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by matthewwh
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Sharpening video on youtube
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

Re: Sharpening video on youtube

Depends on the situation. If you are paring the shoulders of a seen tenon on a partridgewood coffee table component that has taken hours to make then it's worth doing the whole lipstick and powdered rhino horn route. If you want to nip out the triangles from a drilled mortice for an oak porch then i...
by matthewwh
Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: moore and wright combination set
Replies: 16
Views: 5622

Re: moore and wright combination set

http://workshopheaven.com/media/images/product_xlarge/MnWCombi.jpg We've just started stocking these and I must say I'm very impressed, as you can see above they agree with a grade B engineer's square and although you are never going to get the same accuracy from a moveable joint as you will from a...
by matthewwh
Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Unfinished UK tools
Replies: 8
Views: 2753

Re: Unfinished UK tools

Cos Ashley and Ray took the time to go around and learn from all the little mesters before they shut up shop for good and then went and hid all those lovely skills and standards in the fens where the accountants couldn't find them. During their hibernation Ashley and Ray put younger brothers Tony an...
by matthewwh
Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Unfinished UK tools
Replies: 8
Views: 2753

Re: Unfinished UK tools

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£8.25 Handmade in England, properly hardened and I'd happily let a surgeon to operate on me with a brand new one.
by matthewwh
Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: time to invest in some hand tools
Replies: 33
Views: 4580

Re: time to invest in some hand tools

Hi Jeff,

Sorry, just spotted your message.

The website is www.workshopheaven.com, I notice that you are in France so our free shipping for orders over £100 may be of interest to you as well.

Cheers,

Matthew
by matthewwh
Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: time to invest in some hand tools
Replies: 33
Views: 4580

Re: time to invest in some hand tools

Hi Jeff, We have had favourable responses from customers to the Quangsheng range (as commented on by Jacob here ) and by the sound of things they would be a candidate to meet your performance vs value for money criteria. You can knock another 12% off the price on Monday 13th December with the discou...
by matthewwh
Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: plane blades
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Re: plane blades

T10 is slightly purer than O1 (absolute purity defined as iron carbon and nothing else) The closest equivalents are SK4 (Japan) or AISI W1 or W2. Being purer it benefits from a faster quench so they harden the blades in water. Soft water is the best for quenching and the factory is based in a hard w...
by matthewwh
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Veritas low angle smoother
Replies: 43
Views: 4939

Re: Veritas low angle smoother

What about this chap: http://hearttoheart.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/kirkwood-hammer-certificae.jpg?w=450&h=360 Ooh the brass on that hammer! He didn't get that from Wilco's. I wonder if he does his own hair. I doubt you'll have much luck with him Jacob, looks like he's heard someone was takin...
by matthewwh
Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Removing chisel handles
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Re: Removing chisel handles

You can loosen them by smacking the side of the blade smartly against a lump of wood. They normally then pull out by hand if it's a tapered tang - otherwise its a vice and tapping them off gently as suggested above.

Cheers,


Matthew
by matthewwh
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: shoulder plane
Replies: 9
Views: 1403

Re: shoulder plane

They are not made by QS but I believe they are sold through some of the same distributors. I'll have an ask around and see what I can find out.
by matthewwh
Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Grimsdale Mk. 1, perhaps the ultimate honing guide...
Replies: 27
Views: 10870

Re: Grimsdale Mk. 1, perhaps the ultimate honing guide...

Why remove the wire edge between stones? It will drift off by itself when you move to the next stone and be replaced by a finer one. as long as you remember to flick it out of the way and don't run over it with the next stroke you can avoid the extra step. Glad to see you are swinging back towards h...
by matthewwh
Fri May 08, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Firmer chisels
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: Firmer chisels

Hi Gazza,

If you want to try one out, give me a call on 01295 780003 or drop me an email - matthew@workshopheaven.com.

Cheers,


Matthew
by matthewwh
Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: ProtecTool Wax
Replies: 6
Views: 1118

ProtecTool Wax

Hi folks, We've just received the first (ever) batch of a new corrosion inhibiting microcrystalline wax specifically developed for use on woodworking tools. I'm offering the chance to try a free sample on a couple of the other forums, so I thought it would only be fair to make the same offer to the ...
by matthewwh
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: cherry break out
Replies: 10
Views: 969

cherry break out

higher effective angle? , Alf I'm thinking that might be the answer! I tried out a 55 degree effective pitch on m'new Cliffie 4-1/2 on a bit of oak burr yesterday and got luvverly smooth, reasonably continuous shavings. Usually I wouldn't go near a piece of timber like that with anything short of a...
by matthewwh
Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Polished steel surface and rust
Replies: 27
Views: 2721

Polished steel surface and rust

Hi Paul,

The VCI ToolGuard pots are
by matthewwh
Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Polished steel surface and rust
Replies: 27
Views: 2721

Polished steel surface and rust

I'm not quite sure of the rules around here regarding product promotion, but it seems relevant and may help people out, so mods please give me a shot across the bows if I've overstepped the mark. We have recently introduced a couple of products made by a company called Shield Technology based in Gri...
by matthewwh
Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Chisels
Replies: 14
Views: 1574

Chisels

Thanks for your welcomes guys (and lady). Jacob - Its not so much a question of honing accurately to one degree every time, as recognising that here is a specific angle at which steel failure stops happening and that this is influenced in part by the way that you work so it cannot be pre-set by the ...
by matthewwh
Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Chisels
Replies: 14
Views: 1574

Chisels

First of all, hello everyone! My name is Matthew and I run a small business selling hand tools and occasionally get to spend a few hours in the workshop enjoying my own woodworking. For me one of the most important steps in tuning a new chisel is establishing the shallowest honing angle that the ste...

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