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01-04-2019 07:38 PM

software (free?) that converts photo to line drawing. - 9 replies

I was hoping that someone good point me in the direction of a program that could take a photo, lets say of a carving or inlay for example, and convert it to a line drawing to help reproduce said carving or inlay. I’ve heard about Gimp or paint.net being a possibility? Any idea what the actual command might be? Trace? Anyway, ANY help y...

12-08-2018 01:41 AM

Please help me with this knot in my new Krenov plane - 2 replies

So, I’m making my first Krenov plane and as I’m shaping it I come across the very misplaced knot. I did not see it beforehand. I actually really like the look of it but I’m worried it will open more, sacrifice integrity etc etc. I could flood with CA but that wood uglify it. I could fill it with epoxy….both of...

10-25-2018 02:49 PM

Krenov style plane magazine article - 6 replies

Hello,I remember seeing a magazine article awhile back detailing how to make 3 krenov style planes. I don’t think it was by D. Finck but I can’t remember. Any leads as to the magazine, issue or author? Many thanks in advance. Attached is a photo that I believe is from the article that i’m interested in.

03-18-2018 09:40 PM

How do I take payments? - 17 replies

Hello,Maybe you can help? How do I go about taking payments for something? Specifically, what kind of paperwork should the customer sign that acknowledges a payment plan etc. Example, I want to sell an item whose price is $4200. The customer will pay $3000 up front, take the object home, and pay $100 every month for a year. I really am clue...

01-03-2018 03:55 AM

Double bevel or Boulle for bent marquetry? - 3 replies

I am in the planning stages of making a Viola D’amore. It is a bowed instrument similar to a violin or Viola da gamba. I have most of the construction details nailed down and now I’m thinking about decorations (V’das are baroque instruments and often have ornament). The fingerboard is usually made of ebony veneer, about 1.5mm...

09-13-2017 09:02 PM

splitting spruce. Froe shape matter? - 2 replies

Hello all, I had ( repeat, had) a stash of Sitka guitar brace blanks that I recently tried to split. It didn’t go very well. Brace stock is supposed to have little to no runout. I think the general practice is to split a bolt of spruce and then saw from the split face so the stock is not all split but cut from one split reference. I w...

08-14-2017 04:20 PM

How reinforce box miter joint? - 11 replies

Hello all, I was hoping to get some opinions or suggestions about reinforcing a box miter joint. I am making a shadow box display for a retiring military service member. The box will be walnut, 2 1/2”x 12”x 16” (approx). 11/16 inch stock. I no longer have a biscuit jointer, which would be my preferred option. I can do spl...

03-23-2014 04:49 PM

Hollowing out plain sawn wood. which side? - 9 replies

Hello all, A quick question. I want to make a violin holding cradle out of a 6/4 piece of plain sawn cherry. The cradle will be in the general shape of a violin and carved out to accommodate the violin arch. I know that if plain sawn wood cups it acts kinda like the growth rings want to straighten out (even though thats not actually what hap...

01-29-2014 02:07 AM

Record 60 1/2 low angle bp assembly question - 4 replies

Hello all,Does anyone know how the brass knob is attached to the blade adjustment screw on the 60 1/2 block plane? I’d like to eliminate some backlash but would need to remove the brass knob from the screw. There are no visible pins. I doubt it is glued. My wife speculates that it my be an “interference thread” fit or class...

01-16-2014 08:06 AM

low angle block plane with high bevel iron - 2 replies

Hello all,I was hoping that I could get a few opinions about something. I have a few low angle block planes and no money :-) . Since low angle block planes are bevel up, do you think it would be possible to grind a higher than normal bevel, say 33 degrees, in order to approximate a standard angle block plane for working with highly figured ma...


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