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04-23-2017 06:27 PM

Help with a vise that's not parallel - 8 replies

I installed a quick-release vise in my bench, and installed some hardwood faces. I planed the faces square, but when I installed them an issue became apparent. They were touching the the top, but had a 1/16 – 1/8” gap at the bottom. At first I thought I had planed the hardwood unevenly, but after I took the faces off, I noticed th...

04-30-2016 03:46 AM

Issue Lapping back of plane iron - 16 replies

I bought a Stanley #3 at a local flea market, mostly to learn how to rehab cheap planes. However, I am having a very difficult time lapping the back of the plane iron flat. I don’t know if this is user error (quite possible), an issue with the plane, or (hopefully not) and issue with my diamond plates not being flat. I have been going a...

04-19-2016 12:53 PM

Help with ladder style bookcase - 4 replies

My girlfriend saw this open ladder-style bookcase in a store, and being the cheap-o I am, I told her we did not need to spend $150 and that I could build the same one for much less. Well, now shes on my case about getting it done and I am hoping some of the more experienced woodworkers here can give me some advice on the best way to join all th...


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