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Sharpening chisels—forget weaker micro bevels

915 days ago by Paul Sellers | 126 comments »

Sharpening chisels—forget weaker micro bevels Controversial though it may seem, and though adopting micro-bevel methods for sharpening chisels may seem to make sense, a freehand convex bevel actually gives exactly the same sharpness as any micro-bevel method, but takes only a fraction of the time to develop. A convex bevel keeps its edge longer, is stronger than most other bevels and needs no special equipment beyond a pair of hands. Establishing the skill to sharpen the convex camber ...

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Electrolysis: on the cheap for vintage tool people

1153 days ago by Bertha | 120 comments »

I’ve got some things with brown stuff on them. Lesser men call it rust; true LJ’s don’t recognize this “rust” as a worthy foe. To follow is a real-time electrolysis setup. . I’m no expert on electrolysis, but being stupid has never stopped me from doing stupid things. I’m going to blog an electrolysisi system for rusty tools in real time. You accept all risk, as I’ll be deemed incompetent pre-trial, so good luck in the civil.. First...

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Blog for everyone to reply to. Poll for 8/6/08

2186 days ago by Karson | 118 comments »

Don’t read this and then leave without replying. Minds want to know. A short response is all that is required. In your response increase the totals so that others don’t have to summarize all of the previouse responses. Have you ever had a kickback. ? Yes 1No 0 Did you get hurt?Yes 1No 0 Now it’s your turn to fess up.

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HELP NEEDED: Name For The "HomeJocks" Site

2372 days ago by Martin Sojka | 116 comments »

With LumberJocks expanding and GardenTenders growing so nice, I think it’s the right time to add the third related site into the mix. It was requested numerous times here on the LumberJocks… the site with the same format covering all about home building, remodeling, decorating and improvement. Debbie came up with the perfect GardenTenders name but now we’re struggling a bit with this new name. The requirements are: It should fit the LumberJocks, GardenTenders naming ...

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LumberJocks Joins Escalate Media

1306 days ago by Martin Sojka | 116 comments »

We’re beginning this new year with big news. LumberJocks, as well as HomeRefurbers and GardenTenders joined Escalate Media few days ago. I know this is a really big surprise to you, it still is for me, and I want to share with you the history behind this decision… This was easily the hardest decision I had to make in my life so far and I’m still full of mixed feelings but I also believe that it is a change for the better that had to happen sooner or later. LumberJo...

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Happy Birthday - Name That Turn

1983 days ago by trifern | 114 comments »

In honor of Lumberjocks 3rd birthday, and my 1st anniversary of turning, I am giving away this hollow form vase. I turned my first bowl March 4, 2008. I have posted most of my turnings over the last year. Lumberjocks has been a great resource and inspiration to me. The kind words (even when I did not deserve them) and the insightful critiques (I deserve more critique) has allowed me to grow as an artist, a woodworker, and a person. For that I say “Thank You!” I have always named all my ...

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Table Saw Injury

694 days ago by Lenny | 113 comments »

After much internal deliberation I have decided to share that I have joined those included in table saw injury statistics. I do so hoping that perhaps my misfortune might help one or more in the Lumberjocks community, even if it is just a wake up call. Furthermore, without getting into a debate on the topic, I want to say that I believe my injury would not have occurred if I was using a Sawstop table saw. I will say a bit more on that later.On Sunday August 12, 2012 I finished making a cut...

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Thorsen Side Table Challenge #1: Announcement

2693 days ago by Martin Sojka | 109 comments »

Thanks to the creativity and hard work of Karson, Mark and Michael we are starting our first unique Woodworking Challenge! Karson sent the proposal to Glen Huey, Senior Editor of Popular Woodworking and asked him for their support in this challenge. Glen whole heartily agreed. Karson's proposal was to use the cover project from February 2007 issue #160 of Popular Woodworking - Thorsen House Side Table - as our challenge. When we have the Summer and Winter Awards everyone builds their o...

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Saw Talk #28: Sharpening Western Saws - Full Length Instructional Video

424 days ago by Brit | 107 comments »

Aimed at those new to saw sharpening, this instructional video is 2 1/4 hours long and covers the theory, the tools and the practice of sharpening western saws. You get to look over my shoulder as I sharpen four saws – two backsaws and two hand saws. I’ll explain the saw sharpening process and how you apply it to different scenarios. I really hope you find it useful. As to the production quality, I’ve done the best I could. I had to record it outside, so there is a bi...

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Tool Chest Refurb #5: Everything Below the Lid

712 days ago by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 104 comments »

Chest-like object has suffered a bit of neglect, to be sure, and for that there isn’t much of an excuse. Except for these two words: Family and Job. :-) Where in the heck am I with this refurb? Last installment says I ‘completed’ the lower skirt, but what’s pictured includes a skirt that’s not yet permanently attached to the chest. Issue? Well, kinda. But that’s not what this installment is gonna cover. Instead of the base, I’ve moved to the middle of the chest to work the uppe...

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