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Location: Arlington, TX
Website: http://www.galoot-tools.com

I am a bloody beginner, a Galoot, out of necessity and not conviction. I am more comfortable with metal, electrons, computers, pencil and paper and math than with wood, but fortunately I still have a few years to hone my skills.
Recently, we started Galoot-Tools, a company that manufactures and sells innovative woodworking tools for discriminating woodworkers.

-- Chris Scholz, Arlington, TX, www.Galoot-Tools.com

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#1 posted 03-30-2007 01:47 AM

Welcome chscholz

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chscholz

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#2 posted 03-30-2007 02:14 AM

Thanks Dennis Mitchel. I heard about this group from Matt’s Basement Workshop so I thought I’ll check it out.

-- Chris Scholz, Arlington, TX, www.Galoot-Tools.com

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Karson

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#3 posted 03-30-2007 02:30 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#4 posted 03-30-2007 02:34 AM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 03-30-2007 02:47 AM

Thanks for making me your Buddy. Are you heat treating your plane blades and making them from raw steel or what.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#6 posted 03-30-2007 03:30 AM

If your into making plane blades and planes, check out Phil’s posts.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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chscholz

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#7 posted 03-30-2007 04:21 PM

Karson,

the material is “hua wen gang” (pattern folded steel/iron), so yes, we start with raw iron for the plane body. The cutting edge is made of a hard insert (improved blue steel). We hardened to RC64 and are experimenting with differential hardening to reduce chipout.
This is a difficult process to master and way beyond what I will ever be able to accomplish myself. Making the hua wen gang itself requires multiple heating/cooling/reheating cycles and many things can go wrong. I am working with a highly acclaimed sword maker. My avatar shows a recent sample.

Chris

-- Chris Scholz, Arlington, TX, www.Galoot-Tools.com

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Mark

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#8 posted 03-30-2007 04:29 PM

Welcome. I’m sure you will enjoy.

Mark

-- Mark

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oscorner

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#9 posted 05-12-2007 12:14 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Let’s see some woodworking.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#10 posted 06-06-2007 05:45 AM

Welcome to the one and only LumberJocks. The best place on the net! Come in and enjoy your stay.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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WayneC

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#11 posted 06-20-2007 12:15 AM

I checked out your web site. Pretty cool. I will add it to my hand-plane reference page. I will have to see if the budget will allow me to purchase one of your plane blades. Also, have you thought making a blade for a Stanley 4 1/2? I would think there would be more premium demand there.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#12 posted 03-22-2009 03:03 AM

Happy Anniversary! This coming week you will have been a Lumber Jock for 2 years. Thanks for your participation.

-- Gary

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#13 posted 03-27-2010 05:30 AM

Well, another year has rolled by. It must have been a fun year because it seems like yesterday when I congratulated you on be a LJ for 2 years. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#14 posted 04-01-2010 03:57 AM

Wow,
3 Years as an LJ… gotta say, that is very impressive… Congrats on your third anniversary…

Wisty
PS: I look forward to the day I reach this unique milestone…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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rrdesigns

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#15 posted 02-15-2011 01:00 AM

Noticed your Buddhist wanzi symbol from another post. Is that available in the SketchUp warehouse or would you be willing to share it with me? I’m working on some design ideas for an Asian bar and might include something like that in it.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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