Below is a picture that I used to find the angle needed for the top of the mini wall shelf (spice rack) to be flush to the wall. I first cut the foot at an angle near to that in the PDF drawing and used a square lining up to a mark down from the top (in this case 1.5 inches). My choice of sizing for this small version of the wall shelf was based…[Read more]
I noticed in the Introduction video that the proportions of the mini wall shelf (ie spice rack) appeared slightly different from the full size unit. Using a still frame I took measurements to put them into ratio form for scaling. Below is a picture of what I measured. All measurements were approximate.
I came across this YouTube video on how to make a router plane by Young Je. Given all the recent discussions on the lack of low cost new or used planes I thought that it might be of interest. The link is below.
I must say that currently I am buying new tools instead of the weak offerings that I am seeing on the EBay market. My first plane (a Stanley #4) I bought on EBay 1.5 years ago when I first started woodworking with Paul. I paid $35 US which I restored the pre owened EBay plane using Paul’s videos. In fact I have purchased many Stanleys: #4(2), 4…[Read more]
Clifford replied to the topic Fret Sawn dovetail waste removal results in excessive tear out in the forum General Woodworking Discussions 1 month, 3 weeks ago
I have experienced the same thing and look forward to any insight! I also include black walnut and alder in the list.
I also I made mine from common SPF 2×4 (1.5 x 3.5) studs as sold in Idaho USA. I will say that I used a Dewalt planer (dw734) to get rid of the rounded edges common here in the USA for construction grade lumber. I just laminated what I needed together and planed to get the sizes required. Fortunately none of the individual component parts (i.e.…[Read more]
Paul mentioned Nicholson files in a blog at https://paulsellers.com/knowledge-base/rasps-and-files/. So I put on my list one of the following sets.
Nicholson 5 Piece Hand File Set with Ergonomic Handles, American Pattern, 6″ Length, (2)-8″ length, (2)-10″ length $34.29 or
Nicholson 9 Piece Hand File Set with Ergonomic Handles, American Pattern…[Read more]
I have noticed Paul using what looks to be an Auriou rasp in many of his videos. It appears to be a 12″ Cabinet Maker’s Rasp (maybe 10”) but what grain is it as there are many options? I am thinking a 10 or 12 gain for work on the finer side but at $120+ each I really just want to put 1 on my Christmas list. Any advice is welcomed.
I posted this some time ago.
On occasion I do resort to a bandsaw for some cuts. After struggling with an inexpensive 20+ year old small benchtop bandsaw (4 inch) from Harbor Freight which would not cut hardwood thicker than approximately 1.25 inch without throwing the blade I decided to look for an upgrade. After much research it looked like a…[Read more]
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