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

    Best Hold fast

    My two are from blacksmith Peter Ross and they are exceptional but they were $85 bucks a few years ago. One thing I’ve heard about the TFWW holdfasts That Chestnut has is occasionally they are too smooth to hold in certain benches. However, sanding or dimpling seems to usually fix it. Also heard good things about the one from black bear forge. There’s been several that have come out in 5he last year or so.
  2. Tony Wilkins

    Where’s Roy?

    If it’s his choice then great; I’ll be bummed but understand. If it’s sponsors then I’d have to say somebody should sponsor him. There’s a lot worse shows that are on PBS that somebody pays for. I mean between Austin City limits lately and the Lawrence Welk reruns!
  3. Tony Wilkins

    Where’s Roy?

    For many, many years.
  4. Tony Wilkins

    Where’s Roy?

    That’s sad, especially since hand tools are seeing a revival.
  5. Tony Wilkins

    Where’s Roy?

    Is there going to be another season of the Woodwright’s Shop? If so, when?
  6. Tony Wilkins

    Buying tips.

    Have you looked at
  7. Tony Wilkins

    Feeling stupid re LN102

    Yes, I believe you’re right - just not sure how I managed that with such a simple, straightforward mechanism.
  8. Tony Wilkins

    Feeling stupid re LN102

    Nit sure I figured anything out This has been my primary block plane for quite a while so it was quite confounding when it wasn’t working.
  9. Tony Wilkins

    Feeling stupid re LN102

    Took it apart and put it back together and it works now go figure.
  10. Tony Wilkins

    Feeling stupid re LN102

    The notch in the blade seems to be on the adjuster the only way it could go...
  11. Tony Wilkins

    Feeling stupid re LN102

    I don’t know what I did or am doing wrong but suddenly I can’t get my Lie Nielsen 102 block plane to take a cut. It’s hitting the front of the mouth before it gets to a cutting depth?
  12. Tony Wilkins

    ADVICE PLEASE - Starting Hand Tool Woodworking

    I disagree with those that say not to start out with an LV or LN plane and go with something cheaper. I think it’s beneficial to start out with something that will just work right out of the box. WR and especially Stanley are likely to need some degree of flattening and fettleing whereas it’s rare for the premium to need anything other than a light honeing. after that, you can keep going new premium or even restore a vintage. Not a fan of WR.
  13. Tony Wilkins

    Identify this, please

    And you can hang your shirt on it when not using it.
  14. 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.
  15. Tony Wilkins

    Slightly shorter Dutch chest?

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