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    Sean Nagle

    New Lee Valley Mortise Chisels

    Thread Starter: Sean Nagle

    I've been wanting to purchase some proper mortise chisels for some time. The Ray Iles mortise chisels were always at the top of my list. I also considered the Lie-Nielsen mortise chisels, but I'm not a big fan of the socket handles. I have a full set of their bench chisels and the handles are...

    Last Post By: Jim Koepke Today, 10:06 PM Go to last post
    Adam Stevens2

    Workbench options

    Thread Starter: Adam Stevens2

    I have a pretty basic workbench that I knocked up as I was beginning to get into woodworking, about a year ago. I have definitely discovered as time goes by and I am trying to get more done that the limitations of the bench are really bothering me - namely, workholding. I do not have any vises...

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    David Falkner

    2nd Build (first) - CNC Router

    Thread Starter: David Falkner

    Building my 2nd CNC first, I hope. I have been researching for over a year, read a thousand threads and articles, and am hopefully building my 'second machine' for my first. There is still a ton to learn and that process will probably never stop. Of this I am certain, I will be in new territory...

    Last Post By: David Falkner Today, 10:33 PM Go to last post
    mark mcfarlane

    220V 1-phase elec for new shop

    Thread Starter: mark mcfarlane

    Trying to finish my shop design (at least get close) in the next week. Meeting with the builder to finalize the contract,... Shop is 27' * 30'. Subtracting doors, thats about 100' of wall space where tools may or may not end up parked. Panel will be somewhere in the shop, so longest run will...

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    Derek Cohen

    C.Nurse dovetail saw restoration

    Thread Starter: Derek Cohen

    From what I can gather C.Nurse & Co were a London-based firm that primarily made handplanes. From backsaw.net, "Nurse never made saws but sold saws of very high quality", and that "at least some Charles Nurse saws were made by Thomas Turner". Saws by Nurse & Co were "expensive and high end". A...

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    Derek Cohen

    Bench chisel handles

    Thread Starter: Derek Cohen

    I couldn't resist the opportunity that Steve presented a day or so ago, when he posted pictures of chisels made by Larry Williams and Don McConnell. We had been discussing the ergonomics of mortice chisels, when these bench chisel handles popped up. Rather than sidetrack the discussion, I thought a...

    Last Post By: david charlesworth Today, 2:05 PM Go to last post
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