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The Traditionalist Woodworker

This group is for those of us who would rather hear the peaceful sound of a hand plane than the air raid siren sound of a planner. If you are a hand tool woodworker then this is for you.

Members: 14
Latest Activity: Dec 22, 2011

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My planes

Started by Arlin Eastman. Last reply by John Morris Nov 4, 2011. 5 Replies

I am adding pictures of most of my planes that have been donated to me.  I will have to add them tomarrow though.ArlinContinue

New to the group and looking for help in selecting tools

Started by Arlin Eastman. Last reply by Arlin Eastman Sep 12, 2011. 28 Replies

Greetings to all the people of Hand Tool LandI have been given several hand planes and have bought some also.  What I am looking for is other hand tools for working with wood.  So I need an idea…Continue

Handplaning 101

Started by Adam Welker. Last reply by Arlin Eastman Sep 12, 2011. 7 Replies

Hi Everybody, There is a young man (11 yrs old) in my neighborhood who, after bothering me for a few weeks, I took under my wing and have been teaching basic woodworking to for almost a year.…Continue

Proper Plane Set for Handwork

Started by Adam Welker. Last reply by Arlin Eastman Sep 11, 2011. 3 Replies

I love my handplanes. I have recently been downsizing my collection into a working set of tools that will, hopefully, last my lifetime. I use certain ones everyday and others very seldom but they all…Continue

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Comment by steven newman on December 22, 2011 at 1:17pm

  A few of my Hand tool  collections:smoother and scrubber at their worksite:a miterbox at workspokeshave at workkeeping things squared upand some other items.    There are a few other "toys" sitting around, but these are the "Users".


'and may the road raise up to meet ye'

Comment by Mark Dorman on August 25, 2011 at 12:22pm

I like the old catalogs too. I found a link to workbench patents from 1845 to 1950 that is interesting as well.

 


Good, Better, Best never let it rest
Till your Good is Better and your Better is Best.

Comment by steven newman on August 24, 2011 at 4:14pm

I have an old catalog, about 1943 era.     It was from Boswick Braun, of Toledo, Ohio.   In it's almost 1400 hardbound pages are just about everytrhing one could find in a hardware store at that time.    One third of this book is HAND TOOLS!

 

  I am try to find a way to post a few pages on the site.    Say, a full page of Stanley #45s with a full list of the cutters that went with it? Along with a price list back then, wholesale at that!

 


'and may the road raise up to meet ye'

Comment by Wayne Mahler on July 16, 2011 at 3:17pm

I agree Mark. I surprised in the difference a few minutes made on a "new" out of the box chisel. Something I will now change in my sharpening. Fell in love those curls just lifting like clouds and the end grain was so smooth.

 



Wayne Mahler
God bless and protect our troops that serve so we can be free.
Comment by Mark Dorman on July 15, 2011 at 8:54pm

That was a good video Wayne. I haven't tried the hollow grind yet. I have done some freehand touch up on my chisels and time wise it beats the honing guide.

As we saw on the video it might look good out of the box but a little work makes a differance.



Good, Better, Best never let it rest
Till your Good is Better and your Better is Best.
Comment by Wayne Mahler on July 15, 2011 at 6:15pm
Just watched the video on the home page from Highland Woodworking on sharpening chisels. He showed the difference between his method on a brand new chisel vs a factory finished. What a huge difference there was.

Wayne Mahler
God bless and protect our troops that serve so we can be free.
Comment by Adam Welker on June 26, 2011 at 10:10am
Thanks to everybody for joining this group! I am thrilled to know that there are so many hand tool workers out there like myself. In case you havent seen it, John Morris started a hand tool forum. I cant wait to see discussions there and to see what everyone is working with. If you have a favorite or unique hand tool then post a pic. Thanks again!
Comment by Dan Shuflin on June 24, 2011 at 6:08pm

I alm excited to join this group. I am new to woodworking and want to learn to use handtools.

 


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Comment by John Morris on June 23, 2011 at 8:21am
Great group you created here Adam, here's to a long lasting future for this group!

John Morris
The Patriot Woodworker
 
 
 
 

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