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11-11-2020 09:21 PM

Museum bench designed by Michael Hurwitz, how did he do it?? - 1 reply

In February 2017 of Fine Woodworking magazine there is an article about the subjects museum bench. The article states that he did a mock up in poplar using 2X stock. To me, it looks like the angle on the underside of the seat is about a 9 degree slope from the center to the edge, with the one end at 1 1/2 ” and the other at 5/8 or 3/4. How...

12-22-2019 09:16 PM

Dust Collector airflow dynamics question - 4 replies

I wanted to hook up a jobsite saw to my dust collector. I put a 4” to 2 1/4” reducer right on the dust collector. I ended up with a lot less suction. I’m guessing that there is some airflow dynamics reason for this, but I’m totall clueless. Is there a solution? Thanks in advance.

03-31-2019 05:06 PM

Does anybody know what this is? - 1 reply

I know it’s for a router table, but that’s it. What is this used for? Who is the manufacturer?As always, Thanks for your help.

07-06-2018 05:24 AM

Burned out contacts on table saw paddle switch - 5 replies

I have a Jet 10”, 1 1/2 hp table saw. It’s about 5 yrs old. I’ve burned out two switches in that time. It has its own 15 amp dedicated line on a 15 foot extension cord. Why is this happening?

05-23-2018 08:32 PM

Need help identifying this spokeshave - 1 reply

It is 10” in length, blade 2 1/8” Blade says “Stanley Rule” in an arc, there is a “B” on the back of the blade cap and an “S” on the underside of the main body near one of the holes.It is one of three spokeshaves I bought, the other two are definitely Stanley, a 64 and a 51. I actually think I paid...

03-01-2018 01:56 AM

Spraying oil based urethane - 11 replies

What is causing this? I am using an inexpensive Rockler HVLP system, there is only a volume adjustment on the gun. Shooting oil based urethane, thinned 10%, overlapping strokes 50%. I’ve shot this panel about five times (i’ve sanded it down between each test),working out technique issues and such, this streaking keeps coming back. B...

11-13-2017 02:11 PM

Is anybody familiar with this chisel manufactturer - 6 replies

I picked these up at an Estate Auction. I cannot find anything on the web.On the chisel it says “Made in France, High alloy chrome steel” m◊bAny help would be appreciated. Quality? Manufacturer? Thanks

11-01-2017 04:45 AM

Lacquer over oil based stain - 3 replies

I’ve just started experimenting with lacquers. I stripped a chair bare, stained with an oil based stain and started to put clear satin pre catalyzed lacquer on it. I got some sagging, so I stopped, cleaned up just the sagged parts with thinner, naturally, some stain came off, I put on a little more stain to even it out. I was looking for ...

08-20-2017 05:43 PM

Sharpening Stone Identification - 4 replies

I just picked up these two stones at a tag sale. I figured I could bring them home, flatten them and add to my arsenal. One is more course than the other. They are very hard. I used a diamond stone and made very little progress over the course of an hour. I don’t know if it is worth it to put more effort into them as I am not sure of their...

06-26-2017 06:05 PM

Is this a 'kerf starter'? - 8 replies

I question my identification because there is no fence or a place to attach one. If possible, I would also like to know the manufacturer. There are no markings on the tool. Thanks for the help.

06-17-2017 12:23 AM

Need help rescuing this project - 11 replies

My first mistake was choosing cherry for this project. I had anticipated some blotching, but was overwhelmed mid stream through finishing. My wife wanted a dark finish. I laid down a water based dye (Java), then a spit coat of shellac and lastly a oil based stain (Jacobean). I hoped the dye and then stain would even out the appearance. The legs,...

04-13-2017 12:36 AM

Stickley Craftsman Library Table legs - 9 replies

I’m in the early planning stages of constructing a Craftsman/Stickley Library Table. I’m consulting Robert Lang’s book of shop drawings. He states that Leopold Stickley (Gustaves son?) made the 3” square legs of this table with a quadralinear method. Four separate pieces of wood with a mitered rabbeted edge. As an alterna...

02-28-2017 05:25 PM

Siegley #7, Stanley #40 - 1 reply

I just picked up these two beauties at a estate sale this past weekend. All I’ve done is clean them up real well, flattened the iron backs, sharpened them, lapped the soles and refinished the knob and tote on the #40. There is not much dating information on the web about them. Manufacture dates for the Stanley are 1896-1962. The Siegley in...

01-11-2017 12:12 AM

Finger plane identification - 6 replies

I’ve seen something very similar to this on the web and it is identified as a Sargent. I have two questions; Is it a Sargent? Is it a bevel down? The blade rest sits at a 40 degree angle. The similar plane I saw on the web had the Sargent logo on the cutter showing bevel down. I could only get a good shaving bevel down. There is no logo on...

12-28-2016 06:25 PM

Sargent 409 type 5 Smooth Plane set up question - 17 replies

While refinishing this plane I noticed that there is a 1/16” gap between the frog tip and the body of the plane (sliver of wood in picture 1 indicates spot). This severely limits the adjustability and stability of the cutter. It almost seems as though the frog and plane body are a mismatch. Is that likely? Can I correct this by filing down...

11-13-2016 10:29 PM

Need help identifying this block plane - 9 replies

I just finished cleaning the rust off this tag sale rescue. No sign of a manufacturers trademark. Adjustable throat, brass toe knob and depth adjuster, fairly heavy pitting. I just don’t know if it’s wise to put any more effort into this if it does not have a respectable lineage. What do you think. All help is appreciated.

10-10-2016 06:47 PM

Need help identifying this wooden bottom smooth plane - 21 replies

I just purchased this plane at an estate sale. After I got it home I looked, but could not find any reference to a manufacturer. It’s 15” long, 2 1/2 ” wide, the iron is 2”.. That’s all the info I have. All help is appreciated.

09-03-2015 12:30 AM

Are two 3/4' boards glued together stronger than an 1 1/2' board? - 8 replies

I’m building my first chair. I was able to purchase used 3/4” red oak stock for next to nothing. I thought if I glued the stock up I could end up with enough 1 1/2”stock to build the chair. The glue cost would be insignificant because the wood cost was so low. I’d get practice flattening boards with my jointer. If the pro...

08-26-2015 02:13 PM

Generating full size plans - 7 replies

I would like to generate a full size drawing of a chair I want to build. I have looked online for large graph paper with 1” squares but found only one source (very expensive). My printer only handles 8 1/2×11 sheets. How do people do this? Am I looking at generating scale drawings the wrong way? Are there other sources for large sheet...

03-10-2015 02:48 AM

Tapping leveler holes in phenolic resin for a zero clearance insert - 10 replies

I made a insert for my table saw from phenolic resin. The leveler holes I tapped allow the set screw to run freely, there is no resistance and thus no holding a set point. I used a regular 10-24 tap and a 1/2” set screw. What should I have done so the set screw does not run freely?

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