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07-05-2020 07:37 AM

Precision circle drawing tool - 21 replies

I saw one of these circle drawing tools advertised, and am just wondering of anyone uses one in their shop. A practical tool to own, or a gimmicky waste of money thing that you use once, toss in a drawer, and never use again?

02-22-2020 10:17 AM

question about restoring hand plane - 16 replies

I inherited this plane from the guy I bought my house from. I know it isnt the best quality plane, there is some plastic on it, but I would like to be able to use it. It was probably made in Germany or Austria. Anyway, question is, the blade is in really bad shape – so, should I try to sharpen it, or just buy a new iron for the plane?...

01-06-2020 04:39 PM

Identify this wood, please - 23 replies

I recently bought some exotics from a supplier here in Spain, and they threw in this extra block as a xmas gift. I have no idea what it is. The photos show fresh cuts. This wood has a particular smell, only way I can describe it is “spicy,” not unpleasant. It is not all that hard/dense, and there is a fair degree of chatoyance. ...

11-14-2019 06:56 PM

Request advice re: table saw blade - 19 replies

I put a freud rip blade to soak in dishsoapy water overnight to loosen up the gunk so I could clean it. I just rinsed the blade off and noticed, to my horror, that the red protective coating had orange-peeled and is coming off the blade. I have done this before with dishsoap, without a problem. Now I have a problem, the protective coating is ...

09-10-2019 10:08 AM

Pro tip for sourcing jig making materials. - 6 replies

Hello all. I thought I´d share a tip for acquiring material to build jigs from, for free! If you frequent a lumberyard that cuts parts to order, have a look in the dumpster, usually parked next to the table saw, or panel saw, or what-have-you. Often times, there will be assorted cut-offs that are just going to the dump eventually. Mdf, vario...

09-05-2019 11:00 AM

new Amana router bits, to sell, or swap - 2 replies

I miss-bought these two bits and am hoping someone is interested in buying them, or perhaps doing a tool swap. I cant use them in either of my routers. 1 X 1/2” spiral upcut router bit, brand spanking new. Bought from toolstoday for approximately 75euros. 1 X 1/8” spiral upcut with the special longlife coating, also brand new...

09-02-2019 09:28 AM

Advice for padding on ring compartment for boxes - 29 replies

Im having some difficulty sourcing the right padding to underlay fabric for jewelry box ring compartments. I am aiming for the high-end market and so, need a quality material. So far, Ive bought cheap, crappy chinese boxes and canibalized the foam padding, but this isnt a long-term solution. I also tried cutting up a foam yoga mat, but this...

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