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  0 Thread: What are your favorite hand
Post: RE: What are your favorite hand

Chris Vesper’s tools are really special. Everybody should have at least one of his little squares. Recall the tool storage discussion. My Chris Vesper square is brass or bronze with a stainless blade....
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 22 772 01-22-2022, 10:14 PM
  0 Thread: What are your favorite hand
Post: RE: What are your favorite hand

Favorite tools? Striking knife - just like it. Like the way it looks. My saws same. Cool looking tools. Sculptural tools, tools that present risk or do cool stuff:- draw knife, hatchet, not good at ...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 22 772 01-22-2022, 04:55 PM
  0 Thread: Can my chisels be saved??...I did a dumb thing...
Post: RE: Can my chisels be saved??...I did a dumb thing...

I don’t know what kind of work you are doing. I work a lot with my chisels regardless. It’s just a tool I feel very comfortable with. When I started doing carpentry, I didn’t want to use my hand made ...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 7 548 01-21-2022, 01:30 PM
  0 Thread: Can my chisels be saved??...I did a dumb thing...
Post: RE: Can my chisels be saved??...I did a dumb thing...

FWIW: When you blue a chisel, you’ve essentially wrecked the temper at that spot and maybe 1/16” to 1/8” beyond the blue. Heat flows through a chisel via conduction and gets stuck in the corners wher...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 7 548 01-21-2022, 09:30 AM
  0 Thread: So I Decided to Build a Bed
Post: RE: So I Decided to Build a Bed

Philip1231 Wrote: (01-17-2022, 12:30 PM) -- I had intended to  round over the edges of the panel in the same way I rounded over the long dimensions of the post (photo). I had not considered a bead, b...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 19 1,636 01-17-2022, 11:29 PM
  0 Thread: So I Decided to Build a Bed
Post: RE: So I Decided to Build a Bed

I put a little ***** bead on my headboard that looks a lot like that. I think ***** beads delineate curves like that, but also protect the short and exposed end grain. It’s an old fashioned feature, b...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 19 1,636 01-17-2022, 08:34 AM
  0 Thread: Kaizen foam, metal tools, and rust?
Post: RE: Kaizen foam, metal tools, and rust?

bandit571 Wrote: (01-15-2022, 10:48 PM) -- There may be a problem with just bare wood.....woods that have Tannic Acid in them ( Looking at you, Mr. Oak) have a nasty habit of reacting to iron product...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 12 571 01-16-2022, 03:00 PM
  0 Thread: The Mother of All Bar Clamps
Post: RE: The Mother of All Bar Clamps

18th c furniture makers probably didn’t have a lot of clamps. Their joinery didn’t require them. Their glue didn’t benefit from high clamping pressure. The clamps they almost always had were big paral...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 6 727 01-16-2022, 02:39 PM
  0 Thread: Kaizen foam, metal tools, and rust?
Post: RE: Kaizen foam, metal tools, and rust?

OneStaple Wrote: (01-15-2022, 07:38 PM) -- Not trying to be controversial, but just want to add a different opinion. I actually really prefer the look of the foam (or bare wood) to green felt. I real...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 12 571 01-15-2022, 08:05 PM
  0 Thread: Kaizen foam, metal tools, and rust?
Post: RE: Kaizen foam, metal tools, and rust?

Found a toolbox picture to show tool storage in plain wooden racks. I made these very crudely and quickly thinking that would have been the way they would have done it in the 18th c. I also suspecte...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 12 571 01-15-2022, 06:33 PM
  0 Thread: Kaizen foam, metal tools, and rust?
Post: RE: Kaizen foam, metal tools, and rust?

As Phillip says, the best way to preserve metal tools is to climate control your shop.  I think wooden tool boxes help because they insulate and maybe protect or moderate big humidity swings (like fro...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 12 571 01-15-2022, 06:25 PM
  0 Thread: CBN wheels
Post: RE: CBN wheels

I tried going from grinder to lathe. I bought HSS tools. Just didn’t like it. I like the silky surface left by plain old high carbon steel. I spin as slow as possible and use a skew for just about eve...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 25 1,314 01-10-2022, 12:03 AM
  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...

Beautiful, Derek. I have true secondary bevels on my dovetail chisels. I grind pretty low, maybe 20-25 degrees, then hone higher. I think there’s an advantage to a convex bevel when chopping. I thi...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 51 2,568 01-09-2022, 10:49 AM
  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...

One has to be careful flattening a plane or chisel back on a wheel. The problem with wheels is that the outer portion is cutting faster than the inner portion. So what ever you did, Tom, you were car...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 51 2,568 01-08-2022, 08:45 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...

Honing a microbevel is probably the quickest way to get a tool sharp. The ruler trick is similar in my opinion. Using a chisel with a microbevel is probably easier for me to control than without on...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 51 2,568 01-08-2022, 07:03 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...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 51 2,568 01-07-2022, 08:50 PM
  0 Thread: Which hand planes to keep?
Post: RE: Which hand planes to keep?

Scoony Wrote: (01-04-2022, 01:17 PM) -- Warren and Adam, One of the questions brought up in the OP was blade configuration. I really would love to hear some input on this.  I keep a slight camber ...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 21 1,175 01-07-2022, 08:32 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: (01-05-2022, 09:21 AM) -- "edge life”….seems to be a black hole that sucks people in and never spits them back out. -- Agree.
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 51 2,568 01-05-2022, 07:46 PM
  0 Thread: Lonnie Bird's Secretary
Post: RE: Lonnie Bird's Secretary

Come on. Do it the old fashioned way. Just nail some boards to the back. I think the nails usually give seasonally. Do it the old way and have a story to tell.
adamcherubini Woodworking 10 833 01-04-2022, 09:37 PM
  0 Thread: Clamping mitered Legs
Post: RE: Clamping mitered Legs

Skip the splines. Lay the parts face down on the bench, edge to edge. Tape the joints in the flat with clear packing tape. Flip, apply the glue and fold the parts together using the tape as a hinge. P...
adamcherubini Woodworking 11 494 01-04-2022, 09:31 PM

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