Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'sharpening'

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Sharpening #1: Veritas Sharpening Pond

05-25-2022 10:30 PM by Michael O'Brien | 2 comments »

Loaded these photos for reference…

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Laundry hamper #12: Second door finished, more stock prep

05-22-2022 06:35 PM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

I sanded off the glue squeeze-out from my inserts and got a coat of BLO on the second door this morning. Found a handy hook to hang it on while it dries. The it was time to work more on the frame pieces for the carcasse. I’m really liking the transitional I got in the HPOYD Secret Santa. It’s a lot lighter than my LN #5, which means I don’t mind taking a lighter cut and having to make a few extra passes. But after just a short time working, it started catching shavings between t...

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Guided knife sharpening jig #1: Part 1: Guided knife sharpening jig - a mix of woodworking and machining

04-14-2022 12:40 AM by FancyLearnin | 0 comments »

After lurking for nearly a decade, I figured I’d start to share a project or two. I’ve gotten a lot inspiration by reading through forum content over the years, so hopefully I can help spur others along in their creative process. This will be the build thread for a guided knife sharpening jig. So come along, if you like, on the journey from an idea in my head to a tangible, functioning thing. I like to do quite a bit of cooking. For years I’ve been frustrated by dull k...

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Tuning Molding Planes

03-03-2022 08:24 PM by Oldtool | 4 comments »

I’m between projects & needing something to do I decided to start back into tuning up some molding planes. I’ve collected a few molding & old wooden planes, which I put into working condition – in the hopes of using them to make my projects. I do as little as possible in this process, keeping as much of the original condition as I can, but still making them useful. I started with a Sash Plane that came missing one iron of two. Fortunately, the missing iron has a s...

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Keepsake Box with rounded sides #7: A crash, a recovery, hinges installed...

01-31-2022 04:22 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Trying to get to the end of Episode #4, and MAYBE a start on Episode #5….While I did have that dado opened up for the divider..There was still some hand plane work to do…Still had some high spots..was planing those down..when the lid flipped off the bench (and me?) and hit the concrete floor 34” down….with predictable results…so… Re-glue the lid back together, and even squared it up, too….Took out my frustrations on a pair of chisels… Shar...

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Millers Falls No. 1816 Mitre Box Rehab #3: Refresh the saw, call it done...

11-19-2021 11:51 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Time to get the Olde Wentworth No.1 down off the the shelf…clean it up, and set it into the end vise…ready for work… Had a 4” XXSlim file…needed a handle drove onto it…saves the hand, that way…. just 3 strokes, straight across, per tooth….work from back at the heel, all the way to the toe.. Most of the gullets were simply full of..crud…had to slide the saw back a bit…did not really take all that long. Had done a test driv...

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A Project for August, Tool Chest #10: Drawer #4...

08-12-2021 12:25 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Needed to sharpen a few items, too….spurs on the Stanley 45 were bad...This one needed sharpened up….the other one? Only reached to be flush with the edge of the skate….replaced it with a spare from the Stanley 45’s case…and sharpened one of the un-sharpened lobes….NOW the plane can score 2 lines across, so I can plough a dado, or two.. One other item needing work…I have a WR #62…was getting DULL, area under the blade had filled up with &#...

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Ladder for Towels? #5: Sunday, a quick shop visit

04-20-2021 02:43 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Decided to finally head to the shop, Sunday afternoon…and see about the other 5 mortises….and even time how long I was taking per mortise. Got down to the about 3pm….and spent about an hour and a half down there… Move the completed side and the treads out of the way….slap the other side of the ladder onto the top of the bench… Start here right at 3:00 Chop down 1/2 way into the show side….flip over, and complete the mortise.. save the m...

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Ladder for Towels? #4: Mortises?

04-18-2021 05:02 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Need a way to attach the treads/rungs to the sides….figured a wedged through tenon will work, but..the lay out is a bit..different.. Treads will sit parallel to a floor….the ladder will lean towards a wall at 12 degrees. Ladder sides splay out at 12 degrees…makes a mortise a bit tricky to lay out and Needs to be something like this….but, the other side needs to match up … Then carry the lines round to the other face…one edge at a time...

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Making Axdes and axes at home #1: Blacksmith tools

04-11-2021 01:03 PM by RJaltman18 | 0 comments »

I just recently harvested hickory and dog wood for my tooling handles. I’m letting the wood dry now untouched. My next steps are to make my anvils out of A11 steel which when I researched is harder than any of the anvils they use today and better than some of the older anvils. I’m looking for tips, advice, and techniques on a blacksmith table. I have wood and metal to use. This table will double over as a woodworking table and the shop itself will be made outside so I have ventilation. Any su...

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