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  1. Thread: Saw help

    by Richard Line
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    Here is my 2 cents worth of advise. You've gotten...

    Here is my 2 cents worth of advise. You've gotten a good bit of advise already and probably more to come.

    If you want only 1 saw to start with, a shorter saw, and are going to be cutting plywood...
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    Robert, thanks for the input. It has helped me. I...

    Robert, thanks for the input. It has helped me. I was just about to squirt some super glue in, when I thought again based on what you said about your drill's handle attachment and I decided to fiddle...
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    Miller Falls Egg Beater Lose Handle

    Its a Miller Falls Model 77, typical of many of their egg beater drills, but without the bit storage in the handle.

    The handle appears to be fasten onto a steel rod that is then inserted into the...
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    I think this is a bevel down plane. Your pictures...

    I think this is a bevel down plane. Your pictures show the blade bevel up. Try flipping the blade over and putting into the other hand plane. Of course I may all wet, as I've never seen one of these...
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    I have a Millers Falls No. 77 drill that has a...

    I have a Millers Falls No. 77 drill that has a nearly identical chuck on it. The detail that says that to me is the slot for a screw driver to take it apart. None of the rest of your drill looks...
  6. I have a similar style/type spoke shave, not...

    I have a similar style/type spoke shave, not Stanley (Sterns #60?). It has a 2 1/8 blade. I got a blade for the Kunz Adjustable Throat spoke shave from Highland Woodworking. The listing says it's 2...
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    One other reason to not put the stretchers at the...

    One other reason to not put the stretchers at the bottom is that a high spot in the floor could keep you from leveling the bench and allow the bench to rock on that high spot.

    I haven't use the...
  8. Thread: Old tool?

    by Richard Line
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    My guess is it wasn't used on the assembly line,...

    My guess is it wasn't used on the assembly line, those would be company tools (think Boeing, Douglas, etc.) or personal tools. I'm thinking in USAAF maintenance, perhaps depot level or field level,...
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    I got the curved card scrapers yesterday. Played...

    I got the curved card scrapers yesterday. Played with them a little yesterday, and worked on the edge in the area of curve I'm currently needing. The advice I got here has helped and certainly made...
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    Thanks Tom & Tom. Both of those pieces have help...

    Thanks Tom & Tom. Both of those pieces have help take my nervousness down to a much lower degree. Now I have to wait for the curved scrapers to arrive.
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    Preparing Curved Scrapers

    I've prepared, at least reasonably successfully, rectangular card scrapers and for my cabinet scraper. Now, I've got a set of curved scrapers (LV's set) coming and I'm looking for tips on setting up...
  12. Follow Mickey's advice, although I only set the...

    Follow Mickey's advice, although I only set the nickers a whisker wider than the blade. To start the dado, I pull the plane backwards across the width of the board to score the dado before any...
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    I've got a smooth #4 and a corrugated #4, a...

    I've got a smooth #4 and a corrugated #4, a couple of type no's different from each other, both pre 1940's. The only difference I see/feel is due to the blades (my sharpening?) and how open I've made...
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    Having read all the replies and also worked on...

    Having read all the replies and also worked on some boards that were 4 and more times longer than my plane (an LV #7), I think I would try to come up with a design that wouldn't require edge gluing...
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    I recently was given one (well, there was a...

    I recently was given one (well, there was a trade) that was in fairly poor shape, including no handles. I cleaned it up some, cleaned the cutting areas of the blade by first using my belt sander...
  16. Yes, they forgot to account for the thickness of...

    Yes, they forgot to account for the thickness of the vertical piece. I also suspect the length of the shelves in that section are off as well.
  17. I don't know, I haven't broken one ... Yet.

    I don't know, I haven't broken one ... Yet.
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    That's some nice work. The chairs are of interest...

    That's some nice work. The chairs are of interest to me, but the table/desk is really nice looking. I've made a couple of chairs similar to your's, but I haven't been able to get quite as unique and...
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    The Shaker step ladder article is one of the few...

    The Shaker step ladder article is one of the few that has attracted my interest from the last bunch of issues (even though I don't need another step ladder). I'm still getting it, but I've been...
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    An alternative to the rabbet for dove tails is to...

    An alternative to the rabbet for dove tails is to use blue tape. Put 1 or 2 layers on near what will be the base line, then mark the base line with your marking gauge, making sure you cut all the way...
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    I can feel for you about sharpening a marking...

    I can feel for you about sharpening a marking knife, however it is easier than you think. I sharpen mine by just honing the back (flat) side by laying it flat on the stone and moving it back and...
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    A basic hand tools book, that I've gone back to...

    A basic hand tools book, that I've gone back to many times is 'Hand Tools, Their Ways and Workings' by Aldren A. Watson. It covers a wide range of hand tools, for woodworking (planes, saws, chisels,...
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    "The shim gives it a look of having a muted...

    "The shim gives it a look of having a muted racing strip since it is a piece of red heart." Wow, a plane with a racing stripe, how cool is that!
  24. Miller-Falls Model 77 Egg Beater Chuck

    I recently picked up a dirty MF 77 drill at a garage sale for $3. Seemed to work well, but really needed cleaning of all the moving parts and a replacement side handle. After some soaking and then...
  25. Derek, thanks for posting this article. Very...

    Derek, thanks for posting this article. Very interesting on many levels. The description of the bone chisels really caught my attention. I think those red T-shirts are a badge of honor.
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