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  0 Thread: What are your favorite hand
Post: RE: What are your favorite hand

My favorites are my shop made tools. For some reason I can’t upload the photo, but they include some Krenov-style planes, Gramercy bow saws, a marking gauge, a crosscut saw, some re-handled saws, ...
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 22 811 01-23-2022, 06:54 PM
  0 Thread: heat treating
Post: RE: heat treating

Timberwolf Wrote: -- “Aim high and settle”.......Big GrinBig Grin -- Sounds more like the Air Force than the Marines. :D
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 14 711 01-05-2022, 11:48 PM
  0 Thread: Microbevel on a chisel is no good for bevel down work
Post: RE: Microbevel on a chisel is no good for bevel do...

cputnam Wrote: -- What other metrics are worth arguing about during dreary weather? -- Minimum clearance angle, to the tenth of a degree, that will allow a BD plane to work while providing maximum ed...
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 51 2,585 01-05-2022, 11:40 PM
  0 Thread: Stropping State-of-the-Art
Post: RE: Stropping State-of-the-Art

My knives I primarily just strop…I don’t let them get dull enough that I need other abrasives to get the edge I want and/or need. Other than day-to-day pocket knife stuff, I do some whittling, and the...
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 31 2,413 12-07-2021, 03:02 PM
  0 Thread: Taytools Trying to Trademark "Moxon Vise"
Post: RE: Taytools Trying to Trademark "Moxon Vise"

Shaun Wrote: -- One would think, but the University of Kentucky is always suing over the use of the word Kentucky claiming they have it trademarked. They even sued the state itself at one point. -- ...
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 40 3,933 12-06-2021, 02:44 PM
  0 Thread: Anyone here have a profitable woodworking business?
Post: RE: Anyone here have a profitable woodworking busi...

“mr_skittle” Wrote: -- I've quicky learned to ask about budget in the first 5 minutes so as not to waste both our time. -- I had a kitchen remodel shop basically stop talking to me because he demande...
MauleSkinner Woodworking 53 19,016 11-28-2021, 01:03 PM
  0 Thread: Wooden wedding ring question
Post: RE: Wooden wedding ring question

That’s kind of what I was wondering, thanks. We’ll go a different route than wood.
MauleSkinner Woodworking 3 442 11-26-2021, 06:34 PM
  0 Thread: Wooden wedding ring question
Post: Wooden wedding ring question

First, a little background… A week ago, my wife was walking the dog. The dog bolted after something, and the leash snagged my wife’s wedding ring. She had surgery Thursday on her broken finger, and i...
MauleSkinner Woodworking 3 442 11-22-2021, 09:39 PM
  0 Thread: Are these Plow Plane Blades? value?
Post: RE: Are these Plow Plane Blades? value?

I’m not an expert, but it appears to me (based on the groove) that the first and third one might not match the rest of the set. I doubt that makes a difference in the value, but might be worth conf...
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 7 750 11-09-2021, 09:38 PM
  0 Thread: Watch this wooden knife cut effortlessly through juicy, medium-well-done steak
Post: RE: Watch this wooden knife cut effortlessly throu...

Interesting concept, but I think their definition of “sharp” leaves a lot to be desired.
MauleSkinner Woodworking 6 934 10-21-2021, 09:54 PM
  0 Thread: LED shop lighting recommendations?
Post: RE: LED shop lighting recommendations?

5000k daylight color…anything else is optional. ;)
MauleSkinner Home Improvement 14 1,127 10-11-2021, 08:07 PM
  0 Thread: veneer vs solid wood
Post: RE: veneer vs solid wood

TomFromStLouis Wrote: -- Yes Jim, there is….saw it in half. ;) -- That would require measurement and planning. I think any fractional cut would work. :D
MauleSkinner Woodworking 9 1,108 09-29-2021, 08:32 AM
  0 Thread: Building a Wheelchair/Walker Ramp?
Post: RE: Building a Wheelchair/Walker Ramp?

ADA says 1:12 max slope. When I built ramps for my parents, they were slightly flatter…I’d say 1:12 is plenty steep. Landings for the turnarounds need to be fairly large as well, which fortunately ...
MauleSkinner Home Improvement 10 1,023 09-27-2021, 02:46 PM
  0 Thread: How to winterize water lines in a vacant rental property?
Post: RE: How to winterize water lines in a vacant renta...

If winterizing is going to be a regular thing, I would install a tee with a valve at the low point(s) in the system to drain it. My grandpa did this with his house in Alaska when he built it, and neve...
MauleSkinner Home Improvement 13 1,311 09-22-2021, 12:53 PM
  0 Thread: Return
Post: RE: Return

Welcome back, Mike!
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 20 2,238 09-22-2021, 12:44 PM
  0 Thread: Jointer plane problems
Post: RE: Jointer plane problems

The board needs to be supported so it doesn’t flex, so wedges/spacers as required might be a good thing to try next.
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 12 1,295 09-22-2021, 12:37 PM
  0 Thread: rocking horse build ionstructions
Post: RE: rocking horse build ionstructions

Bob Vaughan , I really like your rocking horse…as adults, we tend to think that more detail is better, but sometimes less detail does more to stimulate a child’s imagination. One day it could be a ...
MauleSkinner Woodworking 13 1,299 09-15-2021, 03:40 PM
  0 Thread: Doll house time again---finally an update
Post: RE: Doll house time again

Great to have her invested in the project! When I acquired my family, my youngest was in the American Girl doll stage, and I made her a few pieces of furniture, etc. I was hoping to convert part of...
MauleSkinner Woodworking 10 1,108 08-26-2021, 03:47 PM
  0 Thread: Roorkhee Chair
Post: RE: Roorkhee Chair

Tapered the stretchers and reamed the holes today…found a rough center on the end of the stretcher and used a 5/8” Forster bit to mark a circle. Then shaved and planed a rough taper. I made a quick ...
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 6 896 08-22-2021, 05:42 PM
  0 Thread: Hand adze
Post: RE: Hand adze

There’s what appears to be a nice one in here… https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/Making-wood-tools-with-john-wilson-book.aspx But I have a history of spending too much time making tools rather t...
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 7 946 08-19-2021, 05:42 PM

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