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  0 Thread: Wooden screw taps
Post: RE: Wooden screw taps

mart Wrote: (01-15-2022, 03:06 AM) -- I have a nice pair of wooden screws that would work great in a Moxon vise. However they came without any threaded blocks. They are 1 1/8 inch in diameter and it ...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 8 444 01-15-2022, 11:33 AM
  0 Thread: CBN wheels
Post: RE: CBN wheels

Vintage steel is hardened by quenching. The steel generally has a finer texture than high chrome steel, yielding a nicer surface.I have a 200 year old skew chisel that has fabulous steel. We use the ...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 25 1,226 01-14-2022, 09:12 AM
  0 Thread: CBN wheels
Post: RE: CBN wheels

Derek Cohen Wrote: (01-09-2022, 07:23 PM) -- Tom, I would not trust “Stumpy Nubs” opinion, if you are looking for user experience. He is a less of a woodworker and more of a performer. I am sure that...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 25 1,226 01-09-2022, 07:38 PM
  0 Thread: Microbevel on a chisel is no good for bevel down work
Post: RE: Microbevel on a chisel is no good for bevel do...

CStan Wrote: (01-06-2022, 05:45 AM) -- We should probably laugh at ourselves -- guys in their 50s and 60s well past physical prime talking about edge life of tools when we couldn't plane for 30 minut...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 51 2,483 01-06-2022, 08:33 AM
  0 Thread: Which hand planes to keep?
Post: RE: Which hand planes to keep?

The traditional set of planes is this: Jack plane (or fore plane) for rough planing  Try plane for for flattening faces of boards   Jointer for making edge joints Smoother for cleaning off stuff just...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 21 1,123 01-03-2022, 08:18 PM
  0 Thread: Microbevel on a chisel is no good for bevel down work
Post: RE: Microbevel on a chisel is no good for bevel do...

Handplanesandmore Wrote: (12-29-2021, 12:23 PM) -- Even if a secondary microbevel changes the path of entry, unless the secondary bevel is excessive, the effect on the end result is negligible. For o...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 51 2,483 12-29-2021, 03:25 PM
  0 Thread: Microbevel on a chisel is no good for bevel down work
Post: RE: Microbevel on a chisel is no good for bevel do...

Handplanesandmore Wrote: (12-28-2021, 01:08 PM) -- that is according to a couple of folks in another forum. They argue that the microbevel renders it impossible to use the primary bevel for registrat...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 51 2,483 12-29-2021, 07:11 AM
  0 Thread: diamond abrasive lapping fluid
Post: RE: diamond abrasive lapping fluid

Timberwolf Wrote: (12-27-2021, 12:50 PM) -- .................. Tom, as you and both know, EXPERIENCE is FIRST HAND knowledge...everything else is pretty much hearsay. Reading or talking about it is ...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 17 870 12-27-2021, 03:25 PM
  0 Thread: Stropping State-of-the-Art
Post: RE: Stropping State-of-the-Art

AHill Wrote: (12-15-2021, 08:20 AM) -- From Encylopedia Brittanica: silica, also called silicon dioxide, compound (https://www.britannica.com/science/chemical-compound) of the two most abundant el...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 31 2,294 12-15-2021, 08:43 AM
  0 Thread: Stropping State-of-the-Art
Post: RE: Stropping State-of-the-Art

AHill Wrote: (12-14-2021, 07:47 AM) -- Silica content in leather: https://favoredleather.com/what-leather-is-best-for-a-strop/ https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2017/ra/c7ra01160a Si...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 31 2,294 12-14-2021, 08:48 AM
  0 Thread: Stropping State-of-the-Art
Post: RE: Stropping State-of-the-Art

AHill Wrote: (12-13-2021, 06:18 PM) -- Warren, I'm assuming you're using oil stones for sharpening?  And your chisels are vintage steel?  One thing I've learned is there are some silicates in cowhide...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 31 2,294 12-13-2021, 06:30 PM
  0 Thread: Stropping State-of-the-Art
Post: RE: Stropping State-of-the-Art

I have stropped with clean leather since 1965.
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 31 2,294 12-13-2021, 12:15 PM
  0 Thread: Grooves
Post: RE: Grooves

A fillister is a rabbet plane with a fence. A common fillister has a fixed fence; a moving fillister has an adjustable fence.
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 14 1,449 11-18-2021, 08:20 PM
  0 Thread: Grooves
Post: RE: Grooves

wmickley Wrote: (11-18-2021, 07:34 PM) -- The older plough planes had a single iron and a fixed fence. They were not called "drawer bottom planes" until the 21st century. Planes that had a movable f...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 14 1,449 11-18-2021, 07:44 PM
  0 Thread: Grooves
Post: RE: Grooves

nuk Wrote: (11-18-2021, 01:59 PM) -- Most of the wooden 'plow' planes I've seen pics of were somewhat elaborate... like earlier versions of the metal body planes, with threaded rods and wooden nuts/w...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 14 1,449 11-18-2021, 07:34 PM
  0 Thread: Wood body planes
Post: RE: Wood body planes

I recommend Steve Voigt's planes for serious work. Especially the jack plane and the trying plane. http://www.voigtplanes.com/
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 20 1,846 10-03-2021, 07:21 AM
  0 Thread: Dovetail angle
Post: RE: Dovetail angle

Handplanesandmore Wrote: (09-25-2021, 12:02 AM) -- For all intents and purposes, dovetails cut and glued (using modern glue) are not going to fail in normal use whether the dovetail angle looks ...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 44 3,434 09-25-2021, 06:38 AM
  0 Thread: Dovetail angle
Post: RE: Dovetail angle

Derek Cohen Wrote: (09-24-2021, 07:24 PM) -- “London” (skinny) dovetails have been around for a very long time. They are not a contemporary invention, and always been a mark of higher end work. I...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 44 3,434 09-24-2021, 09:05 PM
  0 Thread: Sharpening Stanley 45 blades
Post: RE: Sharpening Stanley 45 blades

We use slip stones to sharpen beading cutters for the 45 plane and for moulding planes like hollows. Flattening the back will work if you want to fool around a little and then put it on a shelf. But y...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 22 2,377 08-31-2021, 07:59 AM
  0 Thread: Hand saw sharpening - What am I doing wrong?
Post: RE: Hand saw sharpening - What am I doing wrong?

Admiral Wrote: (07-14-2021, 09:17 AM) -- I learned from Marv Werner several years ago (and he was a very accomplished saw filer) to not flip the saw when filing, and have gotten excellent results doi...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 19 2,446 07-14-2021, 10:40 AM

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