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Blog series by Roz updated 01-07-2011 12:15 AM 4 parts 27093 reads 45 comments total

Part 1: Plainer problems.

02-01-2008 05:39 PM by Roz | 5 comments »

OK, I was paining 6 pieces of Red Oak down to 3/4 after replacing blades in the middle of the process. when I completed the job I had one board 3/4, one 1/2, two 5/8 and one 10/16th. I realize I did not do any calibration after installing the new blades, I didn’t have to do any on the previous change out so skipped it this time. Also the lumber was of a poor grade with a lot of bowing and cupping. But I can’t figure out why I got such inconsistent results. Am I asking too mu...

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Part 2: Buying used tools at auction

12-02-2009 06:55 AM by Roz | 12 comments »

I got a call the other day from my brother-in-law the auctioneer. He ask if I was interested in a couple of sanding tables. Knowing nothing about them I said sure I’ll give you 100.00 a piece for them. So they went through the sale and I got them both. I passed one along to another LJ who lives in my area and we split the expense. They came from a large cabinet company that went out of business. The bad news is that there were several nice tools that went very cheap the week b...

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Part 3: Clamp storage ideas.....have any?

01-02-2010 06:40 AM by Roz | 16 comments »

Hello to you all and Happy New Year! I need help and advice. If any of you have ideas and experience with storing long clamps, I would really appreciate your insites on what has or has not worked for you. My long clamps seem to follow me around and try to get in the way. Then when I actually need them they are hiding deep in a corner far away. I built a roll around clamp rack but got rid of it. I did not want to give up the floor space it required. I am thinking of putting them on ...

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Part 4: THE PROPER CARE AND FEEDING OF HAND PLANES?

01-07-2011 12:15 AM by Roz | 12 comments »

Recently I received the entire gang box and hand tools that belonged to my uncle whom I barely remember. He was a carpenter and worked during the great depression as a CCC camp carpenter working and teaching young men the carpentry skills needed to perform their work. He repaired shoes and worked in the field judging from the tools he had. I am making a wall display with most of the tools and plan to use them occasionally. I particularly want to learn to tune, sharpen and use th...

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