Anonymous6 December 2012 at 7:52 pm #4330
😀 Beware placing Disney toys near the Lemming chisels on your workbench, because they’re apt to drive them over the edge (Vague reference to a certain Disney nature movie way back when 😀 )
Great thread I am in the process of building my rendition of Paul’s bench as well. Mine will be a shade under 5′ in width and I am going to try the 38″ height mainly because I have a bad back and can not bend for long periods of time with out paying for it. So I am hoping standing upright will be comfortable, if not it will be cut down in increments until I find a happy medium.
Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US
I am going with a 6′ length and 38″ height with double top and well board. The tops, well and aprons are glued up, now I need to get the legs glued and mortised. Can’t wait to get her done, but time is limited and the tasks to get done unlimited. I have also been purchasing and rehabing planes saws and spokeshaves. Another thing I am excited about is seeing Paul’s upcoming video on sharpening a tenon saw. A question to any of you who have read Paul’s book; is there specific info. to saw types (ie: tenon saw, dovetail saw, etc.) and tooth geometry?
West Virginia, USAAnonymous7 December 2012 at 10:17 pm #4370
Hey Kevin. Sounds like you’ve gotten the laborious part done with the glue up. Keep at it.
Regarding the sharpening question, he addresses sharpening a rip saw configuration versus a cross-cut. Also how to fix a saw when the gullets or points aren’t even.
Kevin, If I recall the book says anything over 9 tpi sharpen to a ripcut, beleow 9 tpi sharpen to either a rip or a crosscut. I have a 5tpi rip saw 20 inch, a 9 tpi panel 22 inch sharpened to a ripcut, a 26 inch crosscut, a 15 tpi tenon ripcut and a 16 tpi dovetail ripcut. I just resharpened all my saws the other day 🙂
I have 3 26″ saws originally rip. 2 at 9ppi and 1 at6ppi an 8″ back saw at 14 ppi and a 14″ back saw at 11ppi. Looking to make the wooden saw vice in paul’s blog and sharpen all of these soon. I do not have any experience sharpening and little with using hand saws. I am a fine finish carpenter by trade and am looking to make handwork into a hobby at home to get away from the noise and dust.
West Virginia, USA
I made a saw vice using just a couple pieces of 1×3 I had laying around. I used a piece of leather screwed to attach them together at one end. It works great and I can clamp my long hand saws in them easily. After sharpening all my saws I dreamed up another project for my workroom, I need a stool to sit down when sharpening saws 🙂
-CanadaAnonymous8 December 2012 at 7:24 pm #4410
Thanks Paul. Seeing how simple the design of yours is got me motivated to build it. I finally got the dad-gum vise installed. It’s a Wood River large front vise. I’m usually not negative publicly about tools and stuff, but that vise gave me fits installing. It’s well built, but the guide bushings are VERY difficult to install in perfect alignment with the guide rods. There is essentially zero room for error. If the wood screws that hold the bushings in place pull the bushing in the slightest amount off of perfect center, the vice binds. With that said, the design of their small front vice (no seperate guide bushings) should make installation a snap. So I’m not dogging Wood River as a whole, just that vise design.
Im gluing up the wood for the vise face this morning and for the handle I’m going to turn on the lathe. I can’t wait until it’s done so I can start working on a bench hook, and the shooting board. Then on to building a dresser.
Thanks for sharing your skills Paul. Thanks also to the rest of the group for the help and encouragement.
Thanks you everyone here and through YouTube and emails for thanking me. This passing on stuff has become increasingly important so keep watching and asking question. Remember the dumbest question is the one that’s never asked and it’s also the hardest one to answer.
Also, we are planning an up to date online broadcast on saw sharpening that will really help to simplify the task. Our methods are radically simple and radically different than anything anyone has ever done before. Please tell your friends and spread the word so that the woodworking masterclass family can continue growing.
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