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LumberJocks Interviews #3: Dave Bardin

24 days ago by Cricket | 31 comments »

The entire time I was reading this story, I was smiling from ear to ear. I want to share it with all of you now. What is your inspiration story? Who did you watch, what was their hobby, and how did you get involved? As a young boy I worked with my father and grandfather learning any and everything they would show me. My dad was brilliant with his hands and could fix almost anything. My grandfather used only hand tools and would get materials from his land. Everything including t...

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Presenting: The Galoot Index (GI)!

970 days ago by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 92 comments »

SPECSTimeframe: Nov 2011Wood Used: None. This is a concept.Galoot Index (GI): That’s the point of this post, namely, identifying a consistent set of indicators that reflect degree of handtool use in a project on LJs.Cost: $0 NARRATIVEI’ve done a number of project postings on LJs and included a fictional, totally subjective numeric index meant to reflect my use of handtools vs. stationary routers, tablesaw jigs, etc. With the posting of my Six Board Chest (27 Nov 2011) came a few requests f...

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Saw Talk #10: Hand Shaping and Sharpening the Teeth on a Backsaw

854 days ago by Brit | 62 comments »

You know I said at the end of my last post that I’d post a picture of each saw and tell you how I was going to sharpen them and why? Well I lied. :-) The temptation of my restored backsaws, a saw vise and a bundle of saw files was just too much. I had to sharpen a saw, but which one? I thought about it for a while and settled on the little Spear & Jackson 8” Dovetail saw. Remember this one? I chose it for two reasons: For a dovetail saw, the depth of cut is quite big at 50mm. ...

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