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  0 Thread: Cloud lift Greene and greene
Post: RE: Cloud lift Greene and greene

Knife mark using template for the curve, then wood file. I wouldn't try using a rasp, because it's a subtle detail and the rasp would be too aggressive as well as risking tearout at the perimeter. F...
AHill Woodworking 7 351 10-18-2021, 12:07 PM
  0 Thread: Wobbly blade on Lee Valley router
Post: RE: Wobbly blade on Lee Valley router

Joe Bailey Wrote: (10-13-2021, 11:26 AM) -- It is possible that the screw is bottoming out in the hole tapped in the post -- if this is the problem, deepen (tap) the hole or shorten the screw -- If...
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 15 508 10-14-2021, 06:05 AM
  0 Thread: Joint strength test
Post: RE: Joint strength test

rwe2156 Wrote: (10-05-2021, 09:25 AM) -- I know this article is 12 years old, but on the heels of Mr. Sullivan's infamous end grain strength test, maybe 2021 will go down as the year woodworking join...
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 8 703 10-06-2021, 07:08 AM
  0 Thread: Joint strength test
Post: RE: Joint strength test

Interesting also is that the test only considered right angle joints for door / panel frames. What about drawer carcase joints e.g. dovetails, lock-miters, etc.? What about joints that attach legs t...
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 8 703 10-05-2021, 07:05 AM
  0 Thread: Wood body planes
Post: RE: Wood body planes

photobug Wrote: (10-04-2021, 12:42 PM) -- I live in a tourist town, with only high end boutiques.  If there is any antiques it will be ridiculously expensive.  Next time I travel I will start shoppin...
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 20 1,218 10-04-2021, 06:27 PM
  0 Thread: Mallet handle
Post: RE: Mallet handle

Best choice is a lathe. You could also use a spokeshave. Clamp one end in a vise and go to town. Another choice is to take one end, chuck it into your hand drill or drill press, and use coarse grit...
AHill Woodworking 19 1,086 10-04-2021, 06:28 AM
  0 Thread: Wood body planes
Post: RE: Wood body planes

Hit a couple of antique stores. You can hold them and see if there are any missing parts. Negotiate a reasonable price. Estate sales of old farms almost always have old hand tools.
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 20 1,218 10-04-2021, 06:26 AM
  0 Thread: 20th Anniversary
Post: RE: 20th Anniversary

Congrats to you, Bob! That's one of your books in my collection.
AHill Woodworking 7 601 09-30-2021, 07:01 AM
  0 Thread: veneer vs solid wood
Post: RE: veneer vs solid wood

Halfathumb Wrote: (09-18-2021, 12:08 PM) -- Is there a sure fire way to determine if a table top is solid wood vs veneer? Jim -- Look at the underside.  It's rare they veneer the underside of a ...
AHill Woodworking 9 847 09-29-2021, 07:24 AM
  0 Thread: An Arts and Crafts lamp
Post: RE: An Arts and Crafts lamp

Love it. Very well done!
AHill Woodworking 12 961 09-28-2021, 05:39 AM
  0 Thread: Joint strength test
Post: RE: Joint strength test

Not being a subscriber and not knowing the results, I wonder if there was any assessment of how good is good enough? It's quite possible for some applications, the worst performing joint in their tes...
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 8 703 09-28-2021, 05:38 AM
  0 Thread: Olive wood
Post: RE: Olive wood

If you don't mind traveling, there are a ton of olive groves in California. They trim and cull old trees every year. Mostly, they want to just dispose of the wood. If you can contact an olive farm,...
AHill Woodworking 7 511 09-27-2021, 06:08 AM
  0 Thread: one lawyer saw
Post: RE: one lawyer saw

Wunderschönen! (Beautiful!)
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 9 662 09-22-2021, 04:39 PM
  0 Thread: Jointer plane problems
Post: RE: Jointer plane problems

Are you planing the face of the board or the edge of the board?  Either way, a shorter plane can navigate the hills and valleys of a board and still cut while a longer plane will only cut hi...
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 12 799 09-22-2021, 04:37 PM
  0 Thread: Jointer plane problems
Post: RE: Jointer plane problems

Do you have a straightedge? You can easily check to see if the board is level to begin with. Mark the high spots. Plane those first. Keep checking with the straightedge. Once it's relatively flat...
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 12 799 09-22-2021, 07:01 AM
  0 Thread: Return
Post: RE: Return

Welcome back, Mike! First think that popped into my mind when i saw Mtobey was SHARPENING! That topic still gets a lot of attention around here. I will welcome your return as long as you are able t...
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 20 1,424 09-21-2021, 03:04 PM
  0 Thread: What happened here?
Post: RE: What happened here?

Another vote for a messed up heat treatment - or letting the tip get too hot when grinding a new edge. Those cracks and chips are indicative of a brittle edge. The only way to fix that is to grind a...
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 9 758 09-21-2021, 06:44 AM
  0 Thread: Ripping a 6ft board
Post: RE: Ripping a 6ft board

The doug fir - if it's construction lumber - is a dead giveaway that this board is WAY too wet to rip. Let it dry to a reasonable moisture content before ripping. If it's typical construction lumber...
AHill Woodworking 13 1,274 09-18-2021, 07:43 PM
  0 Thread: cherry closet wall
Post: RE: cherry closet wall

Would love to see that in a couple of years as the cherry ages! Nice job. Reminds me of the "schranks" in Germany when I was stationed there way back when. Germans taxed you for how many rooms we...
AHill Woodworking 15 998 09-18-2021, 07:38 PM
  0 Thread: RIP Myron Curtis
Post: RE: RIP Myron Curtis

My condolences. Eighty-Five years of woodturning experience? How old was Myron when he passed away? Over 100?
AHill Woodturning 3 567 09-18-2021, 07:32 PM

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