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01-17-2016 03:54 PM

Ceramic Slipstone - 4 replies

Thanks for all of the responses to my earlier question regarding diamond stones. That issue is solved and the next issue is removing the burr from the inside of gouges/v-tools after sharpening. Due to the shop setup things must be clean so it seems ceramic is my best option. I’m looking at Woodcarvers Supply, they offer a traditional sh...

01-10-2016 01:25 AM

Sharpening Stones - 6 replies

I know this is a topic that comes up over and over but at the risk of irritating folks I’m going to open it up again! I’m getting more involved with carving lately. For my furniture work chisels and planes I use water stones. Carving gouges tend to really mess up the water stones so am using some very old oil stones with acceptabl...

12-05-2015 03:52 PM

Hard Wool vs. Paper Buffing Wheel - 6 replies

As many other carvers, honing gouges and chisels can be problematic!! I read that using a buffing wheel to hone can cause rounded edges. Just looking for opinions based on your experiences as to which is better—a hard wool or paper wheel. I’ve used paper wheel but wonder if it’s too aggressive? Working on my Christmas wish ...

12-01-2011 01:56 AM

Freud Box Cutter Set - 20 replies

I recently purchased the Freud SBOX8 set after reading the good reviews this set got. I just finished working through a project where I used 5/8” thick Walnut and Maple and must admit, I’m less than impressed with the performance of this set. It was quite difficult to feed the wood through the blade, even my practice pieces of Popl...

03-31-2011 11:10 PM

Two Blades for Tenons? - 23 replies

This question is more of a curiosity one—I’m wondering how many other woodworkers do what I do to cut tenons on the tablesaw. I use two dado blades with spacers in between so that I can cut the tenon in one pass. Generally slightly oversized so a couple of passes with a rabbet plane is all that’s required for the fit I want.T...

02-20-2011 10:39 PM

Blogs & Sharing - 15 replies

I have a question regarding the blog on Lumberjock. I maintain a woodworking blog on Blogger. Is there any way that I can automatically set it up so that blog will feed to the Lumberjock site?Thanks in advance, I’m a bit computer resistant but getting better!

02-19-2011 12:07 AM

Hand Plane Technique - 14 replies

I’m a firm believer in hand planing my projects and when I had a fellow woodworker over to my shop today a question came up about using planes—he was trying out my smooth plane. He picks the plane up after each stroke while I usually leave it on the wood. His reasoning was that by picking it up you’re not dragging the cutting...


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