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  0 Thread: Portable Electric Hand Planer
Post: RE: Portable Electric Hand Planer

Do you use carbide cutter blades for painted doors. ?
Downwindtracker2 Woodworking Power Tools 8 844 06-16-2021, 02:22 PM
  0 Thread: Portable Electric Hand Planer
Post: Portable Electric Hand Planer

Good Morning, I bought a Makita 6.5amp version recently. I was going to clean up a rough plank, looked at the amount of jack plane work and thought better of it .When one came on sale, I bought it. Be...
Downwindtracker2 Woodworking Power Tools 8 844 06-16-2021, 10:43 AM
  0 Thread: Utility knife blades
Post: RE: Utility knife blades

As I said, once I got used to it. You have to retract the blade all the way, loosen off the wheel all the way, then flip the cover apart at the arrow. Reset the blade holder, extent the holder, change...
Downwindtracker2 Woodworking Hand Tools 15 1,462 06-15-2021, 09:10 AM
  0 Thread: Utility knife blades
Post: RE: Utility knife blades

I bought one of those new? to me any way, Stanley Max. I like it, once I got used to it. I also have a lock-back Bessy, and I like it too. My first one, the #99 retractable Stanley is so old the alum...
Downwindtracker2 Woodworking Hand Tools 15 1,462 06-14-2021, 12:31 PM
  0 Thread: I am waterstone curious
Post: RE: I am waterstone curious

So many place sharpening methods on a pedestal, and argue for their favourite that you will get pages of posts. Heck, it's only abrading steel . Finer you get it, the longer it's going to be a usable ...
Downwindtracker2 Woodworking Hand Tools 22 2,343 06-14-2021, 10:46 AM
  0 Thread: Stanley Miter Box From the '20s
Post: RE: Stanley Miter Box From the '20s

(06-07-2021, 04:54 PM)Joe Bailey Wrote: For the Stanley line of "pro" miter boxes, the first digit is the frame size; the second is the width of blade under the spine, and the third is the second di...
Downwindtracker2 Woodworking Hand Tools 4 656 06-07-2021, 05:29 PM
  0 Thread: Stanley Miter Box From the '20s
Post: RE: Stanley Miter Box From the '20s

(06-07-2021, 04:07 PM)Admiral Wrote: Issac at Blackburn got the Rose catalog archive and put it up at this site:  http://blackburntools.com/articles/rose-...index.html Scroll down to Stanley and ch...
Downwindtracker2 Woodworking Hand Tools 4 656 06-07-2021, 05:15 PM
  0 Thread: Stanley Miter Box From the '20s
Post: Stanley Miter Box From the '20s

I found a solidly rusted box in an antique store .Without the tag, it was cheap, since I'm not a collector,  it didn't matter. I shot it with penetrating oil and left it for over a year. I checked it ...
Downwindtracker2 Woodworking Hand Tools 4 656 06-07-2021, 03:25 PM
  0 Thread: Got a sign for my Birthday, today
Post: RE: Got a sign for my Birthday, today

One of my dad's favourite expressions " My grandson will get even !" I had two sons, and they did.
Downwindtracker2 Woodworking Hand Tools 16 5,705 05-26-2019, 09:02 AM
  0 Thread: The light is shining upon me!
Post: RE: The light is shining upon me!

Naw, the Ottawa HQ store isn't anything special . I went to it just to see when we were in Ottawa. The closest one to me is in Coquitlam, B.C. , half an hour drive away, it's better.
Downwindtracker2 Woodworking Hand Tools 13 5,502 05-14-2019, 12:00 AM
  0 Thread: Has Sellers Gone Off the Deep End?
Post: RE: Has Sellers Gone Off the Deep End?

I didn't read through all the posts, reading them was drudgery .Sellers does write better than you guys, and me for that mater. But unlike most if not all of you, I have worked with British tradesmen ...
Downwindtracker2 Woodworking Hand Tools 38 14,962 05-08-2019, 05:49 PM
  0 Thread: $1 axe, from a garage sale...
Post: RE: $1 axe, from a garage sale...

Axes are an under valued part of our history. They don't lend them selves to dating either, they are certainly not Stanley planes. The USFS has a great pamphlet and video "An Axe To Grind " You paid f...
Downwindtracker2 Woodworking Hand Tools 5 2,632 05-08-2019, 11:30 AM
  0 Thread: Brave! A (not so) new woodworking forum
Post: RE: Brave! A (not so) new woodworking forum

I like Woodnet, the responses are friendly and encouraging.   YouTube has it's limits , it's great to show how, but if you want a number, it not so good.  I'm learning to TIG weld, there are any numb...
Downwindtracker2 Woodworking 35 11,652 05-08-2019, 10:56 AM
  0 Thread: Hybrid Woodworking?
Post: RE: Hybrid Woodworking?

When we had a vertical spindle gate like you have, I used one of those cable turnbuckle kits to keep it from sagging out of square.
Downwindtracker2 Woodworking Hand Tools 26 8,295 05-07-2019, 11:17 AM
  0 Thread: Hybrid Woodworking?
Post: RE: Hybrid Woodworking?

I replaced a broken hollow core door in a 100 year old community hall with a solid core, the hinge side got trimmed. I made a mistake on the hinge placement and hit the stop. Out came the much maligne...
Downwindtracker2 Woodworking Hand Tools 26 8,295 05-03-2019, 11:47 AM
  0 Thread: Hybrid Woodworking?
Post: RE: Hybrid Woodworking?

Looks very good. Certainly with the handicap of that handsaw. Very nice. On one of those woodworking you tube channels, when the guy had a contractor put in a small landing and stairs, I wrote him of...
Downwindtracker2 Woodworking Hand Tools 26 8,295 04-29-2019, 10:19 AM
  0 Thread: Living the Dream
Post: RE: Living the Dream

"Living the Dream" is a reference to the ""Building a Cabin in the Wilderness" thread. How I put things aside so that someday maybe......
Downwindtracker2 Woodworking Hand Tools 6 4,399 04-27-2019, 06:31 PM
  0 Thread: Living the Dream
Post: RE: Living the Dream

Following on the heels of the purchase of the broad axe and adze , I picked up one these https://www.amazon.com/Timber-Tuff-TMB-1...B00ZGU1152 I had a made a bark peeling spud from a chipper blade an...
Downwindtracker2 Woodworking Hand Tools 6 4,399 04-27-2019, 03:48 PM
  0 Thread: Lee Valley
Post: RE: Lee Valley

You are dealing with a Canadian company. Customer relations are different in Canada as the president of Home Depot Canada explained "In the States, American customers who feel wronged will rant and ra...
Downwindtracker2 Woodworking 55 17,380 04-24-2019, 10:32 AM
  0 Thread: Lee Valley
Post: RE: Lee Valley

The problem with Lee Valley stuff ,it's quality and quality costs. Purchases of new tools for me have always been carefully thought out. On my rust hunts I've been finding axes and rehabbing them. A...
Downwindtracker2 Woodworking 55 17,380 04-23-2019, 10:37 AM

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