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Woodturning #1: New Bench Grinder

01-15-2008 04:56 PM by PhilipR | 11 comments »

My new bench grinder came in yesterday. Having done very little research before purchasing my lathe, I hadn’t realized just how expensive all the extra necessities were going to be; heck, I didn’t realize how much more I would have to buy before I’d be ready to start turning. Needless to say, I haven’t had the opportunity to sharpen my tools once since I purchased them in November and as a result have done very little turning on my home lathe. After the bowl turni...

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Metallurgical Chisel Photos.. After Sharpening

01-08-2008 02:47 AM by YooperCasey | 11 comments »

So for those of you who read my first post, heres the results! I decided to finish this part tonight because I remembered I am getting my wisdom teeth pulled tommorow morning, so I’ll be out of commision for a bit. I spent about 35 minutes with the Veritas Mk2 jig. I started with the 1000 grit side and moved to the 4000 grit side. At the end I’ll post some pictures of the factory finish that came on the chisels. This is the blade edge at 40X, notice that even when cleane...

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Metallurgical Chisel Photos

01-07-2008 11:28 PM by YooperCasey | 7 comments »

So after the discussion that cajunpen initiated on the WS Vs. “other sharpening methods” I decided to take some pictures of my new Irwin chisels using my metallrugical microscope. I also checked the angle that my Veritas Mk2 gauge put on the chisels as well. In case you aren’t familiar with the Veritas Mk2 gauge (see here for blog entry). It clamps the blade and adjusts both the angle of the main workhead and uses a colored sliding gauge to set the angle. Now I was fairly...

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Small Workbench #4: The Top

12-30-2007 11:48 PM by Mike Lingenfelter | 9 comments »

For the top I wanted something that could stand up to getting wet. I thought I would use a laminate countertop (Formica). At our Home Depot you can get small 2’ x 4’ pieces of laminate. The selection isn’t that large, but I think I found something that worked for me. I glued and screwed to pieces of ¾” plywood together. Then I used some scrap pieces of oak to trim off the edges. I then applied some contact adhesive to the top and the laminate and put them together. I put small ...

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Small Workbench #3: The Base

12-30-2007 11:04 PM by Mike Lingenfelter | 5 comments »

The base is assembled with mortise and tenons. I also pinned the tenons using the drawbore technique. For some reason I didn’t take many pictures of the mortise and tenon work. I’ll describe some the process I used. I first hogged out the mortises on the drill press.Then I hand chiseled the mortises. This is where I had some issues with tareout/splintering on the sides of the mortises that ran with the grain. I always made sure I was working with a sharp chisel, when I worked on these s...

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Small Workbench #2: The Lumber

12-30-2007 09:12 PM by Mike Lingenfelter | 2 comments »

I chose to use Douglas Fir for this bench. I’m considering using Douglas Fir on a larger workbench I’m planning to build, and wanted to see how it was to work with. The jury is still out for me. For the most part it was an easy wood to work with. Although I had a lot of problems cleaning up my mortises. The sides of the mortises running with the grain tore and splinter very easily. The end grain cleaned up very nicely. Maybe this problem was caused by the “quality” of lumber I ended up...

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Small Workbench #1: The Design

12-30-2007 08:36 PM by Mike Lingenfelter | 5 comments »

I wanted to make a small bench what would be dedicated for sharpening. I wanted to have a place where my sharpening stones would be ready to use. I used to have to find a place to set everything up, and sometimes I didn’t do that ahead of time. This meant I might have worked with a tool longer without sharpening. That’s not good, because a dull tool is a dangerous tool.I came up with this simple bench. I made it somewhat heavy, to it to keep it from moving around. I also made it somewha...

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Sharping #1: Sharping

12-28-2007 02:35 AM by Robert Smith | 1 comment »

This is something we all have trouble with, i made a strop from an old belt for use on Knives. But i purchased a Power Strop from Wood Craft it really works good, just be care full on the corners of small V tools and Vieners. I folded a piece of thin leather used super glue on the insde ,clamped for a few minutes to make a strop for the insde, of small viener’s . if you have any sharpening tip’s please share them.

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First Shop #2: Buy good tools, and know how to sharpen them!

12-01-2007 03:53 AM by YooperCasey | 1 comment »

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve seen so far when it comes to tools is to “Buy good tools, and know how to sharpen them.” I’ve reached the point where I can now gaze above the forest of junk, beyond the sea of low quality mass produced woodworking equipment. The companies name is fitting. Veritas. Truth. When in college, while dirt poor, I use to get the Lee Valley catalogs and sit for hours on end neglecting homework thumbing through those beautiful catalogs. ...

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Downtime

11-07-2007 02:19 PM by Dekker | 0 comments »

Well, I have not had much time to work in the shop this week. My chunky boxes are just waiting for final sanding and finish, but I can’t seem to get the free time at home right now. Maybe this upcoming long weekend, with it being Rememberance day on Monday. But I did manage to swing by the local PrincessAuto yesterday on my way home, and I walked out with a cheap $12 diamond-plate sharpening block (on sale). It has four 2×6 sides, each with a different grit (200, 300, 400, 600)....

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