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Hand Tool Woodworking #1: How I got started

07-06-2017 07:23 PM by Rwolinski | 6 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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My current sharpening setup

06-04-2017 06:19 AM by bobasaurus | 5 comments »

I’ve been using hand tools for long enough that I’ve tried a number of different sharpening systems. My sharpening equipment has included oil stones, diamond stones, waterstones, sandpaper, strops, paper wheels, diamond lapping films and more. I thought I’d share the system I’ve settled on. I know there are thousands of sharpening posts and nobody will fully agree, but I’m pretty happy with this one. For years I was a freehand sharpener, but frustration wit...

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New Sharpening System.... Maybe? #3: Wide Blade Attachment... meh

06-02-2017 06:49 PM by HokieKen | 4 comments »

Sorry but no pics on this one. I didn’t really intend to blog this part because I thought I would do a more structured analysis later but, I don’t think that’s necessary. I have a 2 3/8” plane iron I needed to sharpen last week in my jointer plane. The iron is a Hock iron and I never got it completely flat because I just got tired of trying. I have been using David Charlesworth’s “ruler trick” and it’s been fine. But since the WS flattene...

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New Sharpening System.... Maybe? #2: Initial Tests

05-25-2017 12:18 PM by HokieKen | 12 comments »

You know how sometimes you buy a tool kinda on impulse and regret it later? I half expected that to be the case with this WorkSharp. I figured I would find that it was kinda finnicky and that when all was said and done I would get a better edge faster using my diamond plates and I would end up selling the WS. I was wrong. I was really wrong. Maybe I’m lazy. Maybe I just really suck at sharpening on stones. Or maybe, just maybe, this thing is a friggin’ gem. Now, I ca...

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New Sharpening System.... Maybe? #1: Less Plugging in Leads to Plugging in

05-24-2017 12:44 PM by HokieKen | 6 comments »

This will likely be a couple-of-entry series but I thought it might be of interest since sharpening, love it or hate it, is a necessary chore for most of us. So, here’s the background… I’ve gotten serious about woodworking in the last 3 or 4 years. My background is as a machinist so working with wood is a very different medium. In the last couple of years, I have learned to use, and appreciate, hand tools more than ever before. I’m not a galoot purist by any str...

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ATTN OKLAHOMA WOODWORKERS!!

05-10-2017 02:49 PM by Jace McDaniel | 0 comments »

So I noticed after looking on Facebook that there were no woodworking guilds in Oklahoma that I could fine so I’ve made a Facebook page titled woodworkers Guild of Oklahoma basically just because a lot of other states have a guild and my hopes are to build some networking and make some relationships with some other woodworkers locally because to be quite honest I don’t have but one friend who is a woodworker and he can’t do anything right now because of a personal injury. ...

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Working around the house #1: Restoring Old Hand Tools

05-04-2017 12:26 PM by ofthemound | 4 comments »

Hello again! So this is where I am at in my journey of woodworking. Over the winter I decided to invest in older, high quality hand tools. Now I have a nice set of hand tools to work with. I always heard the common phrase, ”They don’t make them like they use to!” I never really thought much of it till I was holding two Stanley Bailey hand planes, the oldest being 100+ years old. Still solid to my amazement! I spent time to restore my jack and fore hand planes and now I have ...

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To Give is better than to Receive

04-24-2017 01:53 PM by Jace McDaniel | 0 comments »

My little cousin is getting married this year so my aunt asked if i could make her a blanket/storage/keepsake chest. This was my very first blanket chest/storage chest build but of course i wouldn’t turn down the opportunity!(quick side note, So i do about 90% of my work with hand tools only, i do all the milling and and joinery and basically everything other than long board rips, then i use a table saw…just thought this was important for you to know in this part of the story) So yeah…normal...

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