Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Saw Retoothing

Hello All,
Just finished retoothing a Zenith by Marshall Wells. It was filled a 8ppi crosscut when I got it. By looking at the handle (the thumb hole) and the markings (nicely etched "High Speed") it was made to be an aggressive rip saw. So for the first time for me I decided to retooth the saw. I joined off all the old teeth and burned up a cheap mill file. Then I use a template from The Norse Woodsmith to get the the 5ppi I was looking for. I tried for a 0 degree rake think I got it and 0 on the fleam too. After marking each to be gullet I just ran the file on each mark the same number of times in each gullet. Eventually and 2 saw files I had some nicely formed teeth and a nicely cutting yet aggressive toothed saw. To do the set I marked the back of every other tooth with a marker and put the saw set at 10 and set all the teeth. I am really happy with the saw now.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Radius Plane Blade

Hello All,
          Well last week I was struggling with a milling horribly twisted board and the flat jack plane blade I had just wasn't doing it. So after month of putting it off I finally bit the bullet and radiused my first plane blade (A spare blade I had). Following some direction from Chris Schwarz on Roy Underhill's Show The Woodwright's Shop (right about the 15minute mark). It took me only about a half hour to do and not the most beuityful thing but it works very well.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Small Tool Storage

Hello All,
    Well here is my 4th project from the Hand Tool School it is just a small tool storage item. The objective of this project was to get you some practice at cutting dados. I'm not happy with this project at all I think construction grade lumber in this was a very poor choice. The hard parts of the Pine took my dado plane a lot to slice through and usually crumble the soft wood behind it often going below the depth of the plane. But, the plane would slice wonderfully through the soft stuff. Regardless the project will work nicely for the shop if it where for the house it would be fire wood now.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Pairing Hook

Hello All,
last week I finally finished the 3rd project in Semester 1 of the Hand Tool School. Which is a Pairing Hook/Chopping Hook basically used to help hold your work and to protect your bench.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Saw Bench

Hello all,
Well I've been a bit slow in postings again. So here it is my saw bench built for the Hand Tool School. Iam very happy with it I made the ripping notch wider than usual so that I can pick it up with one hand and not rake my knuckles.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Irwin No. 2 expansion bit

Hello Again,
      My Girlfriend and myself were out antique shop browsing. I happened to find a Irwin No. 2 expansion bit in its box. It has the wrong spar cutter and is missing the large cutter the one that is on the bit will go out to 2 inches so I'm not to worried about it. found another on eBay in box w/large cutter and no spar cutter for $40. I'm thinking I got a pretty good deal for it at $15.

Thanks For Reading.

P.S. If you have any questions feel free to ask.