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    Another one with negligible runout and who have...

    Another one with negligible runout and who have never updated the firmware (I also have a Mac).

    The table - and shopmade subtable - adjusts like any other, but I have not moved it from square....
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    Hi William Many years ago (15 to be exact) I...

    Hi William

    Many years ago (15 to be exact) I built hotdog handles for the LA Jack ...

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/A%20Hotdog%20for%20the%20LV%20LAJ1_html_1a7f2afc.jpg

    Hand...
  3. Rob, I looked up plastic, and you are correct....

    Rob, I looked up plastic, and you are correct. Safest boards are glass and granite, both non-porous. Most practical (and safe) is wood ... but watch the finishes.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Mark, the 45- and 90 degree stops are the bolts...

    Mark, the 45- and 90 degree stops are the bolts at the rear. They lock down in the position.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Carousel Shooting Board

    Jim made a comment, about a week ago when discussing shooting boards, that there were few which permitted left-and right side use. Well, I designed this one about 10 years ago. I called it The...
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    Coming along very nicely, Mark. I’m looking...

    Coming along very nicely, Mark. I’m looking forward to the progress.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    You are such a WIMP, Richard! :) I am...

    You are such a WIMP, Richard! :)

    I am kidding, you do know. My posts and builds have for a few decades included and demonstrated the use of hand tools. Many likely associate my woodworking as...
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    It needs to be explained WHY this Starrett tape...

    It needs to be explained WHY this Starrett tape measure is preferred by myself and Ralph. I will mention that one I showed is NOS. I had to hunt around for this particular model (and bought two)....
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    I like these ... ...

    I like these ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/bvm2bh62/Tape2.jpg

    Also 3m BMI and Festool (made by BMI) ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/kXncBCKg/Tape1a-zpsiyexqh2h.jpg

    Or, go for one in pewter (made by...
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    Rob, my apology for assuming too much. The MDF...

    Rob, my apology for assuming too much. The MDF template is simply a square board and the height of the dado (one edge). Mark one side of the panel. Then use the template to mark the dado on the...
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    Bit Cabinet

    Here is a little cabinet I knocked up for the workshop over the past two weekends.


    Nothing to get excited about. Just scrap wood - Jarrah-veneered MDF for the case, mitred corners. The drawers...
  12. Matt, if the Luban is close to the dimensions of...

    Matt, if the Luban is close to the dimensions of the Record #043 (which I own), you will be able to use the smaller Veritas blades in it (from either the Combination Plane or Plow Plane).

    Regards...
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    Quercus Magazine July/August 2020

    Quercus Magazine
    July/August 2020
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    Hi Rob The critical element is ensuring that...

    Hi Rob

    The critical element is ensuring that the dados are the same at each side of the case. I use a template (MDF) to ensure that transfer is made without error ..

    ...
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    Bob, not out yet, to my knowledge, but soon I...

    Bob, not out yet, to my knowledge, but soon I believe. I shall have a couple of articles in it, and no doubt be sent a copy when it is ready for publication.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  16. We have a granite counter top … ...

    We have a granite counter top …

    https://i.postimg.cc/RF9y4tMS/A0-A2439-F-625-D-4-BEF-B50-C-B53-C5230-C141.png

    When it comes to hot pots on the counter top, we use magnetic rubber “Gunstig”...
  17. Make a Walnut cutting board with a colour/figure...

    Make a Walnut cutting board with a colour/figure match as close as possible to the counter top. You really do not want to be cutting onto anything other than wood or hard plastic (and the latter is...
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    We forget that hand sanding also produces large...

    We forget that hand sanding also produces large amounts of dangerous fine dust.

    Hand sander hooked to vacuum cleaner ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/j5NSZQCy/Finishing-The-Drawers-html-6237eaad.jpg
    ...
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    John, SMC is not the forum to sell a high-priced...

    John, SMC is not the forum to sell a high-priced tool which most believe they can make for pennies. The Power Tool forum on SMC have some big spenders, but a slider is easier to rationalise as the...
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    ALL chipbreakers from manufacturers are...

    ALL chipbreakers from manufacturers are essentially the same design. There is no point singling out Veritas when Lie Nielson and others are the same. When pushed close to the edge of the blade,...
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    Rob, there are a few factors. Unfortunately, many...

    Rob, there are a few factors. Unfortunately, many of the YouTube demonstrators do not know what they are showing, and many of the YouTube viewers do not know what they are seeing.

    You can tell...
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    Erich, what works for me is to focus my attention...

    Erich, what works for me is to focus my attention on one task at a time, when there are several to do. I am 72, have cut back to 50 hours in my practice (I cannot see retirement for several years...
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    A heads up that the next edition of Quercus...

    A heads up that the next edition of Quercus magazine will be dedicated to David.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I can cut both male and female joints with a...

    I can cut both male and female joints with a modified Stanley #79 ..

    https://i.postimg.cc/kMLFGq6y/e9832728-7b4f-4180-9c93-330b129241f8_zpsppdt59qq.jpg

    article:...
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    No need. I can run off dovetails with a handsaw …...

    No need. I can run off dovetails with a handsaw … and fast enough not to consider a machine. Plus I can choose the dovetail ratio I think suits the piece best.

    Four of these sides were done in...
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