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Workshop operational tips. #18: Scrollsaw Ease for Arthritic Knuckles...

02-15-2020 10:31 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 6 comments »

Boys and Girls, Another plagiarised idea expanded, though I cannot find the offering, I believe Steve Good had a hand in it somewhere. I was sick and tired of having arthur gnaw at my knuckles every time I tried to swing my Excalibur (scroll saw) in a deftly duel with a lance (piece of wood). I initially purchased a set of these round knobs for my Excalibur scroll saw, to facilitate my grip, only to find them not that much better than the original ones for the final tightening of ...

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Fixing cracks in a Stanley knob

01-22-2020 06:20 AM by sansoo22 | 2 comments »

This blog post is a bit overdue and the knob still isn’t 100% finished but close enough to do the write up. A few weeks ago in the Show the Restoration before and after thread I posted this plane. The restoration went well except for the cracks at the bottom of the knob that re-appeared as soon as I tightened it down. They were only hairline cracks while it was off and not under pressure so i filled them with gel super glue but as soon as i tightened it i heard it make a “pop...

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Drop Leaf Table #9: Nails and a Knob

01-07-2020 07:31 PM by Tom | 2 comments »

A few items to finish up. The drawer needs glides to ride on and keep it centered. The original that I based this on had slips of wood that were nailed together in place. So I did the same thing. It was kind of a simple pleasure to use nails for furniture assembly. Screws seem to be the go to option these days. I used Tremont cut fine finish nails and nailed them with the grain to minimize splitting potential. I also used glue. Careful not to nail through the sides! I glued a couple ...

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Stanley 45 Combo Plane Overhaul #4: New Tote and Knob

01-28-2019 02:36 PM by HokieKen | 20 comments »

I didn’t have a lot of time to spend with the #45 this weekend but I did carve out a couple of hours to make a new tote and handle :-) The original handle broke on me when I tried to drill out the pins that held it on. It was dry and cracked anyway so I would probably have replaced it regardless. And I just didn’t like the original knob at all. It’s just a ball: I did the tote first. There is a web in the cast body that the tote has to hug and flanges at top and bott...

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The Ternowski Knob - a shop-made, "studded" knob

03-11-2016 08:21 AM by DrTebi | 6 comments »

In Need of a KnobI am in the process of designing and building a horizontal mortise machine. For that, I needed a precise circle cut-out. To do that, I needed a circle jig. For that, I needed a knob, one with a threaded stud. I had made one a while ago, and found my template, improved my technique a bit and went to work. The Knob ConceptMost knobs are formed like a star, with five “pointers”. I took Inkscape to the rescue to create a template, here a picture: It’...

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Handplanes #4: Custom Hand Plane Totes Stanley & LV Veritas

09-14-2014 01:28 AM by OSU55 | 1 comment »

I don’t like Stanley or Veritas factory totes. I made modifications to the drawings provided by Lee Valley. The result is kind of in between the two designs. I start with stock about 1-1/4” thick and end up slightly less. The designs adjust the tote angle, making the Stanley more upright and giving the LV tote a little more angle. The front lower and rear upper radii are smaller and the positions adjusted to affect the hand angle and provide more vertical room for larger hands. My...

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Easy made Router Plane from a pallet

11-12-2013 11:31 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I have been looking at getting a router plane for some time now. Ebay has great deals, but if you know me you know I like making my own tools. In this video I make my own router plane using a piece of oak pallet, a thumbscrew, wing nut, and an old cheap hex wrench. I opted out of installing handles on this (like most do that are this version) because i liked the feel. I could use my hole hand instead of holding onto some knobs. Hope you enjoy and view the video HERE!

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Handplane Reference #8: Bench Plane Screw Sizes.

10-03-2013 06:05 PM by WayneC | 14 comments »

Collecting this information from a variety of web resources. Please watch the type of thread as well. Record Here are the sizes from Recordcollector’s site: Cap Iron screw : 5/16” 18tpi BSW (I believe this is the only standard BSW thread on bench planes)Frog screws : 7/32” 20tpi Whitworth;Tote & Knob bolts : 7/32” 20tpi Whitworth;Tote Toe screw : 7/32” 20tpi Whitworth;Frog Adjusting Plate screw : 7/32” 24tpi Whitworth;Frog Adjusting screw : 1/...

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Building a Dr. White's Chest #9: Turning Knobs

05-12-2013 09:37 PM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

I like to turn the knobs on the cases I build. Dr. White’s chest has a total of twelve knobs. I’m not a skilled turner, but that hasn’t stopped me from building a lot of furniture with turned parts. Turning a batch of knobs that is “identical” could drive a turner to another hobby. However, it’s not too difficult to turn out a batch that matches “close enough.” Remember, this is a handmade project and hand-turned knobs scream craftsmanship. Watch this video to see how I turn out the kno...

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Acrylic #1: First Attempt at Turning Acrylic

04-04-2011 05:53 AM by mcjibbin | 4 comments »

After I posted the Zebrawood tote and knob set project on LumberJocks, bigike (of LJs) sent me a message asking me if I’d like to be the first to turn some Acrylic plane knobs. He said he had a source for acrylic stock. I told him sure – not wanting to pass up a chance to expand my lathe skills and at the same time turn some unique plane knobs for Ike and myself. He said he’d mail me some, and I sent him my address. Sure enough, a few weeks later, I received a big box of...

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