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  PSA: Eclipse Vice
Posted by: thedanielmatt - 31 minutes ago - Forum: Tool Swap N' Sell - No Replies


Going for roughly $25 cheaper than usual right now.

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Question Who made this axe? Any clues here?
Posted by: Jack in omaha - 41 minutes ago - Forum: Woodworking Hand Tools - No Replies

I see a number u894 and on other side a circle no letters I can see. Any help on age or maker will be appreciated.

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  Dealing with decimals
Posted by: tablesawtom - 48 minutes ago - Forum: Woodworking Power Tools - Replies (2)

How many of you use either a dial or a digital caliper? This is also in response to an earlier post about a oneway gig.

I worked in decimals all of my life so it is second nature but I am sure some of you convert using either a conversion chart or a calculator. I was asked by my 11 year old grandson about diameters and fraction last week He said he hadn't had any of it in school yet. So I hope this helps at least one person.

So my first question is how many pennies are there in a 1/2 dollar. The answer is 50 and if a person was adding or subtracting one would right is as .50.  if one was reading a dial indicator in thousandths or a dial or digital caliper it would read .50 and add a zero or .500.

Second question how many pennies in a quarter answer 25 and add a zero or .250

If you are using a digital caliper to measure a piece of wood just out of a planner and it is supposed to be 3/4 of an inch then it is 25 cents, 25cents equals 50 cents and 25 cents equals 75 cents. And add a zero or .750 I hope it is using what you have known all your life in a different way because you do this kind of math in you head every day.

!/8 and 1/8 equal a quarter and 1/2 of 25 cents is 12and 1/2 cents or .125.  so 3/8 inch is .12 plus .25 or .37 and add the .005 or .375.  And 5/8 inch is 1//2( 50) plus 1/ 8 ( 120 or 620 and add the .005 or 625. Again a head job with a little practice.

1/16 is 1/2 of 1/8 or .062 because 1/8 is .125.

1/32 is .0312 Don't worry about the .0002 and rounded off is .03

and 1/64 is .0156 don't worry about the .0006.

lets say you have a beading bit in a router table and you roughed the radius in and you now have a round over. The depth of the cut left is 1/16 inch. Now here is where I part company with several here on the form I go with accuracy and the general thought train is it is only wood. I would use the gage pictured and raise the cutter .062

You can say that that kind of accuracy isn't needed but down the road lets say that it is 1/2 of a drop leaf joint. If the thickness of the wood .75 and the radii starts 1 /16 down from the top then if I use my gage and set the top of the cove bit at .625   above the top of the router table then the tops will match because the top surfaces Datum of the wood first cut was cut referencing off the datum of the router table (top) If different thicknesses then it is just a math problem when setting the cove bit.

If I cut the first  joint the way I do, then I can come back a month latter, and cut the other half if the joint and the tops will match. Yes I know wood expansion can come into play but in the 1/16 it is so little it won/'t inter into the equation.

It is using fractions, dismals and such to produce a nice piece of work. If what I wrote make any sense to you,  just imagine the possibilities.



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  Correcting a sharpening mistake
Posted by: MattP - 1 hour ago - Forum: Woodworking Hand Tools - Replies (1)

Evidently, years ago, which was the last time I used my LN 62, I sharpened a slight skew into the cutting edge. It's out of square enough to be throwing off my efforts to joint the small boards I'm working on. Just ahundreth of an inch or so.

Probably what happened is that I didn't have it seated squarely in my sharpening jig (Veritas MKII).

Will I be able to sharpen it back into square just by ensuring it is seated properly the next few times? Or is this a job for Mr. Grinder?

FYI, I don't want to use Mr. Grinder if I can at all avoid it, as I made a giant mess out of the last plane blade I tried to grind (fortunately, it was an old stanley No. 4 that I don't really care about).

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  Stanley #78 Rabbett plane
Posted by: Woodjets - 2 hours ago - Forum: Tool Swap N' Sell - No Replies

Obviously used. $40 shipped CONUS.
I know almost absolutely nothing about this plane except that it is a #78 and looks like it would work.

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  Using the bandsaw properly
Posted by: JimReed@Tallahassee - 4 hours ago - Forum: Woodworking Hand Tools - Replies (3)

Sorry for the title but I could not resist. In this case, I am using the bandsaw table for support so I can use my coping saw.

I think the lowly coping saw is underappreciated by modern woodworkers. When I left behind my dad's full workshop and struck out on my own, I was tool poor. My kit consisted of a pocket knife, a sharpening stone and a combination square. I was able to use my meager student's funds to purchase a single chisel and a coping saw. That saw helped me make many useful things. I turned to it today when I needed to soften a corner.

First I found a good pattern.

I clamped the board on the bandsaw table because it was the perfect height. The bandsaw has a 1/2" blade and cannot cut this radius easily. But the coping saw just gnawed right through the cut.

I cut a little proud so I could finish up with a sanding block. And here is the result.

So in a shop with powertools sometimes a hand tool is the best one for the job.

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  Molding joinery
Posted by: Rick LoDico - 6 hours ago - Forum: Woodworking - Replies (3)

    I need to make or buy some molding to make faux cabinetry on the front of the murphy bed that I'm building.  This pix scan may not be clear enough but how do you cut the ends of the stick to join up neatly?

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  Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Posted by: 10by14 - 7 hours ago - Forum: Home Improvement - Replies (2)

Recently we lost a neighbor due to carbon monoxide in his garage.  Does anyone know of a good detector for a shop?  On line research
has not satisfied me.

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  2- dosch miter trimmers - $30
Posted by: fall - Today, 12:15 AM - Forum: Tool Swap N' Sell - Replies (6)

2- dosch miter trimmers - $30 Saginaw, MI. Craigslist  / Not mine but could be a deal for someone.... 


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  Anderson Plane
Posted by: Slav Jelesijevich - Yesterday, 09:54 PM - Forum: Tool Swap N' Sell - No Replies

Selling my Wayne Anderson #1 small Smoothing Plane with the 1 1/4" iron. Made a couple shavings with it. This is the one that was at Handworks. First $650 get it.

Thanks Slav

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