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10 Hours Ago 10:41 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Fergit the steady hand - get a jig.
14 Hours Ago 06:33 PM
PorFin
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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Originally Posted by therapy23 View Post
To further the drift....................
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OK, not six sides but three 1/4 sheets lined up along each of the two long sides.

3M makes a good w/d paper, and is pretty easy to find in auto parts places. Look in the paint and body section.

If you want self-adhesive paper, shop at some of the online woodworking places. Peachtree has a good selection as I recall.

Sharpening a chisel isn't much different than sharpening a plane iron. It really helps to have a steady hand. Google's got some few decent video's on how to do it (some are better than others.)
15 Hours Ago 05:56 PM
therapy23
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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Originally Posted by PorFin View Post
Or plate glass and self-adhesive wet/dry sandpaper. I've got a 12" x 24" piece of glass that's got 400g, 600g, 800g along one edge, and 1000g, 1500g, and 2000g along the other. Works like a champ!
To further the drift....................

Please forgive my ignorance but please explain glass with 6 sides, where to get that "real" wet-dry sandpaper and how to sharpen a chisel properly.

Thanks.
1 Day Ago 07:57 PM
Faster
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Well since we're off boat projects for the moment, our kids have bought their first place and have to downsize from a fair sized rental house to a condo.. as a result their furniture situation had to change. I've built them a nautical-like L shaped settee with storage under and behind seats, and then adapted their 4 legged table by cutting off the legs and building a pedestal plus a bench for the off side.

No pics of the settee yet (no cushions and not installed at this point) but here's the table mods and the bench. Fortunately (for me) they are into the 'antique/distressed' look so I didn't need to worry about furniture-fine finishing.

1 Day Ago 04:18 PM
deniseO30
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

final..
1 Day Ago 02:37 PM
PorFin
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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Granite tiles or top remnants can be used for the glass too. I use a tiny amount of spray adhesive to stick the sandpaper down. Some folks just stick it down with water.

It's definitely scary how sharp it gets planes and chisels - and you never need to flatten a stone.
Yep, I dropped in on a local granite counter top guy and scored a sink cut out for the whopping price of zero dollars. The only draw back is that hunk of stone is massively heavy!
1 Day Ago 02:18 PM
gptyk
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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Originally Posted by PorFin View Post
Or plate glass and self-adhesive wet/dry sandpaper. I've got a 12" x 24" piece of glass that's got 400g, 600g, 800g along one edge, and 1000g, 1500g, and 2000g along the other. Works like a champ!
Granite tiles or top remnants can be used for the glass too. I use a tiny amount of spray adhesive to stick the sandpaper down. Some folks just stick it down with water.

It's definitely scary how sharp it gets planes and chisels - and you never need to flatten a stone.
2 Days Ago 01:36 AM
deniseO30
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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Originally Posted by PorFin View Post
Or plate glass and self-adhesive wet/dry sandpaper. I've got a 12" x 24" piece of glass that's got 400g, 600g, 800g along one edge, and 1000g, 1500g, and 2000g along the other. Works like a champ!
Works very well for tuning (flatten) hand plans too! And blades scan be made scary sharp!
2 Days Ago 12:53 AM
PorFin
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
Denise, it looks like you still using oil stones for sharpening? If so, treat yourself to a Japanese water stone.

Trust me, you won't believe how much better they are.
Or plate glass and self-adhesive wet/dry sandpaper. I've got a 12" x 24" piece of glass that's got 400g, 600g, 800g along one edge, and 1000g, 1500g, and 2000g along the other. Works like a champ!
2 Days Ago 12:06 AM
deniseO30
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

The round for sure
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