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Blog entry by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) aka. Lucas Crenshaw posted 02-03-2012 at 08:38 PM 3552 reads 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I want to apologize if my blog has been the most depressing so far. This week my wife lost her grandmother. If you have been following my posts this past year, we have seen a lot of loss in friends and family. She is in a better place, which in and of itself is a relief.

On to some good news. I have spent the past 6 months working on a project for a friend of mine. His office was due for some major updates to it’s network and server. This project has taken a lot out of me, both in time and resources, but the payment was well worth it. I’ll let it speak for itself…..

Today is a bittersweet day, so Grams, if you’re looking down, this one’s for you.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi



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#1 posted 02-03-2012 at 08:45 PM

Nice.
Now you have plenty to do in the shop. You’ll put the diamond stones to good use sharpening all those chisels and planes.
However, it’s all stacked up. Do we get more photos as you unbox everything?
Or are you just going to give us a list so we have to go to a different site to drool?

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

#2 posted 02-03-2012 at 09:14 PM

Here’s the list.

I’ll update this post as I get all of the tools un-boxed and that vise on my bench….

10” Yost vise from highlandwoodworking.com
Two bandsaw blades (not pictured) from the same place
and a Starrett 12’ combination square (it’s in the mail).

From Lee Valley:

Narex 1/2 skew chisel pair
Narex 7pc Classic bevel edge chisel set
Veritas Small Router Plane
Veritas Router plane and fence
RH Veritas Plow plane with 4 imperial blades
Standard Dovetail saw, 14TPI
Veritas Round spokeshave
Veritas Flat spokeshave

And from sharppeningsupplies.com
I got the DMT 8” diamond stone set. It has x-coarse, coarse, fine, and x-fine.

I already had the xx-coarse for regrinding metal and flattening other stones.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#3 posted 02-04-2012 at 01:16 AM

Looks like you have the weekend booked
have fun!!

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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#4 posted 02-04-2012 at 01:37 AM

My mouth is watering. OK I will be over at your house tonight. I would like to get up close and friendly with your new toys. I am happy for you. Now build a proper till for your new toys.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

#5 posted 02-04-2012 at 04:12 AM

List of projects by priority…. 1) Workbench, 2) TSP, 3) Tool chest…..

I don’t have a name for my workbench, but I told William earlier I want to name my TSP the “Raptor” and get him to scroll me a velociraptor to put on it. I think I’ll call my tool chest, “The MadMan’s Toolchest”, since we all know crazies trump anarchists any day.

Just an FYI, but Mr. Sellers let me post my raptor sharpening on turtle back picture on his blog…...

http://paulsellers.com/2012/01/sharpening-chisels-forget-weaker-micro-bevels/#comments

Also, at the visitation for Grammy this evening I got to speak with Jim Buie, he is one of the founding members of the Pearl River Woodcarvers club. That helped to ease things there for me.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#6 posted 02-04-2012 at 07:22 AM

I would love to see them all on here. I’d much rather see them in use though. I enjoy seeing ya’ll using these hand tools.
You know I tried hand tools. It wreaked havoc on my back. After doing some research, I still don’t think hand planes are going to work for me. It’s something about he pushing away from my body that hurts me. I have been looking at scrapers though. I may in the near future get one of ya’ll to help me learn more about them. I think I’d like to try using one. I’m hoping that pulling towards me will be easier on me.
After watching KTMM with his hand tools work on the TSP, there is no way I could get that kind of precision with power tools unless I use a light sander with real fine paper, and that takes forever. He used chisels and planes and done what would have taken me hours in a matter of minutes.
I’ve done a little sanding on the frames over the last few days, and it is slow moving. I wonder if scrapers, and the ability to properly sharpen and use them, would make quicker work of something like this.
Goes to show, no matter how powerful the power tools, there’s still a place for hand tools.

Congratulations KT. I know you put a lot of work in that side job to earn these. You deserve them.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 02-04-2012 at 07:51 AM

William, would it be easier on you to pull toward you instead of push away? Japanese style planes are meant to work on a pull stroke. Just a thought…

KTMM, You got a nice load of new toys. Hopefully they will help ease your mind a bit. My condolences to you and your wife.

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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#8 posted 02-04-2012 at 08:21 AM

I did not know that Ben. That’s a though. Yes, pulling is easier on me than pushing. Something to do with compressing or decompressing the vertebres. Hard to explain, but yes, as long as I’m careful to get the right stance, pulling is easier.

I wonder why my handplane buddies (KT & SuperD) hadn’t already thought of this for me.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 02-04-2012 at 08:43 AM

The Japanese planes were designed for softwoods. There is some effort needed to pull then though hardwoods.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#10 posted 02-04-2012 at 09:41 AM

Hmmmm. What about scrapers. Recon I could handle those without too many problems?

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#11 posted 02-04-2012 at 04:27 PM

Ahh, I didn’t know that Dave, I’d only read a bit about them and only really knew that they were used on a pull stroke, so I just threw that out there. I have used scrapers before, and they don’t take nearly as much out of you as a hand plane. I’m not sure they would replace a hand plane for you though. They are nice for cleaning up a surface after you have already planed or have a surface close to where you want it. I’ve used them in the past to remove ridges after you’ve run it through a planer or take out hand plane marks. properly sharpened, you can get a real nice finish with little or no sanding.

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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#12 posted 02-04-2012 at 05:34 PM

Sorry for you loss. Good to finish a large project and the rewards look good too.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#13 posted 02-04-2012 at 05:57 PM

Ben, that sounds like it may help me with my needs.
The only reason I’m looking at certain hand tools (I’m a power tool guy) is that I’ve seen KTMM and SuperD use these handtools to get fine finishes relatively easily. I can get a good finish with my power tools, but the current project I’m doing, where everything has to be precise is a good example of the limitations of power tools.
I could do all of it with power tools, but in a precise environment, you have to be more careful. Power tools do the work so quickly that it is sometimes a bit too easy to take too much material away. That can create a problem if your not careful. It’s easy to take material away, but hell to put it back.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#14 posted 02-04-2012 at 06:00 PM

We are going to get you a handheld power planer. Yep

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#15 posted 02-04-2012 at 06:06 PM

I have a handheld one.
No, I had one.
I hated it so much I gave it away.
To KTMM I think. I don’t know. My swiss cheese brain can’t remember things that leave the shop sometimes. Only things coming in, and that’s spotty at best.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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