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27 December 2018 at 1:13 am #554110
In Paul’s videos I have tried to identify the Auriou rasps he uses. It appears to me that there are 2 main ones that I have identified. I have been looking at the Auriou rasps for 2 years and I was fortunate to receive an Auriou 7 inch Modeller’s Rasp 13 Grain as a gift.
I cannot believe the difference in use from an Auriou over others that I own (Narex, big box store brands, EBay, etc). The price is nearly impossible to justify ($95 US) but this tool is just …….. well exquisite. Now for the 12″ Cabinet Maker’s Rasp, 10 Grain Right Hand at $130 US!
Is it worth the cost – that is a personal call. All I know is that the tool has performed excellently.31 October 2018 at 7:07 pm #552950
I posted this some time ago.
On occasion I do resort to a bandsaw for some cuts. After struggling with an inexpensive 20+ year old small benchtop bandsaw (4 inch) from Harbor Freight which would not cut hardwood thicker than approximately 1.25 inch without throwing the blade I decided to look for an upgrade. After much research it looked like a 14 inch Laguna or 14-17 inch Grizzly (price $1500-$2000) was the way to go – until I kept reading such positive reviews of the 10 inch Wen.
The Wen is placed really well as it has a 6 inch rip (resaw) capacity versus the more common 4 inch for the bench top models. Plus it had a nice fence that is similar to a high end saw which has both a tall and short option for different thicknesses of stock. Couple this with a $250 price and I thought it worth a try. I checked Walmart’s return policy first and found that I had 90 days to return it so I gave it a try. Truthfully I was dubious.
The first task was to take a 6 inch piece of white oak and rip it. It worked perfectly somewhat to my surprise! Since then it has done everything that I have needed to do. Would a high end saw cut faster – sure. But, since this has met all of my needs with a low cost and smaller footprint I am more than pleased. Now the common 1 inch stock can be easily ripped to make the thinner pieces for projects like the Dovetail Caddy Project and the Coasters. Not to mention that after hand cutting all the pieces for the rocking chair my first use was to cut the rocker rails – it was a very nice experience!
I just wanted to pass along my positive experience with a relatively inexpensive bandsaw that has worked for me.25 July 2018 at 8:41 pm #54963518 July 2018 at 5:15 pm #549498
I use a small Delta benchtop joiner (6 inch wide) to flatten a face or straighten and square an edge. A new Porter Cable joiner, which is nearly identical, costs ~$270 new. In truth I would like a larger joiner but this one works for most furniture projects.
For a planer I use a Dewalt DW734 ($400 new) to dimension wood to the desired thickness. I considered the Dewalt DW735 but could not justify the additional $150. The DW734 is excellent for me. I hope this helps.
Both of these throw a lot of wood chips and dust. I bought a dust collector from Harbor Freight for $200 which works great.11 July 2018 at 3:40 pm #549276
I used standard runners as the soft closed runners were out of stock at the time. Thank you for the nice comments!30 June 2018 at 3:50 am #548986
This is what I might have expected. Which is, that O1 is hard to beat if you do not mind sharpening (as I remember, Paul sharpens many time per day). It will be interesting to see other’s experiences.
Hi clifford ,
I have one veritas 3/8chisel. I work to keep ot sharp and it does take a bit longer to sharpen percentage wise i couldnt say but i cannot get it as silky sharp as my marples and having sharpened it over 50 times probably, the edge always feels rough when it dulls. Kinda like it has teeth. I have to sharpen past that every time before i get a clean burr. A good chisel, but i dont think i would buy any more of them for those reasons. I am not knocking them, just am not happy with their performance
I sharpen by hand on diamonds 01 is hard to beat for chisel steel6 March 2018 at 1:00 am #490898
For me I start most of my cuts with a fine tooth (22 tpi) saw for the first few strokes then change to another saw. While I can use the normal 12-16 tpi saws to start a cut, my skills are no where near Paul’s and I do not want to risk damage to the wood. I am sure this will improve with practice.4 February 2018 at 6:07 pm #461891
Below is a picture that I used to find the angle needed for the top of the mini wall shelf (spice rack) to be flush to the wall. I first cut the foot at an angle near to that in the PDF drawing and used a square lining up to a mark down from the top (in this case 1.5 inches). My choice of sizing for this small version of the wall shelf was based on the amount of wood I had lying around the shop (a 4″ x 70″ piece of butternut).4 January 2018 at 3:54 am #427961
I must say that currently I am buying new tools instead of the weak offerings that I am seeing on the EBay market. My first plane (a Stanley #4) I bought on EBay 1.5 years ago when I first started woodworking with Paul. I paid $35 US which I restored the pre owened EBay plane using Paul’s videos. In fact I have purchased many Stanleys: #4(2), 4 1/2, 5(2), 5 1/2, and a #7 all of which I have restored. Now I am looking to buy a plane for my grandson and I do not see anything on EBay worth restoring for less than $100 (including shipping). At that price I would just buy a new plane and either keep it and/or pass down a restored plane. You can buy a new Stanly plane for $50 (yes I know it is not the same as the pre war ones) or the new sweetheart version for $150. A Woodriver version is $150, Veritas at $220 and Lie Nielson $300. For me at $100+ I will go with new.1 January 2018 at 4:14 am #425215
I have experienced the same thing and look forward to any insight! I also include black walnut and alder in the list.16 December 2017 at 4:21 am #4068834 December 2017 at 11:24 pm #393752
I also I made mine from common SPF 2×4 (1.5 x 3.5) studs as sold in Idaho USA. I will say that I used a Dewalt planer (dw734) to get rid of the rounded edges common here in the USA for construction grade lumber. I just laminated what I needed together and planed to get the sizes required. Fortunately none of the individual component parts (i.e. aprons, well, top, legs etc.) exceeded the 12.5 inch width limit of the planer.22 November 2017 at 7:06 pm #377907
Humm…not sure. I just noticed the comment about Nicholson files on the rasp and files blog so I looked on Amazon. I will check out the prices for Bahco to compare.22 November 2017 at 3:43 pm #377649
odd – the Amazon links did not show but that is where I got the prices.22 November 2017 at 3:41 pm #377645
Paul mentioned Nicholson files in a blog at https://paulsellers.com/knowledge-base/rasps-and-files/. So I put on my list one of the following sets.
Nicholson 5 Piece Hand File Set with Ergonomic Handles, American Pattern, 6″ Length, (2)-8″ length, (2)-10″ length $34.29 or
Nicholson 9 Piece Hand File Set with Ergonomic Handles, American Pattern $71.91