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  0 Thread: Going to Texas
Post: RE: Going to Texas

My father retired from the Air Force and moved to McAllen in the Texas Rio Grande Valley in 1978. Back then, it was a boom town. They were clearing ranch land like crazy. Mesquite was all over the ...
AHill Woodworking 20 1,440 04-18-2021, 11:45 AM
  0 Thread: LN stuff?
Post: RE: LN stuff?

I turn 65 this year. I will not retire this year. I love what I do. Last year I was offered a substantial bonus to stay for 3 more years. This year, I was named a corporate Technical Fellow for a ...
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 27 1,919 04-18-2021, 11:14 AM
  0 Thread: Hammering saw blades on cast iron, will the surface have dents?
Post: RE: Hammering saw blades on cast iron, will the su...

Bob Smalser's article on straightening bent saw plates: https://woodcentral.com/articles/handtoo..._866.shtml
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 8 372 04-15-2021, 04:28 PM
  0 Thread: Hammering saw blades on cast iron, will the surface have dents?
Post: RE: Hammering saw blades on cast iron, will the su...

Cast iron is almost always harder than saw blades, which are typically very soft as far as steel goes. Is the surface of the cast iron as-cast or is it machined and/or polished? If rough cast, I wou...
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 8 372 04-14-2021, 01:01 PM
  0 Thread: Turning a chalice
Post: RE: Turning a chalice

Second the motion for olive wood. "Expensive" is a relative term. Olive wood turns very nicely and contact with liquid shouldn't be an issue. Turn the bowl of the chalice before you turn the stem. ...
AHill Woodturning 13 547 04-12-2021, 02:25 PM
  0 Thread: LN stuff?
Post: RE: LN stuff?

Maybe in the beginning of Lie-Nielsen, they had ample inventory, but for the last 10-15 years, they really haven't had the same kind of inventory. In fact, they have not introduced any new tools in q...
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 27 1,919 04-11-2021, 06:44 PM
  0 Thread: Dividers
Post: RE: Dividers

Pete Taran is making saws again under the Ne Plus Ultra moniker.  Christopher Schwarz gave him a mention in his blog.  I warn you.  These saws are not cheap. http://www.vintagesaws.com/catalog/index....
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 26 1,690 04-07-2021, 06:13 AM
  0 Thread: This sucks
Post: RE: This sucks

Is there a woodworking equivalent of a purple heart?  Sorry about your broken wrist, but, as you say, be thankful it wasn't worse.  I can't imagine what would have happened if one or more of those tie...
AHill Woodworking 21 1,445 04-06-2021, 08:17 AM
  0 Thread: What lies behind drawer #1?
Post: RE: What lies behind drawer #1?

Looks nice, Derek! As if you needed it, I'll bet the extra weight makes for a more stable bench. I'm also betting the hardest part of the entire build was hefting the cabinet into the base. I also ...
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 7 528 04-06-2021, 08:12 AM
  0 Thread: Mortise Chisel, sash chisel ..or?
Post: RE: Mortise Chisel, sash chisel ..or?

I don't think it's a lathe tool since it appears there's not much of a tang. I'm in the carving tool camp.
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 8 571 04-05-2021, 06:51 AM
  0 Thread: Tap, tap, tap...
Post: RE: Tap, tap, tap...

You can still find the videos of the previous April Fools Day tool on Lee Valley's Facebook Page.
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 18 1,083 04-05-2021, 06:49 AM
  0 Thread: Dividers
Post: RE: Dividers

As is the case with all manner of types of products, it's an expensive version of a common tool which doesn't provide any difference in functionality. When you price a common tool much higher than th...
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 26 1,690 04-05-2021, 06:35 AM
  0 Thread: New bowl
Post: RE: New bowl

Nice. Reminds me of a woven basket. Good job.
AHill Woodturning 2 231 04-05-2021, 06:07 AM
  0 Thread: How would you make this joint?
Post: RE: How would you make this joint?

Always a cool thing to make toys for kids. If they know it's hand-made, it might pique their interest in the hobby. Two pieces is the way to go. Were it me, I'd round off the sharp points. If the ...
AHill Woodworking 12 841 04-03-2021, 04:08 PM
  0 Thread: Cremation urn
Post: RE: Cremation urn

Very nice! Now what exactly is WBLM?
AHill Woodturning 12 589 03-27-2021, 08:49 PM
  0 Thread: Underbench cabinet: final pictures of Stage One
Post: RE: Underbench cabinet: final pictures of Stage On...

What I love about you, Derek, is your attention to detail in every facet of your builds, beginning with the design and ending with the finishing. Your posts enlighten a host of woodworkers on how tha...
AHill Woodworking Hand Tools 16 905 03-27-2021, 08:45 PM
  0 Thread: Wood substitute needed
Post: RE: Wood substitute needed

Those are two very different woods, except that there is such a thing as yellow mora. As a yellow heart substitute, I'd consider osage orange or canary wood.
AHill Woodworking 4 599 03-24-2021, 05:09 PM
  0 Thread: What do you use to clean and protect lathe ways??
Post: RE: What do you use to clean and protect lathe way...

Johnson's Paste Wax for me too. I lube the gears per the manufacturer's recommendations. As required, I'll take my chuck(s) and jaws, soak them in a cleaner, and reassemble them. Cap'n Eddie had a ...
AHill Woodturning 11 784 03-24-2021, 05:02 PM
  0 Thread: Beautiful figured black walnut crotch bowl
Post: RE: Beautiful figured black walnut crotch bowl

(03-24-2021, 02:26 PM)mtrainer90 Wrote: I have not posted in a year is what I am saying and as soon as I do here you come with your normal criticizing of everyone's projects hidden as "advice" that ...
AHill Woodturning 10 665 03-24-2021, 04:58 PM
  0 Thread: Beautiful figured black walnut crotch bowl
Post: RE: Beautiful figured black walnut crotch bowl

(03-23-2021, 04:13 PM)mtrainer90 Wrote: Wow havent posted on here in about a year and look at that, here you are still giving un-wanted "advise" about sanding on every thing any one posts. Just bec...
AHill Woodturning 10 665 03-24-2021, 06:40 AM

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