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Saw Talk #24: What's taking me so long to finish this blog series...?

01-25-2013 01:30 AM by Brit | 18 comments »

... In a word – INDECISION. I’ve been thinking a lot about the best way to bring this Saw Talk blog series to a close and I’ve now decided that I’m going to do two more posts. In the next post I will share what I’ve learnt and some conclusions I’ve come to regarding sharpening saws. The final episode will take me a bit longer however, because I would like to post an in-depth video tutorial on saw sharpening. It will be quite long because I want to sho...

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My "new" $50 Craigslist Jointer

01-22-2013 02:36 AM by DouginVa | 22 comments »

So for the past 20 or so years I’ve had the below Rockwell 4” jointer. I bought it for $50 off the carpenter that added the second floor to my home. It needed a little work, but for the most part it served me well over the years. The downside, obviously, was the short bed and only a 4” width. So I’ve been searching for a long time for a Craigslist special. Then I saw a post for a 6” Delta jointer for only $100. I then noticed the author’s commen...

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Exercises in Artisanship #34: Handcrafted Country Carvers Throne PT 1

01-22-2013 12:01 AM by jjw5858 | 9 comments »

Time to travel some different roads this journey and see what becomes of my new project…...The handcrafted country carving throne (AKA milking stool)....lmao! I do try to add entertainment value to these whacky ideas of mine…..so please work with my insanity folks….lol. I was tossing around various ideas and as the game sometimes goes I just could not get a design topic that made me start to have that creative spark. Then…..so natural I thought, I could use a little...

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Saw Talk #23: 12" W. Tyzack, Sons & Turner Carcase Saw - Fitting a folded back

01-05-2013 12:21 AM by Brit | 33 comments »

Have you missed me? Sorry for leaving you hanging for so long, but work was a bit manic leading up to Christmas. Now where was I? Oh yeah, I was just about to sharpen the last of my crosscut backsaws, a 12” carcase saw made by W. Tyzack, Sons & Turner. I restored this saw in part 1 of this blog series. It had a number of issues and honestly, it still has a few of them. 1) The plate was heavily pitted in places.2) The plate had a wave in it. 3) The spine was bent.4) ...

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Day at the sharpening table..

01-01-2013 06:57 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Starts down in the Dungeon Shop. I have a belt sander set up in a vise. And a pair of block plane irons to work over. This is how they looked when they came back from the Dungeon Shop. Backs were flat… and the makings of a decent 25 degree bevel for the edge. Next up, the first of three oil stones… A cheap, little Buck Brothers from Home depot last year. Two grits, don’t remember what they were. Gave it an oil bath, and worked both irons on both side...

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Planes restored - Because I can. #10: Sharpening past the DMT.

12-30-2012 06:25 PM by Don W | 17 comments »

I decided to see if I could improve on my dmt sharpness. The good news, I did. The bad news, I did. It’s not a tremendous amount, and not enough to make me go back to waterstones (yet), but I will leave my hard arkansas on the bench from now on. This is my normal sharpening routine. 1. Hollow grind2. Hit the edge (do it more and more by hand) on th 3 micron DMT3. Strop the back4. Hit the 3 micron DMT again. So here is with just the 3 micron dmt. Back flatten to the DMT well EDI...

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Squaring a tool in the VSCT's Uitimate sharpening jig.

12-05-2012 12:46 PM by revieck | 1 comment »

http://youtu.be/_2D_1Au1sn0 This is one way to square a tool in the VSCT’s sharpening jig.

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Sweet Chest of Drawers Build #8: Drawer dividers continued...

12-03-2012 11:52 PM by Kyle | 3 comments »

I couldn’t stop at just making big drawers. I had to get all fancy and divide the top drawers into smaller drawers. I don’t really have as much to say about these pictures but I hope you guys enjoy them.....This first picture is really blurry but the rest are okay........Lengthwise, they are divided into thirds.........Same steps as before… Plow the dovetail groove with a router by hand, then make the sliding dovetail part on the table, just like the last blog...........Ta d...

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Chisel metal strength

11-28-2012 12:16 PM by DouginVa | 10 comments »

I’ve been practiciing hand cut dovetails recently and before I started out I wanted to make sure my Mifer chisels were at their sharpest. I have a WorkSharp 3000 and have always been happy with it but I thought I’d try to give my chisels a hand sharpened mirror finish and a micor-bevel on some wet stones (8000 grit). I was very pleased with the hand sharpened edges at a 30 degree bevel, except that after chopping out some dovetails on cherry and pine I noticed the nice crisp s...

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