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27 May 2017 at 11:16 pm #312375
Thank you for putting this together. I am undertaking the tool chest project, (after completing many of the current projects) and this list will serve as an excellent starting point.19 May 2017 at 12:06 am #312084
Very handsome bench, thank you for sharing.17 May 2017 at 1:57 pm #312034
When I started woodturning I attended a one day class at my local Rockler store. I found this personal instruction very helpful in getting started. I would also check if there is a local woodturning club in your area. In addition to the helpful advice posted above, I can offer the following.
1) Learn to use a skew chisel. These tools can be challenging, but I use them for the majority of my spindle work. Alan Lacer has put out excellent videos on how to use a skew.
2) Learn to turn with both right and left hands. This is indispensable and much easier to learn right off the bat.16 May 2017 at 6:12 pm #312011
I was just reading Paul’s blog post from August, 2016 entitled “Don’t Give Up” and came across the following quote:
“Don’t fail yourself by dishonesty.”15 May 2017 at 4:53 am #311967
This Bodger found a worthwhile use, (see attachment).
15 May 2017 at 4:32 am #311966
- This reply was modified 5 years, 10 months ago by Michael Butterfield.
I shave with a straight razor every day. I prefer the vintage razors I have restored, which were made in Sheffield or Solingen Germany.
However, for a first razor I would recommend a new razor from a reputable maker, or a vintage razor restored by a knowledgeable person. I have heard good things about Dovo razors, but that they need to be honed before use. The only new razor I own was made by Portland Razor Company, and I like it very much.
In addition to Badger and Blade I would recommend the Straight Razor Place forums. You may also find a local meet-up of straight razor enthusiasts on those forums. These are generally worthwhile events for learning more, buying restored razors and learning how to hone.
Best of luck in your endeavors, I find that shaving with a properly maintained straight razor results in results superior to any other method.11 May 2017 at 1:05 am #311916
Thank you for the encouragement, I have continued to practice cutting dovetails and find it very relaxing.2 May 2017 at 9:38 pm #311635
My photos appeared upside down, I will try to add them again:3 April 2017 at 4:47 pm #310842
Thank you Larry, it sounds like you have solved the mystery.
The transitional 31 does have a handsome black lever cap. That is the chip-breaker in the photo.
I plan on keeping the iron on hand as a backup. It is obviously not original to the plane, which is in poor condition anyway. For the pittance I paid I have an extra cutting iron for my jointer and another wall decoration for the shop.3 April 2017 at 12:14 am #310812
Thank you for the information Larry. I will include more photos below. By my guess it is forged steel, and I am guessing that someone sharpened the wrong side. At any rate, it has seen some use so we cannot tell if it was originally stamped on the wrong side. It will make a nice backup iron for my 6 and 7, which I believe both use the 2 3/8″ size.