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  0 Thread: Marking pencil for dark wood
Post: RE: Marking pencil for dark wood

I've experienced the same thing with colored pencils. The line is is just too wide and blurred to be off much use. I use a marking knife and a black gel pen. The gel pen leaves a good clear line, but ...
Hank Knight Woodworking 13 563 07-31-2021, 06:28 PM
  0 Thread: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality
Post: RE: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality

(07-21-2021, 03:17 AM)doobiesim Wrote: Some of the earlier posts speculating on ageing smiths may be spot on. The vendor has actually told me that some of the more in-demand smiths are so rushed and...
Hank Knight Woodworking Hand Tools 29 2,377 07-23-2021, 04:04 PM
  0 Thread: 4" or 5" flex Hose on Bandsaw?
Post: RE: 4" or 5" flex Hose on Bandsaw?

I have the same set-up Fred has: A single 4" port on my 18" bandsaw and a ClearVue 1800 Cyclone. I ran a 6" spiral flex hose from the main 6" trunk line to my bandsaw duct where a step-down adapter re...
Hank Knight Woodworking Power Tools 9 576 07-01-2021, 10:31 AM
  0 Thread: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality
Post: RE: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality

I agree with AHill, the chisels pictured are well below the standard I would expect from a reputable dealer. The chip out of the side of the mortise chisel is more than just a cosmetic flaw. It will a...
Hank Knight Woodworking Hand Tools 29 2,377 06-30-2021, 11:57 AM
  0 Thread: flattening chisels backs
Post: RE: flattening chisels backs

Tom, do you have access to a surface grinder again?
Hank Knight Woodworking Hand Tools 52 3,796 06-29-2021, 03:39 PM
  0 Thread: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality
Post: RE: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality

I do not claim to be an expert, but I have and use regularly a number of Japanese chisels, including custom made bench chisels and slicks by Chutaro Imai, AKA "Fujihiro". I don't know about your bent,...
Hank Knight Woodworking Hand Tools 29 2,377 06-29-2021, 03:24 PM
  0 Thread: Peg Board or Alternative
Post: RE: Peg Board or Alternative

I had peg board in my shop for years and hated it. I finally put up a solid wood wall and use stainless steel screw-in hooks from, Lee Valley and I'm much happier with the arrangement. Here's a link t...
Hank Knight Woodworking 25 2,344 06-23-2021, 08:21 AM
  0 Thread: jointing before glue-up?
Post: RE: jointing before glue-up?

(06-09-2021, 08:06 AM)Derek Cohen Wrote: Here is a Jarrah board I ripped on my Hammer K3 slider using a combination blade (nothing special) ... Derek That is a beautiful match, Derek! I don't th...
Hank Knight Woodworking Power Tools 17 1,387 06-11-2021, 11:50 AM
  0 Thread: Anyone convert Hammer A3-31 to helical head?
Post: RE: Anyone convert Hammer A3-31 to helical head?

(06-10-2021, 11:16 PM)Tapper Wrote: ... Maybe Hammer has a slick registration mechanism making their straight knives easy to set (???) but they still have to be removed and sharpened, and then re-in...
Hank Knight Woodworking Power Tools 17 4,655 06-11-2021, 11:39 AM
  0 Thread: I 'm confused...
Post: RE: I 'm confused...

I'm puzzle. How are you getting "wiggly" scratches? Unless you're making "wiggly" passes with you #3, any scratches caused by a rough spot on your plane sole or a chip or burr on the iron should match...
Hank Knight Woodworking Hand Tools 13 2,570 06-09-2021, 05:25 PM
  0 Thread: Anyone convert Hammer A3-31 to helical head?
Post: RE: Anyone convert Hammer A3-31 to helical head?

(06-06-2021, 11:37 PM)paulWoodworker Wrote: I disagree. I think it was nice of the rep to warn the customer what it would cost to fix the machine if he needed help. I am sure people have attempted t...
Hank Knight Woodworking Power Tools 17 4,655 06-07-2021, 06:39 PM
  0 Thread: jointing before glue-up?
Post: RE: jointing before glue-up?

(06-06-2021, 03:34 PM)mdhills Wrote: Is there a specific area of concern?  straightness, squareness or smoothness? When I do the "light test" with edges off my saw or my joiner, I always find light...
Hank Knight Woodworking Power Tools 17 1,387 06-07-2021, 06:12 PM
  0 Thread: jointing before glue-up?
Post: RE: jointing before glue-up?

I don't trust the edges from my jointer or my tablesaw, although I think my jointer edges are probably better. I start with jointed edges and then make a couple of passes with a sharp hand plane, usua...
Hank Knight Woodworking Power Tools 17 1,387 06-06-2021, 01:40 PM
  0 Thread: nEED WOOD RECOMMENDATION
Post: RE: nEED WOOD RECOMMENDATION

We had a floating dock at the end of a 75 foot pier on the lake. The dock and pier were decked with 8/4 Western red cedar. It weathered to a silver gray color and lasted for many years with virtually ...
Hank Knight Woodworking 9 816 05-18-2021, 11:06 PM
  0 Thread: Recently completed smoothing plane
Post: RE: Recently completed smoothing plane

Beautiful, Ron, as always!
Hank Knight Woodworking Hand Tools 12 1,377 05-12-2021, 01:14 PM
  0 Thread: Thank You Ivan!
Post: RE: Thank You Ivan!

Glad to see you back posting, Pedder! We've missed you and you beautiful saws.
Hank Knight Woodworking Hand Tools 5 774 05-07-2021, 12:26 PM
  0 Thread: How would you make this joint?
Post: RE: How would you make this joint?

I made this one for my grandson in a couple of hours over the Christmas Holidays. I turned out to be his favorite Christmas gift. I had a ~1/8" thick cutoff from, an 8/4 piece of maple that gave me th...
Hank Knight Woodworking 12 1,482 04-02-2021, 11:41 AM
  0 Thread: Dividers
Post: RE: Dividers

There is a problem-solving principle called Occam's Razor. It says that given multiple possible solutions to a problem, the simplest solution is probably correct. Dividers are simple tools. Best to ke...
Hank Knight Woodworking Hand Tools 26 2,889 04-01-2021, 10:28 PM
  0 Thread: Powermatic 64A - should I upgrade?
Post: RE: Powermatic 64A - should I upgrade?

[quote='Cian' pid='7971308' dateline='1617300281'] Don't want to start yet another food fight, but the SawStop technology will not prevent a kickback. /quote] Cian, I didn't mean to suggest that the ...
Hank Knight Woodworking Power Tools 31 3,358 04-01-2021, 10:15 PM
  0 Thread: Powermatic 64A - should I upgrade?
Post: RE: Powermatic 64A - should I upgrade?

Fred and I have the same history. I had a Powermatic 63A Artisan contractor's saw for years. It was a nice contractor's saw, but like you, I started having alignment issues with it. I found a great de...
Hank Knight Woodworking Power Tools 31 3,358 04-01-2021, 12:01 PM

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