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    the plan.. been working all week on this thing, plans were drawn up last week…..Single Brain Cell Sketch Up.. The "existing" porch was tiny, and dangerous… No railings, no hand rails, one step in 18"? decided to "add on" a bit, and add new railings, new steps with handrails suited to...
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    Start up began with an "Inventory".....still had a 4/4×6 x 6' plank of Ash. Also had quite a bit of scraps… Got to digging around a bit more… Bit of plywood…door panel, or back of the case? And this piece of Poplar..shelves, maybe? Have a bunch of box sets of DVDs I like to watch...
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    Just an idea It just struck me that I would like to make some kind of till for my Japanese saws (that I primarily use for carpentry). I'm always nervous about bending the blades or chipping the teeth when throwing them (always set them on top of everything in my tool bag) in the bag with...
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    Handsaws at the auction Last week at our local auction I found something that I just couldent pass up. Saws, saws and more saws! I found one disston #16, three Disston D-95, one Atkins, one Richardson Brothers #7 and several other Disstons that I dont have numbers for yet. I also got a old...
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    Smaller with age As I have grown older, now 62, I have found that whenever possible I use both smaller power tools and even smaller hand tools. I often turn to my power hand tools instead of using my table saw or even my bandsaw. Instead I use my jig saw and small power saw (5-1/2" blade) with...
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    new saw I saw the Rigid R4511 on sale at HD. All they had left was the display model, so I got 10% off the sale price. Still paid $425.00…well my wife did for my xmas present. I am giving my Craftsman contractors saw to my oldest son who just bought his first home a couple of months ago. The...
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    Disston and Keystone Saw Works I lived outside of philadelphia or Philly as most call it for a chunk of my life and I always liked the city and have a soft spot of the businesses there. So when I got interested into saws and realized the biggest name in saws. . . . Disston was made there I...
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    Saw Rehab and Restoration with Matt Cianci @ Shady Lea Woodworking Last weekend I was back up in RI to drop off a whelping box I build one my Aunt's dog that's expecting puppies soon. Normally I wouldn't be so quick to make the trip North on the traffic infested route 95 to new England but I...
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    Interview With Chris Schwarz I did an Interview with Chris Schwarz from Lost Art Press that I posted on my blog if anyone is interested. Next week I am going to do a review of the Anarchist Tool Chest. Chris Schwarz is one of the founding members of Lost Art Press a small publishing company in...
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    What to look for when purchasing a great table saw One of the many pieces of equipment that you'll want to buy as a homeowner, no matter how long you've owned your home, is that of a table saw. At first glance you may not know what to do with one of these, but if you sit down and think about...
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    Saws: Restoring, Collecting, Using - My 7 Month Journey Saws: Restoring, Collecting, Using - My 7 Month Journey It has been seven months since my first post on Lumberjocks. The motivation for that first post was to try to locate a medallion for a $3 British-made handsaw I purchased on eBay...
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    Dovetail Stool: Joinery and Leg Detail In this second part of the dovetail stool I go over how I assemble the cross braces, touch on the dovetails attaching the legs and tops (lost some footage) and also go over making the leg detail using files and rasps. Hit that thumbs up, comment, and...
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    Easy to Make I-Beam Sawhorse These sawhorses are what I believe to be the easiest and strongest to build (ok, maybe not the easiest). Check ok the build and make a set for yourself today, you won't regret it. Don't forget to subscribe and hit that thumbs up please! View on YouTube
  14. Hand Tools
    Hi Folks, There is something that has been troubling me for sometime now so I thought I would put it out there and have some feedback….?? It is about PLASTIC handles on tools, specifically Hand Saws & Planes. First of all before anyone calls the Woodworking Police let me state my preferences...
  15. Hand Tools
    Had so much fun with my last question about dovetails, thought I would throw this one at ya all. which do you prefer when cutting your dovetails a western saw? I.E. back saw, tenon saw, dovetail saw or do you like the Japaneses saws, the Dozuki or the dozuki joiners saw with the depth...
  16. Hand Tools
    I never heard of Tyzack saws until I did some eBaying. I'm shopping for a good dovetail saw, but would like one I don't have to spend several days making useable. Does anyone have any experience with the Tyzack dovetail saw? Thanks.
  17. Hand Tools
    Merry Christmas to you all! Total hand saw newbie here. I've been offered these two Disstons. Not having restoration time or know how but having an interest in adding some hand saws to my "arsenal" … Can these two saws be salvaged? Missing a few teeth on each. Plates are relatively straight...
  18. Hand Tools
    Recently ive embarked on the journey of learning to sharpen hand saws. Ive got a mish mosh collection of hand saws that were my grandfathers, my uncles, from flea markets, picked up on the side of the road, and a couple bought brand new. As is started cleaning and sharpening them I started to...
  19. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    The Best Things has ECE frame saws for sale, which seem like a good choice. http://www.thebestthings.com/newtools/saws_nt.htm I'm interested in a saw for ripping hardwood boards, typically for smaller projects such as boxes. Am I better off with a frame saw, a dedicated ripping hand saw...
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    Helping a friend move a few tools. All of these have been recent users, most of them are still sharp and ready to go. I will try and get some more details on the saws tomorrow I do know that they are all disstons and the two I handled were sharp. He doesn't have any set prices in mind, so make...
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