Derek Long

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  • #553009
    Derek Long
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    Same here- wedges. There is a dip in the concrete slab of my garage right where one leg of my bench sits. I stuck a tenon cheek offcut under it and have been off to the races ever since.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #550818
    Derek Long
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    I was going to ask if the bed was painted. Most are, which is stupid. File it off so the cutter sits tight on bare metal bedding.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #549201
    Derek Long
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    In my experience, any saw with 10 points or more filed rip can be used perfectly fine for both rip and cross-cut. Certainly something with 14 points I can’t really see the difference in the cut. I’d just buy the 12 point rip if that is what you want.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #540547
    Derek Long
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    The Narex chisels are very serviceable chisels. As Ed said, buy from Lee Valley for imperial if that is important to you. I don’t mind the handles. The backs come fairly well flattened with only the mildest of grinder marks. You still have to take the time like with any chisel and polish it out.

    As to the Buck Bros at HD that Dave mentioned, they are fine beater chisels but not for fine work. They are heavy as heck, and the steel isn’t great. You’ll get lots of practice with sharpening though, because they dull out real quick. And you’ll spend an inordinate amount of time flattening and honing them. They are carpenter chisels, after all.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #529061
    Derek Long
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    Mine is a standard box store 1×10. Works fine.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #498965
    Derek Long
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    lol

    lol

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #493384
    Derek Long
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    My tools are either stored on the shelf under my bench, on screws in studs on the wall of my garage, or in a wood simple hanger screwed to the studs of my garage. My clamps are hung on a plywood shelf on the garage wall by just clamping them to the shelf board. I do have a metal tool cabinet for my screwdrivers, wrenches, drill-driver, etc, the standard craftsman-style automotive cabinet.

    A dutch tool chest holds a prodigious amount of tools, I’ve heard. That may be a good floor-saving choice.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #489879
    Derek Long
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    Your dog looks none too pleased about the choice of workspace. Ha!

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #487725
    Derek Long
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    This thread is quite old, but I thought I’d share a brilliant little shavepony I saw on a video I watched on Youtube last night:

    The shavepony starts at 11:07 in the video. This is the best one I’ve seen yet, as it is small, held in the vise, and seems to work well enough for a production chair maker’s shop.

    Like many of us here, I suspect, I don’t have room for a full size shavehorse. This may fit the bill.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

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    #468753
    Derek Long
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    It’s probably just superficial where the glue didn’t squeeze to the edge of the lamination. Looks fine to me. Like Dean said, squeeze some glue in there if it makes you uncomfortable.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #458446
    Derek Long
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    Great job. The sliding cabinet is a nice addition.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #458444
    Derek Long
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    Fantastic work! This is a part that is often missing on 45’s. Now we all know how to get a replacement screw instead of buying a second 45 if an original screw isn’t available on the market someplace.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #454182
    Derek Long
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    You can just screw the wellboard to the bearers. Works fine. That is what I did for my bench with a pine 1×10. I had some misgivings that there would be too much flex, but once the board is screwed down it is quite stiff. Just make sure to thoroughly countersink the screw holes. If you want to go one extra step you can make plugs and plug the screwholes.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #446405
    Derek Long
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    Very nicely done, David!

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #445287
    Derek Long
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    Thanks, Byron. I’ve long since bought a replacement screw. I do still think it would be worthwhile if we can figure out the type of screw so others can go to the hardware store, hopefully, rather than hunt and peck for a 100 year old replacement screw.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

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