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About justinh

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  • Birthday 07/21/1985

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    Terre Haute, IN
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    Just getting started. Interested in making some furniture and possible some bowls/spoons.
  1. I echo what duckkisser said. This is a very help forum and has been a great help to me as I continue to learn the basics and tricks of the hobby.
  2. So I think I'm reading it correctly, you make a mix of the three things and apply them like you would with a normal oil? How many coats do you tend to need to get a good finish? Thanks again for the help.
  3. Thanks for the info. I'm looking forward to trying this finish as I've just stuck with Shellac and Poly prior to this.
  4. I've never used an boiled linseed oil and wax finish and am looking to use it on my current project. I'm building a quilt rack that will clamp the quilt in between two boards. Since I haven't used it, I'm not sure if I should be worried about the oil/wax transferring to the quilt. This may not be an issue but thought I'd ask. I also thought about using BLO and then shellac or poly over top of it to seal it. Thoughts? Thanks, Justin
  5. Welcome Hoosier, I'm also in Indiana about an hour west of you in Terre Haute.
  6. I bought a Disston Level at an auction this weekend. Does anybody know of a resource to help me date it. They had some with patent dates on them, but they weren't in as good shape as this one. Thanks. Justin
  7. Yes it is possible to get a blade for this. It looks like a Stanley style plane so one of the blades from hocktools.com should work. They also have the chipbreakers. I haven't ordered anything from them but I've heard that they are great to work with. I've also heard that they are good about answering questions. Good luck.
  8. The only plans I've seen of stuff he's done on the show is on the website for his school: http://www.woodwrightschool.com/downloadable-plans/ I didn't see the plans you were referring to, but there are several of his smaller projects on there.
  9. Scapegoat: The term Jack plane relates more to the size of the plane rather than the shape of the blade. So, yes, the No 5 is a Jack plane no matter what the blade shape is. If you wanted the blade to be curved you could regrind the blade.
  10. I don't know much about the squares, but I've dated several stanley planes that I've bought at flea markets. I've used this site to do it. http://www.hyperkitten.com/tools/stanley_bench_plane/start_flowchart.php It's a great site with a lot if information. It goes through and asks several questions to determine which "Type" it is, which will lead you to the date of manufacture. As for restoring it, I would clean up any rust on the blade using whatever method suits you(rust removal liquid from home store seems to work good for me) and then regrind and sharpen the blade, make sure the b
  11. I would keep an eye out at flea markets, yard sales, etc for the same plane that may have a damaged body for the spare parts. I've seen several like this and can usually be picked up really cheap.
  12. I've never been to one of their events, but I just happened to be up in the area of their office/shop (Warren, ME) during a tour of New England last summer. It was well worth the stop, just getting to try out their tools and talk with the staff was more than I could have hoped for. It would be well worth the drive to go to the event and see them.
  13. I have both of the Veritas carcass saws and they are great saws. I haven't used them a lot (haven't had them that long) but from what I have, they seem to work great. Rip saws are normally used more for dovetails and the majority of tenon cutting is rip as well. Therefore, I think the rip cut carcass saw (12tpi) might be a good fit for what you're wanting to do. I welcome any objections, I'm just an apprentice myself.
  14. Thanks for the video, it's good to see kids getting to see stuff like that. I wish I would have been able to take field trips like that when I was in school. You can see Roy's passion for the art in how he is teaching them about each of the tools.