I hear what you’re saying. The handle is loose and won’t come out. I have that problem on my wooden jointer.
Solutions for repair aren’t useful until you can get the handle out, right?
I don’t have your answer. My impression is that usually, the mortise is undercut on one end and the handle fits under this. I’m guessing that…[Read more]
Richard Guggemos replied to the topic haveing trouble setting frog to allow plain iro to be set in the forum Tools and Tool Maintenance/Restoration 1 month ago
Late to the party, my fate in life.
Hey, after lots of diagnostics and fussing over the last year my bench planes are working pretty well. One problem with frog adjustment is seeing a clear line against which to adjust the front of the frog.
For three out of four of my planes, the mouths were not square across the body. Moreover, one had…[Read more]
Recently I proccured the above spokeshave new – it was much cheaper than used and seems to work fine. The threaded adjusters are so nice to use.
As some of you will know, these are now made in Mexico.
The attached picture shows part of the pouch it came in.
Curiously, it recommends a different bevel angle for English and Spanish speakers. Can…[Read more]
I use safety glasses with bifocal readers built in. The upper lens is a 0 prescription, lower +1.50 Cheap ones from eBay have worked fine, FWIW.
On the other hand, I’ve known folks who,seem to look up a lot. And they’ve had to get reverse bifocals which don’t seem to be available as generics.
You have to take that edge back anyway due to the chips – so that’s good news.
All of my gouges are square on the end. All were received that way not as new and as used. So go ahead and square it up.
Most plane bodies are cast (a few are forged). Regardless I wouldn’t hammer the side as ATMO it’s the wrong tool for the job. I can expound if anyone is curious.
1 How is the sole concave? Is it cupped? Bowed? By how much?
2 How out of square are the sides?
3 How often do you test the plane and how consistent are your tes…[Read more]
Late to the party, but a few more ideas.
1) Ergonomically, that looks like it’s for a lefty. Try holding your hand as if on a tote, now twist first clockwise, then counter.
I don’t think it will give you bad habits, but it may be uncomfortable.
2) It may be damaged in a way that leads to future breakage. Totes are ATMO poorly engineered, whi…[Read more]
Your saw buck and saw bench dog clamps present ideas new to me. They’re very cool – and I’m going to try them out on my saw bench.
Perhaps a saw bench is best for planing small pieces where one can sit on the bench while working.
Probably should have taken more pix of handle making.
It’s Padauk which I’ve never used before. The Wood Database says that it’s easy to work. It’s dense and strong. And with my planes it was proving unworkable. Similarly, Irwin augers couldn’t drill it and a power drill with a 3/4” auger stopped after about 1/8” depth. Both of these appear…[Read more]
This is probably old hat to most of you, but it’s new to me so I thought I’d share.
Take a look at the picture. It’s the end of a cross cut on a piece of oak. Notice how the farther end of the cut has tear out while the nearer doesn’t.
At the far end the saw was tip down, pushing fibers away. The near end was cut with the heel down so the…[Read more]
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