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  0 Thread: Cracks in old chisels
Post: RE: Cracks in old chisels

The chisels are "somewhat" straight. "Somewhat" being the operative term here :D Of course the wider ones are fine. It's the narrow parting chisels that look a little "banana like". These two with the...
Blacky's Boy Woodworking Hand Tools 6 1,260 10-29-2020, 02:28 PM
  0 Thread: Cracks in old chisels
Post: Cracks in old chisels

One of the young guys here at work has expressed an interest in wood working and I decided to help him out by restoring a set of old chisels for him. God knows I have enought of them laying around! So...
Blacky's Boy Woodworking Hand Tools 6 1,260 10-29-2020, 06:36 AM
  0 Thread: Norse Woodsmith web site?
Post: RE: Norse Woodsmith web site?

Thanks buddy!
Blacky's Boy Woodworking Hand Tools 9 2,359 08-19-2020, 08:44 PM
  0 Thread: Norse Woodsmith web site?
Post: Norse Woodsmith web site?

Hey guys. long time no see. I've been involved with my other pursuits and wood working has taken a back seat to them. I was trying to send a link to a buddy of mine who just started sharpening saws a...
Blacky's Boy Woodworking Hand Tools 9 2,359 08-11-2020, 02:13 PM
  0 Thread: "Walking" Pig wooden toy video
Post: "Walking" Pig wooden toy video

saw this come up on my YouTube feed and just had to share. Lots of handtool action. Very minimalist in regards to the tools used https://youtu.be/ehPNjmsQQWU
Blacky's Boy Woodworking Hand Tools 5 2,853 08-01-2019, 06:44 AM
  0 Thread: Stu's news
Post: RE: Stu's news

I totally understand and support Stu's decision. I have a TON of great customers with many of them repeat buyers. But every once in a while you get a self-important, unrealistically demanding, and o...
Blacky's Boy Woodworking Hand Tools 23 9,204 02-06-2019, 07:49 AM
  0 Thread: Another US made hand saw source
Post: RE: Another US made hand saw source

I've been busy at work mostly. Been at this "new" place for almost 2 years and still love coming to work every day. Still freaks me out a bit how lucky I am to have landed this job. But I still have ...
Blacky's Boy Woodworking Hand Tools 29 11,272 12-18-2018, 10:20 AM
  0 Thread: Another US made hand saw source
Post: RE: Another US made hand saw source

Yeah, we still are. We are still going strong (thank God). I already got orders booked up for next year.
Blacky's Boy Woodworking Hand Tools 29 11,272 12-17-2018, 04:03 PM
  0 Thread: Hand Drill with Soul!
Post: RE: Hand Drill with Soul!

I seem to remember that they are a common thread. Since I have a "hand drill problem" (I hear recognizing you have one is the first step to overcoming it), I've made more than one of them I remember ...
Blacky's Boy Woodworking Hand Tools 9 3,707 10-31-2018, 07:26 AM
  0 Thread: A stroll down memory lane
Post: RE: A stroll down memory lane

Nichrome wire isn't really that good for this application. From what I've read, it's just too brittle. Stainless steel fishing wire and Mig Welding wire are the two types I've seen used the most. I am...
Blacky's Boy Woodworking Hand Tools 33 13,872 10-25-2018, 07:35 PM
  0 Thread: A stroll down memory lane
Post: RE: A stroll down memory lane

I used the 12V 10a leads from the power supply and then run that through a brushed electronic speed controller (ESC). The servo tester allows me to vary the voltage. It actually works a lot better tha...
Blacky's Boy Woodworking Hand Tools 33 13,872 10-19-2018, 02:10 PM
  0 Thread: A stroll down memory lane
Post: RE: A stroll down memory lane

I recently got back into the shop building a hot wire foam cutter to use in making RC Planes. I got to use my planes to surface the wood and hand saws to cut it to shape. It was very enjoyable and it ...
Blacky's Boy Woodworking Hand Tools 33 13,872 10-19-2018, 06:35 AM
  0 Thread: A stroll down memory lane
Post: RE: A stroll down memory lane

I remember those Jack! In fact you helped me out on a couple of issues. I made a couple of them and gave one to my SS one year. IIRC it was Fr. Peter. I think I still have that drawing kicking around...
Blacky's Boy Woodworking Hand Tools 33 13,872 10-17-2018, 02:55 PM
  0 Thread: Need a 2018 penny
Post: RE: Need a 2018 penny

Looks great Joe!! Well done!
Blacky's Boy Woodworking Hand Tools 19 7,878 10-10-2018, 10:05 AM
  0 Thread: some carving
Post: RE: some carving

(09-21-2018, 09:25 PM)Scoony Wrote: Had to finish some other projects, but finally got back to this and finishing up the final coats of finish.  This mahogany was a dream to work with.  The carvi...
Blacky's Boy Woodworking Hand Tools 12 5,543 10-02-2018, 06:23 AM
  0 Thread: Removing rust from old plane
Post: RE: Removing rust from old plane

Just a point to make here. WD-40 is really not meant for lubrication and rust prevention. It's more of a gunk cutter and cleaner. It not much more than mineral spirits and a touch of lubricant. "Wate...
Blacky's Boy Woodworking Hand Tools 19 7,153 09-26-2018, 09:46 AM
  0 Thread: Removing rust from old plane
Post: RE: Removing rust from old plane

(09-20-2018, 08:14 AM)overland Wrote: Is there some inexpensive solution I can buy or make to remove the rust from an old hand plane? I have just one that needs work, and I don't want to spend a lot...
Blacky's Boy Woodworking Hand Tools 19 7,153 09-20-2018, 08:24 AM
  0 Thread: Ebonizing plane handles?
Post: RE: Ebonizing plane handles?

I've used Transtint Dyes with a good amount of success.
Blacky's Boy Woodworking Hand Tools 13 5,097 08-22-2018, 08:48 PM
  0 Thread: What happened to Wenzolff and Sons?
Post: RE: What happened to Wenzolff and Sons?

(08-06-2018, 05:07 PM)Admiral Wrote: He sells plates, backs and nuts for those who want to roll their own. Yup, I'm still "here. I check in on occasion.TGIAG has had a pretty busy year. Since the w...
Blacky's Boy Woodworking Hand Tools 142 67,796 08-22-2018, 12:20 PM
  0 Thread: wkfinetools site going off line 7/31
Post: RE: wkfinetools site going off line 7/31

Wow, that really stinks! There are a lot of great articles hosted on Wiktor's site. Heck, I think there are a couple of mine on there as well.
Blacky's Boy Woodworking Hand Tools 6 3,650 07-23-2018, 10:27 AM

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