talkFestool  

Go Back   talkFestool > Manufacturers & Vendors of Fine Tools > Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers Precision Woodworking Tools made exclusively in the USA since 1988

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #41 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2011, 05:20 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posts: 1,252
Send a message via Skype™ to hasslefactor
Default Re: Red metal depletes my green

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveTappan View Post
Erm, I've got a fair amount of red gear in my 'shop'. (Really, it's a closet). Should I let it know that it's been declared girly?
Not to worry, Steve.
It's not Woodpeckers red that makes my shop girly (I don't have any of it yet)...
Nope. I'm afraid it's my floor:



Attached Thumbnails
red-metal-depletes-my-green-_mg_6100.jpg  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #42 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2011, 10:57 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 74
Default Re: Red metal depletes my green

Quote:
Originally Posted by hasslefactor View Post
Nope. I'm afraid it's my floor:



Oh, it's the dog. My cats are going to be relieved.

FWIW, I really like the items I have from Woodpeckers, particularly so as they've helped push me into the metric world. Very easy to pick a hole and move 1mm if needed, then scribe a line.

The little squares and saddle squares that they released on the one-time tool list are what I grab for first when I need to measure or adjust something. Just used them last week to mark out some face frames and mortises, and that 12" triangle to square up before gluing.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #43 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2011, 04:11 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posts: 1,252
Send a message via Skype™ to hasslefactor
Default Re: Red metal depletes my green

I have a crush on this Precision Triangle Set at the moment:



What do you think? Is it just flirting with me?
Or is it capable of a serious long term relationship?

I await your reply, and will try to avoid making eye contact with it in the meantime.
Which is difficult, since now it's RIGHT THERE in person at my tool store...
... cooing, "Take me home, so we can live happily ever after in the Hasslefactory...."

Wicked little creature.
Attached Thumbnails
red-metal-depletes-my-green-wpptr46set-3t.jpg  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #44 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2011, 04:44 PM
joraft's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Fernando Valley (SoCal)
Posts: 6,575
Default Re: Red metal depletes my green

Quote:
Originally Posted by hasslefactor View Post

I have a crush on this Precision Triangle Set at the moment:


If it were me, I would choose this one. I think it's more versatile:




If you're thinking of the smaller one for box making, you can still buy it separately.


.
__________________
John
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #45 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2011, 05:19 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 74
Default Re: Red metal depletes my green

Quote:
Originally Posted by hasslefactor View Post
I have a crush on this Precision Triangle Set at the moment:

What do you think? Is it just flirting with me?
Or is it capable of a serious long term relationship?
I've got that little one and if you are looking at that for box building it's a good one to consider. Especially since you can pull it apart and square up two corners.

The one John posted would be more useful for layout. The nested one is better suited to squaring, at least for me.

And I don't use it nearly as often as this 12" one.


But then I'm usually working on something larger than a small box.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #46 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2011, 05:32 PM
joraft's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Fernando Valley (SoCal)
Posts: 6,575
Default Re: Red metal depletes my green

This mini would be good for squaring small boxes, and it can be clamped in place:



Geez, there are just too many choices, avoid the stress and get 'em all.


.
__________________
John
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #47 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2011, 05:54 PM
FredWest's Avatar
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Chester, PA
Posts: 3,026
Default Re: Red metal depletes my green

Quote:
Originally Posted by joraft View Post
This mini would be good for squaring small boxes, and it can be clamped in place:



Geez, there are just too many choices, avoid the stress and get 'em all.


.
Love that little mini square but I don't have one. I hope they still have them as I want to order one. Not only can you clamp with it but you can also check the square of a chisel blade or plane iron.

Fred
__________________
Kapex, OF2200,Domino,TS 75, Trion PS 300, RO 150, RO 90, ETS 150/5, ETS 150/3, DTS 400, RS 400, LS 130, RS 2, Deltex 93, RAS 115, CT 33, CT 22, CT 26 CT Midi, OF 1400, MFK 700, C 12, LR 32 3, Shinex, MFT/3s, 3 MFT 1080s, WCR 1000, UG-KA-SET, 10 Sysports, 2 Walko's, Marcou's J20A, S20A, M12, S45, S55A, VSP 40, Brese 650-55J, Sauer & Steiner XSNo.4, SS Jointer, A5 Desert Ironwood and #4 Damascus, Knew Concepts 8 inch Fretsaw, Knew Concepts 5 inch Titanium Fretsaw, Hammer K3 48x48, Hammer A3 31
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #48 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2011, 06:09 PM
Poto's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 9,000
Default Re: Red metal depletes my green

I'd suggest both, Laurie. Those squares you love are wonderful because they can lie flat on a piece of wood. The one John recommended has the heel, which makes it great for edges, but not good if you have to make a right angle on the plank itself.

I have both, and love them...
__________________
I don't have as many Festools as Fred. Or Marcou's, or Brese's, or Lie-Nielsen's, or Lee Valley's, or Blue Spruce's, or Harold and Saxon's, or...
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #49 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2011, 02:32 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: 41N 79W One of the Thirteen Original Colonies of the United States of America
Posts: 4,820
Default Re: Red metal depletes my green

Quote:
Originally Posted by FredWest View Post
Love that little mini square but I don't have one. I hope they still have them as I want to order one. Not only can you clamp with it but you can also check the square of a chisel blade or plane iron.

Fred
I decided to go with the "black" version (still made by Woodpeckers) -- I wanted it for checking chisels & irons for square and thought the black would show up the gaps better -- it's a very handy little tool.

(The aluminum is a little kinder to sharpened cutting tools)
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #50 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2011, 06:48 AM
SRSemenza's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Fingerlakes Region, NY State
Posts: 1,178
Default Re: Red metal depletes my green

Hi,

The one joraft suggested is probably a very handy first choice.

I use the 4.5" and 6.25" precisions all the time for vertical measuring. Very handy for that and generally you can stand them up on edge and they will stay.

Woodpeckers measuring and layout tools are just as much like crack as Festool. You will end up with a bunch

I have a lot of them with more on the way.

Seth
__________________
If you know where it's comin' from ...... You can tell where it's goin'. ========> ======> =====> ====> ===> ==> => > > >>>

Last edited by SRSemenza; 06-18-2011 at 07:01 AM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:49 PM.