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25 January 2021 at 11:20 am #698468
Thanks, Conrad. I’ve had the rubber handled, steel topped set that I bought at big_box. Not too pretty but works and sharpens so, no complaints22 January 2021 at 1:40 pm #698015
Thanks, Colin. You’re sort of reading my mind. My skills aren’t really good enough to let anything I’m making currently inside the house, so I’m using shop projects as skill builders. If I’m predicting, I bet I’ll try each of your suggestions in the garage before I risk unfortunate developments in the closets in the house. Also, you’ve got quite the turns of phrase in your response!22 January 2021 at 10:25 am #697997
Agree on the wall brackets but I just have to build up my skills enough to do it. My next project is the hanging wall shelf, then cleat, then wall bracket.21 December 2020 at 6:26 pm #691127
My only cross-cut saw is the dreaded induction-hardened box store model that I use to break down big boards. Other than that I use rip saws for everything. A little slower but seems to work fine.30 November 2020 at 5:38 pm #688283
I’ve made two dovetail boxes (one with one per side one with two a la the shaker candle box), one sliding lid dovetail box, and I’m just finishing the keepsake box (just recessed the hinges last night. I bought wood to do the “How to Make a Table” side table yesterday — which is going to be a printer stand. I’m sort of following this plan:
I’m hoping to replace my cheap, wire closet fixtures with nice wall brackets and shelves. So far the skills won’t justify putting anything in the house!
Cheers! Jon.17 September 2020 at 10:51 am #678435
When I bought my eclipse the giant, 10 inch version was substantially cheaper than the 9 inch. I bought the 10 inch. It’s really heavy. It also came with about a 10 degree bend in the handle, so maybe that’s why it was cheap. Anyway, it works great on my 5 foot bench even with the bent handle. Just food for thought.24 August 2020 at 12:33 am #675209
3/4 most likely. I say this because I installed a 10 inch eclipse qr vise today so the measurement is fresh in my mind. The eclipse jaws are just a hair under 3/4 and I think Paul is using the same wood for the liner and the 1 inch extender pieces27 July 2020 at 11:09 am #671528
Take away or add wood. A pad of quarter inch ply wood might get you in the ballpark. Otherwise very careful cross cutting of the three long legs using the knife wall method. A centimeter times three legs is a lot of end grain planing.27 July 2020 at 11:03 am #671527
Now I’ve discovered another dumb mistake. The aprons are a bit narrower than called for in the drawings so I discovered there’s not enough room for the dome-head bolts under the tenon. So, time to laminate on a two-by four at the bottom, then extend the dado. On a happy note, my wedges are no longer too long!29 June 2016 at 1:43 pm #138151
Beautiful. Could you share the manufacturer of the vice? Thanks, Jon29 June 2016 at 12:31 pm #138150
I’ve been pawing through the home depot 2x12s for boards cut straight through the log. From there ive been ripping clear, quarter sawn boards. Some are about 5 inches wide. Not the same as old growth but a way to get clear, straight grain furniture wood. Anyway, your work is beautiful.