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01-13-2014 08:24 PM

Chisel Sharpening (Paul Sellers Method) - 8 replies

I recently watched a video showing his method of sharpening blades. He rolls the blade actually putting a positive arc to the blade in his sharpening process. It looks like it works well for him. I was taught and have been using a hollow grind on my blades. I really have no complaints but I am very curious if this actually works better than...

01-05-2011 04:12 AM

Naniwa Superstones - 5 replies

I have been reading reviews on these stone and based on what I am reading they seem to be a very good water stone. I want to replace my 1000, 4000 & 8000 Norton stone with Naniwa 1000, 5000 & 12000 girt superstones. What is really appealing to me about the Naniwa stone is not having to soak the them, a couple drops of water and you are ...

06-02-2010 04:18 AM

Coloring Epoxy - 13 replies

I have a knot to fill a bout the size of a quarter in the workbench top I am working on. The top is cherry and I want to fill the hole with black or a very dark brown epoxy. I have some black oil based paint and walnut oil based stain and was wondering if a couple drops of either of these can be used as an acceptable method to color epoxy. ...

05-10-2010 03:18 AM

Pattern Makers Vise - 12 replies

I am in the process of building a new workbench and will be outfitting it with 2 vises. I most likely will set up some sort of a tail vise or quick release vise and have been thinking about a pattern makers vise for a front vise. I think the versatility may be useful some day as it is able to be spun, tilted and is able to grip odd shape mate...

04-30-2010 12:56 PM

Sharpening a Spokeshave Blade - 2 replies

There was a recent question about using a MK2 honing gage to sharpen spokeshave blades. I can hone free hand with chisels and plane blades but can’t seen to stay consistent with the short blade. I use my MK 2 this way, set the body on the green button and the blade gage on yellow 35 for the primary bevel. Spin the roller wheel down 2 cli...

02-12-2010 04:06 AM

High Angle Frog - 6 replies

I have some Ash that I have planed down with my hand planes. I have it very close to the finished thickness and have 3 areas where I can’t seam to prevent the tear out. I have reversed direction attempting to resolve the issue but the tear out is only moved further down the board. I realize scrapers are an option but I don’t think ...

10-01-2009 03:55 AM

Toothed Blades for a Bevel Up Plane - 2 replies

I was wondering if anyone out there is using toothed blades in a bevel up plane on difficult grain wood? Does it actually help or would I be better off regrinding a bevel up blade to a york pitch? Marc

05-27-2009 03:47 AM

Bubinga Finishing Issues - 3 replies

Hi all, I am preparing to make a picture frame for a painting we purchased at an art show a couple weeks ago. I scored a nice piece of Bubinga and intend using some of it to wrap a maple body of the frame. I am considering using danish oil for the finish. I have heard that some of the exotic woods can bleed into lighter colored woods with ...

04-10-2009 11:50 AM

Lapping #8 Bedrock Plane - 3 replies

Hi all, I finally purchased a Type 3 Bedrock #8 Jointer on Ebay. It is in good shape and I intend on using it as I do with all of my tools. I checked the sole of the plane with a straight edge and found it had bit of a camber, mostly from the handle towards the tail. I began lapping the plane with about a 1/32” to remove. Using th...

04-04-2009 02:20 AM

Marc Adams School of Woodworking - 5 replies

I am in the process of moving away from some power tools and really getting into hand tools. I guess this comes with age. Getting more into the process and worrying less about time. Anyways, I live in N.W. Indiana and found some info on the Marc Adam School of Woodworking located south of Indianapolis. It looks like some classes may be benefi...


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