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Michael asks…

What the hell do I buy my boyfriend for Xmas?

I was planning on getting him this:

http://www.hayneedle.com/outdoor/outdoor-decor/weather-stations_weemsandplathtrysailweathercenter.cfm?srccode=cii_23393768&cpncode=24-117663237-2&source=channel_intelligence_amazon

But decided that its a stupid gift, right? I mean, he doesn’t have a boat and you can just look at the weather on TV, right? I figured it’d be something nice to put on the wall since he just bought a house and doesn’t have any decor, but idk anymore…

HELP!

(He’s into cars, woodworking, and most mechanical things) (He already owns every known woodworking tool)

Denny answers:

Your right you should buy him something for the house
when I want to buy a gift for a friend for there house or office I go to Ikea, Ikea always inspires me
they have cute plants (I think)
good luck

Sharon asks…

Ugly baseboards help!?

My Metal baseboard enclosures are dented rusted and ugly. I could remove them sand them pound out the dents and repaint them but that is alot more work and expenense than you may realize. I have seen just the metal enclosures a lowes but I can not bring myself to spend the money. Just the enclosure for a 6 foot section for example cost about $60. The enclosure with the piping and fins cost only about $10 of $15 bucks more. Are there any other cheaper replacements out there? I thought about building them out of wood ( I probally have every woodworking tool known to man available to me) but I know the wood will expand & contract & eventally warp and look bad also. any suggestions???

Denny answers:

I don’t know about the cost but have you considered a friend or contacting someone in the plumbing and heating business that may have access to a maching they use to bend sheet metal to make ductwork? Might be able to rent the machine too. May or may not be cheaper…

Steven asks…

What does a Laminate Trimmer do?

Can someone explain what it does? I’m new to woodworking and wondering if I need to buy this tool.

And how does it compare to a router?

Denny answers:

Have a look at this link it will show you
http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/how-to-use-a-laminate-trimmer/index.html

Donna asks…

boyfriend christmas ideas?

Ok, it’s really hard to get the perfect gift for my boyfriend cause he likes so much. I want to get him alot of things that are on the cheaper side instead of one big thing that’s expensive. He is a firefighter and loves stuff like that which i already got one thing for him in that category. He like tools and woodworking building things. He doesn’t have a fovaorite football team or anything, but what are some ideas of things i can get him and it doesn’t have to be tools or firefighting things just give me some ideas. Person with the best present ideas will win best answer. Thanks everyone!
also i want to get him something he will actually use or look at alot not something that going to sit on a shelf and collect dust.

Denny answers:

It’s smart to start now and you don’t have to feel rushed. You can get him gifts that costs money and gifts such as a book you of tickets that you create such as ( 1 back rub) (1 ticket to shout) 1 ticket to choose the movie you both will go to) those are examples.

I think original gifts always get reactions that you want to catch on camera. Take him on a little getaway, rent a hotel room and have that in a box showing a romantic getaway for two.

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Steven asks…

I need to build a workbench?

I’m an amateur woodsmith and my next project is to build a decent workbench. I don’t have a lot of tools or money for materials but want a solid bench. Does anyone know where I can find plans for a bench of this nature. I’ve surfed the diy sites and woodworking sites and all i find are extremely complicated plans. Thanks.

Denny answers:

There are some easy plans on these sites:

http://www.workbenchdesign.net/

http://www.freeww.com/workbenches.html

http://www.handymanusa.com/articles/workbench.html

http://www.popularmechanics.com/home_journal/woodworking/1273396.html

Good luck…

Lizzie asks…

Is this too much? I have a new BF of a month or so and we are exchanging Christmas gifts. I got him a gift?

card to Lowes (he loves woodworking), offered to take him to a local museum that has a woodworking tool exhibit, told him I’d pay for a woodworking seminar at a local shop, got him Jet Li’s “Fearless” DVD and made his family cookies. Uh, now I’m thinking that’s overkill. He hasn’t even given me my gift yet. Was it too much? Guys, what would you think if you were him?

Denny answers:

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Carol asks…

I am looking for some free information blueprints etc.. to make log furniture (chairs,bed, tables)?

I also would like information on finding bargains on tenon makers or other tools necessary. I am new to woodworking but just inherited some tools and have always been interested any help would be appreciated.

Denny answers:

Try this site:

http://www.smithindustries.com/How-To.html

This company offers a book and video on building log furniture:
http://www.lhgic.com/

Lisa asks…

what should i get for family members! info down below!!!!!:))))))))?

dad-he loves woodworking and tools and gardening

Mom- Jewelry,little decorations and cute little things

16 yr old bro- loves video games scary movies and things like that

14 yr old sister- loves designer everything clothes jewelry anything like that

7 year old twin little brothers- love video games and cool legos and stuff like that

also are there any cute things i should ask for for myself………..(up to 50 for each one) (one big one $500)

and for my bros and sis up to $30 or less would b better

Denny answers:

Dad- Your dad would love a new, advanced Swiss Army Knife ($60.95)

http://www.wengerna.com/evogrip-18-16814

Mom- These earrings are so chic and adorable, your mom won’t be able to help loving them ($38.00)

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=19638196&parentid=BAYNOTE

16 yr old bro- He’d loved this funny scary t-shirt ($19.95)

http://www.snorgtees.com/friday-the-12th

14 yr old sister- To meet your sister’s need to wear designer garb from head to toe without breaking the bank, get her these Juicy Couture undies ($18.00)

http://www1.bloomingdales.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=503465&CategoryID=2910

7 year old twin little brothers- These lego walkie talkies will be a hit with your brothers! They’ll be forced to share them which ensures that you don’t have to get them each an individual present. Therefore, you avoid a situation in which they might be fighting over the other’s gift ($28.00)
http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?itemdescription=true&itemCount=80&startValue=1&selectedProductColor=&sortby=&id=16742348&parentid=SHOP_GIFTSBYTYPE8&sortProperties=+subCategoryPosition,&navCount=288&navAction=jump&color=&pushId=SHOP_GIFTSBYTYPE8&popId=SHOP_GIFTSBYTYPEGATEWAY&prepushId=&selectedProductSize=

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Daniel asks…

i’m trying take up the hobby of woodworking, can someone answer some questions?

I’m trying to build things like jewelry boxes or similar items. what type of saw or other tools would you suggest that i buy. I’m going to buy a chisel. i have a ciircular saw, hammer, and drill. that is basically it. I was looking into jigsaws and they seem like they would be very useful for small intricate cuts but i’m not sure because i’m new at this. i’m on a very low budget so i’m trying to find something cheap but that will be good enough for my needs. any suggestions? thanks

Denny answers:

A moderately priced jig saw is a good investment… Make sure it is a variable speed model.
Avoid Black and Decker. In my experience, all of their tools are junk. Craftsman makes much better tools and has excellent customer support. A hand sander is a must. Also, some type of Dremel type tool for detail work is a must. With the better models you can do all types of tasks (cutting, sanding, routing).

John asks…

What kind of tool is a foot adz?

All I know is it’s some woodworking tool, and web searches haven’t ben productive.

Denny answers:

Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adz

here you go

David asks…

How to turn a 1″ thick strip of wood into 1/2″ thick?

its pine, 3″ wide and 17″ long. how to thin the last 2″ on both ends down to 1/2″ thick? (i have limited tools and woodworking skills). thanks.

Denny answers:

Limited tools and woodworking skills, No Problem. Discover The Easiest Way To Build Beautiful Sheds… With 12,000 Shed Plans & Woodworking Patterns … Claim Your Free Shed Plan:

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Ken asks…

Anyone into woodworking?

Could you tell me what brand of power tools you have, and what they are (lathe, bandsaw, planer, etc.) Also, could you tell me what you like and don’t like about them. I am wanting to get into woodworking, and you like some input on what brand of tools to purchace. Thank you for your help

Denny answers:

Hi:

Check out some popular woodworking magazine like the following here are there website They talk about the vaourise :

http://www.taunton.com – fine woodworking magazine

http://www.popularwoodworking.com/ – popular woodworking

http://woodmagazine.com/ – type woodworking machines in the search engines

http://www.woodsmith.com/

http://www.workbenchmagazine.com/

http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/

http://www.foxchapelpublishing.com/

http://www.woodshopnews.com/ME2/Default.asp

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/magazines

http://www.modernwoodworking.com/

http://www.rd.com/familyhandyman/openLandingPage.do

http://www.sears.com woodworking

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Joseph asks…

WoodWorking Project Ideas for a Highschooler?

Hello, I just got out of Middle School where I took 1 trimester (1/3 of a school year) of WoodShop, where I learned basicially the basics and the tools for woodworking and made a simple box. Now that I have started HighSchool, I have an ENTIRE woodshop, amazing tools and saws, any powertool that comes to mind, a brilliant and knowligable and handy teacher, all at my disposel.

One thing is missing…

I need an idea…

Any ideas for a starter WoodWorker? I am willing to do a bunch of shorter projects or 1 really elaborate one. I got the next 4 years xD

Denny answers:

I made a candle stand (on a lathe) and a large cabinet in woodshop*, after I had finished the basic projects that everyone had to complete. I found both patterns in my teacher’s notebooks. My teacher had a lot of notebooks filled with various projects, which he had sorted by difficulty. So you might ask your teacher. He’ll probably have a lot of ideas for students.

Or go down to your library, and see if they have Woodworking magazine. If they have back issues, then you can browse a lot of patterns, and copy those that appeal to you. There are several magazines that have plans and projects for woodworkers, you just have to check to see how difficult the project is. You want something that will challenge you, and one that will allow you to learn new skills, but you don’t want something that’s so difficult that it will frustrate you.

I loved woodworking.

*I was one of the first girls to take woodshop in my high school, incidentally. And I was the first girl to get an A in that class, too!

Sandy asks…

Does any know of a reputable source In the Milwaukee area that can appraise old woodworking machines.?

I have an old Walker Turner 6″ Jointer that I need to part with. I have been in the cabinet making biz for 27 years but I cannot find any info on this particular tool. It is belt driven and is powered by a Craftsman 3/4 horse electric motor.

Denny answers:

I don’t know of an appraiser, but I did a bit of looking online and it looks like other similar ones sell for about $200-$300

Charles asks…

What’s a good first woodworking project for a complete beginner?

I did not have exposure to tools growing up (family was not into handy stuff at all), and went to an all girl’s school where they did not give shop. I just signed up for a woodwoking class for fun at night and am feeling like I’ll be the only one there who has no experience. So I want to learn a bit about woodworking and the tools involved before going, so I don’t feel like a complete idiot there.

Do you recommend any beginner books/projects that could help me familiarize myself with woodworking?

What are some good first project ideas?

Denny answers:

Skateboard Rack, Jewelry Box, Nesting Trays, Baseball Cap Rack, CD Holder, CD Rack. All these are pretty easy. Somewhat simple. Have fun. A few of the sites do have info on the type of tools that woodworkers use on certain projects. You can also do a search on videos that involve woodworkings, there has to be a few out. Enjoy.

Nancy asks…

any one there from Harrods Creek Kentucky?

I would be pleased if you could speak to the people at Stot Corp. Richard Stottmann, in particular and ask him to send my monie back for the woodworking tool he didnt deliver.
You can Email me.

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Laura asks…

Where can I find good quality hardwoods in Pittsburgh PA for woodworking purposes.?

besides rockler, also are there any places where they will plane and maybe joint pieces that i buy, I do not have either of those tools.

Dusty answers:

Try this…

Http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_nr_i_0?rh=i%3Atools%2Ck%3Ahardwoods&keywords=hardwoods&ie=UTF8&qid=1264424800&tag=big-sale-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957

I hope this was helpful for you. Good Luck!

Mark asks…

Where to get 1.5″ metal shims and metal working tools?

So, I’m trying to make an electromagnet with a steel shim-like material as a core. Essentially, I want the core to look sort of like this:

http://www.ellison.com/images/productimages/block_opt_lc_i_16446.gif

with the wire wound around the middle, in the notches between the two ends.

However, I need the shim to be around 1.5″ -2″ wide, and I can’t find steel shim stock at that width. Are there any places online that could help me out? Also, what tools would I need to cut the notches in the shim stock? I have some metal files, but filing gets a little tedious, and I’d be willing to put out some money for some good metal/woodworking tools. Thanks

Dusty answers:

Mcmaster Carr, or grainger industrial supply are good sources for shims.

There are several ways to cut the steel depending on the thickness.

For a quick easy setup I would suggest a jig saw with a metal cutting blade (see your favorite hardware store) and about 1/8″ thick steel.

If you want to go ccheaper you can use 20 Gage steel and some tin snips to cut it, but it’ll be allot more work.

Use several of the shims layered, and separated with a thin coat of lacquer.

Hope this helps
Aaron

Charles asks…

What is an interesting tool to research?

To get extra credit in my woodshop class, i have to write a two page paper on the history and evolution of any woodworking tool. Suggestions?

Dusty answers:

For good research observation , experimentation and data collection and data interpretation.

Thomas asks…

What would be an interesting tool to write about?

To get extra credit in my woodshop class, i have to write a two page paper on the history and evolution of any woodworking tool. Suggestions?

Dusty answers:

The history of drills, hand drills, ancient tools used for boring holes in wood to the modern day screw drive. The different tips, auger type

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drill_bit

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Robert asks…

Where can I find the best easy woodworking projects?

I have some experience but am short on ideas and some skills with my tools. I’m looking for really high quality project plans that are easy to follow.

Dusty answers:

I know there are up to 14000 plans for all levels, beginner to advanced byJohn Metz, who is a very skilled woodworker. I believe these are probably the best quality you will get.
Http://www.easywoodworkingprojects.net

Nancy asks…

Woodworking – What is the name for this woodworking tool?

About 2 years ago I remember seeing this tool in my fathers garage for sawing wood. The best I can describe it is that you slid the wood into it and it had different angled slits in it that guided the saw through the wood for you at different angles. I drew a picture to illustrate what I think it looks like here: http://i54.tinypic.com/2ikz5au.jpg but I just dont know the name for it. I was thinking that this woodworking tool will work for cutting angles in ceiling molding for my bedroom. That is the whole reason I am wondering the name so I can purchase one to cut the ceiling molding. I know your supposed to use a miter saw but I don’t have money for one right now and I need to replace the molding very soon. Do you think that this will work? By the way I’m new to woodworking but have been working for my grandfather painting and renovating apartments for about 3 years. Please help me figure out the name for this. Thanks

Dusty answers:

It is Called a MITRE BOX The Saw used with this wood workers tool is call a BACK SAW. Today most of these hand tools have been replaced with a power version. The older style made by people like Stanley in their prime. Most really precision angle cuts are done with a table sander.
Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitre_box The English version maybe know as either a MITRE or MITER Box.

Helen asks…

Where can I get the best quality chisels for woodworking?

I am an apprentice cabinetmaker and it is time for me to purchase my own set of chisels. I want to invest in the best because these tools will be with me for the rest of my career.

Dusty answers:

Any good hardware sells them.

Donald asks…

is there a tool that would be a minature lathe to do woodworking projects?

I create small shadow boxes. I would like to make small items to go with them. I do make bottles and vases from whittling wood.

Dusty answers:

There is a kids’ toy that functions as a small lathe, but at least one company that has lots of “real” micro” tools for model makers and miniaturists, etc., is MicroMark so you might want to check their site:

http://www.micromark.com

Similar or used tools like that may be found on e-bay, etc. Too.

Diane B.

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Betty asks…

Does anyone know where to get instructions to build plantation shutters?

we have the woodworking tools and the skills; don’t want to pay $125-200 per window for $20 worth of wood and some hardware.

Dusty answers:

Here.
Http://www.woodcraftplans.com/cw6002.htm

Maria asks…

Where can I find plans for building a simple bookcase?

First, I am not a woodworker. Would a small, basic bookcase be a good starting project?

Because I’m visiting my parents for a few months, I can have access to a garage full of basic woodworking tools.

I’m not envisioning anything in particular, just something with inexpensive wood and no wider than three feet.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

Dusty answers:

Below are some links for a few sets of free plans you can find on the web. The first is a bit wider than 3 feet but making it narrower would be an easy change.

The second is a nice small bookcase with online instructions. (two links)

The last is a more open design.

A small bookcase is a great starting project. You may want to look at some books at your local bookstore. You may find some plans that better match your needs and skills. Best of luck and enjoy! The last link is for a book, maybe a bit advanced but great for inspiration!

Steven asks…

has anyone heard of Reliant woodworking tools? Looking for an owners manual thanx?

Dusty answers:

As you probably know, Reliant was the brand name of tools made for Trend-Lines, Inc. That became Woodworkers Warehouse who went out of business in 2003. Woodworkers Supply took over the Woodworkers Warehouse internet domain, http://www.woodworkerswarehouse.com/ , but did not take over the Reliant or Trend-Lines tools. Woodworkers Supply states that they will try to provide assistance with questions about Reliant tools so you may want to contact Eric Fairfield, Parts Manager, ericparts@woodworker.com, 800-545-9663

Nancy asks…

Looking for the name of a woodworking tool to copy the shape/profile of an object.?

This tool is shaped like a ruler. You press it against the side of the object you want to duplicate
and it assumes the shape so you can copy the outline. Need one, don’t know the name or where to but it.

Dusty answers:

AHHH your talking aboiut a good ole marking guage. These are so handy i use one all the time.

You can get the at any good hardware store or on Ebay etc

pays to check you what type you need because you might be making joints or just marking….some have 2 scoring pins on them and some have just 1

hope this helps

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Lizzie asks…

I know I am going to be getting more tools and stuff for my workshop. I need to re-arrange my workshop?

so I can accommodate the stuff. My shop is mostly a woodworking shop with other tools for mechanical and electrical work. What is the best way to organize my shop so I can find the things I need when I need them? I hate digging through the stuff to hopefully find something I need.

Dusty answers:

First I would make a space at hand for the tools you use the most. Then simple group like tools together in drawers or what not and go from there.

Sandy asks…

Most important woodworking tool?

If you were only able to buy ONE (I know it’s hard) tool for making shelves and other woodworking what would it be?

Dusty answers:

Terry O is correct. A good hand saw will last a lifetime and get a lot of use. The only problem is knowing when your cut is square. I would get a (Swanson) speed square. It is a piece of aluminium that looks like a triangle. You catch the edge on your wood and draw a perfect line. It also has markings to cut different angles. Use mine all the time.

Have fun with your projects and don’t let them get the best of you…….

Lisa asks…

Is there an active woodworking club in the Shreveport/Bossier City, LA area?

I’m very interested in joining a group where I can learn some woodworking skills and how to operate different tools etc. (i’m a total beginner)

Dusty answers:

If there is a Home Depot near you, they offer classes for all types of do it yourself projects.

Other than that, you could contact your local chamber of commerce and ask them for information on clubs and newsletters in your area.

Also local shops/stores and small newspapers may have information or flyers on clubs.

Good luck, hope this helps!

Chris asks…

Looking for the name of a woodworking tool to copy the shape/profile of an object.?

This tool is shaped like a ruler. You press it against the side of the object you want to duplicate
and it assumes the shape so you can copy the outline. Need one, don’t know the name or where to but it.

Dusty answers:

I believe you are referring to a contour guage. It is about six inches long with several hundred stiff wires bound parallel to each other. You press it against the contour of the piece and voila!
Try googling General Tool Company. Then Woodworking Tools.
You can get them at real tool stores, like Berlands here near Chicago. You might find one at the Depot.

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Linda asks…

What is this woodworking tool called?

You put it in a woodworking vice, it is a flat piece of wood with a block on each end (One end has the block on top, one end has the block on the bottom.) It is used along with a saw.
This may not make sense, it’s hard to explain in words, but you put this thing in the vice and then you put another piece of wood on it (So the tool holds it in place while you saw it.)
So if you understand any of this, what is this called?
Thank you!

Dusty answers:

Hi Jesse,

I am in my 60′s and when I was at school it was one of the first things I made and we used to cut pieces of wood with a tenon saw and I googled “saw squares” under Images and a few different derivations and saw one being used but it had no name.

You don;t have to put it in a vice and can lean it against the edge of a bench

These days I use a combination drop and draw saw but it doesn’t have the fine accuracy of a hand say and I use Japanese draw saws with fine teeth and you drag the saw rather than push for the cut.

Good luck and regards

Mike D

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Sandy asks…

i’m trying to find good ways to use power tools?

I have a lot of power tools and i like woodcrafting. i basically have all tools that cut but i want to get into woodworking and i don’t know of any videos online that really explain how to use tools well. most of them are people at home and the video isn’t proffessional. other than that i’m going to go to the library and find a book and see where that gets me but good professional videos are usually better. any tips?

Dusty answers:

You can take some tool use at home depot , check the class schedules, also the AGC has classes you can take , thats association of general contractors . The best tip I can give you is to know where your hands are all the time and eye and ear protection, also never leave tools out or plugged in due to the curiosity of young ones. Safety is always the first issue . Try the construction trades and tool use, The best tip is to read your safety guide that comes with each tool you have purchased.

Ken asks…

kids and woodworking tool safety?

I manage a shop for kids aged between 10-17 and am curious what the opinions on tool use are.

My typical rule is to gauge child reaction to hand tools and slowly work up on various power tools such as scroll saws, drill presses, lathes, orbital sanders, jig saws, cordless drills, and with older children chop/miter saws. While I understand the value in starting kids with hand tools speed is a large factor when you only get 1-3 hrs to build a project. Especially one that a child can use and feel incredibly accomplished on. and who can argue using a coping is faster or gives a nicer cut then a jigsaw ever will.

are there any sites you might recommend for easier or safer tools to handle that would be faster then hand tools.

Dusty answers:

One good idia for safety.KEEP BOTH HANDS ON THE TOOL u are using i think it applys in most cases.

Lizzie asks…

Moving from US to Australia. Can I run my shop equipment?

In a short period of time, I will be moving from the US to Australia. Since I do not expect to live there indefinitely, I would prefer to use some of my electrical items from here. Specifically,I have some woodworking tools (bandsaw, drill press, bench grinder ) that run on 120V. I know that our system is 120V and 60 Hz. The Australian system is 240 and 50 Hz. Can I purchase some converters/inverters that will allow me to safely use my tools while I am there?

Dusty answers:

It’s going to cost you more than they’re worth to ship them over and ship them back. But if you did, the best thing to do would be to buy a portable generator while you’re in USA, then all you need is gasoline and oil over there. Don’t forget to take along extension cords too.
The best thing I found was to pick up stuff at garage sales over there. That way you don’t have to worry about conversion and you can sell the stuff there before you leave.
Whatever we have here, they have over there geared to their power supply.
If the stuff you take over needs repairs it could cost you a fortune.
I was going to do the same thing but when I searched the Internet I found it was better to leave my stuff here.
Garage Sales, Pawn Shops, Flea Markets, Auctions and there are New and Used Tool shops over there.

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John asks…

where was the woodworking tool the jigsaw invented at?

no the first jigsaw was invented in 1946 by a farmer

Dusty answers:

Http://meaptocs.bosch-pt.com/boptocs-mea/Category.jsp?division=gw&language=en-GB&ccat_id=87569

As per the site listed above, BOSCH, invented the handheld Jigsaw in 1947.

Http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bltools.htm

The first band saw was invented by William Newberry in 1807. Samuel Miller, 1777, created the first Circular saw. Tabatha Babbitt, a Shaker, and improved upon both by building the first sawmill Circular saw and the first (thin) Band saw that was used for fine cutting. She invented the separate spinning wheel heads that made this possible.

I collect old tools and I GUARANTEE that both sites, listed above, prove this answer correct.

Charles asks…

Do the Amish men have hobbies? Would it be frowned upon to do hand tool woodworking?

I ask partly because I’m curious as to how much of their daily lives are regulated by the church, and if they can conduct their personal business like everyone else as long as they abide by the rules of the ordnung.

Dusty answers:

Meh, they just secretly sneak off to the city night club whenever they feel like it. Men are sneaky, rules do not bind them.

Bacon be with you.

Carol asks…

Does anyone know why the frog on a plane (woodworking tool) is called a frog?

Just curious, learned about it today in a RISD ID studio class.

thanks!

Dusty answers:

According to all my dictionaries and a quick on-line dictionary check, the origin of the term is unclear. Frog is also the term for part of a bow for stringed instruments (Violin etc.), an indentation in the face of a brick, the little spiky thingy in the bottom of a vase that holds the flowers in order, part of a railroad track intersection, and a part of a horses foot. It also describes a scratchy throat. Oh, and it is also an animal!

Lizzie asks…

anyone know of any woodworking hand tool sites?

I have an antique hand plane I’m trying to repair and need help.

Dusty answers:

Try woodcraft.com. Also try looking up Arts and Crafts style woodworking on google.

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