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what i've been doing #12: Been gone a while but all is well..

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Blog entry by Dave posted 1021 days ago 1270 reads 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well its been a while but I have got back in the shop. My time has been busy with my grandson and 2 senior girls. Sorry to have been away for so long. Oh I am not going to lie my motorcycle has taking a lot of my time 2. And I do mean a lot of my time. Me and the wife have toured 3 states.
But I have squeezed in some shop time. More will come because the cold is coming in.

So a few pics on some of the stuff I have been doing.
A small bench

She is a solid 3 inches thick. And gets my joinery up to where I can see it.

A Cherry post bed for the grand son

Check him out

A live edge bench for my daughter

A pole lathe

first project from lathe a ceder mallet
A live edge cedar coffee table


small carving for the office

refurb on an old craftsman plane

and last but not least. I found an Ohio skewed jack rabbit plane with knickers

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com



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William

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#1 posted 1021 days ago

Glad to see you came around. I’ve missed you (and a few others that are hiding lately). It makes me feel more at home when I have as many people as possible who are surely as crazy as I am.
I love all the photos. Nice work. However, the last one interests me the most. I have to admit WHY it interested me so much though, because I don’t know what “knickers” means or what they do. The last time I heard a word that sounded like that was as a teenager when I was dating this british girl and she was yellinh something about what I was NOT messing with. Even then though i really don’t know what she was talking about, since hormones was keeping me from hearing most of what she said.
Focus, William, FOCUS.
Anyway, I’m assuming that “knickers” has something to do with thise giant pliers looking thing-a-ma-jigs. What do they do and how does it realte to the plane?

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Dave

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#2 posted 1021 days ago

Ok on the plane near the toe you will see 2 tapered dovetailed knives. When you are using the plane you will knock one of them down below the sole of the plane. Then you pull the plane backwards a few times and the knife shears the grain for a smother cut. The reason they are on both sides of the plane is for a right hand or left hand rabbet. Now the black plier thingies, they are blacksmith tongs. In the near future I will be in need to make a few tools you cant buy anymore.

Good to be back William. And for the wood in most all these projects was donated by YOU. Thanks;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Chips

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#3 posted 1021 days ago

I was wondering what happened to you. Welcome back.

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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Dennisgrosen

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#4 posted 1021 days ago

welcome back superdav :-) good to see one from the old gang again
and congrats with the score of the rabbit :-)
score the wood with the knickers …. yah I know a flat one
nice litle bench you made
nothing much here on the site … beside bertha have the reccord for the longest running thread
about planes :-)

take care
Dennis

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Dave

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#5 posted 1021 days ago

Chips hello.. Thanks. Please let me know when the next meting of the Mississippi woodcarvers. I bought a knife from one of your members and would like to get a few more.
Dennis ole friend. I must go read the thread of berthas, it should make for good reading. And what have you been up to? How is Silkie?
Ya like my knickers do ya?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 1021 days ago

nickers can be practical to use …. lol … though I wuold use the modern type with realy good boots
in a terrain hiking :-)
me I have just visit Mads in CPH nearly two weeks ago (here) Andy (Brit) try´d to come since he has been
Denmark on a project for his computercompany , unfortunaly to much overtime in the last minut arived
on his desk :-(
Silke :-) ooh she is on the pink cloud at the moment …. having sloyd in the school this year and recieving
a little very spooky letter/parcel from Sheila (Scrollgirl )
and I´m ready to make dust and chips again after a tiny visit of water in the basement
and have started slowly again with restoring tools at the moment I lapping the back of a plane iron
I bought 8-10 years ago before I knew anything about what it meant to have a flat back on the irons
OOH boy do I have a ton of work on this one the iron wasn´t lapped at all even though it is made
by Erik Anton Berg the one with the fish as logo (now sandvick/bacho) we love the swedish steal
but damm how hard to sharpen in hand …. its nearly as hard as the japanese iron used on there cheisels
I think …. 10 ours and I still lapping … not past grit 1000 yet :-( ... well its a learning process in both
using my japanese waterstones and geting in to zenmode ..... LOL
so yes a few blogs you have missed …. but its okay …. as long… you and yours have fun :-)

Dennis

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Dave

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#7 posted 1021 days ago

Dennis, sloyd in school, I wished they still taught it hear. Sorry to hear your basement flooded. I hope you were able to keep everything high and dry. And good luck on the iron. I didn’t know Swedish steel was so hard. Just put some good music on, get a hot cup of coffee and a bit of tobacco then lap your troubles away.

Dave

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

#8 posted 1021 days ago

Evening all good to see some updated posting. Im not very active on here right now. But soon, real soon…....

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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Dave

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#9 posted 1021 days ago

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-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Dave

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#10 posted 1021 days ago

Ktmm how is life in Clinton? How has your bench been coming along?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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JL7

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#11 posted 1020 days ago

Hey Dave – good to see you back! Lots of cool stuff to post…the knickers scare me a bit so I am going for the live edge cedar table and the office carving as favorites…...spending time with the grandson and daugthters is always good…..........and some bike touring is a nice bonus!

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Dave

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#12 posted 1020 days ago

Thanks Jeff good to hear from you. And yep my knickers have got a stir going. It seems they reminded William of a date and Dennis of a hike. Its good to be back.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#13 posted 1019 days ago

so except for honning the wooden body I´m done ….lapped and sharpened to 8000 grit
blank like a mirror …..ooh boy ..ooh boy ….. does it look gooooood …
including the chipbreaker and levercap the right places… cuoldn´t finish the levercap then there
wuoldn´t have been any levercap now …...........tooo hollow :-(
but behave like a dream …. a jack of all trades you can say …. shaves as a fine smoother
or if you are in a hurry shaves thick as if it was a scrubplane …. I think this plane finely
will see some real action many years foreward ….. something is worth waiting for :—))))))

Dennis

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Dave

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#14 posted 1019 days ago

Very well done Dennis, well done indeed. You are now dubbed lapping master earl of hone.;) What is next on the refurbishing list?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#15 posted 1018 days ago

restoring my waterstones ….......ha ha ha :-)
seriously I have to get me a flattening/lappingstones for them before I can do more work
it was the first time i put them to work an two of them realy need to visit a diamond stone
I shuold have bought it alot sooner but the price …..yyaark
I was warrend they wear fast …. just didn´t expect it was so fast for the lower grits
not that I am sad about it … not at all … I think they fit me well in the way they give
responce to me the 6000 and 8000 is pretty hard I think … have to use them more
before I can say if I like them .. or want to try another brand
well its a learning curve like anything ells ….. I didn´t knew I had to put so much waight on them either
to make them work faster and by then not wearing out so much
something I read about in the weekend

Silke learned (sort of ) the theory about using a plane and they did try to plane some wood in the school
today …. so when I asked if she would try the jack …. she was down in the basement
long before I had my shoes on .. Ha .. Ha .. Ha !
then we found out we had to find a pallet and some plywood to make her a raised floor
before her bench fits her for that job
and as the toolfreak I am and always tooo tecnical she got a leasson about how a plane is build
and what makes it work including bed angles …. easy now just a little of the different between
a 45 degree bed the blockplane and the toothing plane/scraperplane
what she fiound was the most interresting beside the candy bowl ha ha
was Veritas sharpening jiig (proppebly do to the black and brass) .. do you think I can
talk her into using it instead of me …................ ha ha :-))

take care
Dennis

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