Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'blade'

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DANGER! Chinese Plywood

04-03-2008 10:56 PM by Tom Adamski | 46 comments »

Yes it’s cheap, and most of the time it will warp as soon as it is removed from the stack, but it can also be dangerous. Acording to an employee at Owl Hardwood in Lombard, IL, there is an instance where metal was found between the plys. The consumer that bought it found what appeared to be a utility knife blade while he was ripping the sheet on a table saw and in doing so, destroyed his blade. No coments if the person was injured, but I would not want to be around when pieces of ca...

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Woodworking with Aaron #2: Planes #2

02-21-2008 10:30 PM by aaronmolloy | 8 comments »

Does anyone know of any online places where i could get an old set of stanley planes. As I wan’t to clean them up and use them or if anyone want’s to donate a set I’ll be more than happy

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Pimping out an imported plane #1: New blades/old planes - first impressions

01-30-2008 09:29 PM by Bob #2 | 20 comments »

I figured it was about time I tried to tweak a new plane. These planes were made in India, under the award brand, but they look very similar to those made by Groz Industries. , Ambika, and Anant tools etc. I purchased these three planes at a local store here for from $15.00 to $40 each.Having attempted to restore several old Bailey’s and Sargents and Stanley’s I found that lately the prices on E-bay for vintage tools has been tarnished by extremely high shipping costs and the in...

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Tools I make (sharpening stones, planes and irons) #1: Making a honing stone

12-20-2007 06:25 PM by Daren Nelson | 20 comments »

I mentioned in one of my project post where I pictured a small hand plane that I made in my shop that I also make the irons and sharpening stones. I of course make the wood too, since I have a sawmill. Others showed interest in more details, so here they are. I did not know where to start. I am starting with a honing stone I “made”. It did not work out exactly as planned. It is a very good stone and I will use it for honing razors personally and in my business (I run a small sh...

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Pics of my hand-cut dovetails.

12-13-2007 09:56 PM by itsme_timd | 16 comments »

WARNING! The following pictures may be considered offensive by some, viewer discretion is advised… Here they are, by request, some pics of my first stab (as well as hack, saw, chop and sand) and hand-cutting dovetails. For the record, I did not use any special effects in the photography. What you see is the actual result of me trying to hand cut dovetails with a coping saw, hobby knife, Dremel and dull chisel. The picture quality is poor, that was intentional, the...

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First attempt at hand-cut dovetails.

12-10-2007 04:15 PM by itsme_timd | 24 comments »

Now I see why they have machines to do this… I think I went into this overconfident in my abilities. How hard could it be to cut out a simple notch in a board??? Fairly hard when your attitude exceeds your ability. First, I bought a ‘fancier’ saw than the basic dovetail saw and it just made things worse. Then – when that didn’t work I broke out the coping saw for some nice wavy cuts, I got out the chisel and tore it up real good, and finally… the D...

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Tonight, I Finished My Second Custom Steak Knife Set. Is it the Last?

12-10-2007 07:48 AM by Mark A. DeCou | 15 comments »

It’s been a long week, but I am excited to say that I just finished up the 2nd Steak Knife set tonight about 10:15pm CT. Sure, I could go to bed, but not after I blog the milestone. But, first, let me apologize for not providing much in the area of notable, or supportive input the past couple of months. I just haven’t had time to do any reading on LJ, only worrying about getting my own projects and blogs posted. I swore off of LJ until the steak knife commissions were complete,...

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How to cut a straight line

11-25-2007 04:05 AM by Harold | 16 comments »

This method may seem somewhat unusual but with time it will result in perfect cut. I begin by warming 2 cups of water to approximately 110 degrees. To this you will add 2/3 cup of sugar and stir until dissolved. To the sugar water solution add 1 ½ tablespoons of a dry active yeast. Sprinkle the yeast into the water and then let it sit until the yeast begins to foam, this is referred to as “proofing your yeast”Once the yeast has “proofed” you will add 1 ½ teaspoons of salt and ¼ cup of vegeta...

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Tools #5: Overhead Blade Guard

11-02-2007 05:46 PM by mot | 9 comments »

I’ve been meaning to blog this for awhile. I’ve gotten a few messages asking about my blade guard so I wanted to give the story. As many of us know, the blade guards that come with standard table saws are awkward to use and often get taken off and never replaced. My original motivation for the blade gaurd, however, was not safety. It was dust control. When I set up my shop in my basement, I got overhead dust filters and dust collectors with piping. After cutting with my t...

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Handplane Reference #5: Sharpening Resources

04-17-2007 05:00 AM by WayneC | 18 comments »

This is a blog entry that I am using to collect information on sharpening. I will be updating this information periodically as I come across additional information. Please feel free to contribute information if you desire. Sharpening Books The Complete Guide to Sharpening by Leonard Lee – Covers sharpening of tools in general. I own this book. Taunton's COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED guide to SHARPENING by Thomas Lie-Nielsen – I have looked at this book a number of times and wi...

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