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About Hans_Christopher

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  • Birthday 05/06/1991

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    Pickering, Ontario
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    If it is made out of wood I want to build it
  1. If you are having an issue with the burr burning out to fast, though on poly a scraper will dull quickly, it may not be dulling but breaking off. If the burr is to large the pressure of the cut can snap it off. It is more effecient to produce a sharp burr that is short. Vintage steel scrapers are also softer then modern ones, they can also be thinner steel. My suggestion would be to get a new thicker blade, tune it up well and put a small sharp burr on it. Cheers Hans Christopher
  2. Router plane should be fairly high on any woodworkers list of tools in my opinion helps do a lot of tasks. I would agree though the cheapest method would be a square piece of wood with sandpaper. Cheers Hans Christopher
  3. Heya Matt Ok so the way I would construct this (to achieve the effect you are looking for) is to begin with 1/2" plywood on top of the nailers using some construction adhesive and brad nails. Next to achieve the panelled look (I would go with three panels, traditional design is often based on thirds) I would rip to width pieces of plywood the thickness of the plywood will depend on the moldings you apply. These plywood strip should be glued (now carpenters glue of any brand should do) and nailed as well make sure to sink the nails with either the nail gun or a nail set. The plywood strip
  4. I typically keep a supply of 1 1/4" 1/2" and 2". A good general rule I learnt was that anytime you are nailing use a nail that goes through the first peice and then 1/3 that length into the next piece; this can be a little tricky with with inches sometimes no supplier I kow of sells in 1/3 increments, so just round up I. Just as a side note I know here that every so often my local home centres clear out there nail stock so try and wait till the nails go on sale to buy a large stock. Cheers Hans Christopher
  5. Hey Matthew 1/2" Plywood is suffecient for a supstrate. I would recomend a paint grade cabinet grade plywood or a baltic birch ply, I prefer the baltic birch as it is more stable. As for the paneling it depends on the look you are going for. If you just want to achieve a simple panel detail you can apply a simple panel molding you can buy at a home centre or make yourself, that you would nail on to the substrate (making sure to be level and plumb). If you want to go more detailed then that and devolp depth to the panels ou can add addition layers of 1/4" or 1/2" or 5/8" plywood. Cut it
  6. There are a lot of things that you can do. Ive done a couple of jobs similar to this and can confidently say it is not that complicated so no need to worry about that. How you construct the upper portion will be based on the design you are looking for. I would consider building a new mantel that would wrap around the brick work and return into the walls on either side. Then above this you can build the panel effect you are looking for. The easiest way i can think of to do this would be to strap over top of the brick with 1 by material secured with construction adhesive and masonary anchor
  7. Just be careful if you use motor oil on yours stones.
  8. Getting great shavings takes more then a sharp blade, though a sharp blade definetly helps a lot. Yes the sole needs to be flat and yes the chipbreaker needs to be set right but other things are a factor as well. The plane needs to be solid. This means that between all contact points between the frog and main body need to be seated properly as well the handle needs to be seated firmly as well. If there are any loose connections the plane will vibrate and this will cause chattering and the blade to skip on the surface. The fianl thing to check is the size of the mouth opening in a perfect
  9. I find that a mirror edge on the back of a chicel or plane blade is not really neccesary. I find that a flat back is more important, and if your chisel dips after a quarter inch I think you may have a problem registering your chisel on a work piece in some cases. To flattten the back of my chisel and planes I find it easiest to use sand paper (aluminum oxide) on the flatest surface avaliable; I use an offcut of a granite counter top. I start with a 180 and work there until I have a consistent scratch pattern across the entire back then i work all the way up 600 grit and stop there. At the
  10. Hey just become a hand tool woodworker way less noise to drown out. Cheers
  11. Hey everybody. Last week I watched Roger T's wood turning 101 live session and was blown away by the information he provided and the turn out of all the people. So congratulation Roger T on a job well done. Now I want to know if there is knowledge I know that other people would be interested in learning. As an architectural technologist and custom millwork contractor I have some knowledge that may be of interest to some people. Such as making moulding, installing mouldings, design, custom furniture work. So once I know what people are interested in I can make up some lesson plans and
  12. Hey there. The warpage could be the result of improper or insufficient drying time. Which means the first step would be to let the piece acclimate to local conditions. As for removing the warp in the block planing might not work to fully remove it. Planers can tend to follow the contours of a surface or the rollers push them flat and then the piece springs back after it exits the planner. To avoid this joint the surface either with a power jointer or a hand plane. If you don't have either of these then your going to have to skip plane the the top with the thickness planner. To do this o
  13. I've only ever used regular yellow glue, the Lepage brand that you can pick up at any Home Depot. I've built several projects and have never had any problem with it, and its easily availiable and inexspensive too. I may try a new type of glue seeing that my supply of glue in the shop is almost done but I still will always trust good ol' lepage.
  14. Looking good Dave. Cant wait to see how the shop progresses. Cheers Hans Christopher