James Wright

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  1. Not all dowel plates are equal. and you can have other things that make them better such as chamfered back holes and sharpenable surface. this is the best on the market IMO and at $57 it is a fantastic price for what you get. https://amzn.to/2Mk9kPb
  2. I use 60 grit sandpaper paper on a flat surface to start with. Then 80 grit then 120 then on to the extra corse plate. That plate is just not mention for the stock removal those chisels will need.
  3. the other problem can be that you are focusing on one spot too much and you have cut out the material there the body of the cabinet scraper could be holding the cutter off the work. in essence, you might be dishing out the work in that spot. Also, if the card is too hard sometimes the bur can break off but I have only seen that once before.
  4. Great advice from OldSouthWoodCraft If you are buying new that is your best bet. there is nothing under that Priceline that I would get that does not include restoration and sharpening. most of the time if someone can not afford that then I tell them to get a Hack Saw. you would be surprised how good the work you can do with one.
  5. there is a little fleam in the teeth. my bet is it was refiled to be a hybrid cut. also the teeth look to be relaxed a bit. but you can resharpen it to whatever you want.
  6. Dema Sells them too. https://www.etsy.com/listing/468322029/brass-hammer-with-burl-handle-handmade?ref=pr_shop
  7. You may want to check out the apprenticeship at The Hand Tool school Shannon Can watch what you do and get you cutting straight faster than a jackrabbit through a mulberry bush. that being said, slow to moderate speed. slower = more control but too slow and the teeth have a tendency to catch. angle is a preference. for most Japanese style it is more comfortable to drop the hand. but to what feels natural. as to pressure, use little more than the weight of the saw. pressure just creates undue tension that can cause a saw to wander.
  8. where is that at? looks like fun!
  9. Correct you could just do it with two grits and then hand sand or scrape the finish. also if those cost too much you can get flap disks for the grinder. they are cheaper. but the wood grinding head is a lot faster and more fun.
  10. You can use a grinder with a flap disk to carve it out. you could use gouges to take out most of the material. for more of the final work you could use a card scraper. Also, you could try and find a bowl gouge, but new would be over $100. you could make a travisher just a curved Spoke shave.
  11. I just hold it and slide it on the stone. it is so small there is little or no issue with keeping the bevel. but I much prefer to freehand tools whenever possible.
  12. I would love to see the size of the adjuster knob on the frog. the lateral adjuster and tote do not look like Stanley but the back would tell another story. ar there any patent numbers on it anywhere? especially the lateral adjuster?
  13. at first I thought it was a Sargent. Due to the lateral arm. they made planes for everyone and other stores would slap their name on it. But with the fixed frog and odd handle shape it is not the normal thing for them. That has a lot of interesting items going on there. I did not find anything on them in my normal places. but often the iron came from another place. looking forward to learning more.
  14. If you want them I have a D8 rip saw 4TPI from Atkins and a Cross cut 8TPI Diston that I would give you if you pay for shipping. Both I restored so that I can give them away. That is my hobby to restore tools and give them to people that want to use them. the Cross cut is missing the top horn but other then that I just sharpened it and it is good to go the Rip saw is in fantastic condition and I even did some resawing on White oak the other day with it. I can send you pictures if you are interested.
  15. The other big thing you are going to have to cross is you will never know what a plane can do untell you play with one that has been set up by someone who knows what they are doing. and even if you buy it brand new you can not just pick it up out of the box and expect it to preform. and you can not ever know what your style of woodworking is tell you can play with it. my advice is to get a cheep plane. if you do not have someone local to play with. because the chances are you will want something else once you get use to it and two you will sways want more planes once you get the hang of it. like for me I really do not like LA planes other then for a block plane. I just have to have a chip breaker makes life so much better, but 80% of people out there feel otherwise, but you will not know tell you have experience and you will never have experience tell you dive in and mess up big time. and in my mind that is what makes it fun.