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  1. I just purchased a "set" of 5 wood turning bowl chisels, made from files. I'm curious about how these will work for turning bowls. Any advice on the maintenance of these?
  2. Yesterday I managed to extract myself from the busy life of Honey Do's and kids daily events and get a little time in the shop with our Claro Rocker. A week ago when I started laying out the arms ontop of the arm pads that are basically the top of the front legs, I realized I made a major mistake in my calculations for the arm rests to meet up at the proper height to the joint at the rear leg/backrest area. I was a full 1/4" too low, the joinery was not going to meet up where it was supposed to by my previously laid out joints. After much thinking and tinkering with ideas and layouts, I
  3. I wanted to cut and design or modify some grips for my 1911 pistols with my CNC. I was able to download a couple of 3D models to use but they are in igs file format and I can’t import that into my Vcarve Desktop. I don’t have autocad so I’m looking for something to convert the files to dwg files. There are some free converters out there but I’m afraid to use any I don’t know about. Looking for some advice or if someone can convert them for me. I appreciate any help that can be offered. Ive cut one set but they were not sized exactly right.
  4. On a few occasions since mid January and while beginning held weather hostage, I've managed to hit a few fleas markets. Below are most of the bounties that chose to return home with me. I'll have a few other threads on some separate, tool specific picks. I apologize for lack of real time posts...getting warm enough weather to take the pictures then getting motivated to retrieve from my phone storage is the excuse. Enjoy the show and thanks for watching. Yep, yet another B&D drill; Two files from Habitat for Humanity Restore A new, unused pulley (hey you never know); 50 cen
  5. From the album: Shaker Furniture

    After I cut the tenons out, I took them from square to round in just few minutes, testing the fit as I went.
  6. Was at a rehab/demo/clean up store......Boss made me buy a lawn mower...walked to the Trading Post next door, and then spent $5.. They had a box of rusty files...5 for a dollar. There were a few coping saws hanging around, all needing new blades...$2 per saw. I picked out five files for working on saws, and two coping saws. A Disston/HK Porter No.10B, and a Millers Falls No. 43. Got them home cleaned thing up, and installed a blade in each saw... Today was another COLD yard sale morning....I did spent..$2 though and..inside the cases?
  7. That little tool box saw I rebuilt last week? Well, needed to hammer a few kinks out of the plate. Got rid of the "wave effect". Decided to clamp the saw up into a "fancy-schmancy" saw vise, and work on the teeth a bit Wood was a hair on the wavy side. Oh well, the wood merely needs to hold things still. Got out a small file... a jointer file. To make all the teeth the same height. Then fitted a file to a fancy handle.. Has a thumbscrew to hold onto a file. got a few teeth done, needed to add a c clamp, to pinch in the top of the jaws a bit. About
  8. For our East Coast woodworkers, Lie Nielsen is holding their annual open house for 2015 on July 10-11. Lie Nielsen is located in Maine, so if you are anywhere near Maine, as small a state as Maine is, it could be very close to you! If you go please report back to us and let us know how it went. Click on the image to be taken to the Lie Nielsen website for the location of their company and more details.
  9. John, As more woodworkers use Sketchup, it might be nice to be able to share "SKP" files here on the site. Could there be a provision for uploading these type of files instead of using a third party site? Lew
  10. I want to make some handles for my files. I've thought of sandwiching the tangs between two halves of wood. Hollowing out both pieces to accept the tang or milling pieces the same width as the tangs' thickness to fit along the sides. I'd use epoxy to hold the tang in the handle. I have no lathe tools but I can get round stock via other means, but I'd rather just start with square stock and shape them before or after it's installed on the file. What do you all think? Any ideas? Am I on the right track or should I just buy handles? Thanks,
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