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  1. Or should that be "chuting"?
  2. There’s this 7 ft piece that needs the edge straightened. And it’s really awkward on a 6” jointer with a 4 ft bed. So I decided to clamp it to my new bench and take the plane to it. I will get it close and let the table saw finish it. In the mean time I am getting the bug for another large format camera for b&w use. Digital does it no justice.
  3. I’ve planed down the top to as flat as I can figure. (There is always something I don’t yet know or understand, and it may get a better workout in the future.) I’ve covered it with boiled linseed oil. Next to make some dog pegs. Also, my vise on the end is too low.I have to get it into a more useful position.
  4. Not so much. I'm taking it off slowly, very thin. It's *really good* PT for my shoulder.
  5. The bench it’s on wasn’t designed to be true but merely functional. I’m attaching the top and truing it up next. This process gives me a good hands-on feel for the function of each plane. the top is probably 60 years old and doesn’t look like it has been treated this way since it was new. (I’ve a lot more work to do to get it right. The dog holes were filled with all sorts of stuff including hardware.
  6. Recently a local gentleman gave away a workbench. That included the vise. The workbench underneath was not suitable for my shop so I dispose of it. I have attached the cise to my table and set the top on it. But my question is what is an appropriate method for attaching the top to my current workbench. I thinking just some screws from the bar inside would be enough.
  7. Finally finished the whole insert project. No more sliding doors from the 60s.
  8. Because today is also Reformation Day. For those who may miss the point.
  9. I did a test board first. That let me learn how to adjust them. Not really difficult.
  10. Wife wants an entry-way closet unit instead of the old sliding doors (from 1967). Not certain why. :-) This first part is an upright to hold the ironing board & accessories, vacuum, and table leaf. Made of oak veneer plywood with glued-on oak strips (those 2 in "hobby" strips from HD), with a maple stain plus poly. (I don't prefer mixing stain/grain like that, but she's happy and it looks ok, I guess.) And a gap behind the shelf to accommodate the extra height needed for flag storage. Simple hidden hinges. A few things I might do differently if I had to do it over, but it came ou
  11. Does a nice job. Two remotes is handy. I keep one hanging on a shelf and the other on my table saw fence.
  12. Small things. One to sell, one to gift. I think that’s mahogany. Might be a walnut. Not sure. One of my estate sale pickups. Tung oil makes it rich. (Apologies for the phone rotation.)
  13. Seems my 50+ year old Craftsman floor standing drill press has a depth lock. Couple that with a geared bed like the one attached and I have a mill for cutting out clean shallow places. The caveat is to bolt things down very snugly. (Mine isn’t yet good enough.) Just add end mill.
  14. At an estate sale. A box full of different ones. Sold an old Hurst aluminum grip right away. Have these,an older MG , and a few others left.
  15. I am making a gift with a couple of these. Already soaked them in Murphy’s and got a lot of grime out. But they are worn. Wondering if anyone has done this before. Recommendations?