at getting: (all amazon’s names) - Stanley 12-139 Bailey No.60-1/2 Low Angle Block Plane- Stanley 12-204 No 4 ...
|03-28-2014 12:55 PM||
Choosing Sharpening Grits - 3 replies
I have a WIDE selection of grits to choose from and would like some advice on which to pick up. 80, 120, 150, 220, 350, 500, 1000, 1200, 2300, 9000 I was thinking the low grits are not so useful as you take knicks out on the grinder first.
|03-27-2014 01:15 PM||
Choosing Garage Heater - 3 replies
I have a 440sqft shop with a 7×17 garage door. The doors and windows are insulated, R15 in the walls and R40 in the ceiling. Now should I get a 1500W infrared heater or a 2400W forced air? I can not get a 2400W infrared as their ridicules prices, those two are all I can really afford. The garage door opens twice a day in the winter te...
|03-09-2014 08:21 PM||
My first hand plane - 9 replies
I was out visiting the in laws on the west coast and poked my head into an antiques store. I was looking for tube radio but ended up finding a Stanley #5C. It has been repaired so I talked them down to a whopping $16. The damage is on one side of the plane and cracks down to the mouth but only on one side. It sat flat and its a pretty good repai...
|09-27-2013 06:20 AM||
Leland Newman Motors - 4 replies
I have this 1.5HP Leland Newman motor with no cover and no wiring diagram. Currently the motor is wired for CCW rotation at 240V and I need CW at 240V. The motor is 12 lead with two massive capacitors. http://www.flickr.com/photos/90883337@N02/9961663525/ Does anybody have a clue how to wire this guy properly? Or even if Leland Newman moto...
|09-04-2013 08:33 PM||
Rustoleum NeverWet To Repel Dust - 2 replies
I had an idea that if the object can not get wet then theoretically dust/saw dust can not possibly stick to it either. For example you could coat the cast iron trunnions and everything under the table on a tablesaw then dust/gunk should never build up in the gears and joints. Has anyone tried the product? Do debris still stick to the surface?
|08-31-2013 04:08 AM||
Repairing Beaver 8" Table Saw - 19 replies
I just picked up a Beaver 8” table saw for free. I have no idea what model it is as the name badge is under the motor tensioner and the belt was too long so its just a convex rubbed hole. This saw has no safety features of any kind at all so I am not going to be using it for every day use and the fence has been snapped off at the one si...
|08-31-2013 03:59 AM||
DeWalt 740 Radial Arm Saw - 3 replies
I Just picked up a DeWalt 740 RAS for $25 and its in amazing shape. Everything works , there is no play or wobble at the end of the sliding assembly and the blade guard in intact. I have been saving up to buy a King 10” sliding compound miter saw (http://www.kingcanada.com/Products.htm?CD=81&ID=20360) when I ran into this guy, Figur...
|08-27-2013 09:23 PM||
Choosing Bench & Mortise Chisels - 18 replies
I am saving up to buy a set of chisels as I am using total crap right now and am starting to take up heirloom quality building. Bench Chisels:Veritas® PM-V11™ Bench ChiselsPros: supposedly stays sharp VERY long timeCons: Most expensive Lie-Nielsen Bevel Edge Socket ChiselsPros: Amazing warranty and customer serviceCons: ??? Mortise Chis...
|07-01-2013 05:59 PM||
Choosing 1st Jointery Saw - 20 replies
Hello all, I am just a weekend woodworker and I want to start working on good hand skills before defaulting to a power tool and a jig for everything I do. I have done a ton of research and the three styles of hand saws I have seen are:Japanese – Pull strokeWestern – Push StrokeEuropean – Bow Saws They all seem to have adv...
|05-01-2013 04:13 PM||
First Small Shop Jointer - 19 replies
First off I live in Canada so immediately half my tool choices are cut out of the list. I am in the process of building a new garage and am working some overtime to outfit it with some new tools. Currently I am using a home made 12” disc sander with a DIY jointer fence and it works surprisingly well. My only real problem is the speed of...