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  0 Thread: A New Chapter
Post: A New Chapter

It’s about time for me to re-read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. I rarely read a book more than once, but I’ve read Robert Persig’s profound treatise on the search for the meaning of quali...
Ron Hock Woodworking Hand Tools 16 980 01-18-2023, 03:01 PM
  0 Thread: Glen Drake Toolworks
Post: RE: Glen Drake Toolworks

gtrboy77 Wrote: (10-24-2022, 07:24 AM) -- Does anyone know if Glen Drake Toolworks is still in business?  I bought a joinery saw and some blades for it when I met him at a woodworking show maybe ten ...
Ron Hock Woodworking Hand Tools 5 1,196 11-20-2022, 07:23 PM
  0 Thread: Amana
Post: RE: Amana

We received this update from The Abrahams a month ago: Dear All, Handworks....2020...2021...2022... After much consideration we have decided to delay Handworks once a again.  We wish we could...
Ron Hock Woodworking Hand Tools 31 3,959 04-13-2022, 07:11 PM
  0 Thread: Skew the Plane, Lower the Cutting Angle
Post: RE: Skew the Plane, Lower the Cutting Angle

Nicely done! It's a difficult thing to visualize but you made it simple.  I tried to do the math, with John Whelan's book's help, in my blog entry over a decade ago: https://hocktools.wordpress.com...
Ron Hock Woodworking Hand Tools 16 2,709 02-09-2022, 02:54 PM
  0 Thread: chusel sharpening
Post: RE: chusel sharpening

AHill Wrote: (12-19-2019, 05:19 PM) -- Not all sandpaper is silicon carbide.  Norton 3x and 3M are usually aluminum oxide, which doesn't break down as quickly as SC, so it lasts longer.  Silicon carb...
Ron Hock Woodworking Hand Tools 21 9,253 12-30-2019, 01:26 PM
  0 Thread: chusel sharpening
Post: RE: chusel sharpening

weelis Wrote: (12-18-2019, 03:21 PM) -- When sharpening your chisels on sandpaper, do you all have a favorite brand of paper?Is there a certain type of paper you use?  As you can tell , I am not rea...
Ron Hock Woodworking Hand Tools 21 9,253 12-18-2019, 04:54 PM
  0 Thread: Hock Tools meets USPS
Post: RE: Hock Tools meets USPS

Aram Wrote: (01-20-2019, 07:29 PM) -- Shipping from Northern California to Eugene, Oregon. Via Guam, apparently. Krenov blade gets around more than I do. -- There is something about a well-traveled...
Ron Hock Woodworking Hand Tools 18 7,158 01-29-2019, 03:09 PM
  0 Thread: Evenfall Studios needs help
Post: update: RE: Evenfall Studios needs help

Skip J. Wrote: (12-03-2018, 10:18 AM) -- My wife suggested that after Christmas there are always some points left over on gift cards, those could be sent to Rob and Kristy also.... especially HD and ...
Ron Hock Woodworking Hand Tools 33 13,821 12-05-2018, 06:55 PM
  0 Thread: Evenfall Studios needs help
Post: RE: Evenfall Studios needs help

Rob Lee Wrote: (11-18-2018, 06:06 PM) -- Just beat me to it....posted same to SMC a few minutes ago. Rob is a good guy, and worthy of our support! Rob Lee -- Hi Rob,  You beat me to it o...
Ron Hock Woodworking Hand Tools 33 13,821 11-21-2018, 02:53 PM
  0 Thread: Evenfall Studios needs help
Post: Evenfall Studios needs help

Rob and Kristy Hanson of http://www.evenfallstudios.com/ lost everything in the Camp Fire. He's set up a couple of donation accounts to try to get back on his feet. Links are on his home page. After a...
Ron Hock Woodworking Hand Tools 33 13,821 11-18-2018, 05:59 PM
  0 Thread: Good plane-adjusting hammer?
Post: RE: Good plane-adjusting hammer?

The narrow end is a screwdriver for the breaker screw. Fits perfectly and securely and the handle gives you lots of torque.  And the riven, tan-oak handles are "clocked" (twisted slightly) for righ...
Ron Hock Woodworking Hand Tools 32 25,430 12-16-2016, 02:54 PM
  0 Thread: Good plane-adjusting hammer?
Post: RE: Good plane-adjusting hammer?

Best one I've seen or used: http://www.glen-drake.com/Plane-Adjusting-Hammers/
Ron Hock Woodworking Hand Tools 32 25,430 12-13-2016, 02:08 PM
  0 Thread: Sharpen a marking knife??
Post: Re: Sharpen a marking knife??

Dave Jeske explains it all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=622fDmpM8JA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=622fDmpM8JA)
Ron Hock Woodworking Hand Tools 4 3,586 10-16-2015, 01:07 PM
  0 Thread: Work Smoother Build Along
Post: Re: Work Smoother Build Along

Any progress? Reports, photos, advice, problems, questions? Inquiring minds... and all that.[br][br]Happy Holidays, everyone!
Ron Hock Woodworking Hand Tools 11 11,839 12-16-2014, 12:28 PM

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