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what i've been doing #34: Top Ten Tools

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Blog entry by Dave posted 07-24-2013 12:53 AM 1391 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 33: 4 LumberJocks Meet Part 34 of what i've been doing series Part 35: Turpentine the old fashioned way. »

Chad Stanton asked me what my top ten tools would be. I had a hard time with this but came up with my list.
Chad did one two. His is a hybrid list and mine is a traditional list.
What would your top ten be?

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



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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 07-24-2013 01:04 AM

That was a good look inside the thought process behind your tool selections, for both you and Chad.
Though I believe, my thought process is much more similar to Safety Dan’s!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 07-24-2013 01:06 AM

Very good, Dave!

Good to see you posting again…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Dave

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#3 posted 07-24-2013 01:12 AM

Randy I wouldn’t have expected anything less of you.
Thank you Joe good to see you.

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

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#4 posted 07-24-2013 01:16 AM

Chad & Dan…

That was good too! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 07-24-2013 01:19 AM

Dang-it Dave, I learned more stuff and now I have a headache…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Dave

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#6 posted 07-24-2013 01:30 AM

Easy Marty. You are working to hard.
Take an aspirin and a nap.
We will talk latter.

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

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Oldtool

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#7 posted 07-24-2013 02:09 AM

Dave,
Pretty interesting & enlightening videos. I guess if you asked a hundred woodworkers this question, you’d get one hundred different answers.
For me, one tool comes to mind immediately, a card scraper. Like American Express, don’t leave home without it.
Thanks for the thought provoking videos.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Dave

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#8 posted 07-24-2013 02:24 AM

In working with some of the crazier wood grains. I don’t think I could have got the finish I was looking for without a card scraper. Yes that is a big one to.
I don’t think we can stop at ten.
One BIG one I didn’t include was the drill.
But I can make a square hole with a chisel.

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

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terryR

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#9 posted 07-24-2013 01:34 PM

+1 to the card scraper. Simple, effective. I usually cut myself everytime I use one. LOL

Dave, Thanks for sharing all your knowledge! Did you recently start uploading videos differently? I get nothing but a blank area in your post on my iPad…no buttons to click and watch and learn. Waahhh (big baby cry)

Pointless screen shot of my desktop…

I have enjoyed those you posted a couple of months ago, especially the panel gauge restore and heat treating tips!

If you know the actual file type, maybe I just need to download an app? Hard to believe I spent 4 years in computer engineering school, huh? :) These darn mobile devices make me feel older and more stupid every year. LOl, I’m only 48…too young to be left behind by technology…

Or do you have a bunch of videos on uTube that I just haven’t discovered yet? :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#10 posted 07-24-2013 02:57 PM

Terry, get the same thing on my iPhone, yet no problem on my MacBook Pro!! Has to be the OS.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#11 posted 07-24-2013 03:08 PM

Dave, 11 for 11. dead nuts to right. Thanks for the video.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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terryR

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#12 posted 07-24-2013 03:18 PM

...got it figured out…just needed a browser with flash support…

Thanks for the video, Dave!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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Dave

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#13 posted 07-24-2013 03:46 PM

Terry there is a YouTube app that should take care of the plugin problem for iPhone and ipads. I do everything on a mac but YouTube changes them into a flash format for space . I
I want to thank you guys for your time and posts.
That is why I do it.
11 for 11. That is pretty good batting.

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

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#14 posted 07-24-2013 04:32 PM

Great videos Dave. I think both you and Chad had pretty good lists for the different ways you like to do your woodworking. I have to admit that the hand tool route is a great way to work and probably more satisfying for a hobby woodworker than noisy machines. That said, machines are great for getting the laborious work done. I think there is plenty of room for both styles of woodworking and also the two combined. Fortunately we have a wide range of machines and hand tools at different price points to choose from, so just about anyone can afford to take up woodworking if they really want too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dave

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#15 posted 07-24-2013 08:31 PM

Mike well said. And If I have a tremendous load to do of the same thing I will get an electric saw out. I have cheap band saws, table saw, and chop saws. I mainly use those for construction grade lumber. I just enjoy small projects with the old school methods.
You know as well as I do you can spend large amounts of money on either path you take.
Thank you for your input.

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

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