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  3. The new chuck arrived today. Installation was quick and painless. This chuck, by itself, will hold my smallest drill but (#60).
  4. To get back to the original topic; Did the repair department make any mention of the tools being dry? If so two things: 1. There are inline oilers that have a small reservoir of oil that you keep filled. The oiler puts a drop of oil in the line every so often (most are adjustable). The oiler is attached directly to the tool (just before the quick connect). 2. If not using the oiler, then a few drops of oil at the end of the day (this allows the oil to penetrate the trigger mechanism, if you lube the tool and then immediately start using the tool, the oil will be pushed past the trigger mechanism and not lube it)( found this out about 2 weeks ago).
  5. The main difference between the #3 and the #4? width of the cutting iron....which means the #3 is about 1/4" narrower than the #4. Also seems to be a tad lighter...the #3 can go places the larger and sometimes longer #4 just can't get to. I usually size the Jointer plane to the size of the work being done.....I used the Carrier sized No. 8 because the item I was planing needed the wider plane, and longer sole. Had been reading at other sites about whether one NEEDS a 5-1/2 sized "Jumbo Jack " plane.....decided to try one out today.....it is 15" long, and a bit wider body that the "normal" #5 Jack...And..weighs a lot more....I could also use the #6 or #7 jointers....IF the item was long enough....Box is barely over 12" long...maybe 8" wide on a humid day.... There is one other "Jack plane" I can use....has the same width as a #3 plane....just a bit longer...8" vs 11" and is called the Junior Jack....aka Stanley No. 5-1/4 ( Millers Falls No. 11) It won't wear your arms out like a normal jack or larger would. It just wasn't long enough for this job. Sometimes, if the item is small enough, a #3 can also work as a jointer....as well as a smoother.....
  6. AndrewB

    Maple Bowls

    I tried the drill method with a different type of head but that's where I ran into the problems of keeping the sanding disc stable to the wood so it wouldn't go nuts. It just wasn't very feasable for me. I may give it another try when I'm not trying to make christmas gifts for people. But I probably need to invest in an angled drill before that happens.
  7. lew

    Maple Bowls

    I was hoping your sander had a removable disc/pad/arbor. I was thinking you might be able to use it in a drill
  8. I have 2 of the #4 style planes. My Dad's old craftsman I set for moderate removal when doing edge banding. The Wood River version I have set for just a slither of a ribbon. Been using that as you suggested for final touch. May take a trip to Highland Woodworking in Atlanta and put my hands on different #'s of planes. The guy at that counter was very helpful when I asked a few questions last year. Then I can come back and do some searching for deals on CL and such for what I want next. Noticed @steven newman used a longer joiner plane.
  9. Gunny this is my answer. The #3 is easy to find used and is classified as a smoother as the #4 is. Personally I use the 3 for taking off moderately large amounts of wood quickly. Then on the #4 you might describe as the final touch before using a hand held scraper. The 3 is as its number expresses smaller than the 4. There may be angle differences between the two on the blade bed but I am not sure.
  10. AndrewB

    Maple Bowls

    Either way I think it semi worked for me in the long run. I was able to get most of the heavy duty tool marks out of the bowl for an extremely nice finish. Even if it is just mineral oil it turned out nicely. Ah yea I included a photo of the inertia sander as well.
  11. Our county is opening up! Indoor dining and gyms and much more opening today, great news!
  12. AndrewB

    Maple Bowls

    Yea I took this off the woodcraft website but this is the one that I have. The working end has a different head on it than that so I'll take a better picture when I go back outside.
  13. lew

    Maple Bowls

    Do you have a picture of your inertia sander?
  14. If I got that fancy for something like that for my Mother she would think, oh this is just for show. If Dad ever even breathed on it, yup you know it, beams of death.
  15. AndrewB

    Maple Bowls

    The only downside to hand sanding is its taking for ever to get the tooling marks out such a pain. This bowl decided it wanted to be wobbly.
  16. Being a newbie with hand planes can you explain difference between #3 Stanley and a #4 Stanley. And of course in my continuing education when do I know which to use?
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  18. AZ had 566 new cases this AM. 126 in our new county. Still none in our new zip code.
  19. Open Regedit and search for NORTON. Delete anything you find...System will return to normal. Google will tell you how if you can't figure it out... Click... Start... Click run... Type in Regedit... Hit enter... Click Edit... Click find... Type in NORTON... Hit enter... Delete....Delete....Delete....
  20. Had to wait on the camera battery to get re-charged....then down to the shop, to "de-clamp" a couple items.. Handsome, ain't they? Needed to level things up a bit.. A little off the top?...and the bottom, too...then work on the sides....thought I could use the WR 62.. Balance didn't feel quite right..went with something a bit...smaller... Like a Stanley #3....either way, soon had the box all cleaned up. . And then set this on the lid blank...trace around the box..then trace around again...1" further out.. Bandsaw to make a few cuts...cold, of course.. Sliced and diced? Then set up the mitersaw... Then a jointer to remove the bandsaw blade marks.... I thought it would be nice IF the panel for the lid was smoothed down flat..we have ways.. Both faces. The the glue and an army of clamps showed up... Intend to make a pocket in the underside of the lid, to hold any and all paperwork....like what size takes which drill bit.. Since the glue was out.. Cauls are there, as this wanted to "fold up" and break down the middle of the center rack...will be gluing this into the box tomorrow, I think... Letting the 2 glue-ups sit overnight...then clean them up....and start some install work...we'll see Stay tuned
  21. Reported this morning WI. now 4th highest in country for new cases. Also reported two more schools in county closed due to outbreaks.
  22. Busy day around here with workers on the roof so I couldn’t open up the shop today so another small project was in order. I decided that since that ice cream scoop is for a very special relative I might as well make a box for it instead of just wrapping it. Paul
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