Gerry4

AZ, US
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Hanging Tool Cabinet

This is a cabinet i built for my hand tools. The current project is giving me the details I need to complete the tool caddies and extra hanging  surfaces I need. Thanks!



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Re: Wanna get sharp? Get a system.

Tom,

Thanks for the process, the system, and the guidance. I had tried to use sharpening stones MANY times, with little consistency, or good success.

Since I've been using the work sharp system, ( yeah, I know it ain't stones) and typically putting a + 5 degree micro bevel on my 25 degree chisels, my results have been quite usable for all the bench, dovetail, and mortising work I've needed to do so far.

The process consists of sharpening the chisel to 1200 grit, then doing a micro bevel from 1200 to 2000 grit, with an occasional honing using the 3600 grit. Then I touch up the hone if the occasion demands it. All this done on middle of the road chisels.

All this said, I do find myself using more and more hand tools!

Re: UPDATE: Sharpening & Tuning Hand Planes and Chisels by Hendrik Varju

Sharpening is one of those necessities in order to make your tools perform as they were designed. I certainly can use all the help I can get! Please include me in the drawing.

Gerry

Re: UPDATE: Arts & Crafts Style Coffee Table with Gregory Paolini

Greg always gives us good direction and technique. Certain to be a ood video class.

Re: Fine Woodworking On the Road: Come out and see us

Would like to attend the classes, but a bit too far from Arizona. How about us pining (pun intended) woodworkers in the western and southwestern states??????

Re: UPDATE: Building Small Cabinets by Doug Stowe

One of the very first books I bought was Doug's Basic Box Making volume. It was a revelation of the simplicity of building small things, and honing my experience for larger more intricate projects. I'd love to have the book to further my craft!

Re: Hanging Tool Cabinet

Dazzling! Your design has inspired me! I'm in process of building a wall hanging tool Cabinet, and you just made it more difficult. Oh well....... :-)

THANKS!!

Re: Cutlists are a waste of space

I am a novice woodworker, but I must agree that the best use of the cutlist is to help me to select the wood in rough dimension only.

As stated, the dimensions of each piece is determined by fit, not the cutlist dimensions.

I've had first hand experience with the above. One of my first finely detailed projects (a jewelry box) taught me that adjusting to "fit" is Primary. The example is as follows: A set of plans which I purchased from another well known and respected magazine fell short in both the accuracy of the cutlist and actual dimensions of one critical part of the design. Of course, I only discovered this after i was well down the road of building the project.

Only through a lot of help from fellow woodworkers and lots of knashing of teeth was I able to recover the project and get a good result.

Obviously, I know where the mistakes are, but the recipient was thrilled. This goes to my guiding watchword, from my cabinetmaker mentor and friend: A REALLY good woodworker knows how to hide his mistakes"

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Getting the Most from your Wood-Buying Bucks

This book appears to be most useful for those of us who squeak when we walk( me included). Recently, with a sharp eye, I've found a couple of large pieces of dried Walnut logs that have yielded some really interesting figured lumber. I hope this book will help me find more, and stretch my WW budget, too.

Re: Desert Garage Workshop

Nice Shop setup, Gary. I too am in the AZ desert, but a bit farther south. Only 13 pounds left to go!



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