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    Smallish Kiln, outdoor?

    I like harvesting and drying smaller pieces of wood for making furniture. I am also interested in harvesting and using smaller limbs, shrubs and trees, maybe with the bark still on. I have books by...
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    Great info. again Stanley. I just spent an hour...

    Great info. again Stanley. I just spent an hour or two this AM studying how to make furniture out of twigs and sticks with the bark still on. The wife is very interested in many of the design styles...
  3. I have painted many a bee hive body with copper...

    I have painted many a bee hive body with copper naphthenate. I am concerned about what it might do to my sensitive skin, as it is apparently easily absorbed into/through the skin and capable of...
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    Chris, Not to put words in Stanley's mouth but...

    Chris,

    Not to put words in Stanley's mouth but I think once you fit a handle to either type of head you will see that the design of the head keeps the heads in place vs a wedge or extending the...
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    I have been working the handles and then bagging...

    I have been working the handles and then bagging them with shavings. They have not shown any cracking for a month or more so I think they will be good. These are more of an experiment anyway, so if...
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    341162 341163 click to enlarge Trying out a...

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    Trying out a few different handle shapes, with more or less curve in the handle, various ways to finish the ends, various grip shapes.....The 300g Hiroki handle has...
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    Most of my plane blades are hollow ground and...

    Most of my plane blades are hollow ground and cambered. I am wondering if any one who uses these methods also uses the ruler trick? It seems like the method would involve moving the blade in an arch...
  8. Hemlock seems to have a great diversity of...

    Hemlock seems to have a great diversity of opinion in regard to how it works in projects. Some say it gets harder and ends up more like a hardwood. Others seem to think it rots almost immediately. ...
  9. I am interested in building things in keeping...

    I am interested in building things in keeping with Adirondack architectural style, which is related to the adirondack chair but a larger topic. Adirondack furniture and buildings were built using...
  10. Using what we have: rhododendron, apple wood, hemlock

    Depending on the specific area we live in there are specific woods indigenous to the area. One of my interests over the last few years has been learning to use woods existing on the property I own to...
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    Maybe this will help: Hard to tell from the...

    Maybe this will help:

    Hard to tell from the picture but this was a practice red oak log with a hump on one side, a rotted area and wonky grain. But it still split fairly well/quickly by following...
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    Thanks for your comments Stanley. The...

    Thanks for your comments Stanley. The "professional" label was Lee Valley's, or the manufacturer's not mine. At the moment I am just trying to figure out a replacement for the Silky folding "Kataba",...
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    Thanks for coming to the rescue yet again...

    Thanks for coming to the rescue yet again Stanley. Good to know how the Silky saws fit into the Japanese saw world.

    Phillip got me to the Lee Valley Japanese saw pages. They actually sell both of...
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    Luke, if you like Japanese saws and bowsaws you...

    Luke, if you like Japanese saws and bowsaws you should check out the Turbo Cut blades, available at Wood Joy and Highland Woodworking. There are Turbo Cut: rip, XX and universal tooth designs. They...
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    Thanks for all the good ideas guys. I probably...

    Thanks for all the good ideas guys. I probably should have mentioned the Silky saws I have. I have: Silky Woodboy Dozuki, 240mm folding saw, with reinforced back, I also have the regular 240mm Silky...
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    Japanese Saws

    I have several Silky folding saws. I bought the original one for pruning. They are amazing in pole saws, of which I have two. I discovered that they made a couple woodworking saws at some point and...
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    I use mine a good deal. I just need to finish the...

    I use mine a good deal. I just need to finish the second one:

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    Mine is also a Schwarz design. The first exercise in "The Anarchist's Design Book". Sturdier than it looks. I stand on it...
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    Phil, Yes I have a 40 degree frog on my 5 1/2...

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    Yes I have a 40 degree frog on my 5 1/2 and a 42 on my #4. I like them both a great deal. The custom planes have all the features I have come to appreciate on my BU planes with customizable...
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    Johanna, People here ask a good many qualifying...

    Johanna,
    People here ask a good many qualifying questions in an effort to "hone" in on better comments. I know it may be tough to answer some of these. You mention 6 feet as a board length you may...
  20. Great thread Prashun, I am picking up great...

    Great thread Prashun, I am picking up great information from this. The Jay van Arsdale videos are very helpful. I have also been reading Chapter 3, Saws "Nokogiri", in Odate's book which provides...
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    Ash can be a little difficult to split at least...

    Ash can be a little difficult to split at least in the trees I work with. The trees here are not the straightest though. I think it helps to mark a notch/line across the entire end of the log. I...
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    Nocking off the bark may not be advisable as the...

    Nocking off the bark may not be advisable as the bark may help hold moisture in. Then again, as Jim says there can be bug issues. There are wood sealers or paint that are frequently used on the end...
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    Rob and family, know that everyone here at...

    Rob and family, know that everyone here at SawMill Creek has you in our thoughts. We appreciate everything you and yours do to enhance our enjoyment of working with wood. Many of us feel a link to...
  24. Brian, is that stop a permanent part of the bench...

    Brian, is that stop a permanent part of the bench or do the two dowels fit in dog holes? I only see one dog hole further up. I have been using the similar LV aluminum stops, with adjustable holding...
  25. Prashun, I like my Japanese Silky folding...

    Prashun,

    I like my Japanese Silky folding saws. I got started using them for arborists chores, before discovering they made a few models for woodworkers too. I still use mine a good deal. Unlike...
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