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Sharpening chisels—forget weaker micro bevels

01-29-2012 11:14 PM by Paul Sellers | 127 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

06-06-2011 04:49 AM 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

08-07-2008 03:32 AM 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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Saw Talk #28: Sharpening Western Saws - Full Length Instructional Video

06-04-2013 01:03 AM by Brit | 117 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 bit of...

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HELP NEEDED: Name For The "HomeJocks" Site

02-02-2008 03:16 PM 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

01-03-2011 05:40 PM 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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View Cricket's profile #1: Community Rules

09-26-2017 06:41 PM by Cricket | 115 comments »

DISCLAIMER: The content on includes information and activities where the potential of serious injury or death exists. does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Please always use the proper safety equipment and safety precautions before attempting any woodworking procedure. The following is a list of basic rules about what is and is not allowed while posting on our site. These rules are in addition to what ...

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Happy Birthday - Name That Turn

02-26-2009 06:01 AM 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

09-06-2012 02:26 PM 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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When Nothing Else Will Do...

09-02-2014 03:12 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 111 comments »

Getting ready for work this morning, HGTV was on the tube. Kitchen renovation underway and a load bearing wall was going to be re-worked, so a temp wall was being built. Well, it must have been an upscale neighborhood because a gent comes by and asks the worker cutting 2×4s with a chopsaw in the driveway to keep it down, his newborn was trying to nap. The worker didn’t know what to do. It never occurred to him there was a way to cut 2×4s without electricity, so the work hal...

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