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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 10-30-2010 08:15 PM 2521 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The power went out last weekend. What to do, what to do. Well, atone for my past hand tool indiscretions, of course.




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hairy

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#1 posted 10-30-2010 10:05 PM

You are the man! Thanks.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 10-30-2010 10:27 PM

Someone has hacked your Blog and is using hand tools in your Shop.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 10-30-2010 11:23 PM

niice little project you made :-)
if it wasn´t another as Jamie say
if not sorry to tell you ” YOU ARE HOOKED
wellcome to the slippery lane now try a sharp smoothing plane and there is no way back ha ha ha

take care
Dennis

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AttainableApex

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#4 posted 10-30-2010 11:35 PM

i like the amount of chip out you got from the saw.
every time i cut something with my hand saw i say
“man i need to put a piece on the back so it won’t chip out”
“but then its going to be harder”
“ahh forget it, im going to rig something up”

-- Ben L

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#5 posted 10-31-2010 12:33 AM

VERY FUNNY STEVE! I’M YOUR BIGGEST FAN. KEEP THEM COMING. YOUR SON IS A SPITTIN IMAGE, YOU SHOULD BE PROUD.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 10-31-2010 12:39 AM

Nice little project and vid. Just think what you could have built if the power had been off for a week like it was here a few years back ;-)) Legislature passed a law saying if you do not want your trees near the power lines trimmed, you are responsible for the damage the do. Not more week long power outages ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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alfred222

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#7 posted 10-31-2010 03:56 AM

Excellent you have certainly made me think, what if I lost power to my shed ! Damm the hand tools I’m Going to check out a backup generator.

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JJohnston

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#8 posted 10-31-2010 04:50 AM

I lived in California for 12 years, and I well remember a slight breeze would knock the power out. PG&E was soft.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#9 posted 10-31-2010 07:34 AM

You inspired me… but alfred222 inspired me more!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#10 posted 10-31-2010 10:17 AM

Hi Steve.

What? A good “power is better” clone of Tim Taylor like you doesn’t own a generator?

Hang your head in shame sir! ;)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Skylark53

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#11 posted 10-31-2010 11:26 AM

Another entertaining and informative video. I had no idea you folks had frequent power outages. We have power “surges” often and pretty well every week we have an outage or two for as little as a few seconds, rarely for more than an hour. Oh! and the project was good too! Thanks Steve.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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FlWoodRat

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#12 posted 10-31-2010 12:18 PM

Steve,

I really enjoy your videos. This was another great one. One question: “How did those words taste?” I bet they were almost as sweet as the sounds and feel of your sharp tools cutting through the wood.

Bruce

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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Pawky

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#13 posted 10-31-2010 07:55 PM

haha, thanks for sharing steve :) Watching you use hand tools compared to the others use hand tools I noticed 1 thing, their hand saws are prettier :P

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SplashMaster

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#14 posted 11-01-2010 04:51 AM

Haha great vid Steve I feel the same way you do about hand tools and I had to eat those words my self this weekend when I had to teach a woodworking class to a bunch of teenagers for a boy scout merit badge and they were only allowed to use hand tools to make a foot stool. It was fun but hard work lol.

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rwyoung

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#15 posted 11-01-2010 05:27 PM

@Steve -

Try to grip your saw with a three finger grip (middle, ring and pinky) then point your index finger down the saw. Helps with aiming the saw. Also, hold it like it was a live baby bird and you don’t want to squish it. These things together help you track a line more easily and you don’t get a lot of whip in the saw blade.

Line up your body so that your arm can naturally swing in a straight line. This makes it less likely you will pull or push the saw off line.

After that, having a saw that is set properly and will naturally track well helps a lot. If you find the saw always wants to drift left, then you need to stone down some set from the left side just a bit. Medium grit oil or water stone (or maybe just some 400 wet dry glued to a block), lay the saw down on a flat bench and take a couple of light strokes. Test again. Repeat. Try not to remove all the set…

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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