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  0 Thread: Workbench advice please
Post: RE: Workbench advice please

My workbench top is 4" of Doug Fir. It's been in use (15+ hours a week) for five years without problem. Mine came from 20' 2x12s but your beams should be even better.
Chuck Nickerson Woodworking 19 5,095 02-19-2020, 01:26 PM
  0 Thread: Handcarved Wood Bowl (ala David Fisher)
Post: RE: Handcarved Wood Bowl (ala David Fisher)

If you have another log blank with that kind of twisting growth, perhaps you could reflect that in a 'twisting' rim. (This from someone with lots of ideas and much less execution...)
Chuck Nickerson Woodworking Hand Tools 21 5,627 01-10-2020, 12:42 PM
  0 Thread: Making toy wheels versus buying?
Post: RE: Making toy wheels versus buying?

Most people try to make some but it's surprising tedious. I made 360 drag slicks once and t wasn't fun for me. To emphasize what someone else said: don't confuse the 'bag of two wheels' price ($....
Chuck Nickerson Woodworking 22 6,228 01-07-2020, 01:05 PM
  0 Thread: Handcarved Wood Bowl (ala David Fisher)
Post: RE: Handcarved Wood Bowl (ala David Fisher)

David Fisher's work (and now yours) is so inspirational that I have a dozen or so log chunks from Hawaii (thanks ebay) awaiting my getting started. As a NYR I've started on a piece of aromatic cedar. ...
Chuck Nickerson Woodworking Hand Tools 21 5,627 01-06-2020, 01:14 PM
  0 Thread: Reindeer 2019
Post: RE: Reindeer 2019

They are going to be nice! Every year your post (or a similar one) inspires me to make sure I have the pattern. Then I proceed to do nothing. Perhaps this weekend I can break that pattern.
Chuck Nickerson Woodworking 15 4,289 12-20-2019, 12:17 PM
  0 Thread: Christmas lights for the drill press
Post: RE: Christmas lights for the drill press

I do look forward to your impressions of this drill press. It's software settings to aid tapping metal interest me greatly. I've never quite mastered the acts of tap and die work.
Chuck Nickerson Woodworking Power Tools 6 2,255 12-18-2019, 12:53 PM
  0 Thread: Collector vs User: My story
Post: RE: Collector vs User: My story

At some point over the last five years I've transitioned from collector (hoarder) to being a mere completist. My handsaws are now limited to rip 4 tpi through 11 tpi, and crosscut 5 tpi through 12 tp...
Chuck Nickerson Woodworking Hand Tools 12 4,254 12-12-2019, 12:38 PM
  0 Thread: Bubinga box pics
Post: RE: Bubinga box pics

Nicely done! I really like the split-lid design; I'm going to be borrowing that.
Chuck Nickerson Woodworking 18 4,015 12-12-2019, 12:28 PM
  0 Thread: Tearout question
Post: RE: Tearout question

I'm late to the game here but I'll offer two suggestions and summarize a lesson for the rest of us. Suggestion #1: Did you rotate the chisel as you moved it forward through the wood? At time that rea...
Chuck Nickerson Woodworking Hand Tools 20 5,907 12-02-2019, 02:03 PM
  0 Thread: Box building books/references?
Post: RE: Box building books/references?

(11-17-2019, 08:51 PM)KLaz Wrote: I have Kenney's book.  It's more about design and with 52 boxes it gives you a lot of ideas.  There about a couple dozen pages that talk about technique, but Matt t...
Chuck Nickerson Woodworking 8 2,303 11-20-2019, 01:32 PM
  0 Thread: Derek's Moxon Accessory
Post: RE: Derek's Moxon Accessory

(10-18-2019, 09:33 AM)Derek Cohen Wrote: OMG. I know others will label this a gadget but I'm adding it to my Moxon this weekend.
Chuck Nickerson Woodworking Hand Tools 16 4,821 10-18-2019, 12:32 PM
  0 Thread: 3 in 1 box
Post: RE: 3 in 1 box

Very nice! Now I have to build a concertina box...
Chuck Nickerson Woodworking 9 3,220 10-03-2019, 02:09 PM
  0 Thread: Cutting top off of dovetail box
Post: RE: Cutting top off of dovetail box

To have evenly spaced dovetails after you cut the lid loose, space the dovetail where your cut will happen wider by the width of your grooving tool (/1/16, 1/8, etc.). This will look much better. DAMH...
Chuck Nickerson Woodworking Hand Tools 20 5,753 09-25-2019, 11:16 AM
  0 Thread: Prazi Chestmate dovetail jig discontinued?
Post: RE: Prazi Chestmate dovetail jig discontinued?

I have one and like it a lot. If you find a manual you can make your own.
Chuck Nickerson Woodworking Power Tools 7 2,752 09-25-2019, 11:08 AM
  0 Thread: Storing Veneer
Post: RE: Storing Veneer

For me storing them is easy; in an assortment of boxes. The trick was remembering what I have and in which box. My solution? Each group of veneer sheets is photographed with a label specifying species...
Chuck Nickerson Woodworking 16 4,969 09-20-2019, 12:19 PM
  0 Thread: Boeshield...Who knew?
Post: RE: Boeshield...Who knew?

Pardon my ignorance but why does the motor oil not cause trouble down the line with finishes?
Chuck Nickerson Woodworking Power Tools 8 2,730 09-04-2019, 12:12 PM
  0 Thread: hiring someone vintage jointer adjustment
Post: RE: hiring someone vintage jointer adjustment

I don't see your location in your profile and specific advice will be local. For instance, in Los Angeles we call Jesse at Eagle Tools who has a group (3-4) of independent techs. Start with whoever ...
Chuck Nickerson Woodworking Power Tools 4 1,741 08-23-2019, 12:29 PM
  0 Thread: just a couple of saws finally.
Post: RE: just a couple of saws finally.

That's gorgeous! My favorite backsaws are the 20" ones you made for me. They cut beautifully and always stop traffic when they come out of the saw till.
Chuck Nickerson Woodworking Hand Tools 17 4,316 07-16-2019, 11:47 AM
  0 Thread: Smoke damage
Post: RE: Smoke damage

This post is based on ONE experience. 2-1/2 years ago I had a smoky fire in my shop; a plastic trashcan and its contents. The ash settled on metal surfaces, attracted moisture, and rust was the rule o...
Chuck Nickerson Woodworking Power Tools 12 4,050 07-15-2019, 01:01 PM
  0 Thread: Doug Fir Roubo Benches > 3 yrs old
Post: RE: Doug Fir Roubo Benches > 3 yrs old

I made my split-top Roubo 5+ years ago from lumber yard DF 2x12's. I don't know if all the resin has set but at least it has stopped leaking resin onto my Benchcrafted wagon vise hardware. I don't r...
Chuck Nickerson Woodworking Hand Tools 11 4,274 06-27-2019, 12:03 PM

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