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  0 Thread: Interesting counterpoint on Titebond (I) vs. Hide Glue
Post: RE: Interesting counterpoint on Titebond (I) vs. H...

Just so Cliff. I also wouldn't use TB on a stressed joint where creep could be an issue (instruments travel and regularly get subjected to less than ideal heat and humidity - it's just their lot in li...
Steve Hamlin Woodworking Hand Tools 11 759 03-31-2024, 12:43 PM
  0 Thread: 20" Rip saw wanted
Post: RE: 20" Rip saw wanted

Since you're looking for a proper saw, you will have to learn to sharpen one sooner rather than later, so look for a cheap cross cut saw on your favourite junk site or in local junk shops or garage sa...
Steve Hamlin Woodworking Hand Tools 10 797 01-30-2024, 01:54 PM
  0 Thread: Should I buy this?
Post: RE: Should I buy this?

Plus a 2101. The ultimate cordless drill with a chuck that'll handle any bit style, with an unequalled ratchet and a motor that runs on tea and biscuits (coffee and cookies that side of the pond.) FFS...
Steve Hamlin Woodworking Hand Tools 19 1,894 01-06-2024, 11:35 AM
  0 Thread: Waterstone grit Norton vs Shapton ceramic
Post: RE: Waterstone grit Norton vs Shapton ceramic

I just use arkansas stones these days - I appreciate the low upkeep of a lilywhite and keeness of edge from a surgical black (good enough to pare hairs lengthwise, so much finer than working sharp for...
Steve Hamlin Woodworking Hand Tools 11 753 12-30-2023, 12:42 PM
  0 Thread: Veritas version of the Record 043
Post: RE: Veritas version of the Record 043

I don't have any Veritas ploughs, just (in order from delicate to beefy) a Record 043, Record 044 and Stanley 43 (Millers patent.) If you still have ox powered arms, the stanley 43 will power through...
Steve Hamlin Woodworking Hand Tools 12 3,069 10-18-2023, 11:42 PM
  0 Thread: Have You Ever Rounded Over an Edge Stropping?
Post: RE: Have You Ever Rounded Over an Edge Stropping?

I just use talc for stropping, more lubricant than abrasive, and little needed with light enough finishing strokes on a surgical black which maintained with nothing coarser than a lily white itself bu...
Steve Hamlin Woodworking Hand Tools 38 6,261 10-17-2023, 07:47 PM
  0 Thread: Using a dovetail saw
Post: RE: Using a dovetail saw

Nordic Wrote: (10-15-2023, 09:58 PM) -- Glen-Drake had such an animal -- Ahah! Well remembered - afraid that was before flu scrambled my brain - no wonder I couldn't find an image.
Steve Hamlin Woodworking Hand Tools 34 4,246 10-16-2023, 04:15 PM
  0 Thread: Using a dovetail saw
Post: RE: Using a dovetail saw

Many, many moons ago, David Jeske (I think... nope... Glen-Drake.... vide infra) introduced a two-handled western dovetail saw... a most peculiar beast, held like a black hat with two pistols in a bad...
Steve Hamlin Woodworking Hand Tools 34 4,246 10-15-2023, 05:39 PM
  0 Thread: Logo to use
Post: RE: Logo to use

RickW Wrote: (10-17-2018, 12:58 PM) -- Anyway, how about having your name engraved on the handle?  You certainly own it! -- Try telling that to any trader called Harrod - just because it's your name ...
Steve Hamlin Woodworking Hand Tools 3 2,649 10-17-2018, 04:22 PM
  0 Thread: Curious about plane storage angle....
Post: RE: Curious about plane storage angle....

Admiral Wrote: (09-21-2018, 01:30 PM) -- That is another option.  A loop to secure the knobs works well -- A princely solution. Prince Albert, that is.
Steve Hamlin Woodworking Hand Tools 18 11,846 09-21-2018, 01:49 PM
  0 Thread: [Grandstaff] Flexy Scraper and the Saw Vise
Post: RE: [Grandstaff] Flexy Scraper and the Saw Vise

Jim Waldron Wrote: (09-03-2018, 04:10 PM) -- Well, You're right, Steve.  I went and measured mine and got 0.09" (probably 3/32" if more precise measurement were available).  Never thought of it as an...
Steve Hamlin Woodworking Hand Tools 8 6,672 09-03-2018, 08:09 PM
  0 Thread: [Grandstaff] Flexy Scraper and the Saw Vise
Post: RE: [Grandstaff] Flexy Scraper and the Saw Vise

Jim Waldron Wrote: (09-02-2018, 01:10 PM) -- I'm not sure you'll be happy with a blade from a saw for a Stanley 80; the normal blade is rather thick, on the order of 1/8 inch or perhaps more.  The ed...
Steve Hamlin Woodworking Hand Tools 8 6,672 09-02-2018, 07:05 PM
  0 Thread: Honing techniques?
Post: RE: Honing techniques?

Which nicely highlights why the ultimate sharp is unimportant: what matters is working sharp, which varies by tool and substrate.  To prepare a mortise chisel to the same level as a finishing tool, w...
Steve Hamlin Woodworking Hand Tools 20 13,687 07-19-2017, 05:38 PM
  0 Thread: Floating top?
Post: RE: Floating top?

Use a long compass. http://www.homemadetools.net/homemade-long-compass
Steve Hamlin Woodworking Hand Tools 9 7,406 07-10-2017, 04:36 PM
  0 Thread: Rasps for Guitar Making
Post: Re: Rasps for Guitar Making

Wouldn't bother with machine cut rasps - they're a very blunt instrument and really only related to hand stitched rasps by name not action (the former abrade the surface, the latter cut it.)[br][br]So...
Steve Hamlin Woodworking Hand Tools 7 6,239 03-19-2016, 03:23 AM
  0 Thread: Ibuprofen and Sharpening A Rant
Post: Re: Ibuprofen and Sharpening A Rant

We are talking about massive doses here - a report linked to the one cited suggests "[acute] Symptoms are unlikely after ingestion of 100 mg/kg or less, and are usually not life-threatening unless mo...
Steve Hamlin Woodworking Hand Tools 4 4,770 03-14-2016, 10:55 PM

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