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  0 Thread: Hand saw sharpening - What am I doing wrong?
Post: RE: Hand saw sharpening - What am I doing wrong?

(07-13-2021, 05:26 PM)wmickley Wrote: I have been sharpening saws since 1974. I do handwork for a living. You are sending a link to two hobbyists? You bet your butt I am.
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 19 1,254 07-15-2021, 12:21 PM
  0 Thread: Hand saw sharpening - What am I doing wrong?
Post: RE: Hand saw sharpening - What am I doing wrong?

Yeah, these guys know nothing about how to file saws:   :rolleyes: https://two-lawyers-toolworks.blogspot.com/
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 19 1,254 07-13-2021, 09:50 AM
  0 Thread: Lie Nielsen tool production and COVID
Post: RE: Lie Nielsen tool production and COVID

Rural idyll, not so ideal. Still back-ordered on iron 4s, 5s, and 7s. Pitiful.
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 10 1,194 07-11-2021, 12:14 PM
  0 Thread: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality
Post: RE: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality

Only if you want to be scorned and scoffed at. Pants legs -- just so yesterday. Cicada wings are IT.
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 29 1,980 07-04-2021, 02:23 PM
  0 Thread: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality
Post: RE: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality

Agree. I just stropped a 1/4" chisel on the wing of a dead cicada. I think I actually may have just made a bona fide breakthrough. I'm going to start collecting wings from dead cicadas and start a ...
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 29 1,980 07-04-2021, 02:01 PM
  0 Thread: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality
Post: RE: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality

Comment to the room: Placing things in a historical context is not disagreement. If you use a particular technique and I point out that you're in good company because X, Y, and Z did the same thing ...
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 29 1,980 07-04-2021, 12:10 PM
  0 Thread: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality
Post: RE: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality

(07-04-2021, 08:57 AM)Timberwolf Wrote: ...................... None of this is new. That's how I see it also...It has probably been "re-discovered" many times since electricity was harnessed... :wi...
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 29 1,980 07-04-2021, 12:06 PM
  0 Thread: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality
Post: RE: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality

Tage Frid buffed his edges and documented the process in his books and dovetailing video. And he didn't claim to have invented anything. My guess would be that he saw this being done when he was an ...
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 29 1,980 07-04-2021, 05:07 AM
  Wink Thread: flattening chisels backs
Post: RE: flattening chisels backs

Good one! Hopefully the OP won't polish and polish and knock something out of flat, or round, as the case may be.
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 52 3,584 06-29-2021, 02:48 PM
  0 Thread: flattening chisels backs
Post: RE: flattening chisels backs

Polish is usually what happens when you're trying to make something flat. Flat has a definition within geometry. Polish is only in the eye of the beholder. A lot of people scoff at a level of polis...
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 52 3,584 06-29-2021, 11:10 AM
  0 Thread: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality
Post: RE: Japanese Chisel Expectations vs Reality

My running joke (not really a joke though) is that these master Japanese craftsmen were "nearing the age of 100, and retirement, so order now" and this was over 20 years ago. If you do the math, a lo...
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 29 1,980 06-29-2021, 07:26 AM
  0 Thread: Ruler trick - any reason not to use it?
Post: RE: Ruler trick - any reason not to use it?

(06-04-2021, 03:03 PM)AHill Wrote: The very, very slight camber Charlesworth puts on his plane blades has a purpose.  It allows him to shift the plane from side to side to remove more or less materi...
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 25 2,429 06-04-2021, 05:47 PM
  0 Thread: Ruler trick - any reason not to use it?
Post: RE: Ruler trick - any reason not to use it?

The two faces that comprise a cutting edge are meeting when a burr can be flipped back and forth between the two. That's all that's really required for a perfectly serviceable edge. Additional polis...
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 25 2,429 06-04-2021, 07:36 AM
  0 Thread: drip, drip, drip...
Post: RE: drip, drip, drip...

(06-02-2021, 12:00 PM)pconroy Wrote: On my head in the living room. Right above is the Master Shower enclosure. 2nd story. Simple affair - square pan 36", glass enclosure. Re-caulked everything. I...
CStan Home Improvement 10 809 06-02-2021, 12:25 PM
  0 Thread: LN stuff?
Post: RE: LN stuff?

(05-18-2021, 01:09 PM)Tony Z Wrote: Charlie, if we start a lean discussion, we should do it in PM, but we would both be arguing from the same position.  I bought a company 21 years ago, as part of a...
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 38 5,719 05-18-2021, 01:48 PM
  0 Thread: LN stuff?
Post: RE: LN stuff?

(05-18-2021, 12:08 PM)Tony Z Wrote: Best laid plans of mice and men, Charlie!  I manufacture parts for the primary automotive market, and the planning that goes on, with the supply side of automotiv...
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 38 5,719 05-18-2021, 12:29 PM
  0 Thread: LN stuff?
Post: RE: LN stuff?

I think L-N's teat is in a wringer because they've ended up sub'ing out way more than they make under their own roof. Works until it doesn't. They're getting hoisted on their own petard of just-in-ti...
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 38 5,719 05-18-2021, 02:53 AM
  0 Thread: LN stuff?
Post: RE: LN stuff?

I sure wish Preston, Record, Norris, Mathieson, Marples, et al. were still in business. That would really be something.
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 38 5,719 04-17-2021, 07:15 AM
  0 Thread: LN stuff?
Post: RE: LN stuff?

It looks like every single bench plane on their site is backordered. Not sure how they survive that, or if they even should. Lean inventory, JIT, aggressive outsourcing of critical components, -- h...
CStan Woodworking Hand Tools 38 5,719 04-11-2021, 11:30 AM
  0 Thread: How would you reach the peak of our house to paint it
Post: RE: How would you reach the peak of our house to p...

Look: https://www.google.com/search?q=scaffold...tj3LEDcwAM
CStan Home Improvement 25 1,926 04-02-2021, 09:33 AM

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