East TN (Knoxville)

East TN (Knoxville) 2015-07-09T14:09:39+00:00
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    Ty
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    Looking for traditional hand tools in the East TN area.

    Thanks!

    Ty

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  • Mike in TN
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    Looking For Tools

    Hi Ty,

    What types of tools are you looking for and are you a dealer or a user?

    • Ty
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      Hey Mike,

      As of now my hand tool collection is very minimal. So any tools that can help me do that would be great, here is a somewhat prioritized list. Not a dealer, just a dad who would love to make quality things for my family and don’t have the space, budget or desire for stationary power tools. Specifically dovetail boxes, tool chests, chairs, tables etc…

      Backsaws (tenon, dovetail)

      Bench, shoulder, router and molding planes (have a #4, #5 and a block looking for bigger ones)

      Sharpening supplies

      Marking gauges

      Lathe chisels/gouges

      Possible upgrade of my bench chisels

      Mortising chisel

      Holdfasts

      Vises (face and tail)

      Quite the list I know!

      Thanks

       

      • Mike in TN
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        Hi again,

        I think I can help you out a little bit if we can figure out how to get together without publishing my personal information to the entire world. I live in Powell just north of Knoxville.  Any ideas how we can get that done? Do you have an Email address you don’t mind posting, or maybe the forum experts could help us out on this.

         

        • Ty
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          Mike-

          I emailed Joshua about how we could go about corresponding without submitting info for entire forum. Will let you know what I hear. We are pretty close, I’m actually in Oak Ridge.

          Thanks

    • terry stewart
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      knoxville

      I bought a few spoke shavers having trouble  getting blade set thanks terry

      • Mike in TN
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        Adjusting Spokeshaves

        Spokeshaves seldom come an owner’s manual. There are lots of good videos on YouTube worth looking over and most of them have some very good tips on tuning and improving them.  Adjustment varies by spoke shave type. I found that you can set the blade in a common metal shave just shy of the sole, snug up the tightening screw enough to keep the blade in and (keeping the shave upright) LIGHTLY tap a handle on a bench and then checking the advance of the blade by attempting  a light cut on a piece of scrap. By alternating  handle taps you an advance each side separately. Likewise, you can back a blade up by turning the shave over and taping the handles as required. Some workers like to have one side of the shave take a heavy cut and the other take a light cut. If you are doing smaller items it allows you to vary the cut as you wish without having to reset the blade. I have found that shaves with adjustment knobs are not always consistent. Some seem to work well and some don’t. If they don’t then you can disengage (or remove) the knobs and use the tap method of adjustment, I have also used a small brass hammer to tap the back of the shave blade in, similar to adjusting wedged planes.  Just remember to finish tightening the screw to keep everything where you want it.

        Most wooden shaves without adjustment knobs are tapped in lightly with a small hammer, tapping the posts to advance the blade and the underside of the blade to back it up. If the posts are too loose to hold the blade where you want it then the shave needs some rework.

  • Ty
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    Sorry to hear you’re having trouble Terry.

    Here is a good article on tuning up several different types of spokeshaves, hope it helps.

    Ty

    http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/woodworking-tips-1206jun/spokeshave.html

  • Mike in TN
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    Ty

    Ty,

    Go to your local Craigslist and search for “Tymike”. Reply to the ad and I will have a way to contact you directly with the info. After that I will remove the ad.

    Thanks,

    Mike in TN

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