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Surface plate stand

Just watched a video of Stan over at BarZ building a nice stand for his new really nice surface plate and I went “hmmm, I need one of those”. Stand that is. His surface plate is really sweet but I don’t … Continue reading

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Boing

I just finished up resawing when the Enco sale email showed up (one day 20% off). I had the parts sitting in the shopping cart so that was an easy way to drop $150. The two knurls were $76; AccuTrak … Continue reading

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Plane ole videos

Some videos of my small planes. First up, a round up of some of a bunch of mitres. There is a mix of peined and brazed bodies. All have a welded ramp. This video shows a wedged infill [style] mitre … Continue reading

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A small box

A  small box to hold a sine bar. I made this out of a white oak branch, used the milling machine to cut the mortise, glued on a bottom (because I liked the “real” bottom better as the top) and … Continue reading

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Rod bender

I have a rack between the lathe and mill that holds mostly stock but also shared tooling. As is normal, it doesn’t hold enough stuff. But it has all these holes on the posts that are ideal for hanging tools … Continue reading

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Squaring the square

A few posts back, I checked some of my squares, one was way out and some others were borderline. That bugs me so I’m going to fix [some of] them; the out of whack machinist square because I’m too cheap  huck … Continue reading

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Comparator part II

I made the part to convert the height comparator to a “face” comparator, it is a bit of mild steel welded to O1 tool steel, has a 8″ radius, was hardened and screwed to the bottom of the tool. I’m … Continue reading

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Height comparator

Couple of videos of my newly made height comparator in use. A comparator doesn’t measure distance, it measures differences or deltas of distance from a plane (in this case, horizontal). This allows you to determine how flat an object is or if … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Saws

Another video with no production values. 1) Both saws have the same PPI (10), flem (20º), rake (15º) and set (I measured the kerfs at 0.006″ and 0.007″ over the plate size). The plates are 0.020″ vs 0.025″. So why … Continue reading

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Brooksbank backsaw rehab

Working on the articulated vise, I got out an old in-progress saw handle and worked on it. Which made me think I should actually turn it into a saw, seeing as I had all the parts sitting there in the … Continue reading

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