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  0 Thread: Wood ID Help Please (Pics)
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I’d say maybe alder, especially if it was secondary wood in the original bed frame. Otherwise maple is as good a guess as any for me…
Nordic Woodworking 12 455 05-19-2024, 11:50 PM
  0 Thread: Old Atkins Saw in action
Post: RE: Old Atkins Saw in action

Ooh, I think I have that saw’s brother….  Nice saws.  The Atkins steel is a bit harder than say a Disston, IME - makes them harder to sharpen but you don’t need to as often. Good for just what you are...
Nordic Woodworking Hand Tools 4 195 05-19-2024, 11:34 PM
  0 Thread: Sharpening
Post: RE: Sharpening

Sharpening disclaimer - I am far from being an expert.  But I have lots of uneducated opinions… I use a variety of methods these days - but generally I use a Tormek grinder with its various jigs, and...
Nordic Woodworking Hand Tools 21 694 05-19-2024, 11:00 PM
  0 Thread: All you might want to know about sole "flatness"
Post: RE: All you might want to know about sole "flatnes...

bandit571 Wrote: (03-22-2024, 11:40 AM) -- "Very Pretty, sir!  But, can it cut?"    to paraphrase a quote from the "Dirty Dozen" One can polish up a butter knife to a mirror-like shine..and it still...
Nordic Woodworking Hand Tools 52 3,239 03-22-2024, 02:18 PM
  0 Thread: All you might want to know about sole "flatness"
Post: RE: All you might want to know about sole "flatnes...

There are possibly(?) internal stresses that can warp cast iron over a long period of time. Heat, especially if unevenly applied can warp.  Happens once in a while with cast iron pans.  I suppose its ...
Nordic Woodworking Hand Tools 52 3,239 03-19-2024, 10:42 PM
  0 Thread: Handsaw for Smaller Splits
Post: RE: Handsaw for Smaller Splits

EricU Wrote: (03-19-2024, 05:37 PM) -- What makes a saw not-resharpenable?  I just heard of a saw where the maker intends for you to replace the blade fairly regularly. I have some cheap crosscut saw...
Nordic Woodworking Hand Tools 3 462 03-19-2024, 09:35 PM
  0 Thread: Cute router plane from Aliexpress
Post: RE: Cute router plane from Aliexpress

Bencuri Wrote: (03-12-2024, 05:42 PM) -- Theoretically it is possible, but given the situation that the screw came loose already at normal use, I'd worry about the thread becoming completely loose on...
Nordic Woodworking Hand Tools 24 2,603 03-13-2024, 05:53 PM
  0 Thread: Cute router plane from Aliexpress
Post: RE: Cute router plane from Aliexpress

Bencuri Wrote: (03-11-2024, 04:09 PM) -- there may be need for adding screw locking glue to it, or do something to fix it there permanently. -- :yes: You probably know this already- Use the Blue...
Nordic Woodworking Hand Tools 24 2,603 03-11-2024, 09:46 PM
  0 Thread: Home made plane better than Stanley
Post: RE: Home made plane better than Stanley

Awesome! Looking forward to reading your article! :yes:
Nordic Woodworking Hand Tools 15 1,183 03-11-2024, 09:34 PM
  0 Thread: Bedrock 608
Post: RE: Bedrock 608

tablesawtom Wrote: (02-24-2024, 05:17 PM) -- I bought a Bedrock 608 flat side at an Auction recently and so far I have disassembled it and stripped the body. The frog is next to be stripped and I hav...
Nordic Woodworking Hand Tools 34 2,993 03-03-2024, 09:46 AM
  0 Thread: Finally! Combination plane storage.
Post: RE: Finally! Combination plane storage.

Just to update.... I bought a can of Zinsser spray shellac.  I sprayed a few very light coats over the boxes, trying not to overdo it so as to cause the "decals" to lift.  I was *mostly* successful...
Nordic Woodworking Hand Tools 15 1,003 02-22-2024, 10:49 AM
  0 Thread: Finally! Combination plane storage.
Post: RE: Finally! Combination plane storage.

TheCabinetmaker Wrote: (02-21-2024, 12:44 AM) -- Those look great! I wonder if you were to shellac over the labels do you think that wood protect them? -- Maybe if sprayed on…. I’ll pick up a Zinss...
Nordic Woodworking Hand Tools 15 1,003 02-21-2024, 07:08 AM
  0 Thread: Finally! Combination plane storage.
Post: RE: Finally! Combination plane storage.

grwold Wrote: (02-20-2024, 08:38 PM) -- I've started the timer.  I'll check back! In the mean time, please don't be surprised if, somewhere in there, I post photos of a copy of your design.  The c...
Nordic Woodworking Hand Tools 15 1,003 02-20-2024, 11:37 PM
  0 Thread: Finally! Combination plane storage.
Post: RE: Finally! Combination plane storage.

grwold Wrote: (02-20-2024, 05:46 PM) -- Those look really nice.  Did you put any organizers on the insides, to hold parts in position? I bet the decals will stay in place nicely with one or two mo...
Nordic Woodworking Hand Tools 15 1,003 02-20-2024, 06:25 PM
  0 Thread: Finally! Combination plane storage.
Post: Finally! Combination plane storage.

Decades(!) of owning these things without having proper storage.  Finally, while looking through what I want to sell off, I spied some extra red oak I had on hand and decided I'd make proper boxes for...
Nordic Woodworking Hand Tools 15 1,003 02-20-2024, 04:39 PM
  0 Thread: Is there any woodworking you can make money at?
Post: RE: Is there any woodworking you can make money at...

nosoup4u Wrote: (02-09-2024, 02:09 PM) -- … is there anything that actually pays?  -- It depends on how deep you want to go into it. In a word….  “No”. In two words…. “It depends”. In four words…...
Nordic Woodworking 34 2,928 02-17-2024, 12:07 AM
  0 Thread: Shooting board questions
Post: RE: Shooting board questions

I can’t speak to if there is a reason for that - I have never owned one of Rob’s shooting boards and just don’t know, maybe someone here has.  I very much doubt it is a ‘prototype‘.  I do know Rob cus...
Nordic Woodworking Hand Tools 7 655 02-15-2024, 03:00 AM
  0 Thread: Using a dovetail saw
Post: RE: Using a dovetail saw

Steve Hamlin Wrote: (10-15-2023, 05:39 PM) -- Many, many moons ago, David Jeske (I think) introduced a two-handled western dovetail saw... a most peculiar beast, held like a black hat with two pistol...
Nordic Woodworking Hand Tools 34 4,747 10-15-2023, 09:58 PM
  0 Thread: Widest plane blade
Post: RE: Widest plane blade

iclark Wrote: (10-12-2023, 04:48 PM) -- Holding thin pieces of maple while you taper them with a plane could be problematic. -- I’ve used double sided tape for this…. I think I’ve also tried hot gl...
Nordic Woodworking Hand Tools 10 1,674 10-12-2023, 10:05 PM
  0 Thread: Garage sale find - what is it?
Post: RE: Garage sale find - what is it?

I recognized it from my own: https://norsewoodsmith.com/files/temp//styles/medium/public/photos/image_1/IMG_1222.jpeg?itok=bvyyiN4g Stew Mac sold these for years.  There is a similar one still o...
Nordic Woodworking Hand Tools 8 1,243 09-19-2023, 08:37 PM

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