• Daniel,
    I think that might be a little big for dovetails.
    Asfor the coffin application:


  • Daniel,
    Your Disston is a mitre box saw.
    Also useful for kerfing coffin sides if you’re so inclined.

  • Ed,
    Thank you.

  • Avery,
    Could you please share an example of this bi-directional plough plane?
    Sounds interesting.

  • Michael,

    Oh no, Don’t Chuck It

    The chuck unscrews from the shaft.
    You,ll probably need to use some penetrating oil to unscrew the bottom of the chuck from its body.

    Measure the spring length,dia.and wire size using a digital caliper.
    McMaster-Carr carries all sorts of springs.
    Search their catalog for:
    “Precision…[Read more]

  • Wayne,
    Tyically this joint is made with a table saw.
    Tage Frid shows how for three versions in vol. 1 of Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking.
    The video uses a specialty 1/4 inch dado plane from
    HNT Gordon at $420.00 Au.
    Making this as you describe using a regular plow plane is likelyto be difficult as yuo disco vered

  • Ben,
    Veritas inset vise.

    Easy installation, works very well.

  • Craig replied to the topic Sliding Lid Box in the forum Projects 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    Probably easier for beginners to plow the through groove rather than a stopped one.
    Other than that…your choice.

  • Craig replied to the topic Painting a bookcase in the forum Finishing 4 months ago

    My bad. Since you used the term Alkyd, I was assuming a solvent based paint/ primer….should have checked the product first.
    Skip the white china part. And the fans.
    Keep the thinning and testing the brushout and self leveling.
    Penetrol would not be suitable for a waterbased material. Consider Floetrol.

  • Craig commented on the video, Blanket Chest: Episode 9 4 months ago

    Small project=small brush
    Big project=big brush
    Really big project= sprayer

  • Craig replied to the topic Painting a bookcase in the forum Finishing 4 months ago

    This will probably elicit lots of strong opinions, so here’s mine.
    1. Sand with the 150 grit, vac and tack rag the surface.
    2. Sand with the 220 grit, vac and tack rag.
    3. Skip the Shellac
    4. Both the primer and paint are going to be too viscous to use directly from the can.
    5. Thin both with the solvent listed for cleanup (probably…[Read more]

  • Mick,
    Having collected over the years a shop full of machines (which I use for the purpose you specified), I would recommend the following:
    Not a table saw. Sturdy cabinet saws are expensive, require a large footprint, generate lots of dust and are dangerous. Probably the most dangerous machine in the shop IMHO. There’s more to be said, but I’ll…[Read more]

  • Ed,
    You’ve gotten a lot of great responses to your question.
    This isn’t the first time the issue has come up and in an effort to get a more definitive answer, I posed the question to Ashely Iles directly thru their website.
    This is their response:

    “Dear Mr Gates

    Thank you for your email with my limited experience of wood working I would think…[Read more]

  • Guys,
    Sorry about the poor links.
    Lets try this:


  • Harold,
    I don’t know what tape Paul is using.
    I’ve been using a double sided tape from Intertape Polymer Group (IPG).
    They offer a large number of tapes.
    Their #591 works well.
    link to…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic finishing outdoor wood projects in the forum Finishing 5 months ago

    Nearly all manufacturers maintain a tech service/applications staff to answer questions.
    Easily found under “contact us” on their web page.
    I called. Thus:

    The Water Seal and the Multipurpose products can be topcoated with an oil based paint after 48 hrs drying.
    These are both clear products with Mineral Spirits as the solvent.
    To top coat…[Read more]

  • Craig posted a new activity comment 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Pauls article from PW.
    Scroll down to Dec 2006 for the pdf

    Magazine Extras


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