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  0 Thread: Have You Ever Rounded Over an Edge Stropping?
Post: RE: Have You Ever Rounded Over an Edge Stropping?

Actually, it's a wonder that Charlie, at his age, has the strength to type. Yet he is a demon! I tend to agree with Warren. Sharpening is such a basic skill that everyone has an opinion. Such pas...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 38 5,775 07-03-2023, 08:54 PM
  0 Thread: I want a new drill press table
Post: RE: I want a new drill press table

Many built a square sacrificial insert. The downside is that it can only be turned 4 times. Mine is round for an infinite number of turns. https://i.postimg.cc/nZ7k6Bvg/CA177075-5-C39-4-C1-F-BA03-4...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Power Tools 21 3,384 04-06-2023, 12:12 PM
  0 Thread: Is festool MFT worth it?
Post: RE: Is festool MFT worth it?

There are three articles (so far) on my website regarding my WIP of a MFT. Go to this Index page and scroll to the bottom: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Powered%20Tools%20and%20Machinery/index.h...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Power Tools 38 7,265 01-01-2023, 08:05 PM
  0 Thread: 8” Slow speed grinder?
Post: RE: 8” Slow speed grinder?

ajkoontz Wrote: (12-23-2022, 11:33 AM) -- ... Based on comments here and some more reasearch, I'm now leaning toward the Rikon 1HP. This is probably more than I'll ever need so this could be my fo...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Power Tools 11 1,674 12-23-2022, 11:08 PM
  0 Thread: 8” Slow speed grinder?
Post: RE: 8” Slow speed grinder?

I have two 1 hp half-speed 8" bench grinders, one of which is a Rikon. The other is a Carbatec/Axminster, which drives two CBN wheels, and does so easily. The Rikon would also do so, if required. I wo...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Power Tools 11 1,674 12-22-2022, 08:25 AM
  0 Thread: Is festool MFT worth it?
Post: RE: Is festool MFT worth it?

I have a Roubo bench for hand tools as well as a Hammer K3 slider for ripping and crosscutting. I am building an MFT as it has dawned on me that that an MFT would provide more than just another opt...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Power Tools 38 7,265 12-17-2022, 07:52 PM
  0 Thread: David Charlesworth's personal hand tools in estate auction
Post: RE: David Charlesworth's personal hand tools in es...

Looks the twin of mine, except the wood on mine is African Blackwood. I'll try and put photos together along with the matching 10 tpi 16" tenon saw. Incidentally, the dovetail saw is a pleasure to ...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 29 4,190 12-13-2022, 07:50 AM
  0 Thread: David Charlesworth's personal hand tools in estate auction
Post: RE: David Charlesworth's personal hand tools in es...

Alan, 20 tpi in an 8" plate. Regards from Perth Derek
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 29 4,190 12-10-2022, 08:20 AM
  0 Thread: David Charlesworth's personal hand tools in estate auction
Post: RE: David Charlesworth's personal hand tools in es...

John, great story!  I wonder what date that was? I had a pair of backsaws  - dovetail and tenon - from Mike in 2010 (still have them), both with African Blackwood handles. The wood is darker and more ...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 29 4,190 12-09-2022, 08:14 PM
  0 Thread: David Charlesworth's personal hand tools in estate auction
Post: RE: David Charlesworth's personal hand tools in es...

Allan, you  saw bids early on in the auction. Serious bidders either bid high at the start to drive others away, or bid only at the end. I noticed a basic #5 Stanley, albeit with an IBC blade/chipbrea...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 29 4,190 12-05-2022, 09:53 PM
  0 Thread: David Charlesworth's personal hand tools in estate auction
Post: RE: David Charlesworth's personal hand tools in es...

All of David’s tools went for Serious $$$$ - three times retail …. which is wonderful news for his family. I did bid on a number of items, but was completely out of my class. I would have loved a meme...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 29 4,190 12-03-2022, 11:29 AM
  0 Thread: Need a new cordless drill...recommendations?
Post: RE: Need a new cordless drill...recommendations?

Dumb_Polack Wrote: (11-09-2022, 04:00 PM) -- The old Panasonic one is dying, so I need a new one.  (I had a Bosch before this one (maybe 25 yrs ago that I liked). My needs: Long battery life I...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Power Tools 33 4,307 11-13-2022, 06:35 PM
  0 Thread: PSA Fred West estate auction
Post: RE: PSA Fred West estate auction

Warren, Fred read the forums. He would have put 2 + 2 together, and responded protectively. He was everywhere. Regards from Perth Derek
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 17 3,693 11-03-2022, 06:22 PM
  0 Thread: PSA Fred West estate auction
Post: RE: PSA Fred West estate auction

wmickley Wrote: (11-01-2022, 05:13 PM) -- I met Fred West in 2009 at a Lie-Nielsen hand tool event where he was displaying a Marcou smoothing plane, probably one in the currant sale. I wrote about th...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 17 3,693 11-03-2022, 08:58 AM
  0 Thread: Congrats Derek Cohen
Post: RE: Congrats Derek Cohen

It's not a special photo. I was prepared to write an article on all the features of this vise, such as the clamping system, spring-loaded chop, etc. I think FWW missed the boat. The details are her...
Derek Cohen Woodworking 5 1,707 10-30-2022, 07:46 AM
  0 Thread: Congrats Derek Cohen
Post: RE: Congrats Derek Cohen

Thanks Mound. FWW contacted me to ask permission for this one. The previous (non shoptools edition) had a method I deviced for converting high sided bench chisels into dovetail chisels in about a ...
Derek Cohen Woodworking 5 1,707 10-28-2022, 07:20 PM
  0 Thread: PSA Fred West estate auction
Post: RE: PSA Fred West estate auction

I was asked to re-post my comments on Fred made at Wood Central. Here they are …. Fred was not just a collector of the finest tools, he was also a patron of  many custom toolmakers. For many, he ke...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 17 3,693 10-22-2022, 01:53 PM
  0 Thread: Gidgee
Post: RE: Gidgee

HNT Gordon hand planes use Gidgee as the lowest level wood. That simply means that it is hard, durable and pretty enough for all and any of Terry Gordon’s wonderful planes. He does offer more expensiv...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 24 2,901 10-11-2022, 10:05 AM
  0 Thread: Still using your corded tools if you have the same cordless one?
Post: RE: Still using your corded tools if you have the ...

And if your corded tools are Festool and Mirka (ROS and Orbital sanders, tracksaw, drills) and Elu (routers) .... would you not want to use them? Regards from Perth Derek
Derek Cohen Woodworking Power Tools 40 4,491 09-22-2022, 06:04 AM
  0 Thread: Youtube channel - dominick ricker
Post: RE: Youtube channel - dominick ricker

Scott W Wrote: (09-16-2022, 11:02 PM) -- How so? I don't see a whole lot of difference between this guy and one's like ishitani furniture who is my favorite I think.   My critique is I don't speak Ge...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 9 1,671 09-17-2022, 10:11 AM

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