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  0 Thread: Saw guys; Will this shear work?
Post: Re: Saw guys; Will this shear work?

[blockquote]Gregory of Sherwood Forest said:[hr][br][br]Dang, I just realized the one I linked to in the OP was only good for straight cuts. [br][br]How about this one?[br][br]http://www.amazon.com/Ba...
Isaac S Woodworking Hand Tools 3 5,520 10-20-2015, 05:00 AM
  0 Thread: Conn. Valley School of Wood working
Post: Re: Conn. Valley School of Wood working

Here's (http://www.schoolofwoodworking.com/open-house-2015.html) the list of scheduled vendors/demonstrators.
Isaac S Woodworking Hand Tools 3 5,571 09-11-2015, 05:00 PM
  0 Thread: Conn. Valley School of Wood working
Post: Re: Conn. Valley School of Wood working

I'll be there, too, and am looking forward to catching up with everyone.
Isaac S Woodworking Hand Tools 3 5,571 09-10-2015, 10:45 PM
  0 Thread: CRAFTS of NJ - Fall "Picnic" and Tailgating
Post: Re: CRAFTS of NJ - Fall "Picnic" and Tailgating

I should be there, too. If anyone's on the fence, it's well worth the trip. Lots of tools and a great group.
Isaac S Woodworking Hand Tools 3 7,925 09-10-2015, 10:44 PM
  0 Thread: Today's my birthday so I gave myself a present
Post: Re: Today's my birthday so I gave myself a present

Great find. Is that the original stand it's on?
Isaac S Woodworking Hand Tools 7 5,883 09-07-2015, 09:19 PM
  0 Thread: Some saws in apple
Post: Some saws in apple

Here you go, Martin... [br] [br]With the apples on our trees almost ready to pick, some saws in apple seem appropriate. These saw handles all came from a piece of apple whose grain and coloring were p...
Isaac S Woodworking Hand Tools 6 4,322 08-21-2015, 04:48 AM
  0 Thread: A recent dovetail saw, koa handle
Post: Re: A recent dovetail saw, koa handle

Funny, I was just thinking about this saw the other day. There is a bit of an update for this saw. [br][br]I was in the Hearne (of Hearne Hardwoods) house the other day, and noticed that the stair tre...
Isaac S Woodworking Hand Tools 14 10,288 08-20-2015, 01:53 PM
  0 Thread: Stability of wood from a burl
Post: Re: Stability of wood from a burl

Rather than try to break it, you might trade or sell it to a pen turner or a knife maker. I think it would make exceptional knife scales. It might also work well for pistol grips.
Isaac S Woodworking 11 11,462 08-17-2015, 09:21 PM
  0 Thread: Stability of wood from a burl
Post: Re: Stability of wood from a burl

Pretty nice figure on that wood, but it looks like a piece of crotch walnut, not burl. If that is what you have, I would be much more concerned about strength than stability. If I am see it correctly...
Isaac S Woodworking 11 11,462 08-16-2015, 10:26 PM
  0 Thread: The weekend started out badly
Post: Re: The weekend started out badly

Yeah, that's a pretty good haul for anyone. [br][br]Add me to the list of those who bought that bevel gauge because of the bolt. No name on mine either, but I'd love to find out who made it.
Isaac S Woodworking Hand Tools 8 5,908 07-23-2015, 07:59 PM
  0 Thread: Another saw sharpening question
Post: Re: Another saw sharpening question

[blockquote]Arlin Eastman said:[hr][br]Now what kind of file is used for Jointing the teeth down?What file/s are used for sharpening teeth?[br]Last are the files single cut, double cut or what?[br][br...
Isaac S Woodworking Hand Tools 3 6,059 06-10-2015, 12:16 PM
  0 Thread: Another saw sharpening question
Post: Re: Another saw sharpening question

[blockquote]Arlin Eastman said:[hr][br][br]Also[br][br]I do not know what files to use on a saw. [br][br]There are round ones and triangle ones and are flat ones used to sharpen teeth also?[br][br]Ar...
Isaac S Woodworking Hand Tools 3 6,059 06-09-2015, 02:23 PM
  0 Thread: Another saw sharpening question
Post: Re: Another saw sharpening question

[blockquote]Arlin Eastman said:[hr][br][br]First I want to make sure I have these terms right.[br][br]1. Set is where the teeth are bent out of line of center?[br]2. Flem is the angle of degree of ho...
Isaac S Woodworking Hand Tools 3 6,059 06-09-2015, 12:15 PM
  0 Thread: A couple of saws in Thuya burl
Post: Re: A couple of saws in Thuya burl

Thanks, everyone. [br][br][br][blockquote]eg54string said:[hr][br][br]Beautiful for sure. I like how the end grain flows with the face grain.[br][br][hr][/blockquote]Not having to think of grain dire...
Isaac S Woodworking Hand Tools 16 8,904 06-08-2015, 03:39 PM
  0 Thread: A couple of saws in Thuya burl
Post: A couple of saws in Thuya burl

I had never heard of Thuya burl before a customer asked about making a pair of saws with it. It turned out to be a very interesting wood. [br][br]The wood has so much oil in it that it started smoking...
Isaac S Woodworking Hand Tools 16 8,904 06-06-2015, 06:51 PM
  0 Thread: A recent dovetail saw, koa handle
Post: Re: A recent dovetail saw, koa handle

Thanks, everyone. [br][br]Mike, that is my standard handle for that size. It is higher than you will find on most larger saws, but is not historically atypical for a saw of this size. It does take a l...
Isaac S Woodworking Hand Tools 14 10,288 09-09-2014, 11:39 PM
  0 Thread: "Raising Pistachio"
Post: Re: Now Raising a *Field* of Pistachio

Neat little chest and repairs. But what really jumped out at me was the Yankee brace with a wood handle. Did you replace the original, or did they make one with a wood handle early on?[br][br][blockqu...
Isaac S Woodworking Hand Tools 3 8,349 09-09-2014, 08:15 PM
  0 Thread: A recent dovetail saw, koa handle
Post: A recent dovetail saw, koa handle

At one of the LN Hand Tool Events this spring, the LN staff gave me a small piece of koa to use for saw handles. Because it was so narrow, the only saw handle I could squeeze out of it was one for a n...
Isaac S Woodworking Hand Tools 14 10,288 09-09-2014, 07:58 AM
  0 Thread: Knife Grinder II
Post: Re: Knife Grinder II

Is this the LV belt grinder (http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?cat=1,43072&p=44884) you have?[br][br]If so, you may be able to drill a new set of holes in the bracket so that you can mov...
Isaac S Woodworking Hand Tools 9 12,041 08-12-2014, 01:28 PM
  0 Thread: Knife Grinder II
Post: Re: Knife Grinder II

Your current belt speed is about 2700 sfpm. A 3" drive wheel will give you 1350, and a 4" will give you 1800.[br][br]sfpm = (diameter of drive wheel in inches) x (3.14) x (motor rpm) / (12 in/ft)[br][...
Isaac S Woodworking Hand Tools 9 12,041 08-12-2014, 01:15 PM

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