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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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NETWORK AND EXPAND! #1: NETWORKING IN OUR COMMUNITY*MUST READ*

04-24-2017 11:43 AM by Jace McDaniel | 0 comments »

Hey guys i just thought I’d talk about the importance of networking with each other in the woodworking/maker community. Social media is a HUGE platform to show your work and meet other woodworkers all over the world( i think we all know this) but i just wanted to share my usernames for my platforms in hopes you guys could give me a follow and ill return the favor. Its all about growth and i have a dream of making this my way of living and you wouldn’t know how much it would help m...

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Help in inentifying my newest plane

04-13-2017 03:04 PM by EarlIII | 5 comments »

I recently purchased a plane on ebay and to be very honest I haven’t a clue as to the maker. I sam hoping to get some help from someone who knows more about hand planes than I do. On the plane body onj the mouth behind the iron the number 7 is stamped. Then behind the frog ant in front of the handle in this order starting at the frog is the letter U in a circle then made in the USA and then behind that is the number 8 just in front of the handle. I’m going to try and post some pi...

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