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    1) Do any of you have experience with viseless...

    1) Do any of you have experience with viseless workbench when using manual tools? What were/is your impressions?

    I am absolutely bananas for my holdfasts. I had wanted a pair for a long long...
  2. One obstacle down. Thank you Derek. Also, I...

    One obstacle down. Thank you Derek.

    Also, I figured out the "belly" on it is not from the forge but from being beat on - unevenly- with hammers.

    I talked to my smith. I am going to burn it...
  3. Now what? Socketed chisel handle removal

    The next thing I know to try is burn the wood out. I don't want to burn the wood out. For one thing I want to use the existing tight fitting handle as a pattern for making a new handle. For the...
  4. I started using a liquid on my DMT diamond...

    I started using a liquid on my DMT diamond stones. I trialed +/- 30% simple green in water from a spray bottle. It was so much faster than using just dry stones I shut down all else for two days...
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    Yup. That was one dollar well spent.

    Yup. That was one dollar well spent.
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    What Gary said. The square I inherited from my...

    What Gary said. The square I inherited from my Grandfather has quite a few dimples, he obviously dropped it "a lot" but kept checking and truing it.
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    I bet you are right. This would explain a LOT of...

    I bet you are right. This would explain a LOT of what I see in antique stores.




    I have downloaded so much text from Pete's website that I am kind of watching for something to buy just to...
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    This is a really good idea. Thank you.

    This is a really good idea. Thank you.
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    Couple things. 1. Your first bench will not be...

    Couple things.

    1. Your first bench will not be your last bench. Build what you can afford, do it now, get going on the projects you want to make, learn the shortcomings of the bench you have,...
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    I think you are right. Having a bunch of rake on...

    I think you are right. Having a bunch of rake on the push stroke does make for an easy starting saw, but slow slow slow. And a bunch of jointing to get to shaping. Jeez louise. I don't expect to...
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    Which I did when I jointed and reshaped the saw. ...

    Which I did when I jointed and reshaped the saw. First time through I was going for 20 degrees of rake, created 40 degrees of rake. it started real real easy on round pieces of tree with the bark...
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    I don't know your local answer to this, but my...

    I don't know your local answer to this, but my local blacksmith works with me when I am not in a hurry. When I take him a thing, or things, and mention I am not in a hurry he will get my box of old...
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    I think I have decided that if I can duplicate...

    I think I have decided that if I can duplicate the grind I will not be destroying it when I file the blade. So here you go, old timer's firewood crosscut saw.

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    36 degrees of rake. 36. ...
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    In post 42 this thread are a couple pictures of a...

    In post 42 this thread are a couple pictures of a 26" Disston and sons stamped 6 and filed freaky crosscut.

    I want to refile it 6 point crosscut, put however many dowels into the tote it takes to...
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    I did most of the bad axe hybrid grind to one of...

    I did most of the bad axe hybrid grind to one of my handsaws, a 26" if I recall.

    The bad news is this grind shows me that I am not very good at setting teeth yet, in fact I am so bad at setting...
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    I consider an absolutely full suite of handsaws,...

    I consider an absolutely full suite of handsaws, justifiable to the wife as not an extravagance, as six hand saws total. Coarse and fine rip and crosscut are the first four. Maybe 4-5-6 teeth for...
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    I inherited a drawer full of files and rasps that...

    I inherited a drawer full of files and rasps that my grandfather had kept in a drawer touching each other. Not a sharp tooth in the lot when they got to me.

    I cut small slits in the ends of the...
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    I built my "small heavy"bench for $94 in...

    I built my "small heavy"bench for $94 in materials, plus about $160 or so for a framing chisel. https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?270765-Small-heavy-Workbench-inexpensive

    It isn't really...
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    I like that it isn't model specific and therefore...

    I like that it isn't model specific and therefore won't need to be replaced every time a phone is upgraded or replaced.
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    I have the LN size medium, that bronze rooster...

    I have the LN size medium, that bronze rooster tail of a handle does fine for my arthritic joints, but i can't compare it to any of the others. A2 blade, well built, I don't use it a lot, but when I...
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    Preach it brother!

    Preach it brother!
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    The four footer is generous for regular grilling,...

    The four footer is generous for regular grilling, even with meat and vegetable. I did pizza's tonight, it was a bit crowded but with the peel down below it wasn't too bad.
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    Could the "three Americans" be walnut, maple and...

    Could the "three Americans" be walnut, maple and cherry? Just an idea.
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    I went back and added pegs on the stretchers...

    I went back and added pegs on the stretchers tonight. Right now I have 20 days and 21.5 hours to serve a 120# pig to 200 guests, carpentry is more of a sideshow than a hobby at this point, or rather...
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    Holy cow man!! I will go crawl back in my hole...

    Holy cow man!! I will go crawl back in my hole now. Nice work!
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