Category Archives: Off Topic
Here’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while, take a close up picture of a plane blade before and after sharpening. It’s not perfect but the second picture with the microbevel is sharper than it was before.
Shortening tablesaw rails
I bought shorter 32” rails for my tablesaw to replace my current 52” ones for my new smaller shop space. The generic brand didn’t fit my old fence which wanted the square tubing ¼” wider that was on my original … Continue reading
Nice Antique Store Find
I stopped at a small town antique store on my travels during vacation this week to see if they had anything interesting in the way of old tools. I saw a Stanley “Bailey” #3 smoothing plane. It was in mint … Continue reading
Weird planer shavings
Is a 15″ planer supposed to produce tight little tube shavings?
Here’s a photo now in February of how much my walnut kitchen table has shrunk within the floating breadboard ends. Good thing they’re able to move around or the ends would have cracked the joint. I expect in the summer … Continue reading