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27 April 2020 at 3:15 pm #658895
Thanks guys!!26 April 2020 at 8:54 pm #658800
Could be a few things ……planing against the grain? Too much set? I assume your blade is sharp……what exactly is going on when you attempt to plane?20 April 2020 at 8:45 pm #658012
Anyone know how safe it is to use Eastern Hemlock for cutting boards?
14 April 2020 at 4:45 am #657060
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Thanks so much Larry for sharing your knowledge!!
Pat13 April 2020 at 5:51 am #656893
As Paul emphasise’s the importance of “sharpening up” rightly so every now and then. I have been doing so, more so because I have been woodworking more due to the Corona quarantine.
I use the diamond plate sharpening system Paul uses and noticed I wasn’t getting smoothing passes as I was sliding (sharpening) my chisels forward on the e plates. I do use glass cleaner but, what I was noticing was build up of blue paper shop towel bits left over from wiping the plates dry, along with other crud.
Thought I would chime in on to this ever resurrecting thread about sharpening and lubrication of the plates because Everytime we bring it up it reiterates how important it is as Paul emphasise’s time and again, “sharpening up” .
I couldn’t believe the difference it made on the plates when I rubbed the crud off…..there are worn down a bit, but I was relieved to read on this thread, that is normal?
All the best25 February 2019 at 3:56 am #555352
My daughter Cecelia standing proudly next to her crafts she made…..on the display pedestal.
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Here is a display I made for our daughter for crafts that she mak s and sells. The base and post is Maple and the rounds are birch. I used a spokeshave and homemade drawknife to painstakingly shave the post to fit the diameter of the holes I drilled into the center of the rounds…..25 February 2019 at 3:48 am #555349
Interesting approach Edmond, thanks for the insight.
I do plan on sticking with it, for life, and am trying to pass down some knowledge to my children. I wish I lived closer to Paul, it would have to be ALOT closer tbough lol, …..considering I’m in another continent.. If I wasn’t, I don’t think I’d be able to stop myself from seeking him out and wanting to absorb myself with all the knowledge/skills he has to offer. What an incredible environment his schools must be to learn in. Admittedly I discovered this fine world of woodworking at a much later stage in life, I am completely self taught other than, Paul’s videos, blogs, etc and other resources. I wasn’t fortunate enough to have been able to go to a tech school as a school boy. Middle school/highschool here in the states……
Lucky to have discovered it instead of never having g done so I guess, so glass half full is better than half empty in my eyes.
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Meant to add this I found under the history of the bandsaw on wikipedia.
“The idea of the bandsaw dates back to at least 1809, when William Newberry received a British patent for the idea, but bandsaws remained impractical largely because of the inability to produce accurate and durable blades using the technology of the day. Constant flexing of the blade over the wheels caused either the material or the joint welding it into a loop to fail……..”25 February 2019 at 3:30 am #555347
Be nice if an old master like Paul would chime in…..lol
I was recently reading one of Paul’s articles about bandsaw’s he wrote and he made mention of them being used back in his early apprentice day’s and long before that.
I guess it’s pretty black and white. If you have access to one, then you use it. If not you use what you have. I do plan on acquiring a band saw, and Paul was very instrumental in this decision. I had been putting it off because I cannot afford a $3-$6,000 14-17″ model. After watching his video on the mini one he bought and used I realized it will work just fine for what I and many hobby wood workers need, and I thank him for that.
I do really enjoy feeling every fibre of the woodworking processes. The cutting strokes, planing, routing, etc…..but the time and margin of error the band saw will save I think is worth the time and investment. I’m sure I’ll still be resawing small stock and won’t be doing all my resawing on the band saw, so…..it won’t steal all the joy……lol24 February 2019 at 10:52 pm #555344
Absolutley Harvey, makes perfect sense…..
Thanks for the tip!!24 February 2019 at 10:23 pm #555342
Cool, thanks for the reply’s
I do enjoy sawing by hand, as it is an entirely different feeling than using power tools. I plan on picking up a small 10″ bandsaw simply to speed up sizing/dimensioning stock.
I do have a good panel saw and will try to hone my resawing skill to the point where I can manage small amounts of stock without the need for a band saw.
Thanks so much for the reply’s, such great motivation. This forum is an invaluable tool!!24 February 2019 at 10:14 pm #555340
Thanks John!!24 February 2019 at 9:54 pm #555338
Stupid question……because I think I already know the answer, but here goes……
Is it a futile attempt to resaw stock that is 3/4″ thick by let’s say 6″ wide by 12″-20″ long if you don’t have a band saw to get it down to 1/2″ thickness?24 February 2019 at 9:52 pm #555337
Stupid question……because I had think I already know the answer to but here goes……
Is it a futile attempt to resaw stock that is 3/4″ thick by let’s say 6″ wide by 12″-20″ long if you don’t have a band saw to get it down to 1/2″ thickness?