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    With the base held in place, I raised , then...

    With the base held in place, I raised , then lowered, a dado blade on a table saw, about 1/2"
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    Here is a simple stand that can be made from...

    Here is a simple stand that can be made from scrap wood. Plate shown is 8" OD. I can turn up to 10.5" on my lathe and this stand will work on them as well. I cut the dowel to length to best fit...
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    How I build a powered tool sharpener.

    Here’s a link to a document showing how I make a powered tool sharpener. I free-hand sharpen them but a tool-rest could be easily fashioned to work with this.

    My primary hobby is wood carving,...
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    A member of our carving group was talking with...

    A member of our carving group was talking with Vic Hood and he recommended them to her. She bought the 12 piece unsharpened set (they are now available pre-sharpened) and asked me to sharpen them...
  5. Hard to believe this is a new tool. I would send...

    Hard to believe this is a new tool. I would send it back if it was mine.

    Yes, a #11 is a veiner.

    For my small veiners, I use a piece of thick leather (sole leather works) as it can be easily...
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    Previous threads on this forum suggested buying...

    Previous threads on this forum suggested buying the buffer kit below, as the ones that come with the jaws aren't the best. I did and have not had any problems with them.
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    Mr. Peters. I, and a friend, are looking at...

    Mr. Peters. I, and a friend, are looking at lathe options and we found your spreadsheet very interesting and most helpful. I do have a question. Can you please tell me what the "score" number is...
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    This might be the place Don is referring to: ...

    This might be the place Don is referring to:

    https://www.rosewoodarchery.com/shop
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    +1 on Heinecke. Also good source for Northern...

    +1 on Heinecke.

    Also good source for Northern basswood:

    George Bledsoe at: http://www.loesshillssawmill.com/contact-us.html

    Same quality wood for less!
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    In my experience, used tools typically go for...

    In my experience, used tools typically go for about 1/2 new price, so I would say you did OK. The problem, I've found, with purchasing used tools often lies more with the previous owner(s) and their...
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    Sticky: Count me in. Thanks!

    Count me in. Thanks!
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    I have a 1/3 HP Foredom. The foot control of...

    I have a 1/3 HP Foredom. The foot control of mine does not have a way to set a max RPM, but if one is handy, I don't know why something couldn't be rigged to limit the pedal travel. I don't think...
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    I typically seal all my basswood carvings if I'm...

    I typically seal all my basswood carvings if I'm going to paint them. I usually apply one coat of water based Minwax sanding sealer if I'm going to paint with acrylics and want the grain to show...
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    I hand-hold the carvings when I make them. ...

    I hand-hold the carvings when I make them. They're too fragile to hold any other way, that I know of.

    90% of the work is done with a carving knife, with the balance done with various gouges and...
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    I'm asked this question a lot, as I carve roses...

    I'm asked this question a lot, as I carve roses in both basswood and butternut. They start as a single piece of wood, and with a lot of luck, stay that way 'til finished.

    I would say they carve...
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    4-jaw chucks on sale @ Grizzly's

    Just an FYI.... 5) 4-jaw chucks @ 46% off.

    https://www.grizzly.com/search?q=(altcategory:%22Summer+Sale+Specials%22)+AND+(category:%22Wood+Chucks%22)
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    http://woodcarvingillustrated.com/blog/2017/09/15/...

    http://woodcarvingillustrated.com/blog/2017/09/15/comparing-carving-gloves/
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    I have a Wecheer handpiece and use it on my...

    I have a Wecheer handpiece and use it on my Foredom. I can only assume the reverse would work.
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    I would say yes, one brand would be as easy as...

    I would say yes, one brand would be as easy as another, assuming you're comparing the same size and shape of tool. Different shapes present different levels of difficulty in sharpening.

    Dropping...
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    I think you'll find, regardless of the brand or...

    I think you'll find, regardless of the brand or quality of the tool, at some point you're going to have to put it to sandpaper, stone, or diamond plate. Drop one on a concrete floor, cutting edge...
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    Thanks for posting this, Peter. I have an old...

    Thanks for posting this, Peter. I have an old Putnam with the 1 1/8 x 12 tpi drive, and have been looking for sources of accessories.
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    I guess I'm a bit confused by this. To me, an...

    I guess I'm a bit confused by this. To me, an "in-channel" gouge has the bevel on the inside curve of the tool (opposed to the outside) and I wouldn't say it has a "heel". If this is the kind of...
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    I use a power sharpener that I built to sharpen...

    I use a power sharpener that I built to sharpen all my carving tools, including the V. It has 9" wheels with emery paper and leather wheels that turn at 400-450 RPM. This works well for me, as it...
  25. Thread: Basswood

    by Dave Keele
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    Yes, that is correct.... not all basswood is...

    Yes, that is correct.... not all basswood is created equal. Do some googleing, and you'll find basswood grows in most every state from the middle of the US to the East coast, with Wisconsin having...
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