Ed

  • Continuing on from Craig’s nice instructions…..complete the ferule replacement, use the chisel for a couple of months until the weather changes, the handles shrink a bit from from drying out, and then see the new ferules loosen up and fall off. Repeat as needed. :- ). The ferules all fell off of the handles I made for my lathe tools. I…[Read more]

  • Yes, shavings will sometimes cling to me. I don’t think about it much any more and just scoop shavings from the mouth and flick them aside, often on each (return) stroke. With a good flick, they just fall to the floor, but sometimes one will be especially clingy, especially it seems with light shavings. I’d develop your flick rather than anything…[Read more]

  • Ed commented on the video, Wallclock Episode 3 3 days, 20 hours ago

    Best of luck in your endeavors. I was trying to save you the pain of trying to cut a groove with techniques meant for housings. The direction of the fibers matters.

  • Ed commented on the video, Wallclock Episode 3 4 days, 2 hours ago

    Grooves run with the grain, dadoes crosswise. They aren’t the same.

    @sdbeggs In one of the projects, Paul shows how to cut a groove by marking out with a mortise (or other) gauge, and then sawing the walls […]

  • You may need a longer clamp to reach the bottom of the apron than the bottom of a 3″ benchtop, but you could still clamp things. Where you may have a limitation is how deeply you can reach into the bench with a clamp because of the apron thickness. My benchtop has a few inches of overhang, maybe 3, and that determines how deeply I can reach into…[Read more]

  • Has anyone here applied Old Fashioned (brand) milk paint in cold conditions? If so, how cold was it and did you brush it? Roll? If you’ve used other milk paints in the cold, I’d be happy to hear of them, too, but I’m particularly interested in Old Fashioned.

  • Ed commented on the video, Plywood Workbench: Episode 1 1 week ago

    Sven-Olof- I’ve always wondered if a monolithic slab would demonstrate more cupping and twisting vs. a benchtop made by laminating solid wood. I suspect it might, especially if the large monolithic slab is […]

  • Ed replied to the topic Tearout on laminated top in the forum Workbench 1 week, 2 days ago

    I’ve found that pushing the chip breaker very close to the edge of the iron to be helpful for dealing with this sort of thing. Also, using circular strokes around the problematic area, like you see Paul do on end grain, can help. Finally, it seems like a wipe of denatured alcohol helps, but only for a few moments after application. I really can’t…[Read more]

  • Ed replied to the topic searching the forum in the forum Projects 1 week, 4 days ago

    The search function is the weakest element of the site. On the other hand, they seem to allow Google to index their pages, so if you go to Google and add site:woodworkingmasterclasses.com after your search terms, you can find often find stuff (whether you subscribe to WWMC or not).

  • Ed commented on the video, Plywood Workbench 1 week, 4 days ago

    oops. That was supposed to go to a different discussion. I’ll repost it there, but can’t delete comments.

  • Ed commented on the video, Plywood Workbench 1 week, 4 days ago

    The search function is the weakest element of the site. On the other hand, they seem to allow Google to index their pages, so if you go to Google and add site:woodworkingmasterclasses.com after your search terms, […]

  • @crmedv let us know how it goes. I went nuts with this for awhile. I’d never had problems, then started having them. This fixed it for me. By the way, when I say “make a small V,” I mean shallow. It can be wide. […]

  • Ed commented on the video, Baby’s Cot: Episode 6 2 weeks ago

    @crmedv– Get some scrap and see if the following helps. I’ve found that, if I make the knife line too deep, then the effect you describe can happen. I don’t understand why and wonder if it depends upon how deep […]

  • My #3 is one of my favorite, most used planes. If you are making a surface look nice rather than making a surface suitable for joinery, it is nice to have a shorter, narrower, plane that will take a shaving when the wider, longer, #4 is riding up on the peaks above the blemish you want to remove.

    Scrub planes are wonderful, but an issue can be…[Read more]

  • The little videos on basic skills are so, so helpful and important. May I suggest doing one about mastering planing evenly without making the near edge or far edge thin and without juddering at the start of the […]

  • Ed replied to the topic Rule Joint in the forum Woodworking Methods and Techniques 1 month ago

    I’m having a bit of a hard time “seeing” what I’m looking at in his diagrams

    You’ll need to double check, but he uses a technique in which he establishes rabbets and arrises to guide the rounds and hollows. Look at the six diagrams at the top of that page, the ones in light purple.

    The three on the left show how the concave round is made. I…[Read more]

  • Ed commented on the video, Rocking Chair: Episode 1 1 month ago

    Forgot to say…if you build full size, she can keep it for life and, in the interim, there’s lots of room for stuffed animals to sit with her. There’s also room for grandpa, stuffed animals, a blanket, and the […]

  • Ed commented on the video, Rocking Chair: Episode 1 1 month ago

    I’ve built this chair (full scale) and, as I recall, the rockers screw on. My suggestion is to examine your modified chair carefully for whether it can tip over backwards, especially when intended for a child. If […]

  • I looked into air filtration units, but very few gave me confidence in their air flow rating or filtration level. A quick look at the AFS-1000B , for example, doesn’t yield the particle size vs. filtration efficiency. In the end, I built one from a furnace blower and two filters from the hardware store for which I knew the MERV rating, one a 4″…[Read more]

  • Ed commented on the video, The Bandsaw 1 month, 1 week ago

    The only way to know is to look up the specifications for any given saw. The Laguna 14″ saw (Laguna 14/12) specs 1000 cfm. They don’t tell us how many inches water pressure drop. But, this is enough to see that […]

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