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  0 Thread: Small Mortise chisels
Post: RE: Small Mortise chisels

Those handles don't look very comfortable. Hard to avoid hitting knuckles. I like 5 1/2 or 6 inch handles; Andre Roubo mentions 5-6 inches of ash or hornbeam.
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 12 842 03-29-2021, 05:26 PM
  0 Thread: lee valley carving chisel-good value?
Post: RE: lee valley carving chisel-good value?

(03-19-2021, 08:30 PM)toolmiser Wrote: Lee Valley has a 7 piece carving chisel set for $65.00 .  https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/too...UR%2C17I4W  I am sure it isn't great, but would it be ...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 18 1,054 03-22-2021, 02:48 PM
  0 Thread: in need of planing advice
Post: RE: in need of planing advice

You can certainly do this work with a #5 plane. It is slightly easier with a #7 plane. It is easier for a skilled worker to do this work with a #5 than for an unskilled worker to do with a #7. If you...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 12 1,353 11-23-2020, 08:39 AM
  0 Thread: Cross-grain Planing successes
Post: RE: Cross-grain Planing successes

(11-20-2020, 11:57 AM)hbmcc Wrote: Dane'-it! Not even Norm? Am I wrong, but aren't these historical references actually writers? Not so much career woodworkers? However, archeology (with scientific...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 34 3,118 11-20-2020, 07:21 PM
  0 Thread: Cross-grain Planing successes
Post: RE: Cross-grain Planing successes

(11-19-2020, 04:15 PM)adamcherubini Wrote: Warren I think you live for this sort of stuff. I’m just now catching on. So you are saying Paul measured the maximum extent of this stock? Such that if on...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 34 3,118 11-19-2020, 07:49 PM
  0 Thread: Cross-grain Planing successes
Post: RE: Cross-grain Planing successes

(11-18-2020, 05:22 PM)AHill Wrote: So Schwarz says no tearout planing across the grain, but then admits you "splinter" the far edge of the board.  I would call that tearout.  His teaser pic is of a ...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 34 3,118 11-19-2020, 09:01 AM
  0 Thread: More about planing end grain
Post: RE: More about planing end grain

(10-30-2020, 07:49 AM)Ron Brese Wrote: All these examples go to show that planes are extremely versatile tools and can be used in a myriad of ways. As long as they are in good fettle. Which is why w...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 23 3,277 11-01-2020, 07:51 AM
  0 Thread: Scrub Plane iron's edge
Post: RE: Scrub Plane iron's edge

(07-13-2020, 07:30 PM)cputnam Wrote: I have a cute little woody scrub plane with about a 1" wide iron.  The radius on the iron is a little too severe for even an eclipse style honing guide, Which le...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 15 2,569 07-15-2020, 10:50 AM
  0 Thread: Amazing tools for oboe reed making
Post: RE: Amazing tools for oboe reed making

I was a professional oboe player in my youth. We all made our own reeds. I was taught to make reeds when I was 12 years old. We made reeds every day.  I know the woman who patented the gouging machin...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 10 3,031 05-23-2020, 10:11 PM
  0 Thread: Large jointer planes
Post: RE: Large jointer planes

(05-10-2020, 10:02 AM)AHill Wrote: I don't know how small "small" is for you, but a jointer only needs to be 1.5 to 2x longer than the longest piece you'll ever need to join.  A 6 foot long jointer ...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 13 4,126 05-10-2020, 10:13 AM
  0 Thread: An Introduction and a Bench Build
Post: RE: An Introduction and a Bench Build

Quartersawn Douglas fir has about 30% less seasonal movement than flat sawn. I would expect movement around 3/16 or so. As Adam suggested this is not a problem for a low stretcher which is somewhat re...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 39 9,023 04-07-2020, 08:14 AM
  0 Thread: Kerfing Chisel
Post: RE: Kerfing Chisel

(04-06-2020, 12:50 AM)Tapper Wrote: Can you? Whether or not the pins are overcut is inconsequential. Being familiar with Philadelphia furniture I would be surprised if they were not overcut. I mad...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 36 10,138 04-06-2020, 07:50 AM
  0 Thread: Kerfing Chisel
Post: RE: Kerfing Chisel

(04-05-2020, 10:46 AM)RonB1957 Wrote: Chuck Bender over cuts them as well. Speed was/ is an issue for production. :)  If I were cutting them every day, I would probably do the same. But it offends m...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 36 10,138 04-05-2020, 05:40 PM
  0 Thread: An Introduction and a Bench Build
Post: RE: An Introduction and a Bench Build

(04-02-2020, 10:48 PM)Tapper Wrote: Don't quite know why you were so "happy" to discover it was possible to plane boards without a tail vise, but to each his own I suppose. As to the research, you m...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 39 9,023 04-03-2020, 06:23 AM
  0 Thread: Further Trials on Fast, Low-VOC Grain Filling, Burnishing
Post: RE: Further Trials on Fast, Low-VOC Grain Filling,...

I use pieces of walnut or cherry for burnishing. Andre Roubo recommends walnut for a burnisher (brunissoir). Roubo uses a polissoir for applying wax. He does not mention burnishing in reference to th...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 4 1,592 04-03-2020, 05:47 AM
  0 Thread: Kerfing Chisel
Post: RE: Kerfing Chisel

(04-02-2020, 07:58 PM)Derek Cohen Wrote: The speed of kerfing (new word?) depends on how wide/deep you go, and this is itself linked to the wood - soft and straight-grained woods are safest, while h...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 36 10,138 04-02-2020, 08:16 PM
  0 Thread: An Introduction and a Bench Build
Post: RE: An Introduction and a Bench Build

[attachment=25618 Wrote:Tapper pid='7842240' dateline='1585842438'] Not sure where to begin on this one, but here goes. It's pretty presumptive to say someone who's going to take the time to build a c...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 39 9,023 04-02-2020, 11:56 AM
  0 Thread: Drawer Bottom Plane
Post: RE: Drawer Bottom Plane

In the 18th century, a plane like you are describing was called a plough. A plane with multiple cutters and a movable fence was called a universal plough. Roubo shows both a simple plough (bouvet) and...
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 12 3,782 04-01-2020, 08:13 AM
  0 Thread: Roubo type bench discussion
Post: RE: Roubo type bench discussion

Arnman, I think I fixed the illustration of one of the Roubo benches above.
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 13 3,587 04-01-2020, 05:46 AM
  0 Thread: Roubo type bench discussion
Post: RE: Roubo type bench discussion

(03-30-2020, 12:59 PM)arnman Wrote: 1) I am concerned about having the legs flush with the front edge of the table.  It seems like my feet would keep hitting the legs when I am working at the bench....
wmickley Woodworking Hand Tools 13 3,587 03-31-2020, 09:16 AM

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