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  1. Thanks everyone for responding and helping out -...

    Thanks everyone for responding and helping out - there is some good info in the above posts for sure.

    And just to be crystal clear on the issue I'm facing, I can't seem to get the iron to cut...
  2. any advice for setting a LN No. 60-1/2 Rabbet Block Plane?

    In short, I am having continued difficulty in setting the blade on the LN No. 60-1/2 - I can't seem to get the left-to-right of the blade adjusted correctly, while still having the blade slightly...
  3. Wow, such great information - thanks so much...

    Wow, such great information - thanks so much everyone!


    These posts changed my mind from I'm going to have to sell this/being depressed every time I walked into my garage, to, I need to get some...
  4. cyclone dust collector in floor joist gaps - too much heat, damage floor?

    I bought a Jet JCDC-3 (3HP) Cyclone Dust Collector. It fits fine in my garage. But I have since realized setting up a shop in an uninsulated, unheated garage in the Northeast means I would only be...
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    Wow, thanks everyone so much for the comments &...

    Wow, thanks everyone so much for the comments & input! It's great to get a variety of responses and see how everyone does things a little differently - then I can pick and choose things that I think...
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    do you check the squares in your shop?

    Five years ago I bought a brand new Starrett 4" double-square and it has been my daily go-to tool. Yesterday, I decided to put it up against my Starrett 6" combination-square and I found it is about...
  7. Charles Guest, you've piqued my interest - what...

    Charles Guest, you've piqued my interest - what are your strategies for dealing with difficult/tearout in stopped chamfers?
  8. Wow, thanks everyone for the comments &...

    Wow, thanks everyone for the comments & suggestions - I have plenty of things to try!

    As a novice, reading articles on chamfering makes the process seem very easy. Simply take your block plane...
  9. tearout when chamfering long edges - face & edge grain different directions?

    Hey everyone,

    I'm chamfering some walnut for the workbench tote project from Jim Tolpin's book, and I'm getting some nasty tearout when chamfering the long-edges. It's near the end of the project...
  10. Why haven't hand-cranked drill presses gotten much attention in the hand-tool world?

    Over the holidays I was in an antique tool store owned by a woodworker. He had maybe 15-20 hand-cranked post drill-presses for sale. He couldn't stop raving about how great they were and how much...
  11. Wow, so glad I posted - thanks everyone! I...

    Wow, so glad I posted - thanks everyone!

    I followed the advice and went with glue instead of screws as recommended in the FWW article. The top now looks great:
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    The glue-up was a little...
  12. Benchtop Bench/Moxon Vise - attaching inner bench face to rest of tabletop?

    Hi,

    I'm following Jeff Miller's 'A Benchtop Bench' plans (FWW #176), and I just wanted to run this by some woodworkers more knowledgable than me to make sure I am not forgetting something (the...
  13. Thanks for all the comments! Thanks, Monte...

    Thanks for all the comments!

    Thanks, Monte Milanuk - your comments are right on point!

    Yes, I guess at first it seems strange to consider nails in a workbench.

    In the videos himself, Richard...
  14. type of cut nails to use in workbench build - easily sinkable head?

    I'm planning on building an English Nicholson Workbench, following the English Woodworker's plans.

    I will be using construction grade Douglas Fir - 2"x10" & 2"x12" - so actual thickness of 1.5"...
  15. Prepping stock for joinery - How do you know when the stock is straight/flat enough?

    When prepping stock for joinery, how flat & straight do you make your pieces - when do you know you can stop?



    I know the answer is 'as flat/straight as possible', however, this comes at a cost...
  16. mounting heavy-duty tool rack & wood movement

    I'm looking to put up a heavy duty, wooden tool-rack, attached to wood studs.

    I found the below pics of a tool-rack attached to studs with 3" wood screws. The grain of the board runs...
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