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03-15-2015 11:39 AM

Miter Saws For Woodworking? - 8 replies

I have always considered the “miter saw” as more of a construction tool, than as a saw for fine woodworking. I can’t really point a finger as to why, other than the very slight deflection I see when cutting heavier lumber while out on my jobs. With that being said, I’m not babying the saw when I am working either. I s...

12-31-2014 08:37 PM

Have you guys/gals run across something like this? - 9 replies

Wiped off the stain and ended up with these areas where the stain didn’t soak in. Was just sanded today and there was no oil on the wood at all. The top is plywood. Thanks…...John

07-01-2012 03:40 PM

Looking to buy a good miter box and saw. - 3 replies

Anyone selling one that I can pay through paypal ? If so, PM me with pics. V/R….. John

06-04-2012 10:15 AM

Some well priced Arkansas Stones. - 5 replies

I have been using the Scary Sharp & Norton Waterstones with pretty good success over the past 4-5 months, but came a cross a thread on another WW site about the Natural Whetstone Company. The prices seem very reasonable. Anyone have any dealing with this company? I am seriously thinking about trying them out. http://www.naturalwhetsto...

05-29-2012 12:16 PM

Sears pisses me off. - 26 replies

I bought the wife a new 10”Craftsman band saw (21400 model) over the weekend, and while we were there she sees a 1/4” blade 1/2 off the normal price. The package looked like it was never opened so we added it to the haul. We got the saw home to do some tuning on it and when I went to open the package for the blade….. the packag...

05-26-2012 10:21 PM

Found this old Disston saw today. - 8 replies

Anyone want it? I’m not into these old saws. I dont want any money for it. V/R….John

05-24-2012 11:33 AM

Micro bevel for chisels? - 8 replies

I have a set of Irwin chisels for chopping, and a set of WoodRiver butt chisels for paring. Could anyone explain the advantages of a micro bevel for my chopping chisels? I have been doing some research on the subject, but havnt turned up much. Thx…... John

05-24-2012 01:07 AM

Miniaturized "Roubo" Book Stand - 3 replies

I have been playing around with a few versions of these over the last 10 days. I decided to try one for a cell phone. I finally figured out how to keep the gaps tight between each joint by a using plain blade fret saw blades to minimize the clearance. (no pins) Kinda crude…..... but good practice for a newbie.

05-20-2012 06:14 PM

Roubo Bookstand (knuckle joints question) - 2 replies

Hello LJ’s I have been practicing with a couple of miniature Roubo Bookstands for the past couple of days. Thery are alot of fun to make but I am having a problem after I get them to pop open. It seems to me that they are too vertical? If so, should I remove more wood from the flats….... or the 45’s? These pics are of a...

05-16-2012 08:59 PM

Some old tools I found today. - 20 replies

I was visiting a another abandoned property today and found these in the trash. The block plane is a old 120 that is missing some parts I have no idea who made the combination squares.

05-15-2012 11:27 PM

10 weeks ago........ - 16 replies

I innocently ventured into the Hand Tool forum to ask my fellow LJ’s for some advice on a few Veritas tools for the wife. I never knew about the spell that the seasoned “tool galoots” could put put on a unsuspecting minion like myself. The wife got her tools ok, and she was happy, but soon after I found myself getting up at we...

05-13-2012 10:14 PM

Plane from hell. - 10 replies

This is the same #6 that I found in a old barn last week. I have worked on it all weekend. The body had severe pitting and really needed grinding instead of the typical sandpaper. Grinding was out of the question due to the depth of the pitting. I almost gave up on this body after a spending all day sanding to get it wher...

05-08-2012 07:56 PM

A trip out to the country (and some old iron) - 7 replies

Made a trip out to the country in Sussex county Va. today to inspect a property for the bank. It was a abandoned old farm house with a attached barn. As I was taking pictures I caught a glimpse of these 2 old pieces sitting on a cross beam. They are a little worse for wear, but should turn into good users. The large plane is a Bailey #6 with a a...

05-02-2012 11:16 AM

Handsaw opinions - 3 replies

I have been doing a bit of research on handsaws lately and stumbled upon this article by “THE INDEPENDENT HAND TOOL REPORT” featuring David Savage. Alot of his views are inline with what most experts already agree with, but his opinions on what handsaws to own….... seem to go against the grain from most of the experts. I tend t...

04-29-2012 09:52 PM

Museum Of Woodworking Tools - 1 reply

I stumbled upon this site when I was doing a little research for freehand sharpening techniques. The technique explained in the honing section is really quite good. There is one section that explains why honing jigs hurts the average woodworker by having to rely on technology instead of the simple hand held process. It does not rule out jigs alt...

04-28-2012 02:02 PM

Marking gauge or pencils. - 7 replies

I seem to be going back and forth between a No.4 pencil and my wheel gauge. What method do you LJ’s use? V/R….. John

04-26-2012 10:41 PM

Planes are finally complete. - 4 replies

I had alot of fun getting these back into shape. I cheated on the #5 though, I won it on Ebay and it is pristine. I still have (3) other #5 ’s that I will eventually make one good user out of. The #7 looks rough, but is in sweet condition. I put fresh “Hock” blades in the #4 and #7. The Stanley block plane is a new SweetHe...

04-24-2012 09:09 PM

The mailman brought me a present today. - 11 replies

I scored this off Ebay with a winning bid of $36.00 + $11.00 shipping. It looked super clean when I saw it online, but was shocked to see how well preserved it is when it arrived today. I played with it for a few minutes on a clean 2X4. The blade adjusting wheel has only a 1/4 turn of slop. The lateral adjuster has zero slop. I...

04-17-2012 07:22 PM

Cambering plane irons - 5 replies

I have been relearning freehand sharpening with pretty fair results on flat edges, but cambering is giving me fits. Any of you guys/gals have any tips for cambering? I know what radius to use for each plane size. I am doing ok (not great) with the primary bevel on a camber, but when I get to the micro bevel…..... I tend to flat spot at the...

04-05-2012 09:10 AM

Norton Waterstones? - 16 replies

I have been using the the scary sharp method, but I’m getting tired of replacing the paper. Anyone here use the Norton waterstones? What are the pro’s and con’s? I have been looking at this kit: Thanks….. John

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