• ken hatch's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:07 AM
    ken hatch replied to a thread Travel Kit in Neanderthal Haven
    Rick, That's the interesting part of a limited kit. I have way too many tools at home for me most are seldom used...Just the core tools for most...
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    Yesterday, 10:03 AM
    ken hatch replied to a thread Travel Kit in Neanderthal Haven
    Stew, I slightly disagree in the jobs for the most part are the same just the scale changes but there are some job where even if the scale were...
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    Yesterday, 1:00 AM
    David, Suck it up and spend the bucks. The Shapton pond and stone holders while expensive work well with most stones. I haven't found anything...
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    09-18-2017, 9:20 AM
    ken hatch replied to a thread Travel Kit in Neanderthal Haven
    The travel kit and portable work bench are packed for the last time on this trip. As a proof of concept exercise they both worked well but I expect...
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    09-18-2017, 9:02 AM
    ken hatch replied to a thread 140 Trick in Neanderthal Haven
    George, Allen Peters used a Stanley #140 block plane to make a shallow rabbet on the tail board, hence the name "140 Trick". I'm not enough of a...
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    09-18-2017, 6:15 AM
    ken hatch replied to a thread Travel Kit in Neanderthal Haven
    John, Fine woodworking is too kind a term. I would say "bench work" is more accurate ��. ken
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    09-18-2017, 6:12 AM
    ken hatch replied to a thread Travel Kit in Neanderthal Haven
    Stew, interesting how different the kits are yet the planing is to do much the same jobs just on different scales. ken
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    09-17-2017, 7:58 PM
    ken hatch replied to a thread 140 Trick in Neanderthal Haven
    Jim, I've made several much like yours. IIRC I got my original idea from Derek. Almosr all ways will work if you are careful and pay attention...
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    09-17-2017, 4:05 PM
    ken hatch replied to a thread 140 Trick in Neanderthal Haven
    Patrick, Almost spoken like an engineer but have you never joined two pieces of wood that are different thickness like drawer fronts and sides?:) ...
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    09-17-2017, 10:59 AM
    ken hatch replied to a thread 140 Trick in Neanderthal Haven
    Steven, Allen Peters used a Stanley 140 block plane to make a rebate on the back of his "tail" board to help with alinement. Hence the name 140...
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    09-17-2017, 10:44 AM
    ken hatch replied to a thread 140 Trick in Neanderthal Haven
    Simon, Barron's jig works but I find it a PITA to use and it has some limitations as to board size in my experience but of course that could be...
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    09-17-2017, 10:37 AM
    ken hatch replied to a thread 140 Trick in Neanderthal Haven
    David, I tend to forget it in the heat of battle but when I remember I'm pleased with how easy and well it works. This week while making practice...
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    09-17-2017, 9:50 AM
    Stanley, Good video and interesting insight, ken
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    09-17-2017, 8:24 AM
    ken hatch started a thread 140 Trick in Neanderthal Haven
    While on the road I've made a couple of small boxes but I've mostly just cut to the chase and made practice joints. It has been a good workout...
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    09-15-2017, 2:23 PM
    ken hatch replied to a thread Travel Kit in Neanderthal Haven
    Joe, there is a ship's cordless drill in the RV. ken
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    09-14-2017, 9:50 AM
    ken hatch replied to a thread Travel Kit in Neanderthal Haven
    Rob, This trip was mostly a proof of concept run. The only module of the whole kit, including the bench, that is more than 50 lbs. is the tool...
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    09-13-2017, 2:41 PM
    ken hatch replied to a thread Travel Kit in Neanderthal Haven
    Jim, You caught the major packing mistake��. Next time out the box will have a few scrapper and a file. ken
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    09-13-2017, 2:12 PM
    Not what you were asking for, but...... I get pretty good results with a countersink bit in an eggbeater drill.
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  • bridger berdel's Avatar
    09-13-2017, 1:45 PM
    Do you find use enough on the road to carry both sizes of routers?
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    09-13-2017, 1:42 PM
    ken hatch replied to a thread Travel Kit in Neanderthal Haven
    Pat, Thanks, The kit may need a couple or three more tool but I haven't felt the need yet. I also expect I will make another smaller box or two so...
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    09-13-2017, 12:49 PM
    ken hatch replied to a thread Travel Kit in Neanderthal Haven
    Jerry, LOL, the kit fits in the Japanese style tool box with just a couple of loose things like holdfasts. The tool box goes into one of several...
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    09-13-2017, 12:45 PM
    ken hatch replied to a thread Travel Kit in Neanderthal Haven
    David, lost the reply, to bad RV site internet but here goes once more. Yes it is the unfenced one and it is one of my most used planes. Much more...
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    09-13-2017, 9:14 AM
    ken hatch started a thread Travel Kit in Neanderthal Haven
    Here is a list of the tools in my travel kit in no order other than kinda how they ended up on the work bench. Bench hook made after arriving...
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  • bridger berdel's Avatar
    09-12-2017, 12:24 PM
    Hey, it's the American way!
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  • ken hatch's Avatar
    09-12-2017, 6:28 AM
    Thanks Stan, ken
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  • bridger berdel's Avatar
    09-11-2017, 10:28 PM
    Won't the top and bottom space be larger than the intervening ones by the amount of your divider?
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    09-08-2017, 5:10 PM
    ken hatch replied to a thread Ft. Bragg CA in Neanderthal Haven
    Stan, It is pretty nice. I put the tools up and cover the bench with a tarp. I've not been one to worry too much about "things", life is too...
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    09-08-2017, 4:58 PM
    ken hatch replied to a thread Ft. Bragg CA in Neanderthal Haven
    Jim, A few drop by :) ken
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    09-07-2017, 7:54 PM
    ken hatch replied to a thread Ft. Bragg CA in Neanderthal Haven
    I found a wood store in Ft. Bragg, there is not a great selection but who cares finding something other than construction grade DF in the wild is a...
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  • bridger berdel's Avatar
    09-07-2017, 11:22 AM
    I have a wide chisel set up with a relatively slighter curve- probably 1/4" over 2" width. The chisel came to me with corner damage. I was curious...
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