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looking to buy a chisel set for around 175-200 bucks total. Been searching the internet and too many to choose. Looking of advice from those that have chisels. Will use daily in general wood working. TIA. Don
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This is my “good set”: https://amzn.to/2KRI4Uh
I’m sure that you can find a higher end set that will hold their edge a bit longer, but the Marples serve me very well.
I have a sears table saw with striped teeth on the blade rise/angle handle. where can I get parts sense their out of business?
Hi Jerry. You might check with Stanley Black and Decker who now owns the Craftsman brand, or Lowes who carries the brand.
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I’m using a 3/4″ wide gouge to gouge out spoons in Basswood. I’m having a terrible time putting a sharp edge on the gouge. Is there any easy way to calculate at what angle to hold the gouge while rotating against the sharpening wheel? Thanks
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I’m not aware of a formula. I sharpen by hand using a diamond stone, and strop using leather and a compound, kinda like this setup: https://amzn.to/3zcp7EH
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VERY GOOD, I like all the programs
these all are very informative!
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How do I work out the cut degree of a hexagon?
Hello Lihan, I would suggest searching online for a polygon angle calculator, and choosing one that you like. There are many options to choose from such as this one:
There are calculators but basically the math is easy. A full circle has 360 deg. You divide 360 by the number of sides. Then divide that number by 2. As an example for 4 sides 360 / 4 = 90 and 90/2 is 45 so each corner cut is 45 deg. For 6 sides 360/6 = 60 and 60/ 2 = 30 so each corner cut is 30 deg.
That’s brilliant, that is the most simple explanation I’ve ever heard.
Very easy if you know thee trick of maths!
Thank You kind Regards
I’ve learned more math outside of school in a work enviroment. I always say you learn something every day, if its not WHAT to do, then its what NOT to do. (at least for me it is !) But that mathematical explanation was awesome. Thank you.