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  0 Thread: 21 Pinewood Derby
Post: RE: 21 Pinewood Derby

I do love the creativity that sprouts from pinewood derby entries. That sounds like a good plan on handling parental enthusiasm. Nice cars!
TomFromStLouis Woodworking 8 431 Yesterday, 08:53 AM
  0 Thread: A Trio of New Knives
Post: RE: A Trio of New Knives

A large part of what making projects has taught me is to be practical and methodical. I have gotten way more organized as a result (although my overwhelming piles of precious wood pieces is winning so...
TomFromStLouis Woodworking 31 1,441 04-09-2021, 07:12 AM
  0 Thread: [Beatles] Quando para mucho mi a More Ray... Medullary
Post: RE: [Beatles] Quando para mucho mi a More Ray... M...

Nice box although I am surprised you found white oak to be "fine grain". I think of that as what Hoadley called "diffuse porous" like fruitwoods or maple. Either way, it does make a fine looking box!
TomFromStLouis Woodworking Hand Tools 4 563 04-06-2021, 11:57 AM
  0 Thread: Tap, tap, tap...
Post: RE: Tap, tap, tap...

This guy makes some pretty cool tools: https://www.howardjonesartist.com/
TomFromStLouis Woodworking Hand Tools 18 1,055 04-06-2021, 11:49 AM
  0 Thread: This sucks
Post: RE: This sucks

So yeah, that does suck. It's the self reliant ones - like you - that I feel sorry for when they go down.  But they are also the ones who manage. Get well soon.
TomFromStLouis Woodworking 21 1,388 04-06-2021, 11:43 AM
  0 Thread: How would you make this joint?
Post: RE: How would you make this joint?

Yeah, make the handle and blade from the one piece.
TomFromStLouis Woodworking 12 826 03-29-2021, 09:35 AM
  0 Thread: Looking for a small piece of Zebra wood veneer & finishing advice-Cedar chest repair
Post: RE: Looking for a small piece of Zebra wood veneer...

I think you did a really nice job on this but I have my doubts about whether that chest had any zebra wood on it.
TomFromStLouis Woodworking 7 815 03-26-2021, 08:43 AM
  0 Thread: Recommendation for a power rotary/carver tool
Post: RE: Recommendation for a power rotary/carver tool

I use a Dremel for small bits here and there and several different wheels on my grinder for larger scale removal. There are products in between but since I prefer the process and the finish of hand ca...
TomFromStLouis Woodworking Power Tools 9 619 03-17-2021, 09:37 AM
  0 Thread: picking carpet color for domestic tranquilty
Post: RE: picking carpet color for domestic tranquilty

Domestic tranquility? What's that?
TomFromStLouis Home Improvement 5 441 03-16-2021, 10:51 AM
  0 Thread: Blunt chisel technique with Bill Carter
Post: RE: Blunt chisel technique with Bill Carter

(03-16-2021, 09:29 AM)Chuck in NC Wrote: Jack - thanks for sharing.  I was not aware of this technique. I'm going to try out the tenon-fitting on my next project.  Looks like I should be able to sn...
TomFromStLouis Woodworking Hand Tools 9 746 03-16-2021, 10:07 AM
  0 Thread: Small Walnut Slabs
Post: RE: Small Walnut Slabs

Whatever you make with these will be small and generate a seemingly large amount of waste (since no waste was cut in the original milling). This is okay. I would rip a straight edge at the bandsaw, jo...
TomFromStLouis Woodworking 6 576 03-14-2021, 08:28 AM
  0 Thread: Irish Parlor Clock plan errors WJ Dec 88
Post: RE: Irish Parlor ***** plan errors WJ Dec 88

(02-24-2021, 07:30 PM)Jim1934 Wrote: Greetings, Part way through construction and I find what appear to be errors in dimensions. Has anyone built the clock and found and resolved errors ? This is Wo...
TomFromStLouis Woodworking 5 543 02-25-2021, 03:17 PM
  0 Thread: a knife for cutting veneer
Post: RE: a knife for cutting veneer

I have a veneer saw that gave me results that were rough. A friend has suggested sharpening the new veneer saw, explaining that they come like planes and chisels, i.e. not ready for best use fresh fro...
TomFromStLouis Woodworking Hand Tools 4 496 02-18-2021, 10:49 AM
  0 Thread: a knife for cutting veneer
Post: a knife for cutting veneer

I am making shop sawn veneers that are maybe 1/16" (1.6mm) and find myself cutting through them with my marking knife. This is clearly not doing my marking knife any favors and I wish I had something ...
TomFromStLouis Woodworking Hand Tools 4 496 02-15-2021, 12:30 PM
  0 Thread: Spoons, Spoons, Spoons
Post: RE: Spoons, Spoons, Spoons

Good looking spoons! I know these things ebb and flow but it seems like spoon making is really surging right now.  Try not to let the dry wood stop you from carving. I do not make spoons but do carv...
TomFromStLouis Woodworking Hand Tools 15 1,314 02-10-2021, 03:51 PM
  0 Thread: flattening chisels and whatever
Post: RE: flattening chisels and whatever

I am truly impressed by your build but when I refurbished a bunch of old chisels I used a belt sander to flatten backs. I remember it being pretty fast with ~120 grit.
TomFromStLouis Woodworking Hand Tools 7 1,002 02-05-2021, 08:39 AM
  0 Thread: Where did I go wrong?
Post: RE: Where did I go wrong?

Quartersawn wood is much less prone to cup and warp as you show. You still need to deal with wood movement to a degree, but the origin of your problem - wood wanting to move - is much reduced.
TomFromStLouis Woodworking 17 1,207 02-05-2021, 08:32 AM
  0 Thread: Catapult!
Post: RE: Catapult!

Way cool. Next year step up to a trebuchet and those cherry tomatoes will be leaving red spots all over the kitchen, or the neighbor's roof.
TomFromStLouis Woodworking 14 1,166 02-05-2021, 08:24 AM
  0 Thread: Hardwood Crotches and Shorts
Post: RE: Hardwood Crotches and Shorts

Glad to see I am not the only one hoarding this stuff. You need a barn Dave
TomFromStLouis Tool Swap N' Sell 9 1,240 01-30-2021, 07:37 PM
  0 Thread: My first hand-cut dovetails
Post: RE: My first hand-cut dovetails

I don't have any tips or pointers because while I have been cutting them for years most of my efforts look worse than your first try.
TomFromStLouis Woodworking Hand Tools 56 3,632 01-25-2021, 02:35 PM

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