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RE: Small cabinet build-along - Arlin Eastman - 08-07-2020

Goodness you are talking above me in trying to figure it out.

I would have just looked and said Stupid thing and redone it and kick myself for the waste of wood.


RE: Small cabinet build-along - Aram - 08-15-2020

I spent last weekend teaching myself how to saw again. I'm not joking. I totally lost it.

I've been rebuilding drawers this week. Here are ten that I think I can work with. Just the fronts and sides so far. Finished this stack today, with a lot of 1970s soul music on the stereo.





RE: Small cabinet build-along - BrokenOlMarine - 08-16-2020

I'm along for the ride, and loving it.  Since the move, I haven't had much "pleasue" shop time, all been related to settling in here on the new farm.  (Okay, we enjoy ANY shop time, but y'all know what I mean.). Can't wait to see the finished project.

Smirk


RE: Small cabinet build-along - hbmcc - 08-16-2020

Maybe, you should fix the drawers *before* the new saw arrives. You may need to build a few apothecary chests before you train the new one to work properly; my experience, anyway. No, I burned through a few sticks trying to cut straight lines, and finally gave up.

Your work is a pleasure to watch. Thanks for including me (us) on the ride.


RE: Small cabinet build-along - Aram - 08-16-2020

(08-16-2020, 11:46 AM)hbmcc Wrote: Maybe, you should fix the drawers *before* the new saw arrives.
This project probably won't see a single cut by the new saw, I bet

You may need to build a few apothecary chests before you train the new one to work properly; my experience, anyway. No, I burned through a few sticks trying to cut straight lines, and finally gave up.
I will practice with it for sure. My technique will have to be light and perfect if I want to keep the teeth. 

Your work is a pleasure to watch. Thanks for including me (us) on the ride.
Thank you. It's fun. Mistakes and all.



RE: Small cabinet build-along - hbmcc - 08-17-2020

You may need to build a few apothecary chests before you train the new one to work properly; my experience, anyway. No, I burned through a few sticks trying to cut straight lines, and finally gave up.

I will practice with it for sure. My technique will have to be light and perfect if I want to keep the teeth. 


Oh! I thought you were using a traditional dozuki, or similar, already. No. Impulse hardened teeth don't do well in any circumstance, for me. I stripped teeth from three blades when redecking last year. The last blade was shy 50% of teeth in the end. I even tried to use the rip side for cross-cutting WRC. 

You need a traditional blade.... The one I tried was like slicing through butter with a feather; a feather having razor edges. To me cutting felt like buzzing through a log with an overly, almost, raked and newly filed chainsaw. (Sawyers are the only people who understand that experience. Sorry. Bad example.) 

Get on the horn to Stan. Then, get him to track down a few good sharpening services. We may still have a guy in the SF Bay area, but on your own is not something I want to play at.


RE: Small cabinet build-along - Aram - 08-17-2020

(08-17-2020, 12:05 PM)hbmcc Wrote: You may need to build a few apothecary chests before you train the new one to work properly; my experience, anyway. No, I burned through a few sticks trying to cut straight lines, and finally gave up.

I will practice with it for sure. My technique will have to be light and perfect if I want to keep the teeth. 


Oh! I thought you were using a traditional dozuki, or similar, already. No. Impulse hardened teeth don't do well in any circumstance, for me. I stripped teeth from three blades when redecking last year. The last blade was shy 50% of teeth in the end. I even tried to use the rip side for cross-cutting WRC. 

You need a traditional blade.... The one I tried was like slicing through butter with a feather; a feather having razor edges. To me cutting felt like buzzing through a log with an overly, almost, raked and newly filed chainsaw. (Sawyers are the only people who understand that experience. Sorry. Bad example.) 

Get on the horn to Stan. Then, get him to track down a few good sharpening services. We may still have a guy in the SF Bay area, but on your own is not something I want to play at.
I’m not sure I follow your comment. We are probably talking about different things.

I have been using the “hardwood” dozuki that Hida used to sell. It carries the Mitsukawa name, but at the price point is obviously not hand made. It’s a good saw and works well enough in hard woods, though it can be a little grabby at the start. Wilbur Pan has sharpened it for me. It is not impulse hardened.

The saw I bought from Stan is already in the works. He told his master saw guy,   Takijiro, the kind of work I do, range of sizes, typical wood species. Takijiro Decided what saw I need, and is retoothing one he already fabricated.


RE: Small cabinet build-along - hbmcc - 08-17-2020

(08-17-2020, 07:13 PM)Aram Wrote: I’m not sure I follow your comment. We are probably talking about different things.

I have been using the “hardwood” dozuki that Hida used to sell. It carries the Mitsukawa name, but at the price point is obviously not hand made. It’s a good saw and works well enough in hard woods, though it can be a little grabby at the start. Wilbur Pan has sharpened it for me. It is not impulse hardened.

The saw I bought from Stan is already in the works. He told his master saw guy,   Takijiro, the kind of work I do, range of sizes, typical wood species. Takijiro Decided what saw I need, and is retoothing one he already fabricated.

Yup, my bad. Hardened teeth zip off like corn kernels. I can't imagine traditional blades are that bad.


RE: Small cabinet build-along - Arlin Eastman - 08-30-2020

Everything OK Aram??

You have not posted any progress for several weeks. Crazy Crazy


RE: Small cabinet build-along - Aram - 08-30-2020

(08-30-2020, 03:54 PM)Arlin Eastman Wrote: Everything OK Aram??

You have not posted any progress for several weeks. Crazy Crazy

Thanks, Arlin. Dealing with some medical issues, shop not on my recent priority list. Will be back soon I think.