Immortan D

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  1. I have the LN medium and large. The large is about 60% heavier than the medium one, so yes, big difference. I prefer to use the large one whenever possible.

    If you're using them upright, for tasks other than cleaning shoulders, they're not the easiest planes to use... I think the Veritas shoulder planes have better ergonomics.

  2. 2 minutes ago, wtnhighlander said:

    @Immortan D, a floating / cantilevered shelf was my first suggestion, but clients wants it boxed in. I suppose the supports would still do the trick, though. With hardware like that supporting the shelf, the vertical member would be mostly decorative, not requiring such a strong joint.

    I meant using the hardware to support the vertical member, so the poles will be pointing down. I don't know if it is going to be strong enough with just a screw, maybe epoxy on the poles could help. No guarantees though.

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  3. I've been successfully using dowels for years and they can withstand a good amount of load, for example these shelves I made 3 years ago for my daughter out of pine wood:


    Old pic, but they're still as good as new!

    But I know everyone here hates dowels ha!

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  4. 1 hour ago, Tom King said:

    I'd like to know about the hinges.

    Seems like their goddess Cardea is still protecting those hinges.  :D

    "Cardea was the ancient Roman goddess of health, thresholds, door handles, and hinges. Her name comes from cardo, meaning door-pivot. She protected children against vampires and witches, and was also the benefactress of craftsmen."




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  5. I have a shortcut to the snipping tool on my taskbar and since 99.99% of the time I only need to capture a part of the screen and not the entire screen or window, I've found it to be the quickest and easiest way to do it. But YMMV.


    BTW I've always used better alternatives to Paint, Notepad and other legacy programs, even on Win 3.1  :D

  6. On 4/10/2021 at 2:49 PM, Chestnut said:

    I use GIMP or paint. There is a way to do it on a phone too just never done it.

    If you're using Windows, you can use the Snipping Tool (SnippingTool.exe). It let's you capture a part of the screen and then draw on it. Finally you can save the image or copy it to the clipboard.

    The app is part of Windows, no need to install anything. If you don't see a shortcut for the app, press the Start key, type snipping tool, and then press Enter.

  7. 18 hours ago, Scooby said:

    @Immortan DI'm glad to hear from an L-N LA owner. If it is easier to swap blades and square/tune it than the BD planes, I may go with this route: single LA jack plane with multiple blades for various task. 

    Do you have any advice for sharpening? 

    Since you are a beginner, I don't recommend getting the extra blades.  You won't need the high angle blades unless you're working with expensive figured woods, and the LA plane is not a good choice for that task either, it just doesn't have enough mass. The scraper blade is a PITA to use with this plane, use a card scraper instead. As for the toothed blade, I have one and it does a nice job, but make sure you have a solid workbench with good material holding capabilities before even attempting to use it.

    As for sharpening, there is a lot of good advice on these forums. I recommend getting diamond stones because they do not require flattening. And also get a sharpening jig like the Veritas one (which is nice for beginners since it has a setting for honing the secondary bevel).

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  8. AFAIK you can only use paste wax to buff your french polished piece and protect it a bit more. I don't think lacquer would stick properly since the shellac used for french polishing is not de-waxed. And even if it works, it doesn't make any sense to go through all the trouble of french polishing something just to apply lacquer on top.

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