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  1. Most old bits were carbon steel, and if they are...

    Most old bits were carbon steel, and if they are sharp they will drill an automotive leaf spring if the drill speed is slow enough and the right amount of pressure is used. Traditionally and before...
  2. I used to demo mid 1800's woodworking, but...

    I used to demo mid 1800's woodworking, but Icannot stand for very long anymore, so my youngest daughters husband now has the shop andis going to do the demoing. people always wanted to know how I...
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    If you have a friend or buddy that has a plasma...

    If you have a friend or buddy that has a plasma cutter, that'the way ti go.
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    Counter bore from the bottom to compensate for...

    Counter bore from the bottom to compensate for the thickness and you can still have the 3/4" holes on the top. good luck!
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    100grit would be considered a polish on the shank...

    100grit would be considered a polish on the shank of a holdfast! The rougher the better,20-40or60Gri twould work well. IF NOTHING ELSE WORKS, USE A COLD CHISEL TO ROUGHUP THE SHANKS,OR TRY DRILLING A...
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    FWIW dept. I watch Roy when I can, I actually...

    FWIW dept. I watch Roy when I can, I actually learn from his mistakes as well as my own. As one who has done both Hand tool WWing and Blacksmithing demos for the public and other Smiths and WWers,...
  7. Jack, I didn't name the company, I know they are...

    Jack, I didn't name the company, I know they are in Mo. I will have to go up to my smith shop to find the address and name.
  8. I can't remember for sure David, but I had quite...

    I can't remember for sure David, but I had quite a conversation with a daughter who runs their office, and I believe their handle blanks are riven too.
  9. Speed, the $, Quantity instead of Quality, the $...

    Speed, the $, Quantity instead of Quality, the $ again. The Small Family owned/operated company I found is Quality orientated, There Product may cost a few cents more than the cheapies, but its...
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    FWIW Dept: Gaps in Glue up, Were all the clamps...

    FWIW Dept: Gaps in Glue up, Were all the clamps the same kind, so that pressure was equal. Possibly there could have been built up stress in one of the boards that caused the gap. CAUTION, when...
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    I'm Sorry about falling for this, my first HOAX...

    I'm Sorry about falling for this, my first HOAX of 2014, but it came from a reputable source, so I didn't check it with Truth or Fiction or Snopes!

    And Rick, I served My Community for 23 years on...
  12. Hickory, the only good wood for striking tool...

    Hickory, the only good wood for striking tool handles, passed down from my Grandfather, to my Father, to me, to my SIL, Blacksmiths all.
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    Please share with family and friends

    EVERYONE PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR LOVED ONES! IT'S VERY IMPORTANT!



    WOW!!! Real interesting! Something I did not know, could come in handy..



    I wish when my nephew was badly burned...
  14. The drawing Joe put up is correct, In the olden...

    The drawing Joe put up is correct, In the olden days main horizontal support beams, ie Rafters, Floor Joists etc, that had to withstand a considerable weight were always installed with the grain...
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    Oh JOY, That was a goodun Rob, I'm sure glad you...

    Oh JOY, That was a goodun Rob, I'm sure glad you are in top form down there in the the Hot Jungle area of Kansas.
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    I have given some serious thought to writing some...

    I have given some serious thought to writing some more chapters of the Apprentice Journal if anyone is still interested!
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    Made to be used in a flammable or highly...

    Made to be used in a flammable or highly corrosive environment.
  18. On the Several Thousand, Axes, Hatchets, Hammers,...

    On the Several Thousand, Axes, Hatchets, Hammers, Sledges and a Catalogue of other striking devices I have rehandled thru the years. Drawknife, Spokeshave, Rasp and Sandpaper (surplus Sanding...
  19. What Happened to the original pins? On most...

    What Happened to the original pins? On most things like that they will usually either use a pin with different diameters or the set of holes the pins are supposed to pivot in are just a tad larger to...
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    Update on Jr. 2013 was a banner year for pain and...

    Update on Jr. 2013 was a banner year for pain and hospital stays for both the wife and I. Wifey has had continuing problems with an elevated heart rate, from 150's to the 170's. She has had one...
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    Ted, Thank You, That video on axe making is the...

    Ted, Thank You, That video on axe making is the best I have ever seen so far. That is similar to the way I made my Bearded Coachmakers Axe years ago. I folded a piece over and left the very end...
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    I stand corrected Fred, Thank you!

    I stand corrected Fred, Thank you!
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    http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?122794-...

    http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?122794-Tenon-Router-Video&highlight=tenon+router
  24. I Wonder what happened to the rest of the "Pair",...

    I Wonder what happened to the rest of the "Pair", or it could be that it is looking for another one to "PAIR" with. I can't believe I did that, must be the Cabin Fever or maybe just a case of the...
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    A triangular saw file will work also, although it...

    A triangular saw file will work also, although it doesn't have any safe edges.
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