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The joys of rust hunting #4: Show off your latest find(s)

06-15-2014 12:13 PM by Don W | 298 comments »

I’m not sure if this has been done before, but here is a spot to show off your latest acquisitions. Whether its a flea market , garage sale or yard sale or craig list find, show it off. A 12 1/2 base with a Sargent #42 like new cutter A type 2 Sargent 307 A cool infill (rosewood and steel) And a Sargent made 3409 branded as Marshall Wells Hardware. (I need to research this a little more)

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Ribbon and Bow Box Techniques

03-19-2013 03:30 PM by Lenny | 22 comments »

Enough people have asked me how the Bow Boxes I made and posted were crafted that I figured a blog was warranted. My post is here “Bow Box”: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/68845. I have seen others make the boxes and thought you might like to see different interpretations of them. bigogre has done several. Here is one of his: “Box”: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/73998. moonls recently posted one with wonderful banding in the ribbons and bow. See it “here...

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The ulimate honing material free from mother nature

07-26-2012 09:55 AM by apprentice | 10 comments »

Here is what I was shown by my Grandfather for to make the final polish to a plethora of cutting edges. This common fungus readily found growing on dieing silver birch trees, see here for genus http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piptoporus_betulinus. The fungus has some of the finest silicates known to man within its superstructure that are perfect for honing your plane blades. Take the fungus and let it dry out naturally under cover, when dry carefully slice the bracket into thin strips...

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