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05-31-2018 01:56 PM

Home Depot dropped Bessey Clamps? - 15 replies

Hey, My HD has stopped carrying Bessey clamps and only carries DeWalt home constuction style clamps now. They had a decent selection of Bessey sizes and capacities previously. You guys seeing the same thing? I’m in Houston. They’ve also downsized their selection of Spax (and other) screws as well. Pretty annoying. No...

10-16-2017 03:07 PM

PMV-11 In Lie-Nielsen #4 1/2 - 18 replies

I asked about compatibility in an earlier thread – and as Derek Cohen suggested the (record-style replacement) Veritas PMV-11 blades DO fit in an L-N 4 1/2 plane, so that’s a relief. I have found one problem, though: Due to the lesser thickness of the blade, it is tough (or impossible) for me to get a tight mouth setup in the p...

07-14-2017 07:00 PM

Iron Lie Nielsen No 3 - 18 replies

Has or does Lie Nielsen ever make the smaller bench planes in iron, rather than bronze? Would prefer a No 3 made from iron vs bronze. Just curious.

07-10-2017 05:10 PM

Market Opportunity: PMV-11 for Lie-Nielsen - 8 replies

Veritas’s PMV-11 blades for old Stanley/Record planes don’t fit in Lie-Nielsen planes. Someone should offer a services that re-grinds the lateral adjustment level registers so they can fit. I don’t have time for that sh—. I emailed them asking about it, they said they won’t ever do it. Since L-N is not offer...

04-26-2017 02:14 PM

How to hold work for a plow plane (if it's not very wide) - 9 replies

Pls discuss, not sure the best way. For instance, if I want to plane a 1/4” groove into the face of a 3” wide board. With a plow plane Is it possible with a conventional bench, or do I need to start with a wider board, or do I need some special clamps and/or dog/hold-down holes? More color: I have the lie-nielsen workben...

04-20-2017 08:59 PM

Does Any Toolmaker Sell A Kerfing Plane? - 22 replies

Don’t see one at lie-nielsen, don’t see one at LeeValley/Veritas. Don’t like to spend my time building tools. Does any place sell a good kerfing plane? AFAIK there is no attachment for the small plow plane from LV, which I own.

12-14-2016 09:18 PM

What do you do after your last coat of finish (urethane/poly) is applied? - 20 replies

For polyurethane, or urethane, or other finishes of that type (including GF Arm-R-Seal topcaots etc), what do you do after you apply the last topcoat? Do you buff? Very very fine sand? Wax? Leave as is? Also Arm-R-Seal says to not apply wax for 30 days (before its fully cured). People follow that in practice? Just curious on best pr...

08-26-2016 03:03 PM

Ideas/Jigs On How To Do A Certain Cut With Only A Skil Saw - 11 replies

Hi, Disclaimer: I’m not interested in building a boot-strap table saw out of my skil saw, so don’t suggest that. TASK: I need to cut some hard maple 1×2N’s (3/4×8/4) into strips of 3/4×3/8. I’ll be starting with 6’ lengths and only need 5’ rails as final products, so it would be OK to h...

08-16-2016 03:23 PM

Hand Tool Challenge: Best Project With Only Chisel + Mallet - 8 replies

Here are the rules: Build the most impressive project you can with only a chisel and a mallet. You have to start with a tree, and chop it down with the chisel and the mallet. Projects will be judged in 5 years, on August 16, 2021. The grand prize winner gets a $5 gift card to Baskin Robbins. Ready, set, go!

07-08-2016 02:30 PM

Houston Area Groups, Stuff, Knowledge - 3 replies

Hello There, I live in Houston (near the middle). I don’t know anyone that does any kind of woodworking, and am curious about a few things: -Are there any clubs/groups that are worth belonging to? Are there any associated benefits (discounts at lumberyards etc)? -I’ve been to Houston Hardwoods several times, have not yet v...

06-23-2016 03:16 PM

DAMAGE - Will shellac UNDER poly get cloudy if a hot mug is rested on it? - 21 replies

Hi Guys, I know a downside of shellac is that water or heat can damage it. On the plus side it can be repaired. But if you put a water-based poly on top of it to protect it, it cannot be (easily) repaired. Here’s the question: If you put (in my case water-based) poly on top of shellac, you will protect it from moisture, but what...

06-02-2016 05:42 PM

Can G-F Hi-Perf Water-Based Top Coat Be Diluted Into A Wiping Varnish? - 16 replies

Hi Guys, Can General Finishes, Water Based, High Performance Top Coat be diluted with mineral spirits to create a wiping varnish? Or does diluting with mineral spirits only work for oil-based products? ... Separately, since it is water based, does it have less of a yellowing effect compared to “regular” (oil based)polyure...

05-27-2016 03:41 PM

Side Table Designs - 5 replies

Sup y’all, Anyone have links to plans for simple side table designs? Shaker or similar? I have the wood already, and I mostly design in my head, but I want to see what the best practices are for attaching the top when it comes to small tables. I assume different methods are employed compared to large tables; you wouldn’t fi...

05-25-2016 01:19 PM

There's a lot of skill and craftsmanship @ LJ's, but also a lot of bad taste... - 196 replies

A lot of the projects I see posted look like they took a lot of skill to produce, but also look horrible overall, due to poorly chosen design proportions, style miss-matches, and color color/material mismatches. It takes more than a well executed design to produce something worthy of praise, in my opinion. The design has to be good too. But...

05-09-2016 02:38 AM

Should I get a scrub plane? - 23 replies

My situation: 1) I’m a fairly new hobbyist.2) I work in my garage and have a nice workbench, but still use the garage for cars.3) Because of #2, noise, and the romanticism of “I made this by hand” I use mostly hand tools and a worm-drive skilsaw.4) I am very time-poor, so “go to garage sales and restore stuff” is...

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