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  0 Thread: glass for sharpening
Post: RE: glass for sharpening

Most kitchen counter builders will sell a sink cut out for little money. Not as portable as plate glass, but reliably flat.
Anji12305 Woodworking Hand Tools 24 16,475 02-09-2017, 10:18 PM
  0 Thread: Raised panels
Post: RE: Raised panels

I was trained to do this with a #4, held askew. Three things to note: Your blade should be honed as sharp ad you're able. Care should be taken cross grain, to avoid breakout. The edge will be tapere...
Anji12305 Woodworking Hand Tools 10 5,960 02-09-2017, 04:00 PM
  0 Thread: Some workbench questions
Post: RE: Some workbench questions

Bob Van Dyke builds his own workbenches for the Connecticut Valley woodworking school using layered MDF tops. They're dead flat, durable and no more slick than my hardwood benches. I'm a believer in...
Anji12305 Woodworking Hand Tools 70 43,668 01-14-2017, 07:42 PM
  0 Thread: Some workbench questions
Post: RE: Some workbench questions

Consider a modular, and more portable approach. If a move is in the near future, you could spend the nest few months building something you can't use. http://blumtool.com/?page_id=56 http://www.fin...
Anji12305 Woodworking Hand Tools 70 43,668 01-11-2017, 07:11 AM
  0 Thread: Emmert vise question and gloat
Post: RE: Emmert vise question and gloat

I'm with the others here, this needs basic maintenance rather than full-on rehab. I use a light grease made for bicycles in the main threaded screw. Run a vacuum cleaner over it, brush it some and a...
Anji12305 Woodworking Hand Tools 16 8,157 12-23-2016, 04:39 PM
  0 Thread: basic hand tool kit for building furniture by hand?
Post: RE: basic hand tool kit for building furniture by ...

Here are the tools I use all the time: Two 25" levels (which double as straigtedges, winding sticks and marking templates) A Western handsaw with the blade as long as my forearm. I prefer 10-15 tpi,...
Anji12305 Woodworking Hand Tools 32 17,990 12-15-2016, 07:46 AM
  0 Thread: Sharpen a hand saw with a hack saw
Post: RE: Sharpen a hand saw with a hack saw

The file will ride on the 'corners' at the bottom, so the gullet will approach a triangular profile after a pass. You're dealing with VERY small areas, here. Note that this is about using inexpensiv...
Anji12305 Woodworking Hand Tools 14 8,862 12-15-2016, 07:34 AM
  0 Thread: Good plane-adjusting hammer?
Post: RE: Good plane-adjusting hammer?

I've got a Grace 8oz with a steerhide 'pad' glued on one end. It does the job. I find that setting depth really depends on 'backing out' the blade Lighter hammers don't have enough oomph for my large...
Anji12305 Woodworking Hand Tools 32 21,976 12-11-2016, 09:02 PM
  0 Thread: Heat for the Shop
Post: RE: Heat for the Shop

Insulated subfloor panels from OvRX will help. Concrete is an effective heat sink, and will draw heat from you during Winter. A simple vented gas space heater would be effective, but a radiant heate...
Anji12305 Woodworking Hand Tools 33 17,127 11-18-2016, 07:20 AM
  0 Thread: low tech work-holding methods
Post: RE: low tech work-holding methods

Now that's clever. Kudos
Anji12305 Woodworking Hand Tools 29 15,183 10-21-2016, 06:07 AM
  0 Thread: low tech work-holding methods
Post: RE: low tech work-holding methods

Unless you're recycling found material, figure $150 for any fresh built bench that won't wander under exuberant amateurs. I recommend the Nicholson style bench, with a central batten and a low cl...
Anji12305 Woodworking Hand Tools 29 15,183 10-14-2016, 06:21 AM
  0 Thread: Minimax MM20 bandsaw with driftmaster
Post: RE: Minimax MM20 bandsaw with driftmaster

Thank you for the kind words. I purchased this for its resaw capacity and found a local mill (with their enourmous Crescent bandsaw) to do the work. A saw like this deserves to be more used.
Anji12305 Tool Swap N' Sell 5 5,515 10-11-2016, 01:03 PM
  0 Thread: Minimax MM20 bandsaw with driftmaster
Post: RE: Minimax MM20 bandsaw with driftmaster

This saw has a full 16" of resaw capacity.
Anji12305 Tool Swap N' Sell 5 5,515 10-10-2016, 06:41 AM
  0 Thread: Which size Krevov style plane to build?
Post: RE: Which size Krevov style plane to build?

I think fitting the plane to your hand size makes some sense. The sole of the plane should be no larger than the length of your outstretched hand, from wrist to the tip of your longest finger. This ...
Anji12305 Woodworking Hand Tools 5 3,400 10-10-2016, 06:39 AM
  0 Thread: Minimax MM20 bandsaw with driftmaster
Post: RE: Minimax MM20 bandsaw with driftmaster

No questions about this lovely saw at a bargain price?
Anji12305 Tool Swap N' Sell 5 5,515 10-07-2016, 02:38 PM
  0 Thread: Miter Box Workstation?
Post: RE: Miter Box Workstation?

I used mine to trim out 23 new windows and three doors in my house. I used a Vika portable workbench and just a couple woodscrews through the feet into the workbench top. I second the recommendation...
Anji12305 Woodworking Hand Tools 17 9,241 10-04-2016, 05:30 PM
  0 Thread: Minimax MM20 bandsaw with driftmaster
Post: Minimax MM20 bandsaw with driftmaster

Minimax MM20 (Centauro 500) from 2003 with Driftmaster fence and Carter guides. This MM20 is the older version, taking 168" blades. 4.9 HP motor draws 22.4A on 230Vac. You'll need a 30 amp breaker t...
Anji12305 Tool Swap N' Sell 5 5,515 10-03-2016, 01:33 PM
  0 Thread: Selling my lumber stash in Tampa
Post: RE: Selling my lumber stash in Tampa

Has your profile been set to accept PMs?
Anji12305 Tool Swap N' Sell 10 5,762 10-02-2016, 06:06 PM
  0 Thread: For you Diamond Stone Sharpeners
Post: RE: For you Diamond Stone Sharpeners

I highly recommend the coarsest Atoma for establishing a basic edge, straightening or cambering but use two Arkansas oil stones before stropping. I use WD40 on the Atoma and the oil stones. Paul used...
Anji12305 Woodworking Hand Tools 13 11,748 10-02-2016, 07:42 AM
  0 Thread: Finish help for Mahogany tool chest
Post: RE: Finish help for Mahogany tool chest

Shellac and wax should look nice, you don't need UV protection in your shop, like you would for house goods. Make sure to put some sort of vapor barrier on the bottom, if it will rest directly on con...
Anji12305 Woodworking Hand Tools 10 6,238 09-30-2016, 06:07 AM

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