wintersedge

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  1. Would the wood not move later on? I would expect 30 degree weather to also be low humidity.
  2. Thanks for the post. I am just getting started looking at buying a saw and need to learn to sharpen
  3. I would like some advice on the best route to buying a rip and crosscut panel saw. A. Is it worth just saving up for a LN? B. if I buy a used Disston off EBay what do I need to look for and look out for? C. Besides Mark@BadAxe is there anyone else you recommend buying a good used and sharpened saw from? Mark currently has no panel saws listed. Thanks
  4. What differences do you see in the older vs newer Powermatic?
  5. Could an admin delete one of these posts. I have two identical topics.
  6. I recently acquired a used Delta x5 14" bandsaw. The bandsaw tires were gnarly so I replaced them with urethane tires from Carter. However, I do not think the generic 14" urethane tires will work my wheels. The urethane is 3/32 thick and it looks like they need to be twice that thickness. I would appreciate any advice on this. The trash man already came and the packaging for the urethane tires is gone so there is no exchanging them now. Is it worth putting a second urethane tire on top of the current one or should I look for thicker rubber tires? The original Delta tires are backordered and given the current state of Delta I doubt there will be new stock items. Thanks
  7. I recently acquired a used Delta x5 14" bandsaw. The bandsaw tires were gnarly so I replaced them with urethane tires from Carter. However, I do not think the generic 14" urethane tires will work my wheels. The urethane is 3/32 thick and it looks like they need to be twice that thickness. I would appreciate any advice on this. The trash man already came and the packaging for the urethane tires is gone so there is no exchanging them now. Is it worth putting a second urethane tire on top of the current one or should I look for thicker rubber tires? The original Delta tires are backordered and given the current state of Delta I doubt there will be new stock items. Thanks
  8. This current era is an explosion of woodworking. I have attended several classes and now have more options available than I will ever have vacation days. The one void I see are classes or one training for Japanese tools and work methods. There are two or three blogs that I have come across that focus on Japanese techniques but the most popular one is geared towards carpentry. There have been two DVDs on Japanese tools as well. Does anyone have good sources exclusive to furniture building using Japanese tools and techniques? Any chance there is a Japanese woodworking magazine that is translated?
  9. shop is nice.. but love the wood pile.
  10. @Mel, Would you mind posting some of your thoughts as you go through your design change phase? I am interested to hear your thought process as you go through single slab or split top... and your wood choices. I am huge fan of looking at hard maple but a much bigger fan of working with soft maple.
  11. Having not watched a lot of original Norm I am fairly surprise at the video: - no dust collection - no safety goggles And I always thought Norm was a Delta fan through and through. And yes, tool snobbery judgement mode set in. I laughed when I say the Stanley carpentry chisel with a metal hammer head. Did any of these series elaborate on tool maintenance, sharpening, or was each show all building techniques?
  12. I would agree with Mel. I highly doubt hand tools create much if any dust in the .05 - .5 micron size. This is strictly my opinion. I am allergic to most exotic woods and I find I can work with most everything using hand tools. Using power tools with certain woods cause my eyes to swell. Some woods I can not use with hand tools because it is a touch reaction. That is my informal testing. Also I have never seen Sir Roy wearing a dust mask in any of his classes or on his video series.
  13. I always wonder what that tipping point is when it comes to materialism. I have been saving up forever to afford a Brese plane. Every so often a life emergency comes up(clamps on sale at Amazon was the last one). I have to wonder at what point there is no more return and every other expense is nothing more than decorative. I have a finely tuned Stanley 4 1/2 that I would put against my LN 4 1/2(I have no idea why I have two of them). I spent a few hours to clean up my Stanley and I do not think the edge holds as long as the A2 in my LN.
  14. Couple questions on wooden hand planes: 1. Is it best to use quarter-sawn wood? I would like to make a smoother, a jack, and jointer plane. 2. What are good woods to use? I see many traditional moulding planes made out of beech. Chris Wong has started making planes out of cherry. I would like to find woods that are native to Georgia or very close by and woods that are not considered irritant. I was thinking hickory, pecan or maple. 3. Is it wise to use a denser wood for the sole of the plane or is using a wood like hard maple or hickory dense enough? 4. Lastly, for a first time plane is a Krenov style plane the easiest to start with? Thanks
  15. What tools did he make in his lifetime tools? I am interested in building a set of winding sticks, a bow saw, and a set of wooden hand planes.
  16. I use a product called Renaissance Wax. It is available at Highland Hardware. It is not inexpensive but a little bit goes a long way. I am in Atlanta and have issues with humidity as well. I have charted shop humidity for the last year and it reached 70%+ for greater than 90 days. I am in the process of insulating and conditioning the space but it will still be a few months before that is complete.
  17. wintersedge

    Plywood...

    Several thoughts have not been discussed: 1. Where a wood species is endangered or so rare that it is cost prohibitive. Plywood or veneer over MDF is a viable solution. 2. Would old world masters laugh at us for gluing boards together to make wider planks? Irrelevant if old growth is available? 3. What about laminated veneer lumber? It is not the most aesthetically appealing but structurally it is superior to MDF and plywood. I personally prefer all hardwood because I am majority hand tool. Built-ins will always be plywood because I hate MDF dust.
  18. Is it too late to join in on the guild bed build? If not, about how far into the build are you now? Thanks