All Activity

This stream auto-updates     

  1. Past hour
  2. Today
  3. gee-dub

    Hand tool cabinet in maple

    Lovin' it.
  4. Mark J

    Hand tool cabinet in maple

    If I can't complain about the results, then I don't care who calls it cheating.
  5. VizslaDad

    Shop-made tools in Gary Weeks' shop

    I think this was my favorite quote: Some people call this space a studio. There is artistry...but it's a shop. It's noisy. It's physical. Machines play a big role. It's not a factory where parts move from station to station manned by operators. Parts do move from station to station, but they are accompanied by crafts men and women whose hands, eyes, and hearts are engaged in the steps and invested in the outcome.
  6. derekcohen

    Coffee table for my nephew

    That is a Stanley #52 shooting board, with the Veritas Shooting Plane (in place of a Stanley #51 plane). You may wish to read this: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/ShootingforPerfection.html and: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ToolReviews/LVShootingPlane.html Regards from Perth Derek
  7. walidantar

    a c-clamp + a scrap wood = a honing guide

    yes, because i couldn't find in my area any honing guide even a cheap one or the Stanley model .. i had to hone it by hand but didn't master it .. this blade bevel is very short and it's hard to reference it freely by hand .. i needed something temporary till i can buy from the net something very good .. i think with the c-clamp because of the screw is somehow is similar and found it works but hard to square up the blade but still helps as something momentary
  8. Dave_c

    Coffee table for my nephew

    HI Derek, Great furniture, i came here looking for 45 deg mitre shooting boards! wondering what the one you're using is, any good? having access to a metal milling machine i thought i might try and make a 90 and 45 steel one and that would give me a more stable and accurate results. Any chance you could post some detailed pictures? Cheers Dave
  9. Gary Beasley

    A Twisted Form

    If its just a small curve on the bottom causing the rocker try taping some sandpaper to your tablesaw bed and rub the piece across it till you have it even and flat again. I have to do that with a bowl bottom occasionally.
  10. SawDustB

    Hand tool cabinet in maple

    I haven't had a lot of time lately, but I finally managed to finish fitting the dovetail joints. I had the single tails for the small doors: And the double tails on the bigger ones: They're not seating fully yet since I still need to clean up the baselines with the trim router. I think I've got a pretty good system that I used to quickly knock out these dovetails - not exactly conventional, but it sure worked well. I kind of felt like I was cheating, but I can't complain about the results. After I've confirmed my test fit of all the doors I can get the panels cut to size and glue them up.
  11. Chestnut

    a c-clamp + a scrap wood = a honing guide

    I like it, have you tried practicing free hand?
  12. walidantar

    a c-clamp + a scrap wood = a honing guide

    thanks wtnhighlander
  13. wtnhighlander

    a c-clamp + a scrap wood = a honing guide

    ingenuity at its finest!
  14. i've made a simple honing guide out of a cheap 3" c-clamp & a scrap wood to raise up the clamp a little .. it's not practical for changing a bevel angle but honing a blade to it's current bevel - it still missing a double sided tape to temporary fix the wood to the clamp
  15. Yesterday
  16. Byrdie

    A Twisted Form

    For *my eye, I think I'd want to see the far side of the arms flow more into the rim of the bowl rather than turn and meet the bowl in the almost perpendicular manner that the appear to now. I also think I like the original where the arc of the arms appeared not to rise above the rim of the bowl. Do these comments come across clearly? I'm not sure I'm saying them the best way I could.
  17. Tom King

    Style References

    That looks like a great way to do it. Good thinking!
  18. Mark J

    A Twisted Form

    In between glue sessions I have been re-working the design for the last couple of days. In this version the pillars or bands rise up a little more steeply and roll into a tighter curve at the top. The basin then droops or hangs down a bit. The basin itself is the same diameter as before, but is a little fuller than the previous version. I'm not sure whether or not I will take the time for another model, but I can incorporate some subtle changes without remodeling. Do you like the earlier or later version better? Any (preferably small) changes?
  19. Mark J

    A Twisted Form

    So this turns out to be an interesting problem. And I just gotta stop and say, I hate interesting problems. I mean if you're gonna have a problem couldn't it be just a boring I've solved this a hundred times problem? No, it's gotta be "interesting". So the stack has developed a rocker bottom. I don't know if this is because the tips of the stars have had some upward stress in the jig and this is a cumulative result, or if this might be that the glue layer is somehow thicker in the body of the star than the arms, but there is just enough curvature that I can't really get the next star to make good contact along all four arms regardless of the pins. Not sure how to address this issue so I'm going to let the glue up sit for a bit while I think. I wish I had a thickness planer (but I don't), assuming the top is flat I could just shave off a little from the bottom and return to flat. I could probably find a club member who could help me. I could place a thin shim under each arm, but I would probably have to abandon the alignment pins. Any thoughts?
  20. Chestnut

    Style References

    I updated the REFERENCE POST for details view the post. I added the two books tom king mentioned as well as the book Bmac mentioned. There are enough references that i felt a different organization was warranted. I changed the theme to have the style highlighted at the top. Each line is the author: title of the book "quote about the book hopefully one sentence! " -Person doing the suggestion I still have the bottom furniture galleries with pictures. I encourage if you stumble upon something that is well presented and put together to mention these as well. Below that are sections mostly for myself with material I've bought but haven't read and material i hope to buy. I will also start linking the most recent update post so traveling from begging to end of this thread will be easy. The link to the first post is above and I'll try and keep it obvious . @&*$ It that isn't 1 sentence that i can put in the the reference post SHAME!!!!
  21. LINK Looks like they updated their saw gauge design. Does look nicer, but for the price I cant imagine why anyone would go with their one trick pony over the Betterley Una-Gauge (LINK, LINK) for the same price! Had mine for years and have used it calibrate MANY different tools.
  22. Chestnut

    Dewalt 735 helical cutter

    Yes, I have rotated the inserts once in 2 years. If it wasn't for processing some reclaimed lumber it'd have been a lot longer. I estimate that the helical head has probably near paid for it's self already in both knife replacement cost and time to switch the knives out. Some people make it sound like rotating the inserts takes a long time. I was able to do the entire head in around 20 min. There are other options that are talked about for blades for the 735 but my #1 reason was sound level. Every other benefit was just icing on the cake.
  23. Mark J

    Used SawStop

    So I keep telling myself.
  24. gee-dub

    Dewalt 735 helical cutter

    Good reports here and elsewhere from people who have run knives and inserts long enough to demonstrate the financial value of insert heads, including me. I think it was close to two years before the first rotation on my jointer. A bit longer on my planer. Preparation and care during the process will help with consistent results when rotating; torque wrench, compressed air, etc. The realization that a machine does not leave a final surface is a step many of us make at some point in our journey. The discussion of putting a $500 head in a $500 planer is another thread ;-) This decision includes space and dust collection as much as it does dollars. I do not recall ever seeing a thread titled "Woe is Me! Why Did I Ever Switch to an Insert Head!?!" As an aside, my jointer head paid for itself in about 18 months.
  25. applejackson

    Dewalt 735 helical cutter

    @Chestnut what brand did you go with? Byrd?
  26. applejackson

    DW 735 Problem

    The price has come down on these where if you wait for a sale, you can get the unit, in/outfeed tables, the mobile case/cart and an extra set of blades for around $650. If it were me, I'd hold onto the old one for spare parts. Good luck.
  27. Chestnut

    Used SawStop

    Good point didn't think of it that way. For the steal you got on the saw even paying to move it you still got a heck of a deal.
  28. phinds

    lemon scented wood

    So, are we supposed to guess what they look like?
  1. Load more activity