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  0 Thread: Another sharpening thread with a twist
Post: RE: Another sharpening thread with a twist

Well, my take on back flattening is that it requires some time initially, depending on the issues with the tool in question, but takes very little maintenance after that. I doubt I have ever spent mor...
clovishound Woodworking Hand Tools 21 829 Yesterday, 10:08 AM
  0 Thread: Another sharpening thread with a twist
Post: Another sharpening thread with a twist

I've been thinking, I know, dangerous. What is your opinion of how sharpening was approached years ago when power tools were not available. I've purchased more than a few older planes and invariably...
clovishound Woodworking Hand Tools 21 829 05-04-2021, 11:19 AM
  0 Thread: A turner's dream tree
Post: RE: A turner's dream tree

There is a section of woods my buddy and I hunt in the national forest that is loaded with burls. Unfortunately, it would be cheaper to buy burl wood than get caught illegally harvested them from the ...
clovishound Woodturning 5 374 05-01-2021, 10:36 AM
  0 Thread: Wooden parallel screw clamps
Post: RE: Wooden parallel screw clamps

I"ve had a pair from HF for years. They do everything I need them to do.
clovishound Woodworking Hand Tools 22 1,095 04-27-2021, 10:04 AM
  0 Thread: Spokeshave
Post: RE: Spokeshave

Well, if you are looking for a good spokeshave, Lee Valley makes some very nice ones. They used to make a pullshave, but not anymore. They do make a chairmakers scraper that has some similarities.
clovishound Woodworking Hand Tools 8 712 04-26-2021, 12:21 AM
  0 Thread: India Ink?
Post: RE: India Ink?

Here's an article on it. Ebonizing ash
clovishound Finishing 10 755 04-12-2021, 12:36 AM
  0 Thread: Coffin smoother question
Post: RE: Coffin smoother question

I looked at the toe of the plane just a little while ago. Man, this thing has more names on it than you can shake a stick at. Looks like Alex Marshell is probably the manufacturer. It also has Gallo...
clovishound Woodworking Hand Tools 9 638 04-06-2021, 07:36 PM
  0 Thread: Coffin smoother question
Post: RE: Coffin smoother question

The mouth on mine is a tad less than 1/16 th inch. I don't think I'll mess with that. The sole is pretty flat. I seem to remember flattening it when I got it. I don't think it was out by much.
clovishound Woodworking Hand Tools 9 638 04-06-2021, 04:12 PM
  0 Thread: Coffin smoother question
Post: RE: Coffin smoother question

(04-06-2021, 06:05 AM)barryvabeach Wrote: For the bed ,  remember that dead flat is not required, but a high spot above the mouth can allow lots of chatter.  I made a small piece of plastic with an ...
clovishound Woodworking Hand Tools 9 638 04-06-2021, 08:49 AM
  0 Thread: Coffin smoother question
Post: Coffin smoother question

I've had a rather ordinary looking coffin smoother in the shop for a number of years. My brother picked it up at a flea in fla a while back. It's in pretty decent condition overall, just never worked ...
clovishound Woodworking Hand Tools 9 638 04-06-2021, 12:39 AM
  0 Thread: A Trio of New Knives
Post: RE: A Trio of New Knives

You gotta quit living up to your screen name! Hope you get back to work quickly. Don't push it. The knives will wait.
clovishound Woodworking 31 1,774 04-06-2021, 12:20 AM
  0 Thread: A Trio of New Knives
Post: RE: A Trio of New Knives

You are WAY too organized!
clovishound Woodworking 31 1,774 04-04-2021, 10:53 AM
  0 Thread: A little shop tip
Post: RE: A little shop tip

(04-01-2021, 11:46 AM)Handplanesandmore Wrote: A beauty. Simon Picture doesn't show the grain of the wenge. I really like it for knife scales.
clovishound Woodworking 9 918 04-01-2021, 01:44 PM
  0 Thread: A little shop tip
Post: RE: A little shop tip

OK, here is a pic, as requested. [attachment=34526]
clovishound Woodworking 9 918 04-01-2021, 11:41 AM
  0 Thread: A little shop tip
Post: RE: A little shop tip

(03-31-2021, 06:33 PM)Handplanesandmore Wrote: The sawdust trick may work for some but I wouldn't risk clogging my drain in the house. I have tons of gloves around (last time I counted, I had at lea...
clovishound Woodworking 9 918 03-31-2021, 08:10 PM
  0 Thread: A little shop tip
Post: A little shop tip

Got something like uncured epoxy or Tru oil on your hands and nothing decent to remove it? I just discovered a convenient way to get them pretty much clean (still a little lingering smell) with stuff...
clovishound Woodworking 9 918 03-31-2021, 04:11 PM
  0 Thread: A Trio of New Knives
Post: RE: A Trio of New Knives

After making one of the Zhen kits for my buddy for Christmas, he announced the other day that he was getting a pair of "mini cleavers" and wanted me to finish them with one for me and one for him. The...
clovishound Woodworking 31 1,774 03-29-2021, 10:44 AM
  0 Thread: No thinking allowed
Post: RE: No thinking allowed

6 or more coats of hand rubbed lacquer. The real stuff.
clovishound Finishing 6 572 03-15-2021, 12:21 AM
  0 Thread: Looking at some barn wood.
Post: RE: Looking at some barn wood.

That will likely be some HARD wood.
clovishound Woodturning 12 963 03-05-2021, 01:07 PM
  0 Thread: Intro to Turning
Post: RE: Intro to Turning

How long are the logs? Cracks often don't penetrate too far into the log. Any log that has cracks gets trimmed until the cracks are gone, unless it is too spectacular to waste, and I can save it with ...
clovishound Woodturning 27 1,258 03-05-2021, 01:05 PM

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