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  0 Thread: Help with a strange hand saw.
Post: RE: Help with a strange hand saw.

(08-18-2021, 05:29 PM)Bill_Houghton Wrote: Kind of Viking looking, by the way, but at least it's got a hang hole. I like Viking styling!   A Viking tool chest sits in the back of my car. Also, th...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,095 08-19-2021, 01:58 PM
  0 Thread: Shaker Sideboard: I'm In Fine Woodworking!
Post: RE: Shaker Sideboard: I'm In Fine Woodworking!

Way thumbs up!!!   Totally righteous project.
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 192 36,843 08-07-2021, 01:49 PM
  0 Thread: Piston -- Slap -- Fit on a box top
Post: Piston -- Slap -- Fit on a box top

Just a little fun with a box made from slats of off-cut sassafras. Instead of a piston-fit tray , it's a 'piston slap' fit tilting top.   Everything is just snug enough I probably won't put finish on ...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 1 368 07-24-2021, 11:29 AM
  0 Thread: Dustless De-Nib, a few years late
Post: Dustless De-Nib, a few years late

Things get delayed sometimes. A big project for Spring 2017 was this pine Wardrobe.  If I recall right, I finished it with a Union No. 2 plane, and a single heavy coat of Tru-Oil.   To be honest, it ...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 12 1,065 07-05-2021, 05:08 PM
  0 Thread: Saw Vice
Post: RE: Saw Vice

I'm in line with Mike's comments.    For my serious saw sharpening, I use adaptations to put the saw into wood jaws at my sturdy workbench or in my Workmate. I do have a pretty nice iron saw-vice sim...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 12 1,166 06-28-2021, 02:05 PM
  0 Thread: A shooting board in a non-WW article
Post: A shooting board in a non-WW article

I was tickled to see a shooting-board cited in a Metalworking magazine lately! The end product idea was a short-length, very square, segment from a discarded metal rule.   The rule-segment could be u...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 0 443 06-09-2021, 08:24 AM
  0 Thread: Miter box help
Post: RE: Miter box help

As hinted above, I would tend to suspect a bit of asymmetry on the blade teeth filing.   Another idea:  A slick wood deck might be letting the workpiece move laterally.  My own miter box has a spiky m...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 4 712 04-25-2021, 06:51 AM
  0 Thread: Coffin smoother question
Post: RE: Coffin smoother question

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C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 9 1,192 04-06-2021, 08:26 AM
  0 Thread: [Beatles] Quando para mucho mi a More Ray... Medullary
Post: RE: [Beatles] Quando para mucho mi a More Ray... M...

It did go pretty quick after that.  Not only with the nice gauge from Mike, but also by ganging boards when I cut the tails. Later I rabbeted a basic chamfered top pine/fir piece to fit, and did a bi...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 4 929 04-03-2021, 10:56 AM
  0 Thread: [Beatles] Quando para mucho mi a More Ray... Medullary
Post: RE: [Beatles] Quando para mucho mi a More Ray... M...

Man, what a long week at work, and I was itching to get back to the wood bench the whole time. Still I didn't have a lot of time, but I decided to do the "dovetails before dinner" quick work routine. ...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 4 929 04-01-2021, 05:50 PM
  0 Thread: Imbuia Blanket Chest
Post: RE: Imbuia Blanket Chest

That should be a knockout! I have a different glue-up I did at a small scale with QS red oak, and now I'm fearing the 180-degree shift in chatoyance (sp?) across the glue gap will bother me.  I may r...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 5 1,227 03-31-2021, 06:53 AM
  0 Thread: [Beatles] Quando para mucho mi a More Ray... Medullary
Post: [Beatles] Quando para mucho mi a More Ray... Medul...

With apologies to the Beatles'  "Sun King"... I want to make a very small box, and with small boxes comes the need for fine grain. Last year's  " 'He mocks me,' Boards were heard to say" project us...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 4 929 03-28-2021, 10:58 AM
  0 Thread: More Underbench cabinet chapters
Post: RE: More Underbench cabinet chapters

That bench/garage is going to be so nice, I could volunteer to be like "Fonzie" on the old US TV shows, and live in the garage... By the way, the one picture of a Japanese hammer with a holm-oak / bu...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 5 1,478 03-11-2021, 07:29 PM
  0 Thread: Offshoot of Too Much Home time - Tools for Small Hands
Post: RE: Offshoot of Too Much Home time - Tools for Sma...

There's never enough storage... I nabbed an old Van Dorn tool chest from e-auction.  After about 3 weeks it was ready to tuck into my private lair again: [attachment=33634] [attachment=33635] That...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 14 3,461 02-28-2021, 11:58 AM
  0 Thread: Craft videos from Germany
Post: RE: Craft videos from Germany

Thanks! I have a nephew living in Germany.  I should 'employ' him to find out more goodies like these.
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 2 870 02-15-2021, 08:08 PM
  0 Thread: a knife for cutting veneer
Post: RE: a knife for cutting veneer

I really enjoyed one project with 1/16" thick veneer, this past year. Certain cross-grain cuts I actually carried out with a mitre box!   Other with-grain cuts I used my Veritas cutting gage for. On...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 4 746 02-15-2021, 08:06 PM
  0 Thread: Repairing Finger Joints (Record Shoulder Plane Box)
Post: RE: Repairing Finger Joints (Record Shoulder Plane...

Boy, I'd guess that corner took on some water at one time and it swelled up. I had a water-damaged machinist chest once where for such a corner I drilled a small-diameter hole through the fingers and...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 4 741 01-14-2021, 11:39 PM
  0 Thread: One week apart
Post: RE: One week apart

2-3 years ago,  summer was over, and I took an unplanned stop to a Flea Market around October 1.     I picked up TWO  No. 8 planes for about $20 total that day.   That day was one like none before...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 6 1,231 01-04-2021, 09:47 AM
  0 Thread: Fancy Hand Plane advice
Post: RE: Fancy Hand Plane advice

My thoughts (me only): - Get at least one good-sized block plane with a tight mouth.  I still consider an old 9-1/2 or a No. 18 knucklecap, when you find one with a really tight mouth, to be super su...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 22 2,445 01-02-2021, 04:59 PM
  0 Thread: Working on a Valet box
Post: RE: Working on a Valet box

(12-29-2020, 08:32 AM)Bill Holt Wrote: Beautiful figure, but from here, it sure looks more like walnut. Hi Bill,     Understandable sentiment!  From the odor and the hardness, I have no doubt it's...
C. in Indy Woodworking Hand Tools 8 1,732 12-30-2020, 02:13 PM

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