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11-19-2016 02:23 PM

Anyone have the Veritas Scottish Miter Plane? - 7 replies,230,41182,48945 I’m considering this as a gift for someone for Christmas. They were talking about a LAJ plane to use for a shooting board, but I think someone else has an old stanley jack in mind for them, so a specialty shooting plane might be nice. Didn’t see any r...

10-28-2016 02:59 AM

Plane troubleshooting Help - 5 replies

I have a Stanley No5, which I believe is a type 13. I’ve got it cleaned up, and sharpened the blade. It works, but what I’ve noticed is that the lateral adjustment needs to be far to the right (from the user’s perspective) to get an even cut. I have made sure the plane blade is sharpened square to its sides. Since the pla...

10-21-2016 03:06 AM

Why do I do this? Too many projects at once... - 1 reply

In the middle of making some night stands to go with the TV stand I just made for my bedroom, on the way to doing a dresser to complete the bedroom set. So what did I do tonight? I went to Home Depot and bought some nice 2×12s to cut up and make Stumpy Nubs workbench. Sigh. I will definitely benefit from this bench. Right now I hav...

10-03-2016 01:54 AM

Veritas large vs. Medium shoulder plane? - 14 replies

Guys, As I’m working more with mortise and tenon, i realize I really could benefit from a shoulder plane. Trimming the tenon itself with a router plane is working fine, but adjusting the shoulder with a chisel is down right dangerous at times. So I’d like to grab either the large or medium veritas, but need some advice on whic...

08-20-2016 10:20 PM

No 80 scraper set up question - 7 replies

Does the bottom need to be flattened like you would on a regular plane? Thanks,Brian

08-18-2016 03:09 AM

Design help needed - mortise and tenon execution on wide panel - 6 replies

So I’m planning a project to make some side tables that will have a deep drawer. The way I have it drawn up, the side apron (that holds the front and back legs together at the top, will be about 8” tall. I’d planned to do mortise and tenon construction here, but I’ve read in another thread that a tenon longer than about...

08-12-2016 11:53 PM

Need something for grinding...advice? - 18 replies

I’ve gotten set up with some coarse and fine diamond stones, and some very fine water stones, along with a couple of angle jigs for my sharpening needs. Its going better, but I still need to get better. One thing I’m figuring out that I need is something to grind and/or re-grind bevels. I’ve had to fix a chip or straighten...

07-27-2016 02:54 AM

Disadvantages of the bronze bodied planes? - 22 replies

Just sitting here looking around, wondering if there are any disadvantages to the bronze bodied planes LN offers? The advantages I see quoted are the additional weight at the same size, reduced brittleness (may not crack if it falls on to a hard surface as would cast iron), and beauty. Cost is one disadvantage. Are there others? I thought ...

07-23-2016 06:01 PM

Shellac and humidity - 2 replies

It’s a warm (90F) and 80% humidity day. Was planning to spray shellac on a project outdoors. I know this is a no no with laquer…should I hold off with shellac the?

07-13-2016 05:18 PM

first time spraying...questions - 6 replies

I’ve got an Earlex spray station and plan to spray shellac for a TV Stand I am about to finish. I’ve applied shellac on small projects once or twice, but never sprayed. Do I need to sand between coats? I know with shellac coat to coat adhesion is less of an issue. And I hear with spraying levelling is less an issue as well. Ju...

07-11-2016 03:01 AM

Help with z clip table top fasteners - 4 replies

I have some z clip fasteners that I was planning to use to hold my table top down. It is large…50”x 24”. I see that they require a 3/32” slot. I thought to do this with my biscuit jointer, which I now find out has a 5/32” cutter. Good thing I checked first. The table is of course together already, so I can...

07-11-2016 01:13 AM

New skill achieved - 8 replies

OK, so I know this is very basic for a lot of you but I’m still proud of what I did tonight. I am making a TV stand and it has a plywood shelf that also acts as a cross support. The way things came together, the opening for it was out of square a hair, and I needed to taper the the sheet about 1/16” to get it to fit easily. I wa...

07-06-2016 02:46 AM

How to round the corners of a smoothing plane blade - 6 replies

Group, Been looking at Youtube, but not finding what I’m after. I have a #4 smoothing plane that is leaving some tracks. I am trying to figure out how to round the corners off, while leaving the blade mainly straight. I.E. not a camber, but the ‘hybrid’ (as I have heard it referred to) method where the blade is straight b...

06-26-2016 02:11 AM

Question for LN #62 users..scraper blade? - 2 replies

I was looking online and saw that LN has a blade for their #62 LA jack that is ground at 90 degrees, so it can be used like a scraper. Has anyone tried this? Does it work ok? Thanks,Brian

06-13-2016 03:15 PM

Question for users of LN or Veritas low angle jack planes - 8 replies

I was watching YouTube the other day, and heard a comment by one user of these planes that you can’t adjust them for depth of cut while in use. This is because the lever cap must be so tight that it stops the a just met know from working. Therefore, you must test the cut, loosen the lever cap, make your adjustment, then retighten the lev...

05-29-2016 12:12 PM

Mortise chisel advice - 18 replies

I’ve got a project coming up where I will need to chop some mortises. Its mainly going to be 1/4” mortises as I’ll be working with 3/4” stock. Depth 1” or less. Material is maple. I’m in need of a mortise chisel to do this. Been reading a lot of back threads on this, and I think I’ve got 4 candida...

05-22-2016 11:21 PM

What do you call this hardware and where can I buy some? - 12 replies

I need to buy some of these. They are a cam lever, with a threaded stud in them. The other end screws in to a Tee nut, and the whole thing is used to clamp two truss poles in place in this telescope. You also see cam levers like that used in bikes a lot. Not know what to call them, I haven’t been able to find them on the internet. I k...

05-11-2016 11:36 PM

Which plane for a nice gift? - 19 replies

I have my 15th wedding anniversary coming up later this year. I’m thinking I may ask my wife for a nice, heirloom quality plane as a gift. Problem is, I don’t know what to ask for. Here is what I have: #4 Stanley Type 11, which was tuned and restored by a fellow LJ #65 Stanley block plane which I restored #5 Marsh (Stanley clone...

04-29-2016 01:50 PM

how far to sharpen various tools? - 19 replies

I just got a plane with a wider blade, which of course meant I needed a new sharpening stone. I got to reading around, and thought it would be interesting to see what other LJs are doing with their sharpening practice. Regardless of what you use – diamond stones, water stones, sandpaper – how far do you take it? 4000 grit? 8000gr...

04-20-2016 02:46 AM

New Old Plane - Stanley #7C - 19 replies

I found this at a local antique place. I figured what the heck – it was $300+ cheaper than a new one, and I’m sure I’ll find a use for it. Looked pretty gross: It cleaned up very nice though. All I’ve done so far is clean the crud off, hit it with some rust remover, and then a little oil to protect it. I&...

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