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  1. Thanks everyone. To be honest a lot of my tools...

    Thanks everyone. To be honest a lot of my tools and techniques are adapted based off of Dereks advise. It's his setup that I wasn't to emulate. I also think he wrote in his site that you can use most...
  2. Hollow grind with cbn wheel on low speed grinder- how far do you go?

    Hi all, I'm getting a slow speed grinder with a cbn wheel. I've never done hollow grinds myself. Would appreciate it if any experienced woodworker could advise how much to grind on the blade before...
  3. OK I got it. Thank you, Ill stop hijackings...

    OK I got it.

    Thank you, Ill stop hijackings the post now :p
  4. not sure I understand you. I sharpen mine...

    not sure I understand you.

    I sharpen mine primary 20° with a secondary of 35°. I use a honing guide and have a facet between the primary and the secondary bevels. what does rounding the facet to...
  5. Hi Luke, I am building a 5' workbench for the...

    Hi Luke,

    I am building a 5' workbench for the apartment. I decided to use round dog holes and a planing stop from veritas (the black bar in the pic)
    I took the idea from an image I found off of...
  6. I'm feeling pretty silly about this now, and I...

    I'm feeling pretty silly about this now, and I don't want to hijack the OP's post but why should I round the secondary bevel on mortising chisels? easier entry?
  7. I stand corrected

    I stand corrected
  8. how to choose a decent set of dividers

    Hi, I'm trying to understand how to buy a "good" set of dividers.After recently buying a cheap quick adjust divider set that did just that - quickly readjusted my measurements mid use I'm looking for...
  9. No, in this case I believe that Derek and others...

    No, in this case I believe that Derek and others mean rounding off the non cutting "top" of the primary bevel to make it easier to use for leveraging waste (marked with a red arrow in the picture)...
  10. wow thanks a lot for that feedback!

    wow thanks a lot for that feedback!
  11. I don't buy much woodworking equipment in Israel....

    I don't buy much woodworking equipment in Israel.

    shops here are generally overpriced, and lack decent customer service. since I am "trained" (self taught) from Youtube, books and this site I am...
  12. Thanks, I was considering using a spokeshave to...

    Thanks, I was considering using a spokeshave to thin out the middle if it bulges. I didn't consider it splitting - you may be right



    Round dogs would require a round spring. the middle would...
  13. Bullets look much easier what size should I...

    Bullets look much easier

    what size should I get? I can get them on Amazon
  14. I like to add the curve after freehand but the...

    I like to add the curve after freehand but the edge is guide sharpened. Either way that wasn't the OP's question
  15. I just checked (I have both). no they will...

    I just checked (I have both).

    no they will not.
    the chisels taper towards the point and they taper as a trapezoid. this means that there is only one point of contact on each side of the guide. I...
  16. Bought! :D

    Bought! :D
  17. Homemade round benchdog design - will it work?

    Hi all,

    TL:DR will this design for a round spring loaded bench dog work?

    I have FINALLY finished the front top of my workbench! I have some holes drilled out at a 2° lean for the tail vise and...
  18. 1. top heavy is still heavy. Right now I have one...

    1. top heavy is still heavy. Right now I have one half of a split top route on sawhorses and it barely moves when I plane. Double the top weight, and add substantial legs and the thing will be rock...
  19. Luke I feel your frustration, I live in an...

    Luke I feel your frustration, I live in an apartment too and am also building a bench.

    I chose to make a Roubo just a really short one. my working theory is a smaller bench needs to be thicker to...
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    Yankee 2100 brace rehab

    Hi folks,

    I recently got a shiny new [old] toy for my emerging woodshop.
    a fellow creeker agreed to help me get a Yankee 2100 brace.

    when I got it it squealed like a demon. a little cleaning...
  21. can I just take a moment and ask something (as an...

    can I just take a moment and ask something (as an ESL speaker)?
    Why is "Tool" such a derogatory phrase in English? We all love our tools. I have obsessed over which ones to get and can afford. this...
  22. I have 3 bs paring chisels all with a long handle...

    I have 3 bs paring chisels all with a long handle and the curly maple handles. There can be quite a bit of variation in the grain but all are beautiful
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    that’s a good tip. I usually found that plying me...

    that’s a good tip. I usually found that plying me with alcohol was necessary when I had to start working maple end grain. Never thought of using it on the wood…:rolleyes:
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    No not yet. I have a PMV blade I ordered....

    No not yet. I have a PMV blade I ordered. tomorrow I'm going to grind a camber and test it on some maple I need to work
  25. I recently bought a couple of the paring chisels....

    I recently bought a couple of the paring chisels.

    when I got them, one of them arrived chipped (which I felt was forgivable, since they were repackaged via a friend) and with black epoxy leaked...
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