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|607 days ago||
Need some tools for school - 1 reply
I am going to be attending The Great Lakes Boatbuilding School this fall and am in need of a few tools to fill out my kit. I am needing a #4 smooth plane, good quality that I don’t have to restore, brand not as important as condition. I need a 10” brace, would like a three jaw chuck but don’t know if that is to be had in an old...
|719 days ago||
Great internet resource for All - 1 reply
http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=woodworking%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts Just found this online library recently and it has much to offer for just about all of us I would guess. There are many old publications dealing with many topics. For all of us beginners it has many old rudimentary skill building books. For history buffs, for lover...
|724 days ago||
New handles for Narex chisels - 9 replies
Has anyone with some narex chisels rehandled them, just because they’re ugly? Going to show my ignorance and ask how to do it. I have a log of hophornbeam that would do real nice.What do you think of the chisels too by the way?
|764 days ago||
Edge joining boards - 24 replies
What would be your prefered method for edge joinging boards for a dresser top? Top will be 72” x 22” x 1”, Cherry. I have two very wide boards to use for this. Is this in itself a bad idea? I was going to edge join them with dowels, I’ve done this before but not on anything this big. Also, I was going to use some of my sy...
|766 days ago||
What is Heartpine? - 5 replies
Is it a species of pine in and of itself? Is it just what the name suggests, the heart of any pine tree? What ,exactly is is? The heartpine that I have aquired recently is some absolutely beautifull wood with a deep reddish color varying all the way to a golden yellow with growth rings so numerous that can barely be discerned. Some of it has, as...
|769 days ago||
Making a chisel (slick) - 4 replies
Hello fella’s, I would like to ask a question that hopefully someone can help me with. I want to make a slick for my boatbuilding project I am going to finally get going on as soon as my wife is satisfied with her(our) furniture.I have some perfectly sized pieces of spring steel, which is new, that I would like to use to make a 3” sl...
|778 days ago||
unbelievable woodwork - 2 replies
New guy here, so , hello to all. Really think this is the most thorough site I’ve ran into on the web, thanks to all who make it possible, namely whoever is reading this. I’d be really suprised if this hasn’t been posted here before somewhere but just in case.http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/Heim.htmThis guy also makes some ...