This weekend I made my first box. My stock was 19mm thick so I had to resaw all pieces down to 14mm thickness. That was a bit challenging until I received my new 22″ 10tpi panel saw – although I soon discovered that going perfectly straight the way Paul does takes a lot of practice and is far from trivial 🙂
I had some troubles with the pins. In the video, Paul is able to reach breaking point in very few steps, for me it took at least 5-6 repetitions on each side, which means I was barely going down 1mm each time. Not sure if this is because my chisels are not sharp enough – I sharpen them 250-400-600 grit on diamond plates, I don’t have the leather strop yet. Has anyone had the same problem? This is just pine so I was expecting to be able to go down much quicker when chiseling the space between the pins. any suggestions?
You know how Paul always says to “listen” to the wood when chiseling and to stop when the sound changes? For me that was happening very very soon, too soon, to the point that I had to continue chiseling even after that sound had changed or else I would have never reached breaking point. Sorry, I am not sure if I am able to describe exactly what was happening… Any help would be much appreciated 🙂
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