Author Topic: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?  (Read 76379 times)

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Offline Rob Z

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Peter--very nice. I have the Lie Nielsen model and use it more than any other plane.  You will really enjoy that new plane.

I just bought a late 1800's Stanley transitional jack plane (wood body with metal frog, adjuster, etc.)  Nearly mint condition and a joy to use.  Spent not more than five minutes with the iron and it was making shavings.

Offline Rob Z

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3 weeks ago I ordered a Mafell Erika 85 with sliding table. Looking really much forward to set it up, and start building some furniture again.

Hello Michel,


I reeeeaaaaalllyyy wanted to buy an Erika 85 but with the only dealer being such a long drive away from where I live, I couldn't do it.  For something that expensive I needed to see it in person.   I hope you will post some pics once you get yours set up.  [big grin]

Offline Cheese

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Look at this @Cheese

http://www.dvrsmartmotor.com/motors.html

Striatech paper on uses for their motors, includes mounting info/dimensions.
Apparently they've been suppling them to ShopSmith for about 9 years now.

http://nebula.wsimg.com/67fda72905d847ddf25fc2f633fbfdb8?AccessKeyId=F25335855863D27C284A&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

Thanks for that @Bob D. I've spent most of the morning reading about the Striatech motor.  [smile]  I wonder why more of them aren't in use...pricing?

I also just learned that Baldor was purchased by ABB a number of years ago.  [sad]

Offline Bob D.

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Yeah, it seems al the old American companies have been bought out by foreign concerns, probably for tax reasons.

I am thinking of starting a thread about doing the motor upgrade to my bandsaw. I really don't see why this could be done to your average 14" Cast Iron frame bandsaw that mimics the long running design of the Delta 14" CI bandsaw and all the copies sold under any of 3 dozen names in the last 50 years. They are different design than the Rikon and more modern steel frame saws I know but I think it's possible. Is it a sensible thing to do I doubt it. Putting a $600 motor on a $400 or 500 saw, will the upgrade be worth the trouble, maybe not. But adding this motor to a Grizzly or other saw should be easy.

I'm already thinking of what to do with the old 1.5HP Rikon motor. And if I read correctly if I power the new motor with 240 it is rated at 2HP, so something to consider there.

But enough about the motor upgrade for this thread, getting WOT.
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Offline Cheese

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What non Festool tool did you buy today? Woodpeckers Sharpening System
« Reply #394 on: August 19, 2019, 11:41 PM »
A few days ago I received the Woodpeckers Sharpening System. It's pretty slick. I've had the original Veritas jig for a number of years and it always worked well except for the micro bevel. I could never remember which way to turn the knob. So this was an opportunity to put that issue to bed.

The Woodpeckers system is really, really nice. It's so straight-forward and easy to adjust.  Set the jig for the correct angle, no goofy angle gauge to jerk around with, mount the blade/chisel in the holder, set the holder on the baseplate, touch off the chisel/blade to the depth stop, tighten and you're done. It's really simple and I think it will be an extremely accurate and repeatable way to sharpen tools.

For me, repeatability is the issue, if sharpening repeatability is not present, then you're sharpening to 25º one time and sharpening to 24º the next time. That means a lot of metal needs to  be removed, that slows down the process. I just want to sharpen it to 25º and be done with it. Throw in the 2º micro bevel and I'm done.

I think the Woodpeckers offering gets with the program. We'll see, I'll check it out in the next couple of days.




« Last Edit: August 19, 2019, 11:48 PM by Cheese »

Offline Michael Kellough

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@Cheese  looks like a mirror polish on that bevel. How’d you do that?

Offline Cheese

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@Cheese  looks like a mirror polish on that bevel. How’d you do that?

I used this stuff Michael along with a piece of leather mounted on a flat board. It produces a nice polished finish but I'm not so sure it provides any discernible cutting advantage.

I may try it again with the new Woodpeckers kit but I don't have any high expectations.

Whoops...forgot to add the photo.

« Last Edit: August 20, 2019, 11:32 AM by Cheese »

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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That looks a really class tool Cheese, Woodpeckers and TSO seem to make superb tools.  [thumbs up]

Offline Richard/RMW

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But Mom, it followed me home...



Couldn't resist the cute little devil.

RMW
As of 10/17 I am out of the Dog business and pursuing other distractions. Thanks for a fun ride!

Offline Cheese

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That’s nice Richard...can be used in the vertical or horizontal position.  [cool]

Offline Richard/RMW

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That’s nice Richard...can be used in the vertical or horizontal position.  [cool]

Yup. I have a knock off with the typical smaller jaws, this was too pretty and unusual to pass up. Plan on making some accessory mounting posts from 1.5" DOM so it's easy to move around to the 80/20 stuff all over the shop.

Total impulse at midnight last night, I'm still giggling. Should show up Friday.

Thanks.

RMW
As of 10/17 I am out of the Dog business and pursuing other distractions. Thanks for a fun ride!

Offline Rob Z

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Richard, that vise just begs to have something clamped in it !  Any idea of the vintage?


On the way here is a late 1800's Stanley #113 circular plane.  I can't wait to use it.  I used to finish off  all my curved work with a spindle sander.  But after some local felons borrowed it (along with my truck)  [censored] [censored] [censored] I have been thinking about giving a 113 a try. 

No dust, just shavings now. [big grin]

Offline Cheese

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On the way here is a late 1800's Stanley #113 circular plane.  I can't wait to use it. 

Post a photo of that when you get it Rob...I'd love to see it.  [big grin]

Offline Rob Z

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Cheese

Will do !   It arrived today and I already made some shavings.   [big grin] [big grin]

Busy day tomorrow, but I will try to get some pics posted for you tomorrow night.

Offline Bob D.

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Congrats on your find, the #113 is a nice circular plane. I have it's cousin, the #20, and while I have not used it very often, the one time I really needed it (and the reason I bought it) it worked very well. I was replacing a curved porch balustrade with a 54 inch radius. I used it on the top and bottom rails.

A much younger me, circa 1984, when I took on restoring this 4700 SqFt craftsman house built in 1905.

Edit: I just realized looking at this photo closely that I still have that Plumb hammer with the red fiberglass handle.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2019, 06:39 AM by Bob D. »
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Offline tomp

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I picked up one of these router planes from Amazon, Router Plane pretty impressed so far. The cutter is tight in the housing and the cutter is only going to need some final honing to be acceptably sharp.



The sole is dead flat, but I'm going to break the sharp edges on the outside corners of the upper parts to make it a little more comfortable in my hands. I also feel the handles are a little tall, will work with it a little cleaning up the recess for the Kreg Clamp Plate in my workbench top, and maybe make the decision to shorten them a little. So far, a nice little plane for $50

Offline Rob Z

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Tomp

That looks like an interesting design.  I have two ancient Stanleys and one new Lie Nielson small router plane. They are so much fun to use and not noisy like an electric router.  Easier on the dust collection as well .  [big grin]

Offline Rob Z

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Bob, Cheese

Here is the plane....  [smile]



Bob, is that an early 70's Catalina in the background of your picture?

Offline Bob D.

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Don't know, not mine. I drove a Harley Low Rider and a F-150 back then, wife had a MG Midget. :-)
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Offline Cheese

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Bob, Cheese

Here is the plane....  [smile]

Bob, is that an early 70's Catalina in the background of your picture?

Thanks for that Rob...that certainly is mechanical in nature.  [eek]  Love the 2 little pawls on the side. How well does it work?

It looks like a 1969-1970 Grand Prix to me.

Offline Rob Z

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Cheese,  So far, it seems to work well.  The radius is adjusted the knob on the front.  I read (or was told) that the iron and frog are the same as in a #3. I haven't checked my #3 to verify that.

I guessed Catalina because a guy I knew in HS had a Catalina of that vintage.  [big grin] I would love to have an old cruiser like that again.

Offline Scott in Bend

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Cheese,  So far, it seems to work well.  The radius is adjusted the knob on the front.  I read (or was told) that the iron and frog are the same as in a #3. I haven't checked my #3 to verify that.


Hey Rob,

Cool plane...Check out Superior Works-Patrick's Blood and Gore website about the interchangeability of the #3 parts.  He seems rather knowledgeable and says otherwise.

http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan12.htm#num113

Offline Richard/RMW

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Richard, that vise just begs to have something clamped in it !  Any idea of the vintage?

Agreed, Rob. I think I'll line the jaws with some of the "cork rubber" from Andy Klein. I stopped myself from buying his vise (no place for it) but grabbed some of it for uses like this.

It arrived today, no dates anywhere but it is an absolute museum piece! Quick check of the Oracle and it appears that Will-Burt started making them around 1916-18. I have to assume it's a really good restoration but it's impossible to see any evidence. There isn't even any overspray or signs of masking around the riveted on name plate.

Also too perfect to take out to the shop...

RMW

As of 10/17 I am out of the Dog business and pursuing other distractions. Thanks for a fun ride!

Offline neilc

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@Richard/RMW - I finally received my shipment of the 'cork rubber' for vise faces and installed it.  Amazed at the holding power!


Offline neilc

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Just purchased a couple of pairs of the Armor Tools quick grip pliers.

They are outstanding.  Much better than the Vise-Grips I have used for years. 

Fully adjustable for tension, auto adjusting, and easy to release.  Plus padded handles that make them comfortable in the hands.

You can order from Amazon, but the best deals I've found is at the https://armor-tool.com website.



Offline Richard/RMW

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@Richard/RMW - I finally received my shipment of the 'cork rubber' for vise faces and installed it.  Amazed at the holding power!

@neilc it looks amazing, firm enough to not compress under pressure and durable. Glad to hear you like it.

Did you take the plunge on one of the vises?

RMW
As of 10/17 I am out of the Dog business and pursuing other distractions. Thanks for a fun ride!

Offline neilc

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i did not!  I have six vises of various sizes and shapes right now.  So I'm all vised up!




Offline Alanbach

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@Rob Z - That is a very cool old plane, you are going to love it. It is a bit more work than your spindle sander was😊. Just keep the blade nice and sharp. The plane has to really work hard on the inside curves so sharp really matters. Also the sole on these planes are really thin for obvious reasons so don’t force it. Those front corners of the sole are really susceptible to catching and bending / crimping. Mine is a later model than yours. Mine has graduations on the gears where they mesh so that you have a reference to refer back to for repeatability if you change the setting and then need to go back. Not sure if there are other minor differences but they are very similar. Enjoy!

Offline rst

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Acme Tool delivering two Metabo sys cart...turns out the Metabo vac does not connect to Festool systainers.  I have two other Metabo systainers that while having a different latching, still attach to Festools system, bottom or top.  The Metabo carts I ordered will accept the Festools and also the different latch of the vac.  Other irritation experienced with the new vac is that there is no latching function on top of the vac at all...not only Festool that sometimes does really stupid things!

Offline online421

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bought this today.
had to drive 500km to get to it and then back.

SCM T40i Tilting shaft spindle moulder. probably weighs 1/3 of my other spindle moulder...

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Felder AD951
Masterwood OMB1V
SCM 5 RCS1100
Casadei FV110
Chicago Pneumatics CPRS10500
Ceccato CDX 12
Holytek DC006
Festool DF700XL, LEX3, OF1010, CT36
JLT 190BM2, JLT 79K10
Danfoss VLT 2880
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