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I need a woodworker in Overland Park

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I'm going to needing someone to rip a 4X8 sheet of plywood into 6 pieces at 4" each.
Of course I'm willing to pay.

Jim

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Record Vise

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I'm rebuilding my woodworking workbench, and in the process replacing the old face vise with a Record 52 1/2 model (9" wide cast iron face.) The old vise failed.In the photo below, I've mortised the faceplate into the wooden face block about 3/16" deep. These Record vises have a canted angle to the face, built in. It equates to about a1/8" gap at the bottom of the wooden faceplate with the vise just resting on the wooden faceplate (maybe 1 1/2 to 2 degrees.)

When bolted to the wooden faceplate, the faceplate assembly will not fit flat againstthe edge of the workbench top due to the angle. I've read discussions online about this issue and it seems the theory is that the top of the clamp will be tighter and prevent the work piece from moving. I've always liked vise faces to be perfectly (as much as possible) parallel with each other.

I can probably taper the mortise and get it close to parallel. What are your thoughts?

Thanks,

Doug


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Small Shop

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Last year I sold almost everything and now I'm having sellers remorse. We moved to an adult apartment complex.I only have an oversized garagethat I have to share with my car. I'm open for suggestions as to what I can make with limited space and downsized tools. I my love was making furniture but that's not very realistic now.

I now live in Overland Park, Ks. Any groupies in the KC area?

Thanks for any suggestions.

Jim

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How do I make a wooden blade for a knife?

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I want to make a wooden knife for the wife. That means I have to figure out how to put a nice angle on the 'blade' section. How would I taper from 1/8" thick at the top edge to the final thin angle at the cutting edge? Not handle to tip, but the width of the blade. It needs to be consistent and same on both sides of the blade. AND...I have to leave enough without an angle for the layered handle. From the front it's a steep triangle....Anyone think of a jig I could make to assure that both sides of the blade are the same angle?

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