Steve B Anderson

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About Steve B Anderson

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  • Birthday 10/19/1960

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    Male
  • Location
    New Ulm, Texas
  • Woodworking Interests
    Furniture, jewelry boxes...etc. Planning on selling my work for supplement retirement income in the future.

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  1. Steve B Anderson

    Passing On The Skills To The Next Generation

    Anytime you can pry a young one away from the cell phone or tablet turns out to be an awesome experience.
  2. Steve B Anderson

    Coffee table for my nephew

    That is a nice piece Derek. Very impressive hand tool work.
  3. Steve B Anderson

    Drill Bit Stuck

    I’ve never had a drill stuck that bad in wood but I would try the vise grips and work it back and forth.
  4. Steve B Anderson

    Drill Bit Stuck

    It’s hard to tell from the pic but it looks like depth of the hole you are drilling is deeper then the flute length of the drill. If that is the case, it’s a good possibility that the shavings are causing the drill to bind. It is possible to drill deeper then the flute length but once you get past the flutes you need to “peck drill” meaning drill a short depth then fully retract the drill out of the hole and clear the shavings from the flutes and the hole. Again it’s hard to tell from the pic so I will assume that the drill you are using is an “aircraft extension drill” which has a long over all length but a short flute length. These drills are designed for extra reach not extra deep holes.
  5. Steve B Anderson

    Cheese and cracker trays for Xmas

    Very impressive, looking forward to the pool table light journal.
  6. Steve B Anderson

    Cheese and cracker trays for Xmas

    You should try to make the lamp shades to match the base glass. I’ve been investigating making some Mission lamps and those shades are selling for $200 to $500.
  7. Steve B Anderson

    End Grain Tear Out Terror

    I’m not that experienced in wood turning but I’ll throw this out for inspiration. Maybe try turning it half and half. Starting from the left hand end to the middle then from the right hand end to the middle. Also try using a thin, sharp tool and very light cuts. Again I’m just thinking out loud here.
  8. Steve B Anderson

    Diamond Hone Size

    I received my stone today and I love this thing. I sharpened my 1/8”, 1/4” and 1/2” chisels with it tonight. The 8” length is just right using the MKII honing guide. I haven’t put my plan iron on it yet but I can already tell that the 3” width of this plate will work just fine. I highly recommend this diamond plate.
  9. Steve B Anderson

    Diamond Hone Size

    Don’t feel left out Coop, your name was mentioned in vain. It was in a PM with Richard and I
  10. Steve B Anderson

    Diamond Hone Size

    I went with 3” because I do have plane iron the is 2” wide, plus I got the plate on Amazon for $47 so I thought why not go for the 3”.
  11. Steve B Anderson

    Diamond Hone Size

    I took the plunge and ordered a 8 x3 DMC extra fine diamond steel plate. I don’t use hand tool All that often except when I’m fitting tenons then the shoulder plan, 1/4” and 1/2” chisel’s get used a lot. I may eventually get some courser grits but for now just being able to quickly dress up the tools as I use them will be a big help.
  12. Steve B Anderson

    Diamond Hone Size

    Richard - Coop is pretty good and I love the guy but your opinion is still noteworthy. So you are saying that an 8” stone is sufficient using the MKII?
  13. Steve B Anderson

    Diamond Hone Size

    Understandable - Thanks for your input.
  14. Steve B Anderson

    Diamond Hone Size

    Thanks dzaius - but is wearing a channel in the plate any issue?
  15. Steve B Anderson

    Diamond Hone Size

    I’ll be more than happy to provide you with more information. Just let me know what you need.