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03-15-2015 01:49 AM

Tearout - I'm loosing my mind - 25 replies

Hey guys I want to love handplane. I really want to. By seems like they don’t want my love. Tonight I was putting the finishing touch on a project before glue-up. I wanted to erase pencil marks so I fetch my #4. Blade is extra sharp. I back it off and start planning, advancing the blade 1/6 of a turn every pass until the blade bar...

01-06-2015 01:34 AM

cogged scarf joint - 2 replies

Hey guys I’m trying to build baby gates for my daugther. The plan the wife sketched for me is a bit ambitious, with bent lamination to form the corners. I’m playing right now with prototypes (first time I try bending wood) but I’m hoping to soon be able to have the 4 corners that will need to be jointed to the rest of the ...

10-06-2014 04:22 PM

Bent BS ball bearing? - 11 replies

Hi all I bought a couple of years ago a shop fox band saw (model W1706) that I mainly used so far for curve-cuts. I had yesterday to do a lot of resawing (mainly IPE, 3” high by 6’ long). After maybe 1.5 hours, I had to slow drastically the feeding rate. Not long after, I realize that the tracking was completely off. I shut do...

09-11-2014 08:41 PM

Stanley no 220 knob - 15 replies

Hey guys I found a stanley no 220 at a flea market the other day. I know it isn’t the most usefull block plane there is, but for 2$, I couldn’t resist. Plus, I wanted for some time to test painting a plane and see what kind of results I can get (and decide if I go down that road for other planes that could use a little love). ...

11-02-2012 12:23 PM

First hand plane; another question! - 23 replies

Hi guys I know you probably answer this one a gazillion of times, but I didn’t find any answer so far, so please be kind with me! :) I’m starting to look at handplanes like many others. I have a really small shop in my basement, and powertools are messy and takes all the place. So going down to the road of power tools, I̵...

10-22-2012 01:55 PM

Building a bed with no glue or screw; how to make sure it won't crack and be noisy? - 18 replies

Hi all! After 6 years of sleeping on the floor, I’m planning to build a bed platform this winter. I wanted something simple in look and after a lot of time and designs iteration, I proudly showed my sketches to my wife, whom happily trashed everything and found what she wanted after 15 minutes of google search… :D You know the f...


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