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I really like the look that Garde-Hvalsoe achieves with their finger/box jointed drawer boxes. The fastest way for me to test multiple sizes without having to build multiple jigs was to pick up an INCRA i-Box. It took a few tries to get it dialed in with some scrap BB, but overall, it works well and I'm happy with it.



Love the look of this drawer:

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That's a cool looking detail. I have never seen anything like it.
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@4nthony - do you have to use a dado stack with that jig, or can you use a standard blade and make multiple passes to increase the width of the fingers?

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@4nthony - do you have to use a dado stack with that jig, or can you use a standard blade and make multiple passes to increase the width of the fingers?

You have to set up the pin plates based on the width of the kerf (single blade min 1/8" or dado stack) so I don't think it can work by making multiple passes.
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I've been coveting a pair of these Knipex Pliers Wrenches. This spring, I've been doing laps around the house making adjustments to brass and aluminum garden hose fittings so I pulled the trigger. Should be useful for a variety of plumbing and other tasks, too.
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They're nice because of the parallel jaws which are also smooth
so they won't chew into you fittings, especially brass and chrome.
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@4nthony - do you have to use a dado stack with that jig, or can you use a standard blade and make multiple passes to increase the width of the fingers?

You have to set up the pin plates based on the width of the kerf (single blade min 1/8" or dado stack) so I don't think it can work by making multiple passes.

Ok, thanks.



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I've been coveting a pair of these Knipex Pliers Wrenches. This spring, I've been doing laps around the house making adjustments to brass and aluminum garden hose fittings so I pulled the trigger. Should be useful for a variety of plumbing and other tasks, too.
You'll be buying more in different sizes; I find even the teeny-tiny "XS" (100mm) surprisingly handy.

They're nice because of the parallel jaws which are also smooth
so they won't chew into you fittings, especially brass and chrome.

For times when you really don't want to mark something, they also sell plastic caps for most of the different sizes. For the 250s there's these 86 09 250 V01. Over here they come in packs of 3 pairs of covers meaning you can dot them around various places for the times when you want them... or lose them [blink]

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In the past when I was worried about marking some chrome or other delicate surface I just put a couple layers of tape on the jaws. Works well enough in a pinch but yes it would be nice to have those jaw covers.
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A work bench in fact, a big gizmo!
Have wanted one for some years, this pre-owned came along with perfect timing and with a cabinet below. Very happy, spent a couple of hours freeing the tail vice - now only some lubricating gizmo has to be found..

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A selection of pages from the original manual that it came with, wich was also a very positive surprise, along with warranty certificate and assembly instructions:
(A good few tips that didn’t immediately strike my mind)

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Very nice bench.  What model is it? 

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I really like the look that Garde-Hvalsoe achieves with their finger/box jointed drawer boxes. The fastest way for me to test multiple sizes without having to build multiple jigs was to pick up an INCRA i-Box. It took a few tries to get it dialed in with some scrap BB, but overall, it works well and I'm happy with it.



Love the look of this drawer:



@4nthony Your test results with the Incra jig look like you can get a very precise fit. 

That drawer picture from Garde Hvalsoe is really interesting.  Any clues on how he was able to achieve that curved inset drawer side?

Thanks, Mike A.

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Any clues on how he was able to achieve that curved inset drawer side?

If I was to make one today, my first try would be to cut it on the bandsaw then smooth the curve with a spindle sander.

Maybe they used some kind of flattening jig with a large panel bit (bearing removed) for the curved end? I'm not sure.

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A shaper/spindle moulder?

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Probably on a jointer, using a stop block, after the drawer is assembled.
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A work bench in fact, a big gizmo!
Have wanted one for some years, this pre-owned came along with perfect timing and with a cabinet below. Very happy, spent a couple of hours freeing the tail vice - now only some lubricating gizmo has to be found..

(Attachment Link)

A selection of pages from the original manual that it came with, wich was also a very positive surprise, along with warranty certificate and assembly instructions:
(A good few tips that didn’t immediately strike my mind)

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Very nice bench.  What model is it?

Thanks, it is!
From the manual it’s named "1522 BS"
So that would be: Sjöbergs 1522 BS or BS 1522
1522 would be in line with it’s length in millimeters.
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Probably on a jointer, using a stop block, after the drawer is assembled.

I think you're probably right. Take off a 1/16" with each pass. After the first pass, support the forward-middle of workpiece with shims on subsequent passes (1/16, 1/8, 3/16, etc.). Once the start of the cut makes it past the cutter head and is supported by the outfeed table, you remove the shim and push to the stop block. When you've achieved your desired depth, the cutter head makes the final curve.

At least this is how I see it working in my head [big grin]
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You'll be buying more in different sizes; I find even the teeny-tiny "XS" (100mm) surprisingly handy.
Hmm... Do you like these ones over the shiny chrome ones? I felt the chrome ones were superfluous for my needs.

For times when you really don't want to mark something, they also sell plastic caps for most of the different sizes. For the 250s there's these 86 09 250 V01. Over here they come in packs of 3 pairs of covers meaning you can dot them around various places for the times when you want them... or lose them [blink]
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I did not know about these covers. Good to know about.

I've used tape before on regular pliers, but the serrated jaws just cut through unless you have so much tape that the pliers don't grip. I have a pair of Japanese soft jaw pliers with screw-on plastic jaws, but I found that when not using the entire width of the jaw, the metal part would sometimes spin in the jaws.
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Thanks, it is!
From the manual it’s named "1522 BS"
So that would be: Sjöbergs 1522 BS or BS 1522
1522 would be in line with it’s length in millimeters.

THank you.  There is one for sale by me.  But asking price is $500 and one vise is competely siezed up and second one is hard to turn.  Not sure if its worth the effort to buy it.  Tried to negotiate but they are firm.  They started out asking $1500 for it lol

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Probably on a jointer, using a stop block, after the drawer is assembled.

You were right. This guy has been recreating the drawers and about 15 seconds into this clip, he makes the profile on the jointer in one pass.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cd8qb0NDJUw/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
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I've been coveting a pair of these Knipex Pliers Wrenches. This spring, I've been doing laps around the house making adjustments to brass and aluminum garden hose fittings so I pulled the trigger. Should be useful for a variety of plumbing and other tasks, too.
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Ah, the Knipex 86 03 250 in it's 3rd version. Curious why you got this one and not the 86 05 250. That one has the 2-component handles that are way more comfortable because of their bigger width. But the 03 is easier to clean yeah.
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I recently purchased the Veto Pro Pac MP1.  I got to put it to use while re-taping the seams on our flat roof.  It really came in handy.  Veto Pro Pac makes good stuff, I like it!





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I saw this in a recent video and ordered an aluminum extrusion to swap out one of the stock faces on my TS fence. It's convenient for mounting auxiliary fences and such -- I rebuilt an L-fence this weekend to use it -- but the one aspect I'm finding most helpful is having an extra length of fence in front of the table to reference when cutting longer panels.

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I've been coveting a pair of these Knipex Pliers Wrenches. This spring, I've been doing laps around the house making adjustments to brass and aluminum garden hose fittings so I pulled the trigger. Should be useful for a variety of plumbing and other tasks, too.
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Ah, the Knipex 86 03 250 in it's 3rd version. Curious why you got this one and not the 86 05 250. That one has the 2-component handles that are way more comfortable because of their bigger width. But the 03 is easier to clean yeah.

The pliers with moulded handles are much harder to find locally. Amazon does list them, but for almost double the cost. I don't regret getting the 10" size, but I'm already seeing that a smaller size would be nice. What do I get next? The 5" size?
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I get my Wera and Knipex from chadstoolbox.com

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I've been coveting a pair of these Knipex Pliers Wrenches. This spring, I've been doing laps around the house making adjustments to brass and aluminum garden hose fittings so I pulled the trigger. Should be useful for a variety of plumbing and other tasks, too.
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Ah, the Knipex 86 03 250 in it's 3rd version. Curious why you got this one and not the 86 05 250. That one has the 2-component handles that are way more comfortable because of their bigger width. But the 03 is easier to clean yeah.

The pliers with moulded handles are much harder to find locally. Amazon does list them, but for almost double the cost. I don't regret getting the 10" size, but I'm already seeing that a smaller size would be nice. What do I get next? The 5" size?

I live next to Germany, everything Knipex I can get for normal prices :)

A few years ago they went from version 2 to 3, keeping the same product number. So yours is often sold as having 46mm capacity, but has 52. Same applies to the 180mm version.

I have the 125 in my velomobile.

If things are really stuck, handle length becomes the limit instead of jaw opening.

Recently bought the 180mm version 3. Huge weight saving vs my 250 version 2 while capacity is almost the same. Even couplings for 28mm pipe are possible. For chrome nuts, get the plastic jaw attachment to prevent scarring.
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Milwaukee 2505-20 Installers Kit

I have the Bosch 12V multi-head drill but it has one major flaw. To couple the various heads is a twist action CW on and CCW off. So when you go to open the chuck your hand will often also catch the coupler ring and you (or I do anyway) disconnect the head from the tool and invariably it falls to the floor and hopefully does no damage on the way down.

I grew tired of that so opted for the Milwaukee 2505-20. $179 for the kit with 3/8" chuck, 1/4" hex drive, offset drive, and right-angle drive plus a charger and two M12 batteries.

The Milwaukee has a coupling mechanism similar to the Festool CXS. Pull the lock ring back and slip the head on the tool and release. You can't twist it off.

I think after a week or two and I am satisfied with the Milwaukee I will sell the Bosch GSR12V kit.
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Yeah, but after having the head drop twice... you know where to grab??

I have the same. Saved a lot of trouble with some 20cm wide cabinets.

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I live next to Germany, everything Knipex I can get for normal prices :)
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If things are really stuck, handle length becomes the limit instead of jaw opening.
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Recently bought the 180mm version 3. Huge weight saving vs my 250 version 2 while capacity is almost the same. Even couplings for 28mm pipe are possible. For chrome nuts, get the plastic jaw attachment to prevent scarring.
Very interesting information; I appreciate it. Here, the pliers are marketed as being suitable for use on chrome fittings because the jaws are smooth, and the plastic jaws don't appear to be marketed or stocked by the dealers around here (or, maybe since I wasn't aware of them when I was looking at pliers I did not see them).
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Yeah they are. But the plastic pieces make it even better. Alternatively tape over the chrome nuts.

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I bought a second extension table for my bandsaw.

Using both tables as infeed/outfeed my total table length is now 5'!

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Or I can use them side by side for supporting wide boards.

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