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About cjasfenton

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  • Birthday 02/08/1981

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    Amarillo, Texas
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    Hand tools and anything that helps a beginner get his feet wet.

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  1. Can't remember when those hit the net. Is it tomorrow on Black Friday or do they wait until Monday?
  2. Thanks. All-around utility device is what I'm looking for, so that'll work.
  3. Came across a Stanley 220 block plane recently, and the blade needs some work. What bevel angle works best on a block plane? Google seems to be all over the map on this one.
  4. How much do these Sandviks usually run? Just trying to figure out how much budget difference there is between these and a good Disston.
  5. Wenzloff panel saw, two LN joinery saws (not sure if I should count these, but they showed up on Christmas Eve, so they go in the mix. Thanks Mel!), drawing bow, router plane blades, a Schwarz DVD, and most importantly, clearance to start spending more time in the shop. That's probably because the wife now has a guitar so she can sit out there with me and pick on it after we get the kids down.
  6. Oh I'm willing to pay to get a quality saw. I just grabbed the box store version to quickly finish a project. Thanks for all the links.
  7. Gilgaron, I was looking at the $9 jobby at HD just to get through a couple quick projects. I'll have to take a look at this article tonight and see if I can find a local Ace that has the sharpening tools. Thanks for the info.
  8. I just picked up and watched Schwarz's Hand Plane Basics this weekend. I highly reccomend it. I thought it did a great job of breaking down the job of each plane and explaining how to make it do that job. Certainly explained a lot to this complete novice.
  9. Haven't really settled on that specifically. I've really enjoyed the little toy furniture I've been making for my daughter - oven, sink, etc. It's really the only project I've (nearly) completed at this point. Thanks for the link Bill. I've been all over Shannon's site and hadn't seen that one yet. Think the hand tool school will be a Christmas present to myself, so I'm guessing the carcass saw will do me well through at least that first semester.
  10. So it's become pretty obvious pretty fast that the one little handsaw I have is wildly insufficient for cutting tenons, lap joints etc. It's just too small. But, I don't know where to start. For joinery am I looking for a rip saw or a crosscut saw? And then what depth of cut am I looking for? I know the obvious answer on that is "it depends on how big a joint you're cutting." I'm just wondering what the first one should be. Should I grab the big tenon saw first, or go with something smaller like a carcass saw? Just looking for versatility and make sure I'm not getting something too big to prop
  11. I'm apparently getting a Wentzloff panel rip saw I've had my eye on. The misses did good other than forgetting to hide the packing slip.
  12. Awesome. Thanks for the help. That seems like a much easier fix than I was expecting. Hopefully I'll have some positive results when I can get back in the shop tomorrow.
  13. Hello all. I'm new to the site and new to woodworking in general. Have a question for you hand tool guys. My interest in wood working began when I inherited a shop full of my granddad's hand tools. One is a Record 071 router plane. Only problem I'm having with it is that the sole is scratching the surface of the wood. Any hints on flattening that surface without destroying the tool? I hate to spend money on a new one and relegate his to the shelf, but at the same time I don't want to ruin a project either. Thanks for the help!