Tony Wilkins

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About Tony Wilkins

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  • Birthday 04/21/1971

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    Lubbock, TX
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    Learning - slowly

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  1. Tony Wilkins

    Buying tips.

    Have you looked at
  2. Tony Wilkins

    Feeling stupid re LN102

    Yes, I believe you’re right - just not sure how I managed that with such a simple, straightforward mechanism.
  3. Tony Wilkins

    Feeling stupid re LN102

    Nit sure I figured anything out This has been my primary block plane for quite a while so it was quite confounding when it wasn’t working.
  4. Tony Wilkins

    Feeling stupid re LN102

    Took it apart and put it back together and it works now go figure.
  5. Tony Wilkins

    Feeling stupid re LN102

    The notch in the blade seems to be on the adjuster the only way it could go...
  6. Tony Wilkins

    Feeling stupid re LN102

    I don’t know what I did or am doing wrong but suddenly I can’t get my Lie Nielsen 102 block plane to take a cut. It’s hitting the front of the mouth before it gets to a cutting depth?
  7. Tony Wilkins

    ADVICE PLEASE - Starting Hand Tool Woodworking

    I disagree with those that say not to start out with an LV or LN plane and go with something cheaper. I think it’s beneficial to start out with something that will just work right out of the box. WR and especially Stanley are likely to need some degree of flattening and fettleing whereas it’s rare for the premium to need anything other than a light honeing. after that, you can keep going new premium or even restore a vintage. Not a fan of WR.
  8. Tony Wilkins

    Identify this, please

    And you can hang your shirt on it when not using it.
  9. Tony Wilkins

    Narex stanley 750 or two cherries

    No experience with any of the chisels but the Stanley are of a design very similar to my Lie Nielsen and they have a great feel to them. Narex has been offered as a great inexpensive choice for a bit but lately I’ve read more negative on them.
  10. Tony Wilkins

    Slightly shorter Dutch chest?

    Upon reflection, I guess it depends on whether I need/want depth or width more (regarding swapping sides).
  11. Tony Wilkins

    Slightly shorter Dutch chest?

    So the plans call for a 27” width which I guess works for CS’ #8. I tried my sides and my #7 works with that as the width. I’m wondering if I should swap the sides for the bottom and the shelf? As far as fitting to your tools, he talks about “above” the shelf based on the depth of your tallest tool (the jointer I suspect). They never talk about the depth of the bottom compartment. I reckon that because it depends on what you have but I don’t know what that depth would need to be for the assortment of tools if shove under there.
  12. Tony Wilkins

    Slightly shorter Dutch chest?

    I had planned on making the width enough for my number 7 though I have wondered if making It long enough for my 26” handsaws would be beneficial. i was planning on following the superimposition method with the 7 for where to place the shelf as shown on Roy’s show.
  13. Tony Wilkins

    Slightly shorter Dutch chest?

    I found the sugar pine that I had started to make a Dutch tool chest from. The sides are each about 23 5/8”. When I went back and looked at the plans for the ‘small’ chest from the Schwarz PWW article, the sides are to be 24 1/16. Will I miss the length if I build my chest from them? Also, say a small prayer that I can find the rest of the 1X12 that i bought for this lol.
  14. Tony Wilkins

    What to finish...

    I do physical therapy once a week. My issue is nerve related; my myelin sheets are going away. The sad thing is I have a band saw sitting in the garage for 3-4 years waiting to get set up. Any suggestions on a scroll saw? Is that also called a jig saw?
  15. Tony Wilkins

    What to finish...

    Burned it?