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01-10-2008 02:23 AM

Saul Isler, aka The Wood Butcher, articles on the Fine Woodworkng website - 1 reply

From what I have learned by listening to the first episode/installment on the website, several LumberJocks may be familiar with these articles. Maybe not. Regardless, these are intriguing and entertaining stories that, according to Isler, gave James Krenov a chuckle and led to a friendship between the two men. The link below is for Episo...

10-18-2007 05:55 AM

Advice on lapping the sole of my #90 shoulder plane - 6 replies

I’m tuning all my planes and right now I’m working on my Stanley #90. This the smallest of their shoulder planes. I’ve watched a good shoulder plane tuning video on FWW by Chris Gochnour and it is all straight forward. BUT, I’m worried about the sole since it is coated with nickel like the rest of the plane. This is a swe...

07-03-2007 05:00 AM

Canada's Native Carving Traditions - 6 replies

Thought I’d share a link to an interesting story on I’ve been checking out a lot of carving and wood sculpture on the sight lately and this seems to go hand-in-hand with the subject. It has an audio slideshow you can view too. I’m not sure if this is limited to online subscribers or not. Apologies in advance if it i...

04-22-2007 05:50 PM

Anyone worked Vivaro before? - 2 replies

Has anyone ever worked with this wood before? I was at Rockler for an in-store sale on some really nice rustic and curly cheery and stumbled on to these huge 4/4 boards of Vivaro. I can’t wait to make a table from this stuff! The wood is super dense and weighs a great deal. I was lucky enough to get 16.5 inch by 12 ft board and another one...

04-06-2007 11:13 PM

Up To 50% Off Hand Tools at Amazon - 1 reply

Hey everyone. I just got this notice in my personal email. 664 items. I did a quick look of a few pages and saw some good stuff like Pony 3/4 inch bar clamps and those expensive 3-way cabinet claws, both of the Starret ProSite Protractors (7 and 12 inch), some Leatherman stuff, Bessy clamps… Here is the link:

03-22-2007 05:39 AM

What's your 2 bits on router bits? - 44 replies

What are your thoughts on router bit manufacturers? Dick Cain has a good thread going on about but I’m curious what people’s thoughts are on the bit manufacturers. Specifically, what one company do you prefer or swear by? Do you think it matters if you take care of them and don’t burn them up a...

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