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12-06-2014 07:52 AM

Shoda Shaper-Spindle Moulder - 9 replies

I found this on CL for $700 with some cutters. It is a somewhat unusual woodworking machine from Japan, I think from the 1960s. Very heavy machine at 1800lbs, but has fine adjustments.Any others out there?

11-13-2014 02:38 PM

Shaper tenoning jig - 12 replies I came across photos of this, then made a plywood mock up. I found this can work really well. It appears this tool is not available in the USA. I later built one similar but larger 15” capacity also using aluminum.This tool has to be used with care, even though hands are pr...

07-16-2014 05:55 PM

Lock Miter cutter-shaper - 5 replies

A friend working on his old house, needs to box in a pipe going through near center of a room. He is a good wood worker, and thinks the lock miter joint is what he wants for the long sides of the square column.He will buy whatever cutter needed, cost not an issue.There are many cutters out there, not tons of info.One caught my eye, a single loc...

04-27-2014 05:28 AM

Shaper upper arbor support bearing - 3 replies

I stumbled upon a shaper that has an upper arm that supports the top of the arbor. I have seen something similar on an older shaper. On the older one, the arbor height is set, then the upper bearing support is then adjusted.This newer shaper, the upper bearing support travels with the arbor via a heavy rod that goes through the table connect...

11-02-2013 04:40 PM

Anyone else like Spruce? - 2 replies

I really like this wood, I think its beautiful, and it hand planes so nice. I have been salvaging this wood from old kitchen cabinets and such that were built 50 to perhaps 100 yrs ago. Some of this wood is 12” wide with no knots in any of it. I found this wood ideal for guitar speaker cabinets, mostly to tame the spiky sound that can h...

09-26-2013 03:47 PM

Old drafting machines - 7 replies

I know these things are prehistoric, but I still like using them.I found an old Universal board master at a second hand store with board for $5. It is missing the two scales.My question is, will Vemco scales fit the Universal board master drafting machine?I have been using a 1930s Bruning machine for years, those scales are way too small for...

09-11-2013 04:17 PM

HF bench beef up and mods - 2 replies

I intend to build a nice bench in the future. The WB smack down thread is full of great ideas, hard to decide at this point the exact direction to go for me. Anyway, I really needed a bench of some sort mainly for work support in front of my Delta 12”-14” table saw. I was using a roller stand, but that was not so good, never could g...

08-24-2013 08:52 AM

Old wood leg vise - 9 replies

I found this old leg vise today + extra screw.The wood needs to be replaced on the leg vise, a nut needs to be fabricated for the extra screw.The fellow I bought this from said it was salvaged from an old planning mill company. These parts are very old, the threads are square form rather then later Acme. Oddly, the diameter is 1 3/32̶...

08-02-2013 09:53 AM

Hand Plane sole flattening - 13 replies

There is an interesting discussion on the Practical Machinist forum, under woodworking here- Abit of a chore for sure, with many opinions.I have been working my planes flat by hand scraping the soles, it is making a much needed...

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