LumberJocks

Favorite Sounds

  • Advertise with us

« back to Coffee Lounge forum

Forum topic by Scott posted 1749 days ago 1292 views 0 times favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Scott 's profile

Scott

103 posts in 1961 days


1749 days ago

So, I was in the shop the other night sqaring up a few boards on the jointer and my brother was commenting on how he liked the sound of of it running and when you ran boards through it. Now, it may seem a little odd to some but it got us talking about our favorite shop sounds. My favorite sound is from years ago when my grandfather had his sawmill. I loved about every sound it made, from the pony motor used to start the big Cat diesel to that big four foot blade slicing through logs like butter. What are your favorite shop/woodworking sounds. I know you gotem lets hear about them!

-- Scott, South Carolina


24 replies so far

View Craftsman on the lake's profile

Craftsman on the lake

2366 posts in 2040 days


#1 posted 1749 days ago

the swoosh of a plane on soft wood.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

View Timberwerks's profile

Timberwerks

301 posts in 1763 days


#2 posted 1749 days ago

I have to go with planing with a hand plane. Second is the chainsaw milling wood.

-- http://djofurnituremaker.wordpress.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/pages/Timberwerks-Studio/126415221682

View Kindlingmaker's profile

Kindlingmaker

2654 posts in 2128 days


#3 posted 1749 days ago

hand plane too

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

View NBeener's profile

NBeener

4806 posts in 1776 days


#4 posted 1749 days ago

So far, I’ve gotta’ go with the joiner, too. It has a really smooth whirrrr to it!

-- -- Neil

View Mario's profile

Mario

902 posts in 2653 days


#5 posted 1749 days ago

I like the sound of silence. When it is silent and you can focus in refining a design that is priceless.

-- Hope Never fails

View stefang's profile

stefang

12592 posts in 1936 days


#6 posted 1749 days ago

I think I have to agree with Mario, although I don’t mind the sound of any of the handtools although I agree that the handplanes are best. When I was a kid on the farm, I loved the sound of someone chopping wood at a distance when it was otherwise quiet out.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View CharlieM1958's profile

CharlieM1958

15664 posts in 2820 days


#7 posted 1749 days ago

For several years all I had was a little direct-drive Ryobi table saw that screamed like a banshee. So now, flicking the switch on my Ridgid contractor saw and hearing that smooth whir is music to my ears.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View Dadoo's profile

Dadoo

1763 posts in 2592 days


#8 posted 1749 days ago

My friend has restored an antique motorized Bucksaw that was powered by a Whitty kerosene engine. It made this very irregular “pop pop shhhsh” noise when running (and it was running smoothly too.) as it pushed and pulled the Bucksaw back and forth. The operator would place this large, sharp Bucksaw on the log and gravity would do the rest! The fuel tank sits on top of the cylinder head, leaking kerosene down into the sawdust below. OSHA would’ve loved this thing!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112000 posts in 2179 days


#9 posted 1749 days ago

I like the sing of a fine plane on wood and the first sounds my three sons made when they were first born,not necessarily in that order.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Scott 's profile

Scott

103 posts in 1961 days


#10 posted 1749 days ago

Dadoo, that reminds me of how much I like to hear those hit or miss engines!

-- Scott, South Carolina

View Seer's profile

Seer

301 posts in 2244 days


#11 posted 1749 days ago

I like the sound of “Yes Dear” when I ask loml if I can buy something. lol

-- www.cabinfevercreations.com

View dbhost's profile

dbhost

5378 posts in 1834 days


#12 posted 1749 days ago

Okay favorite shop MACHINE sounds, or shop sounds sans machines?

The whoosh of the dust collector, combined with the scraping swirling sounds of debris spinning in the Thien Cyclone… It is REALLY noticable when working with the lathe… The sraping swirling sound is almost like a moracca…

Favorite non mechanized sound? Hands down has to be hand plane.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

View degoose's profile

degoose

6976 posts in 1957 days


#13 posted 1749 days ago

I like the sounds of all my equipment… I realize I am in the company of many who like the sounds in the workshop as much as I do. Would not be dead for quids.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

View Sean's profile

Sean

156 posts in 2217 days


#14 posted 1749 days ago

1. Favorite sound: either a hand plane (specifically thinking of my shoulder plane) or of small finished wood pieces clattering together (made some building blocks…like to rattle around the spares.)
2. Least favorite sound: By far Bandsaw.
3. Just to add: favorite smell: freshcut Walnut.

-- "Democracy is by far the worst system of government. Except all the others that have been tried." ~ Winston Churchill

View Scott 's profile

Scott

103 posts in 1961 days


#15 posted 1749 days ago

You know…...your right about that bandsaw thing. Not a pleasant sound.

-- Scott, South Carolina

showing 1 through 15 of 24 replies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase