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12-27-2020 02:23 PM

C Clamp Curiosity - 21 replies

I came across a statement that most glues need about 250 psi for good adhesion, too much more will starve the joint. and too little will not take advantage of thin wall stress conditions. Then I thought, well, how much am I applying? I crank down kinda hard and make sure the glue squeezes out. Not exactly quantitative. Punchlines: -It tur...

11-30-2020 10:29 AM

Interesting Joints - 20 replies

Lumberjocks is a wonderful place for gathering ideas. One thing I have trouble mentally collecting is options for specific joints. Dovetails have so many variations that didn’t occur to me until I saw a project here. Add a design that needs a 3 piece intersection, and all kinds of beautiful options are possible. I searched about 350 forums...

09-28-2020 05:48 PM

Compact Workshop, thing - 8 replies

I just went through over 250 threads in Jigs and Fixtures, and couldn’t find where to post this, so I will make yet another. I’ve been using a modified stool box to prop work up. It has evolved into a versatile thing (?) in my shop. Mainly, it is just three different heights in one blocky frame. It helps me get larger pieces of work up clos...

09-19-2020 03:24 PM

Tip: Closing the Mouth on a Fixed-mouth Block Plane - 12 replies

Sorry to start another topic, but I couldn’t find any existing thread that this would fit into. I found a way to close the mouth gap on cheap fixed mouth block planes like the Stanley 110 and numerous similar planes. I have been looking into this for quite a while, and I don’t think anyone else has put this out there. I discovered t...

09-18-2020 09:38 PM

Stanley No. 7s - 14 replies

Stanley No 7’s For Sale Revised 25Sep2020 rev2 30Jan2021 I collected almost a full type set of these, and while a collection that fascinates me, they are not so pristine as to warrant “collectable”. It’s ridiculous to have this many, I just wanted to see with my eyes and hands the differences in production over time. Now they are for sale. ...

08-19-2020 02:39 PM

Rare Stanley Plane Casting Feature - 8 replies

I have two hand planes that John Walters says are rare, and wanted to share. They both have an “S R & L” casting mark from what he says is from 1899-1900. One is a No 6 stumpy jointer, one is a No 19 block. From John Walter’s ”Antique & Collectable Stanley Tools” from page 697“A rare variation ...

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