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  0 Thread: Anyone open their Secret Santa Gifts yet
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Hi Arlin, not sure if we're talking about the same wood block. I meant the black one next to the LV kit. I'd be very surprised if that wasn't Gaboon ebony. The wood block at the very right side might...
KlausK. Woodworking Hand Tools 82 47,684 01-17-2017, 02:11 AM
  0 Thread: making a hammer handle
Post: RE: making a hammer handle

I've made a few like these in two sizes. The overall length is about 10-1/2", the weight is about 7 oz and the cross section of the ovally shaped handle is about 3/4 x 5/8". The head diameter is ...
KlausK. Woodworking Hand Tools 15 7,267 12-29-2016, 02:28 AM
  0 Thread: Anyone open their Secret Santa Gifts yet
Post: RE: Anyone open their Secret Santa Gifts yet

(12-25-2016, 04:48 PM)Scoony Wrote: My secret Santa hit it out of the park. Leather tools roll, a knitted tool roll, a LV spoke shave kit, a small chisel blade, and brass ferrule, and two 2 blocks ...
KlausK. Woodworking Hand Tools 82 47,684 12-25-2016, 06:02 PM
  0 Thread: Anyone open their Secret Santa Gifts yet
Post: RE: Anyone open their Secret Santa Gifts yet

(12-25-2016, 11:55 AM)enjuneer Wrote: The IXION is the best German breast drill that I know. It has lifetime quality for sure.  Klaus
KlausK. Woodworking Hand Tools 82 47,684 12-25-2016, 06:01 PM
  0 Thread: Tool handle finish
Post: RE: Tool handle finish

(12-22-2016, 11:30 AM)C. in Indy Wrote: [quote pid='7303261' dateline='1466338920'] I'm a big fan of Tru-Oil. The stuff allows you to get just the degree of glance that you like. It depends on the n...
KlausK. Woodworking Hand Tools 29 16,067 12-25-2016, 04:24 PM
  0 Thread: We lost Windowguy
Post: RE: We lost Windowguy

I'm really sorry to hear that. Steve was one of the nicest people I ever knew. He always found good words for each and everyone. He will be missed. Rest in peace, Steve. Klaus
KlausK. Woodworking Hand Tools 37 13,857 12-24-2016, 03:06 AM
  0 Thread: Sharpen a hand saw with a hack saw
Post: RE: Sharpen a hand saw with a hack saw

(12-15-2016, 11:45 AM)enjuneer Wrote: If the saw kerf is not completely removed during filing, it will serve as a stress concentration, possibly causing a tooth to rip or fracture. This is exactly ...
KlausK. Woodworking Hand Tools 14 8,610 12-15-2016, 01:56 PM
  0 Thread: Bench Dog hand planes?
Post: RE: Bench Dog hand planes?

Probably a good retailer would advertise with ductile cast iron if the plane body really had this feature. So at the first glance my guess would be, that the body is just cast iron. BUT since I'm near...
KlausK. Woodworking Hand Tools 31 38,490 12-11-2016, 04:15 AM
  0 Thread: Spirit of the Wood
Post: RE: Spirit of the Wood

Jack, that's at least as impressive as an excellent carving job. And way more ingenious  :cool: The result counts. With your pimped pyrography pens you are getting excellent results, that's for sure. ...
KlausK. Woodworking Hand Tools 13 7,611 12-07-2016, 12:52 AM
  0 Thread: Prototype 'Harlekin'
Post: RE: Prototype 'Harlekin'

(12-04-2016, 06:12 PM)RonB1957 Wrote: Exquisite work, as usual, but where do you find such large pieces of Ebony? :) Thanks Ron! Actually the latest large Ebony boards we found in the US  :D Klaus
KlausK. Woodworking Hand Tools 4 3,344 12-05-2016, 02:20 PM
  0 Thread: Prototype 'Harlekin'
Post: Prototype 'Harlekin'

A sash saw with a new designed handle. It was a test to give it some more TLT touch. More filigrane and offering a way to insert an ovally shaped spine flush to the top of the cheeks. Pedder isn't too...
KlausK. Woodworking Hand Tools 4 3,344 12-03-2016, 08:22 PM
  0 Thread: Spirit of the Wood
Post: RE: Spirit of the Wood

What's about to carve a panther head on a handsaw handle? Must be a piece of cake for you! Klaus
KlausK. Woodworking Hand Tools 13 7,611 12-03-2016, 06:04 PM
  0 Thread: Spirit of the Wood
Post: RE: Spirit of the Wood

(12-02-2016, 10:10 AM)Timberwolf Wrote: Hello Jack, the detailed carving on such a small tool handle is really impressing! Magnificent! You seem to have a very sharp eye - and sharp tools as we...
KlausK. Woodworking Hand Tools 13 7,611 12-03-2016, 06:01 PM
  0 Thread: Window Guy
Post: RE: Window Guy

(11-20-2016, 10:04 PM)Timberwolf Wrote: ............. Thanks Jim....Please let us know if you find out how he is...Steve is one heckova nice fellow!!!!! Never a disparaging word from him... Yes! T...
KlausK. Woodworking Hand Tools 10 7,438 11-21-2016, 04:35 PM
  0 Thread: photo test
Post: RE: photo test

What a beauty, Jack! Just stunning, I'm happy that the uploading of the pic went well, that's for sure  :) Klaus
KlausK. Woodworking Hand Tools 18 11,507 11-21-2016, 04:30 PM
  0 Thread: Nice Surprise!
Post: RE: Nice Surprise!

(11-16-2016, 01:25 PM)Arlin Eastman Wrote: Forgive my ignorance but why is a thinner blade better? A thinner saw blade isn't necessarily better than a thicker one. In the opposite, the thinner one ...
KlausK. Woodworking Hand Tools 10 7,160 11-16-2016, 02:58 PM
  0 Thread: Nice Surprise!
Post: RE: Nice Surprise!

Sorry it still doesn't work, don't know why... Please ignore the text. It was mixed by the software. The pic shows that I've made a handle for the saw already, just a quick and dirty build, so please ...
KlausK. Woodworking Hand Tools 10 7,160 11-16-2016, 02:55 PM
  0 Thread: Nice Surprise!
Post: RE: Nice Surprise!

Hi Arlin, another attempt after having restarted my computer. Hope it helps :laugh: A thinner saw blade isn't necessarily better than a thicker one. In the opposite, the thinner one is more damagea...
KlausK. Woodworking Hand Tools 10 7,160 11-16-2016, 02:50 PM
  0 Thread: Nice Surprise!
Post: RE: Nice Surprise!

I don't know what's going on right now. I'm not able to answer Arlin's post correctly including some pics. As soon as I go on "prewview" or on "post" the main part of the text and the pics get lost......
KlausK. Woodworking Hand Tools 10 7,160 11-16-2016, 02:25 PM
  0 Thread: Nice Surprise!
Post: Nice Surprise!

Pedder surprised me by putting into the latest parcel this little gem as a present for me  :cool: A little saw with a 0.008 thick blade that is pitched at 20 tpi rip without any set :bigeek: He ca...
KlausK. Woodworking Hand Tools 10 7,160 11-11-2016, 07:54 AM

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