prov163

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About prov163

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  • Birthday 02/14/1957

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    LaGrange, GA
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    Jewelry boxes, small furniture

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  1. I'd have to go M&T and dovetails. Cherry and walnut, although I love me some Ambrosia Maple.
  2. Got the Krenov plane done. Took a couple of shavings. Hope to get to the larger one and the spokeshave soon.
  3. I have the Shapton stones and MKll. I like the setup but I am moving over to freehand sharpening. I plan to replace my Shaptons with DMT diamond plates soon. I will say that I started stropping about a month ago and it is a game changer for me. Keeps my blades very sharp, very easily. All that said, it doesn't matter what system you use if you use it. If it's too complicated or time consuming, you'll avoid it and then you end up with dull tools which are no fun. As you get more confident and have more success, you'll eventually end up changing systems to fit your working style.
  4. Did that one time myself. Flip the blade bevel up and make sure it’s seated on the depth adjustment mechanism.
  5. That’s why I plan to come in second - RFLOL
  6. Very nice work! And you learned some new skills to boot. Well done.
  7. I decided to order a couple of Ron Hock’s plane kits. Thought it would be a fun diversion and since I’ve never used a wooden body plane I could use it as a learning opportunity. I’ll make a post in the Review section. Anyone else here tried them?
  8. My new apprentice began today. First thing I taught him was the Mike Pekovich blue tape trick for laying out mortises (which works great by the way). Not sure if Mike will appreciate my grandson’s interpretation, but he’s in the shop. He says it’s an airplane. Fine by me. He seems to really enjoy making things and I’m going to encourage that every time I get the opportunity. At the bench, working out some design issues. He’s just like grandpa, has a running conversation with himself in the shop. After three coats of Summer allergies snot, it’s ready to go. Pass your love of craft on. The next Krenov may be lurking at your bench.
  9. This is exactly how the conversation would take place at my house.
  10. prov163

    Push blocks

    I use the Gripper. Like Steve said, easy to configure. I have a rule that anytime there is less than six inches between blade and fence, I use the Gripper. Yes, they’re great for small stuff, but don’t discount them as an all around push stick. I use them at the router table and bandsaw too. I can’t afford a Sawstop right now but I can afford a pair of these and accomplish the same goal - keeping my fingers. Oh, and I’d use them on a Sawstop too.
  11. Walnut. If you want to have some contrast, make your bench dogs out of walnut. Really nice bench by the way.
  12. Hmmm. I think I’ll take a piece by for a sample and see how it comes out. I’ll report back.
  13. Ran into an old friend last night who owns a local machine shop. He told me he had a water jet and that if I ever needed anything cut out or engraved I should drop by. Sounds cool except the more I thought about it I kept thinking that water is great for cutting metal, plastic, but the amount of water necessary to cut/engrave would soak the wood and make it essentially unusable for some time. Am I missing something here?
  14. I think I’m going to make an Adirondack chair for fun. I have 3 hours of video that I’m editing. I figure I’ll post it in the Advanced section. A bench would be cool.
  15. A better picture of the chair on the left.