G S Haydon

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  1. Grab it. $10! The reviews seem decent too. Practice plenty. One reviewer mentioned of a grit range between 3k and 5k. This will be more than adequate.
  2. With the price of old router planes being so high I would look into a Veritas or Lie-Nielsen. Things have changed over the years, vintage smoothing planes and jack planes are still dirt cheap. More specialist tools like routers were never made in the same volume.
  3. I don"t think there's a bad place. Try sharpeningsupplies.com
  4. King are a good run of the mill brand, not expensive. If you want to do that a 1000/6000 combo stone would work well and cheap. Lot's are listed as knife sharpening stones but as long as they are an 8 x 2 or 8 x 3 (ish) you'll be fine.
  5. Tomy, keep it simple. If I had to buy new I would only buy a soft Arkansas from Dan's Whetstones. An 8 x 2 is perfect for freehand, 8 x 3 if you need to use a honing guide. If you need a honing guide go for a cheap side clamping style. They are often called Eclipse style, named after the maker. Practice with that system, it's more than enough for woodworking.
  6. Nice info on the heat treating. I've never tried to do it. One of these days I will!
  7. You're a gent Gary. It's a project I'd like to do. I have some nice old irons that need a home.
  8. Gary, that is very tidy work. Using your method is very useful in a powertool setting. How are they to use? I'd imagine very nicely? I've not needed to make any before. If I did I would like to try the style shown by Roubo. They look more approachable from a hand tool project perspective. The attached is a great guide to making them. Almost as detailed as yours! ☺ RouboH&Rs.pdf
  9. Oil based Hardwax Oil finishes are great.(there are water based Hardwax Oils) Very forgiving to use and give great results. You can apply many very thin coats and once fully cured buff it with some copier paper for a great feel. I don't like the coloured oils. I get the colour right with an oil based dye first, let it fully dry and then apply Hardwax Oil. https://www.gshaydon.co.uk/interiors/libraries
  10. We have some solid oak doors in that style being made in our shop at the moment. I like the design and they are hung correctly! As mentioned before, ssnding could be required but with extreme caution. Also, your abrasive is going to clog like crazy. I would also look to use OSMO Poly X oil.
  11. Derek, it's stunning. I really enjoyed the video you made on the drawer joinery. I caught up with it a week ago. It showed me the value of a fishtail chisel. I might fashion one from old chisels I've got hanging about.
  12. Welcome Gary. I've made a return after a big break so I feel pretty new too. Thanks for sharing your router plan.
  13. Hammer5573 You're in danger of getting to much advice. Fine Woodworking have done reviews on dovetail saws and the Cosman range of saws and said they are great. If you can get to a show, tool meet or club to try some out, that would be helpful. Any of the saws you are thinking about using will have good resale value if you don't like them
  14. Thanks for the feedback chaps. I have a few others that need attention when the time comes.
  15. I had a lovely I.SORBY chisel that was overdue a new handle. So I took a scrap of beech and went to work. As I don't turn I made an octagonal handle. Athough this chisel is not really old, there was a time when chisels would be purchased without handles. Craftsman would then make a handle with octagonal style handles very common. It's quite an easy job. I attached an oversized blank to the tang by pilot drilling holes in stages to suit the size of the tang. I then cut it to size, planed, rasped and filed as required with a coat of wax to finish. It was a quick and satisfying job.