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Sharpening methods comparison

08-12-2017 09:04 PM by Bertha | 41 comments »

Rather than clutter up threads, I’m going to use this blog to keep track of my sharpening experiments. Let me know if there’s anything specific you’d like to see. I’ll start with rehabbing a chisel using grinder, diamond, sandpaper, and leather. Let’s start with a lowly antique store find: I tend to prefer cast steel tang chisels, usually English ones. This one’s a Moulson Brothers 5/8’ish tang with a busted up handle, split short ferrule...

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L-Shaped Desk #5: Legs, snipe, joints, finish and a clever (I think) 45 degree angle jig!

08-07-2017 02:38 AM by SauceMan | 2 comments »

Hey, It’s been forever since I’ve posted. I’ll keep the words minimal and show my progress as a set of images as much as possible. That should make scrolling through this blog post pretty quick. First, I really need to work on cutting. I now have a 5 HP table saw (or is it a 3 HP saw pretending to be 5?) and a brand new blade, but I get serious burns. That’s what you see on the left of the top-most leg up there. But there they are, 6 legs ready to go! ...

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Selling Shop equipment moving to retirement home

08-04-2017 03:40 PM by harrywho | 3 comments »

We will be moving into a retirement home soon so I must sell most of my equipment. I am located just outside Roanoke, Indiana which is about 10 miles SW of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I’ve listed most of the bigger tools below. Contact me if interested for prices or make a reasonable offer for all of it. All the equipment is in very good condition.I don’t want to ship anything so it will be pickup only. Delta 12” Disk Sander, DeWalt DWS 780 Miter Saw, Craftsman 6” Jointer, De...

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American Made #2: Sharpening Table Saw Blades with the Pros - WD Quinn Saw Co

07-30-2017 08:01 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

I went and visited a local saw shop W.D. Quinn saw a few weeks back and watched what it takes to sharpen a saw like a pro. They have been in business since 1903 but have kept ahead of the game and have a truly state of the art facility with MONTROUS machines flown in from Germany to keep them on the cutting edge (cheap dad joke aside) Check out the video of the walkthrough of their sharpening process. Enter the giveaway of a fresh new special edition Wood Work LIFE combination blade if y...

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Saw Companies Dates of Production Handsaws

07-20-2017 02:52 PM by HankRustamaki | 4 comments »

List Of The Dates Of Some Saw Companies Saw CompaniesE. C. Atkins 1857-1952George H. Bishop & Co. 1882-1899Henry Disston 1840-1865Henry Disston & Sons 1871-1954Great Neck 1982-William Mcniece 1870-1883Miller Falls 1909-1923Ohlen Bishop 1920 – 1938 (Predecessor was G. H. Bishop)Harvey Peace 1863-1890 (Bought by Disston)Pennsylvania Saw Corp 1938Richardson Bros. 1866-1890Shurley Dietrich 1873-1910Shurley Dietrich Atkins 1930-1973Simonds 1868-1922 (They didn’t make hand saws...

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5$ Garage Sale Treasure-A refurbished Miter Trimmer

07-18-2017 09:54 PM by Greg | 4 comments »

Pretty stoked to run across a nice old miter trimmer that a guy was selling at a garage sell this past weekend. I asked him how much and he first said, ”$10” then changed his mind and said, “Give me 5$.” I said, “SOLD!” I brought it home and piece of scrap cherry to try it out. I sliced off a 45° angle with an effortless slice and could not stop grinning at my luck. I have always wanted one but never could justify the price every time I create a so...

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Hand Tool Woodworking #2: The mainstay of hand tools and woodworking in general Chisels

07-15-2017 02:29 AM by Rwolinski | 0 comments »

I am not sure what all the fuss and bashing going on now on the internet about Narex Chisels. I see article after article that A) they don’t hold and edge, or B) they require a lot of prep, or C) they just are a cheaply made chisel. Well in Reverse order:C: IN the grand scheme of things they are cheap, but not cheaply made. At roughly $13 a copy they are very affordable. Have good length, good balance, and I think they are pretty well made. B:) I have about 14 of these chisels ...

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Hand Tool Woodworking #1: How I got started

07-06-2017 07:23 PM by Rwolinski | 4 comments »

Just a note that I’ll add to from time to time.I started woodworking with power tools and migrated to hand tools. Kinda backwards. but that is how it happened.Norm Abram was my hero but I found I couldn’t keep up with his tools.Then I found guys like Frank Klausz, who just by their passion got me started using my hand tools.Now I do more with them than power tools to be continued…..

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This week in shop: funny thing

06-23-2017 04:22 AM by Woodbutchery | 0 comments »

Spent a time this evening finishing up some clamping cauls. Wasn’t I doing that last time? I was. Shop projects move as they will. More to the point, I was determined to follow my “practice with purpose” habit. It’s a new habit, and like most new habits, especially the good ones, it requires concentration and time and concentration. If you don’t remember (and why, REALLY, would you?), last time I wrote about how the clamping cauls I ended up with really see...

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New Sharpening System.... Maybe? #4: I Lied...

06-12-2017 12:10 PM by HokieKen | 0 comments »

So this isn’t to be a full entry but, just on the off-chance this blog happens to actually influence anyone’s decision about a Work Sharp, I wanted to post a brief update/retraction. I’ve not really been using this machine for anything other than the chisel port to do chisels and small plane irons in the last week or so. I will do more comparison testing in the future but right now, I’m just too busy. However, I must recant a bit of my last post. The wide blade a...

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