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Scott

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1731 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


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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 1731 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.

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Timberwerks

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#2 posted 1731 days ago

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

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Kindlingmaker

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#3 posted 1731 days ago

hand plane too

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

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NBeener

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#4 posted 1731 days ago

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

-- -- Neil

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Mario

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#5 posted 1731 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

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stefang

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#6 posted 1731 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.

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 1731 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"

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Dadoo

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#8 posted 1731 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!

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 1731 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

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Scott

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#10 posted 1730 days ago

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

-- Scott, South Carolina

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Seer

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#11 posted 1730 days ago

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

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dbhost

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#12 posted 1730 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.

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degoose

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#13 posted 1730 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...

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Sean

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#14 posted 1730 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

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Scott

103 posts in 1942 days


#15 posted 1730 days ago

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

-- Scott, South Carolina

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