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by sdbranam
Sat May 09, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Announcing Pop Wood U Online Video Course: Intro Hand Tools
Replies: 1
Views: 1370

Announcing Pop Wood U Online Video Course: Intro Hand Tools

I'm very pleased to announce my new online video course at Popular Woodworking University, the new site for online classes from Popular Woodworking Magazine : Intro To Hand Tools! This is for anyone with any level of interest in hand tools, from incorporating a few hand skills into a power tool shop...
by sdbranam
Wed May 12, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Freehand, rounded bevels etc; links.
Replies: 13
Views: 2369

Re: Freehand, rounded bevels etc; links.

I'll have to take your word for that Steve, I would think that the gauge metal is so thin I would barely be able to see it ;) Give it a try! Just for grins, set a bevel gauge to 30-ish degrees, set it on the bench, then set a chisel down near it roughly how you would set things out to sharpen on a ...
by sdbranam
Tue May 11, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Freehand, rounded bevels etc; links.
Replies: 13
Views: 2369

Re: Freehand, rounded bevels etc; links.

That video on the Steve Branam site is quite good, I wasn't entirely clear on the 'dip' but that makes sense. One point though, using the bevel guage as a 'visual guide' is a load of b0llocks surely? How can you use that as a guide when you are staring down on it? You can clearly see that when he's...
by sdbranam
Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Experimenting with the Grimsdale method
Replies: 28
Views: 8287

Experimenting with the Grimsdale method

As a follow up to a reply on another thread where I posted a link to part 1 of trying Mr. Grimsdale's sharpening method for sharpening, here's the full 2-part blog post, including a video at the end of part 2. http://www.closegrain.com/2010/04/grimsdale-method.html Also posted to UKW.
by sdbranam
Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Re-handling mortise pig-sticker?
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: Re-handling mortise pig-sticker?

Well, wouldn't you know it, our man in Perth, Derek Cohen, has those very instructions here: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ToolRestorations/Rehandling%20an%20Oval%20Bolstered%20Mortice%20Chisel.html.

Cheers, mate!
by sdbranam
Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Re-handling mortise pig-sticker?
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re-handling mortise pig-sticker?

I picked up a lovely 3/8" pig-sticker mortise chisel today at the flea market, perfect for the work I want to do, but it's missing the handle. It tapers to a good solid tang after the bolster. I'll shave an oval cross-section handle. What's the best way to put it on? Should I drill a hole down ...
by sdbranam
Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: wanted - f**ked blades
Replies: 19
Views: 2634

Re: wanted - f**ked blades

Ok, here's my take on refurbishing a #7 using the Grimsdale method: http://www.closegrain.com/2010/04/grimsdale-method.html. I'm very pleased with the results.

I'm interested to see how it compares with Jacob's photos.
by sdbranam
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: mortices by hand
Replies: 50
Views: 5658

Re: mortices by hand

OBM chisels are trapezoidal??? (sound of steps running down to the basement and back) Huh, didn't know that! I only have one old pig-sticker, a very narrow one. I put my caliper on the two edges, and sure enough, the flat face edge is .11" wide, and the bevel edge is .10" wide. Very subtle...

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