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About derekcohen

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    Perth, Australia
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    Building furniture predominantly with handtools

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  1. I've owned and used the Stanley #51/52 for over a decade now ... There is a write up of the restoration here: a Stanley 5152.html Since the frog is fragile, I purchased one of the first Lie Nielsen #51 shooting planes when it was produced. This was based on the Stanley #51 ... Currently, the #52 shooting board is used mainly with the Veritas Shooting Plane ... Regards from Perth Derek
  2. Details of building the markers on my website (too many photos to post here) ... Regards from Perth Derek
  3. I knocked these out today using Lexan. Sort of fun. Sort of interesting. But definitely useful. They are 2 1/4" in the face, and 1 1/2" over the top. Ratios 5:1, 6:1, and 7:1 (I find 8:1 too flat). There is also a saddle square. If there is interest, I'll post a build. Nice items to make as Christmas presents Regards from Perth Derek
  4. No. Just work faster when the motor is running. Regards from Perth Derek
  5. I was asked to explain how I go about sharpening my bandsaw blades, and finally got around to putting together a couple of photos. Let me say first that I did not invent this method. It is widely used. I learned it on YouTube, that font of all important wisdom The fixture is new, and really thrown together in about 20 minutes. Before this, for a number of years, I would simply freehand this process. That worked well. Eventually .. recently .. I decided a fixture would offer more reliable results and less hand fatigue. Well, I think that this is so. The main tool is
  6. It was not PS or RU, but Frank Klausz, and not a coping saw but a bowsaw. Otherwise you got it right Regards from Perth Derek
  7. For dovetails, a fretsaw with a swivelling blade need only have a depth of 3". Rarely are dovetails deeper than 3/4". 3" saw ... 5" saw ... Photos sent by Lee Marshall (designer of the KC fretsaw). Regards from Perth Derek
  8. Here is a link to my original review, with history: Briefly, I helped develop this fretsaw for woodworkers, and have experience with all the variations since day dot. Regards from Perth Derek
  9. This is a generic Taiwan-made DC that I have had for about 12 years. Really nothing special: basic 2 h.p. model similar to the infamous HF model. The only modification is a 1micron pleated filter cannister. It stands against one wall, out in the open. I mentioned that is was horribly noisy with 4" hose, but dropped about 15dB when I moved up to 5". Regards from Perth Derek
  10. I have added a Powered Tools and Machinery section to my website. In this section I plan to add articles about the power tools and machines that I use in my workshop, with the modifications I have made over the years, along with the techniques which I hope others will find helpful in using them to dimension and create joinery. The first article is just a baseline for the level of noise for the machines and power tools I have. Regards from Perth Derek
  11. Frank, walk James through the procedure - what is right to do, and how to do it - once it becomes the rule, he will never change it. Change is too stressful for him. He sounds like the Little Professor type (I work with ASD) Regards from Perth Derek
  12. In this case, I suggest a book on parenting skills Regards from Perth Derek
  13. Frank, you and I could together stand on a stool, jumpy up and down, and it would remain solid. That is a combination of the triangulation design and hardwood. Regards from Perth Derek
  14. The completed hollow is about 6mm (1/4") deep at the centre. The Nova is an excellent lathe. Powerful and stable. I love the variable speed. Regards from Perth Derek Coop, that is correct. The mortice runs about half the depth. EDIT: Sorry, I am referring here to the stretchers, not the legs/seat. The leg tenons continue through the seat. In other words, there is a mortice all the way through - how else could they be wedged? The tenons, however, are not tapered, but parallel and have a shoulder. The seat rests on the shoulder and is not held by a taper. That is one
  15. She just did not want tool marks. Scraping is clean on flat surfaces, but not as much as sanding on curved edges. Regards from Perth Derek