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lysdexic

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10-04-2011 11:41 PM

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There must be a Renaissance in hand tool wood working. There must be. I ordered some chisels from Lie Nielsen over 8 weeks ago. Called today and they are still out of stock and it “might be a few more weeks.” they having trouble keeping up with demand.

The Starrett square that ordered at the same time – yep still out of stock.

I ordered a tenon saw from Bad Axe Tools 11 weeks ago and Mark informed me that he would email at the start of production. Haven’t heard a thing but I emailed him today. He did let me know up front that the que was 12 – 14 weeks.

I sent a D-8 to Matt Cianci of The Saw Blog for a professional sharpening because Mark from Bad Axe stated he was swamped. This was 7 weeks ago and shortly there after Matt posted the he was inundated with sharpening requests.

It seems that many times that when I look at hand tool wood working course to attend the websites states ” sorry, already full”

Is it just me or do others feel like they are trying to enter a crowded room.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali


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#1 posted 10-04-2011 11:59 PM

Good to know. I was going to look into send a saw away. Anyone know of a good starter file set to sharpen saws?

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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#2 posted 10-05-2011 12:04 AM

I agree. I’m having trouble getting certain hand tools as well. Chisels seem to be especially tight these days.

And then there’s the absurd – http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Old-Vinatge-Stanley-Tolls-Wood-Plane-1949-Look-/180705981682

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#3 posted 10-05-2011 12:36 AM

I know its frustrating to wait for an item you have ordred ….. but look possitive at it
many who had only used maschinery to do woodworking with and newbies like myself
are tired of have to use all the saftygear (looking like an astronaut from Nasa )
to avoid the dust and noise ….......just want to use our hands ( do to have a job in a chair )
and want to work like a gentleman …...........in silence …......
if its continue …. either the company┬┤s hire more people …. or new company┬┤s will blumen
again more people has a job

take care
Dennis

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WayneC

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#4 posted 10-05-2011 01:12 AM

You can check these out Sam….

http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com//Merchant/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=toolshop&Product_Code=EE-555-SF.XX&Category_Code=TRR

I’m about 6 weeks into a wait for some Del Stubbs carving knives….

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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lysdexic

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#5 posted 10-05-2011 01:20 AM

I may be a little frustrated but not really. I am more impressed than disappointed. As a new comer to this hobby, one would think- how much demand can there be for boutique, expensive chisels and saws. Well, I guess there is a lot. At least, more than I expected.

Bottom line – good for these companies and good that woodworking is not a competitive sport because I’d be way behind.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#6 posted 10-05-2011 01:26 AM

I wuold say you are placed very comfortly in the group
you have found L J and joined like the rest of us ... :-)

Dennis

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lysdexic

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#7 posted 10-05-2011 01:30 AM

Wayne – I will keep those files in mind. I hope to learn how to sharpen my saws in the future but I need to just get started first.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#8 posted 10-05-2011 03:13 AM

Thank you WayneC. I will keep those in mind.

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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#9 posted 10-05-2011 04:09 PM

Any tri-file should work for filing a saw down. Just make sure you get the right size for the number of teeth you want. This is a great site for information on saw filing.

I picked up a couple files at my local hardware store for a few dollars a piece. Couldn’t tell you the brand.

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#10 posted 10-05-2011 04:42 PM

Scott- You’ve got some outstanding tools coming your way so I can see why you’d be getting a bit anxious… I would be, too.

When I entered this hand tool ‘fray’ about two years ago, I did what you’re doing now: sent a 14” backsaw to Mark at Bad Axe for sharpening so I’d know what sharp was. It took ten days. Now he’s out of the sharpening business and it’s a many weeks process. Other tools I didn’t have a problem with because we’re on different paths. Lots of quality vintage stuff out there (planes, squares, etc) that I went after. Chisels were new and while I did have problems getting them it wasn’t weeks.

Bottom line is, I agree that more folks seem to be realizing the value of having at least a few quality hand tools in their shops. And that’s a good thing for the craft.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#11 posted 10-08-2011 04:28 AM

Viva le revolution.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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