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  0 Thread: "Un-believable" handplane tip
Post: RE: "Un-believable" handplane tip

I have never made a pen kit, but I have used this technique for decades. It is not unbelievable. It is not unsafe. It is not impractical.We use it when it is the most practical method.
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 34 3,337 07-20-2023, 02:15 PM
  0 Thread: Have You Ever Rounded Over an Edge Stropping?
Post: RE: Have You Ever Rounded Over an Edge Stropping?

AHill Wrote: (06-15-2023, 11:36 AM) -- I wonder how barbers avoid a rounded over edge while stropping?  A much more acute angle with a two-sided bevel, so you'd think the edge would be more fragile a...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 38 5,775 06-15-2023, 04:17 PM
  0 Thread: PSA Fred West estate auction
Post: RE: PSA Fred West estate auction

Derek Cohen Wrote: (11-03-2022, 08:58 AM) -- Warren, that does not sound like Fred. At all. What more likely transpired was that you told him the Marcou was cr@p, and he gave you a go defending Ph...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 17 3,693 11-03-2022, 10:23 AM
  0 Thread: PSA Fred West estate auction
Post: RE: PSA Fred West estate auction

iclark Wrote: (10-20-2022, 10:18 PM) -- I do not know if Fred West was a member here or not.  -- I met Fred West in 2009 at a Lie-Nielsen hand tool event where he was displaying a Marcou smoothing ...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 17 3,693 11-01-2022, 05:13 PM
  0 Thread: Chip carving
Post: RE: Chip carving

AHill Wrote: (09-21-2022, 06:57 AM) -- Way advanced beyond my skills.  I like how she keeps turning the platter to get the best angle for the cut.  I don't think enough carvers do that.  Instead, the...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 9 1,744 09-23-2022, 02:29 PM
  0 Thread: Workbench Top Material
Post: RE: Workbench Top Material

tablesawtom Wrote: (07-16-2022, 07:06 AM) -- It boils down to cost. Benches made in Europe are made out of Beach because it is a common wood there just like Maple is here.  Beach is more of an open g...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 23 3,277 07-16-2022, 08:31 AM
  0 Thread: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond stones?
Post: RE: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond ...

CStan Wrote: (06-25-2022, 02:47 PM) -- The guy's probably sawing and chiseling some Indonesian native species that's five kajillion on the Janka scale. -- Or maybe he learned his sharpening by watc...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 151 23,145 06-26-2022, 07:26 AM
  0 Thread: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond stones?
Post: RE: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond ...

adamcherubini Wrote: (06-23-2022, 05:41 PM) -- A little surprised by that Japanese woodworker. Sawing looked pretty sloppy. I think he didn’t attack the line like I would have, which resulted in a lo...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 151 23,145 06-24-2022, 06:04 PM
  0 Thread: Going off of Pedders post
Post: RE: Going off of Pedders post

adamcherubini Wrote: (05-13-2022, 01:28 PM) -- Is it me or did that guy in the video appear to really struggle with that stair saw? I found that difficult to watch. Is that why you mentioned cross cu...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 68 10,101 05-13-2022, 05:19 PM
  0 Thread: Heat Treating Old Chisels
Post: RE: Heat Treating Old Chisels

ricagamb Wrote: (05-04-2022, 09:55 PM) -- I have been collecting and refurbishing old chisels to resell mostly and keep the good ones. I have noticed that there seems to be a wide variation of hardne...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 12 3,186 05-05-2022, 07:33 AM
  0 Thread: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond stones?
Post: RE: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond ...

AHill Wrote: (04-27-2022, 07:00 AM) -- I really don't care if Sellers doesn't prep his wood using power tools.  Plenty of WN members are hybrid woodworkers.  Maybe only a handful actually prep raw st...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 151 23,145 05-03-2022, 02:28 PM
  0 Thread: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond stones?
Post: RE: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond ...

Ricky Wrote: (04-26-2022, 01:47 PM) -- Nah, you needn't be bothered.  Paul has plenty of videos showing his use of scrub planes, jointer planes, dado planes, plough planes, router planes (he even sho...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 151 23,145 04-26-2022, 03:33 PM
  0 Thread: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond stones?
Post: RE: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond ...

Ricky Wrote: (04-26-2022, 04:28 AM) -- He's a good teacher. :yes:  Takes much of the mystery and confusion out of his craft. -- I watched the sharpening videos on chisels and plane irons. It is pitif...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 151 23,145 04-26-2022, 06:13 AM
  0 Thread: saw making
Post: RE: saw making

adamcherubini Wrote: (04-21-2022, 11:16 PM) -- Can’t respond to everything above. I’ll just say: 1) 18th c saws don’t look like 19th c saws. I think the burg was looking for the most visual accuracy ...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 146 24,951 04-22-2022, 07:09 AM
  0 Thread: saw making
Post: RE: saw making

There are an awful lot of weird notions in this thread. I knew George Wilson when he used to run the instrument maker shop. That was almost forty years ago. I think I knew Jon Laubach as well.  Willi...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 146 24,951 04-19-2022, 07:57 PM
  0 Thread: Going off of Pedders post
Post: RE: Going off of Pedders post

Pedder Wrote: (04-14-2022, 07:18 AM) -- Now I see. Good, our saw design doesn't do that - except a fine joinery saw for a big handed person. And how does the handle interfere with that? Chee...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 68 10,101 04-14-2022, 08:06 AM
  0 Thread: Going off of Pedders post
Post: RE: Going off of Pedders post

RonB195 Wrote: (04-13-2022, 04:19 PM) -- Lastly, Given you prefer to dig out the half blind dovetails with the back of your saw, I would be happy to send you one of my toothed half blind tools to kee...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 68 10,101 04-14-2022, 06:50 AM
  0 Thread: Going off of Pedders post
Post: RE: Going off of Pedders post

Pedder Wrote: (04-14-2022, 04:16 AM) -- I can't see how that would be a problem of any saw esp. noch a back saw Just clamp the workpiece higher in the holding devise. Or do I misunderstand you? C...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 68 10,101 04-14-2022, 06:41 AM
  0 Thread: Going off of Pedders post
Post: RE: Going off of Pedders post

Pedder Wrote: (04-13-2022, 12:47 AM) -- On a saw it is mostly about the sharpening and setting. Even a 1000 $ saw with bronce spine, mother of pearl inlay and polished with some hokus pokus oil is ...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 68 10,101 04-13-2022, 03:28 PM
  0 Thread: Lie-Nielsen Toolworks
Post: RE: Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Handplanesandmore Wrote: (04-10-2022, 12:22 PM) -- Care to explain why that was a benefit at all? A benefit to the vendors or to woodworkers or to both? Simon -- I have been to a dozen Lie Niels...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 27 7,456 04-11-2022, 06:33 AM

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