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  1. I have a black walnut tree in my backyard. I...

    I have a black walnut tree in my backyard. I planted it when it was about 1 foot tall (big mistake) and it is now at least 50 feet in height. When I saw the first picture posted I also questioned if...
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    Mike, I wanted to get a saw that was set up...

    Mike,

    I wanted to get a saw that was set up properly so I would have a benchmark as to what a good saw should feel like in use. Mike Allen did a great job with the saw so now I know what it can do...
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    Just wanted to give a status update on this...

    Just wanted to give a status update on this thread. Mike Allen recommended 6 saws and I ended up ordering a 26 inch disston no. 16. I really like the carving on the handle. Its in great condition...
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    Mike and I are communicating. He has recommended...

    Mike and I are communicating. He has recommended a couple of saws that I am considering.
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    thanks to everyone who responded to my post. I...

    thanks to everyone who responded to my post. I appreciate the advice and most importantly the explanations behind the advice. Now I will search for one or more vintage saws.

    larry
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    unplugging my workshop

    Well not exactly unplugging but I have decided I want to go the handsaw route for timber and only use my table saw for sheet goods. I have an assortment of hand saws for joinery but need to purchase...
  7. I think you will find that veneer saw is most...

    I think you will find that veneer saw is most suitable for cross graining cutting because of the fine teeth setting. for long grain cuts I use a courser saw or a knife.
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    Dominic, I just returned home from 3 weeks...

    Dominic,

    I just returned home from 3 weeks Hawaii. I saw some really beautiful work done in KOA on the different islands. I met a cabinetmaker in Hannapepe Kauai who offered to sell me some KOA...
  9. stringing inlay

    I can't comment on doing lettering but for compass work I use a small piece of clear acrylic with an indentation for the compass point. bottom of the acrylic has sandpaper glued on to help prevent...
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    Kevin, The November 2011 issue of Furniture...

    Kevin,

    The November 2011 issue of Furniture and Cabinet Making (a British magazine) has an article on a music stand. Doesn't include dimensions but does have an exploded view plus construction...
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    GREAT RASPS and FANTASTIC SERVICE!! I ordered...

    GREAT RASPS and FANTASTIC SERVICE!!

    I ordered 2 rasps, cabinet maker #9 and flat iron #9 from Noel 10 days ago, on a Friday. Within 30 minutes of ordering on-line I received an email explaining...
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    Chris/Howard, Success!!! I used a heat gun and...

    Chris/Howard,

    Success!!! I used a heat gun and a thin spatula to run down the glue line as suggested by Chris and it worked quite well.

    thanks again.


    Larry
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    Chris/Howard, thanks for the quick responses....

    Chris/Howard,

    thanks for the quick responses. I will try using heat + spatula on the glue line.

    larry
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    loosening liquid hide glue

    I have a slightly misaligned drawer runner which I need to straighten out. unfortunately it is both screwed into the legs and held with Titebond liquid hide glue against the lower side rail. Has...
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    Place one long edge of your stone on top of the...

    Place one long edge of your stone on top of the edge of the pond and it works fine
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