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12-23-2018 06:48 PM

Veritas shooting board plane till- looking for inspiration - 6 replies

Hey all, On cyber Monday I scored a factory second shooting board plane from Lee Valley. 3rd year trying was the charm! Anyway, I just modified my shooting board to fit it better and so far its working great. I was searching for ideas on how to store the plane while not in use. I have a plane till for my other bench planes, but this one...

07-26-2018 01:42 AM

Question on barrel trimmer - 10 replies

I just got the Whiteside barrel trimmer kit, plus a mandrel for a 12.5mm tube. I have perhaps a dumb question, but the mandrel is mean to go in the tube and square up the end to the tube right? I tried it tonight and it worked fine on a brass tube, but then bound to a grey tube (which is brass underneath whatever turns it grey), broke the g...

05-01-2018 01:05 AM

How much camber for a foreplane? - 5 replies

I just got a Sargent 418, which is equivalent to a Stanley no 6. Dated to 1942, so it has some war time features, such as no brass. I plan to use it as a rough work plane and want to put a decent camber on the blade. How much? I have a little scrub plane that I made from a HF no 33, and I think i put an 8” radius on that one. Same for...

03-21-2018 01:50 PM

Gift recommendation needed- tools for shaping knife scales - 8 replies

My brothers to make knives and has a birthday coming up. I was wondering if any of you who make small things like knife scales could offer some advice on valuable tools to do so. I see things in catalogs like finger planes and small shaping tools, or perhaps a particularly useful gouge or the perfect size and shape rasp for the task. Thanks...

02-21-2018 04:03 AM

Stanley No 8 type 11 - Score and Question - 15 replies

I was out looking around Ebay, and happened across an auction for this No 8 type 11. I have been lusting for a No 8 for some time, but didn’t want to spend a lot of money on one. So I put a bid in and landed it for what I consider to be a great price. The plane was said to be all original and in great shape. It arrived as advertsedR...

02-17-2018 02:46 PM

Is this tote and knob set rosewood ? - 8 replies

I I got a rust bucket plane, and the tote and knob were badly in need of a refinish. Theyvwere covered in paimt in places (green) and had the finish chippimg off in others. So i sanded them and got to the base wood. There isnt much figure and it is a plain brown. I am not sure i have seen rosewood before in an undlfinished state, but the...

02-10-2018 02:48 AM

Good set of screw drivers for planes? - 7 replies

I see Lie-Nielsen offers a super nice set of drivers, for an equally super price of $25 EACH. I know Veritas has a plane screw driver as well. But I have older Stanleys and the like, as well as one or two newer planes. What is a good set of screw drivers I could use for the lever cap screws and frog screws on all of these? Something univer...

02-05-2018 12:55 AM

History on the Lie-Nielsen 4 1/2 in bronze - 8 replies

I am hoping someone here can give me some history. I have heard tale of an LN No. 4 1/2 with the bronze body. I’ve even seen them pop up on youtube here and there, but there is no option to order them from LN at this time. Were these special runs? Or were they just discontinued at some point? Thanks,Brian

02-03-2018 03:34 AM

Question for those with PMV11 blades - 2 replies

I have only one PMV11 blade, in a spokeshave. WHen you sharpen it, do you get a burr on the back? It seems to be getting plenty sharp, but I can never feel a burr. I’m wondering if I am doing something wrong, or if it is just a property of this steel? Brian

02-02-2018 02:14 AM

Not working on Mobile 2.1.2018 - 9 replies

Neither of my android devices can load lumberjocks, but it comes up fine on my desktop PC. I get an error saying there was a script problem and an email had been sent to site administration so they can solve the problem. Am I the only one seeing this? Brian

01-26-2018 01:20 PM

Sketchup 2017 Cutlist plugin? - 6 replies

I have just upgraded my computer and installed the 2017 Sketchup. I have used Sketchup for years, and really become a fan of the ‘Cutlist plugin. It will lay your parts out on lumber and calculate board feet. If you name a part with the word “sheet” in it, it will be able to lay those out on plywood for you at the same tim...

12-29-2017 04:27 AM

Sharpening system tweak to my setup? - 17 replies

Hey all, Like many others, I have gone around a few blocks figuring out what I need for sharpening. Here is what I have LV MKII sharpening jigInexpensive homing guide Coarse DMT diamond honeFine DMT diamond stoneKING 1K/6K combo.water stone Norton 4k/8k combo water stoneGrizzly Tormek knock off I usually sharpen by hitting the di...

10-25-2017 03:33 PM

Good very basic set to get started? - 14 replies

Hey all. I have been thinking lately that it might be handy to have a very basic set of carving tools. I am not a carver, but it seems like it would be handy to have the ability to carve in some letters or basic shapes. As I won’t use them often, I don’t want to spend much money. I think a v gouge and a wider radius gouge woul...

09-19-2017 10:29 PM

Upgrade to 17" Bandsaw - 8 replies

I have a shopfox 1706 14” band saw that I’ve had for about 5 years now. Its really a good saw. I have no complaints about it, save that it only has a 6” resaw depth. I am considering going to a G0513ANV 17” saw. It has the 12” resaw height and a more powerful motor. I do have the 220V power to run it as well....

04-23-2017 02:42 AM

HF dust collector bit the dust? - 0 replies

Warning, this post is mainly just a gripe. My HF dust collector has been going along great for years now. Today, i look over in the corner and dust and chips are flying everywhere. Don’t know what happened, but it looks like the metal donut between the bag and the filter warped. My Wynn filter won’t seat well against it anymore...

03-02-2017 05:28 PM

Router power question - 7 replies

I have what I hope does not turn out to be a dumb question. All handheld routers are 110v in the US, at least that I know of. But some are sold as 1.5hp, 2.5hp, 3.25hp… We know that a 20amp 110v circuit tops out at about the 1.5hp mark, so what is the real difference between these routers? I am gone it must just be the amount t of ...

01-14-2017 03:27 PM

Dresser drawer help - 5 replies

Hello. If any of you have happened to see my projects, you’ll see I’m working through a set of bedroom furniture. Next up is the dresser. I was thinking of building this like I have seen Norm build a bunch of his stuff- plywood case with solid wood face frame. In a lot of those designs, the drawers simply slide on a plywood su...

01-05-2017 12:01 AM

Question for Owners of Jess Em Rout-R-Lift II - 4 replies

Hey guys, I recently tried to revive an old thread, but thought I would pull this out to its own so it would be more on topic. I am considering the Jess Em Rout-R-Lift II. I do not use my router very much, though I would use it for more with a decent router table. I feel like this lift has the right feature set for me, but I am concerned...

01-01-2017 02:17 PM

Router lift review - 3 replies

Hello fellow LJs, I swear earlier this year (well, 2016) I saw an article in one of the magazines that compared several router lifts. I subscribe to Woodworkers Journal and Woodcraft, and sometimes pick up a Wood magazine off the shelf at the store. I searched through my back issues, but couldn’t find it. Even an online search didn&#...

12-20-2016 03:56 AM

Home made vice question - 8 replies

I’m working on making a roubo style bench from douglas fir. I have a leg vice screw fro Shopfox that I plan to install, and also plan to make a pipe clamp vice for the end of the bench. My questions are about what wood to use for the vice faces? The leg vice will be pushing up against the douglas fir leg and bench top. The end vice...

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