christherookie's Forum Topics

  • Advertise with us
View christherookie's:homeworkshopprojects (2)blog (0)reviews (0)forum topics (3)buddies (1)favorites (0)activity logWatch
01-29-2010 03:55 PM

Buying A New Chisel - Will It Need Sharpening? - 14 replies

I mentioned to a friend, who does woodworking, that I would be buying my first chisel soon. He then told me it takes hours to get a mirror finish with a sharp edge on a new chisel (at least the the big borg type). I’m looking at an irwin marples set of 4 for around $40. Do I really need to spend hours sharpening something that is bran...

01-27-2010 10:40 PM

How to Chisel Out a Hole. - 4 replies

My next project is a measuring gauge. As part of the design plans, I have to chisel out a square hole for the stick portion of the gauge to move through. Having never done this, here are my plans. 1. Drill a hole the diameter of the square, all the way through the wood.2. Chisel out remaining wood. My fear is that in step #2, the pressur...

01-22-2010 04:41 PM

Need help with a mallet design - 12 replies

I’m pretty new to woodworking. Just finished my own workbench (for $50 with 2×4’s and plywood) and I’m ready to start a few small projects. My desire is start with handmade tools. My plan is first a mallet and then a measuring gauge. I have seen a few mallet designs and before I buy the wrong wood or other materials,...

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics