Tony Wilkins

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About Tony Wilkins

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  • Birthday 04/21/1971

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    Lubbock, TX
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    Learning - slowly

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  1. Tony Wilkins

    Identify this, please

    And you can hang your shirt on it when not using it.
  2. Tony Wilkins

    Narex stanley 750 or two cherries

    No experience with any of the chisels but the Stanley are of a design very similar to my Lie Nielsen and they have a great feel to them. Narex has been offered as a great inexpensive choice for a bit but lately I’ve read more negative on them.
  3. Tony Wilkins

    Slightly shorter Dutch chest?

    Upon reflection, I guess it depends on whether I need/want depth or width more (regarding swapping sides).
  4. Tony Wilkins

    Slightly shorter Dutch chest?

    So the plans call for a 27” width which I guess works for CS’ #8. I tried my sides and my #7 works with that as the width. I’m wondering if I should swap the sides for the bottom and the shelf? As far as fitting to your tools, he talks about “above” the shelf based on the depth of your tallest tool (the jointer I suspect). They never talk about the depth of the bottom compartment. I reckon that because it depends on what you have but I don’t know what that depth would need to be for the assortment of tools if shove under there.
  5. Tony Wilkins

    Slightly shorter Dutch chest?

    I had planned on making the width enough for my number 7 though I have wondered if making It long enough for my 26” handsaws would be beneficial. i was planning on following the superimposition method with the 7 for where to place the shelf as shown on Roy’s show.
  6. Tony Wilkins

    Slightly shorter Dutch chest?

    I found the sugar pine that I had started to make a Dutch tool chest from. The sides are each about 23 5/8”. When I went back and looked at the plans for the ‘small’ chest from the Schwarz PWW article, the sides are to be 24 1/16. Will I miss the length if I build my chest from them? Also, say a small prayer that I can find the rest of the 1X12 that i bought for this lol.
  7. Tony Wilkins

    What to finish...

    I do physical therapy once a week. My issue is nerve related; my myelin sheets are going away. The sad thing is I have a band saw sitting in the garage for 3-4 years waiting to get set up. Any suggestions on a scroll saw? Is that also called a jig saw?
  8. Tony Wilkins

    What to finish...

    Burned it?
  9. Tony Wilkins

    What to finish...

    Which one is that? Had that in mind. My hang up with wanting to finish it is the amount of bowsawing curves on the top and making the feet.
  10. Tony Wilkins

    What to finish...

    Here’s my unfortunate pattern. I feel good for a while, I get excited about woodworking, I start a project, I hit a rough patch with my health that lasts a few to several months, I start to feel good for a while, I get excited about woodworking, I forget where I was on my last project, I start a new project, I hit a rough patch... and on this has gone ad nauseum.I’m hitting one of my good patches and want to get out into the shop. But I don’t want to start over, I want to finish one of my former projects. Here’s what I have:1. A Roubo book stand as seen on Roy Underhill a few seasons ago. I’ve got the knuckle joint marked out and a little short of halfway knocked out.2. A shaker table from Schwarz video. Ran out of energy trying to saw out the leg stock from 8/4 walnut but have the top and sides (minus the drawer) ready.3. A Dutch tool chest. Have the sides sawn out and dovetail tails cut in one board but wasn’t happy with them. My first go at dovetails in anger.4. The bookcase from The Anarchist design book. Got the sides, kick, and back cross board cut. Wife really wanted me to do this but got tired of waiting and went out and bought pasteboard crap (at least it was used and cheap).so there’s where I’m out. Got all the tools I need for each project and the wood. Any thoughts on which one I should tackle?
  11. Tony Wilkins

    Tapered sliding dovetails

    Have you watched the Woodwright Shop episode where he makes a modular book case (3-4 years ago I think). It’s mostly about cutting a sliding dovetail. Season 30 ep. 8 here: http://www.pbs.org/video/the-woodwrights-shop-the-case-for-books/
  12. Tony Wilkins

    Veritas Shooting plane vs my Lie-Nielsen LAJ

    Pulled the trigger on the LV. Derek, thanks for the nudge
  13. Tony Wilkins

    Veritas Shooting plane vs my Lie-Nielsen LAJ

    I did Derek and had read it before. I like your reviews but doesn’t mean I don’t want a wider variety of opinions and experiences. Think I’ve decided to go with the Lv - which is now out of stock.
  14. Tony Wilkins

    Veritas Shooting plane vs my Lie-Nielsen LAJ

    Ok the ‘usual’ question that always goes astray on other fora... i usually prefer Lie-Nielsen but I just can’t see paying $180ish for it. Am I missing something?
  15. Tony Wilkins

    Veritas Shooting plane vs my Lie-Nielsen LAJ

    I've really got a pretty complete tool kit. There's nothing I would say I am lacking on in a Basic kit.