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Forum topic by Beats85 posted 12-29-2018 10:22 PM 468 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Beats85

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12-29-2018 10:22 PM

Are any LJ members in the Dallas, Tx area that are skilled at saw sharpening and interested in providing some instruction/advice to a hobbyist woodworker? I’ve done tons of reading, and have even done a pretty basic sharpening of a rip saw but I’m a bit nervous about setting teeth, sharpening crosscut, etc. I’ve got to just take the dive eventually but really learn better with some hands on teaching so I thought I’d ask.

Thanks!


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 12-29-2018 11:04 PM

The quintessential … by our very own Brit

http://lumberjocks.com/Brit/blog/36332

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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Beats85

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#2 posted 12-29-2018 11:33 PM

Chrisstef – thanks! I’ve already got that blog bookmarked. Just trying to network a bit and find other local woodworkers too.

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ColonelTravis

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#3 posted 12-29-2018 11:41 PM



The quintessential … by our very own Brit

http://lumberjocks.com/Brit/blog/36332

- chrisstef

This is the best saw sharpening video anywhere. Lie Nielsen needs to hire Andy and produce a DVD. Does anyone use DVDs anymore? I don’t know. Hire him anyway because he’s a master teacher on this subject.

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chrisstef

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#4 posted 12-29-2018 11:42 PM

I hear ya. Always nice to meet up with one of your own.

My first few sharpening sessions i kept Andys video on while i worked. It helped me out a ton having it next to me being able to constantly rewind it.

Good luck on the xcut saw! If you get in trouble pop over to DonW’s saw thread. Youll find plenty of help there as well.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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Max™

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#5 posted 12-30-2018 12:48 AM

I’ve got a little piece of Dallas (mostly Lewisville) in my heart, but am currently stuck in Memphis. Would be fun to learn more and see how someone else does stuff, but currently I’ve got a weird obsession with sloped gullets, progressive rakes, and trying to do insane things like polish cutting edges with folded high grit sandpapers1 rather than worry obsessively over exact tooth angles.

[1]Don’t bother unless you’ve got a better rig to hold the paper than pinching it with the sides of your index/middle and thumb/ring fingers, my forearm still kinda aches when I think about that.

-- One hand to hold the saw, one hand to guide it, one hand to brace the work and in the sawdust OW MY THUMB!

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cabmaker

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#6 posted 01-05-2019 02:02 AM

No problemo…..pm if interested…...just a warning ….I stay pretty busy

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