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Friday, December 25, 2009


Tools & Jigs–Must Have Shop-Built Upgrades & Add-ons

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Tuning Your Band Saw Blade

Tuning Your Band Saw Blade

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Quick and Easy Ways to Apply a Finish

Quick and Easy Ways to Apply a Finish

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Friday, December 11, 2009

New Business Cards

I just thought that I'd share my new Business Cards that I had Printed by Not a Bad dea. 250 Free business cards with the only cost of shipping which wasn't that bad as well at a whopping 5 bucks.

Althou I kept the advertisement for Vista Print on the back of the Business Card, you can have it removed for a Fee, you can have a Calander added for a fee, or other prints added for a fee.

Until Business Kicks up a little, Free Prints with the Price of Shipping and a Little Advertisement for Vista Print isn't too bad of a Juggle I suppose.

Enjoy the Scan of my Business Card.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009


This is a cross that I done for my Aunt. It's Hung on my Mantel with Care posing for a Picture to be posted!

The cross is pretty close to 16" Long and about 6" Wide and 1/2" Thick.

Giving real life Situations, it took me close to 3 weeks to finish up, some of that 3 weeks was dreading working on it. Oh don't get me wrong, I love working on my Scroll Saw.

I however don't like scrolling out thicker woods, expecially Plywood because you go threw blades like kids goes threw candy, 1 right after another.

The Glue between the plys just eats the blades up pretty quickly, but that's Ok, cause I got 4 uses out of a Single Blade on this project.

By Triming off 1/4" of the Blade on the bottom and tom of the Blade, you make the Blade 1/2" Shorter. Which gives you a 1/4" on bottom and top that's not worn down, So where the blade was orginaly 5" Long, it's now 4 1/2" Long, But of course this is after you use both ends of the blade before you trim off the ends to give you new areas to work with.

Anyway, This was also cut from 1/2" Baltic Birch Plywood. And with a FD-TC #1 (Flying Dutchman Two Way Cut), I like using them over #3's and #5's.

Thanks for tuning in for another Post and taking a gander at my New Finished project!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What A Mess.

This is one hell of mess I got from ebay. The pictures showen here to the right is the Iron that came with my Stanley #4 (H1204) Handyman.

As you can see the picture on the right here, it has some REALLY Bad Nicks in it. It was unbelieveable how someone could misstreat such an item.

I am new to Hand Tools, and will be for sometime til I learn the ropes, but I do know that you you treat them with respect, and they will give you years of great quality in the process for taking care of them like your own.

I have taken great care in sharpening my Tools, mostly my kitchen Knives which are different, but my Saying is "If you Can't Shave with it... It's not Sharp" I have a Bi-Grit Griding Stone, I don't know the Grit Count on this stone, but it gets the Job done, It has a Course Grit on one Side and a Fine Grit on the other side. Then I have an even Finer Grit stone I call my Buffer or Polisher.

When I sharpen my Knives, I always use the Course to Knock off some extra material and to shape my blade the way I want it, expecially if it has nicks and all in the blade. Then I take it to the Finer Grit to take out the Scratches and to fine tune the Edge, when then I take to my Buffer to Polish it up or buff it up and get an even Crisp edge on my Tool.

With that Said, here is the After Picture of my Stanley #4 Iron after I sharpened it, It's quite different then sharpening a Knive. So until I get used to Hand Sharpening without a Jig, I'll have to Purchase or Design my own Sharpening Jig to get the Job done better then what I have.

But this is a Start of a Beautiful Sharp Relationship!
Thanks for sticking around and listening to me, Hope this post was Informative a little even thou it wasn't that related to woodworking talk, but more of Sharpning and Old Tools.