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Chinese Hand Tool forum?

Started this discussion. Last reply by steven newman 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

Seems there is a fellow over in China that has a wood working show.    Mainly hand tool work.    Hspent three episodes, making a jack plane sized plane, from....scratch.    In another three parter,…Continue

Got the night of, paid, so

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Moody yesterday. 4 Replies

 a liitle work in the shop.   Work nights, so this is MY day time.   Almost lunch time!Anyway, have been trying to get a bottom panel made for a full blind dovetailed box.   Ran some grooves with a…Continue

Ebay vs Customs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Wisecarver on Thursday. 5 Replies

 I recently sold a block plane on Ebay.    Ok, so far.    Postage was paid, label printed out, but......"This is to a APO post office"    "Need to print and fill out a Customs form"Click on the…Continue

No porn, just playing around

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Morris Apr 14. 4 Replies

  making a few rebates, and testing a plane or two…Continue


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Please tell us about yourself.
Just a veteran, still in the retired/reserves. been working in wood ( and concrete sometimes) for many a moon. Small shop, hobbyist type. Used to be called Whitedog. Those days are done. The avatar is now a black dog ( didn't Robert Plant have a song by that name?) Branching out to Mission Style stuff. Last count, I had FIVE grandBRATS running around, one is even licensed to drive in Ohio! Beware!
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I like working with my HANDS, in about any thing take on. I like to take a pile of someone ele's scrap wood, ad "create" all kinds of items. From Shaker Styles, to porch railings. Going more to the Neaderthal Way of doing things. Hand tools are cheaper to use, less electrons needed to buy.
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Mystery Plank, the edge grain clean up

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 4:58pm 0 Comments

 Ok, i got the faces smoothed out, plank is now @ 3/4" x 10"~ x 19"~.     Give or take a whisker.    Next, I clamped the plank up in the vise to work on the edge grain.     Seems there was a dippity-do going on one edge Hit and miss, I guess.     Ran the #6 and a #5 down the edge, until the level said it was…


Mystery plank: Part two of the handtool story.

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 4:50pm 0 Comments

  Ok, part two.     grabbed a handsaw to trim a plank down, as I needed to harvest a panel out of a nasty looking board. The two chunks I cit off were almost mirror images of each other.   ( Might be a lap desk in the works?)   I was left with a 10" wide plank, about 19" or so long.     Rough sawn isn't the word for…


two planks, vs handtools

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 4:37pm 1 Comment

 Ok, I had two planks that needed some working down.    I still had a leftover of Walnut from a small table build.    Still rough sawn.    Decided to clean it up a might.    Worked on the faces first.    Why?    Just the way i do these things.    Clamped the plank in the vise, just high enough so a plane didn't try to plane the top of my metal jawed vise.     Got after the saw marks from a woodmizer saw, using a #5, and a #6 plane.     More to get things a bit flat.    Once the flat part was…


Working on the wood supply

Posted on November 13, 2011 at 4:00pm 3 Comments

  I got the last of those rafters in to the shop.     Time to mill them down, and get them ready for winter.     No heat in the shop. De-nailed (almost) and cut to a manageble length.   A bit of a rogue's gallery.   Most are 2" thick, with some at 5" wide.   Next a little re-sawing…


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At 8:32am on May 2, 2013,
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Gene Howe

Congrats on the win, Steve.

'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

At 11:44am on November 19, 2011, Greg Aksdal said…

Steve, whenever you got it ready shoot me an email at I'm mainly interested in the hardwoods, I got plenty of pine available here. Thanx



At 3:44pm on August 29, 2011, SQ said…

Thank you for inviting me as a friend!   It was very kind of you to take those photos of the Wagner Foundry.  Thank you so much.  Great photos!  




It it can't be fixed with glue and sawdust - it's not worth fixing.

At 9:11pm on March 7, 2011,
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John Morris
Hey, nice dog Steve!
At 2:50pm on February 5, 2011, Richard McComas said…
Welcome back Steve
At 10:49am on February 5, 2011,
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John Morris

Welcome back Steve, I hope you enjoy our digs, it hasn't changed much since you were here last, but we are adding members daily almost. Now lets make some sawdust!

John Morris

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At 5:32am on February 3, 2011,
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John Moody
Steve, Glad to have you back.

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