Message from Deleted User in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #carpentry


2017-07-23 21:57:35 UTC  

Keep your knife sharp. Just get used to sharpening it before and after you carve.

2017-07-23 21:58:26 UTC  

Makes short work of your wooden muse.

2017-07-23 21:59:45 UTC  

You will notice a pattern of continued sharpening.

2017-07-23 22:14:17 UTC  

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We all have been guilty of neglecting our tools, it happens. We should strive to not let it happen, but in case I does here is how to fix it.
Your general enemy will be rust, as we are dealing with mostly metal objects.

2017-07-23 22:16:48 UTC  

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If you run into something like this, a little surface rust. The best way to attack it is:
a little penetrating oil,
and fine sand paper.

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712446747934721/338806685495721985/IMG_20170723_172026925.jpg

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2017-07-23 22:19:09 UTC  

Spray the oil onto a rag, wipe down the blade. Let sit for a couple minutes then wipe off any loose deposits of rust.
Take fine sand paper and knock off any remaining rust.

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712446747934721/338807276162777099/IMG_20170723_173337474.jpg

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2017-07-23 22:28:15 UTC  

Bro I love liquid wrench

2017-07-23 22:29:08 UTC  

>a little rust

2017-07-23 22:29:20 UTC  

I'm scared to know what a lot of rust is for you.

2017-07-23 23:26:00 UTC  

@Yuma County LOL! Yeah, it could be way worse.
@Deleted User my family runs a small farm. We do a little produce, but mostly we raise cows and sheep. The sheep are raised for both their wool products but also for meat. So I'm also a kinda 'Edward scissor hands' kinda Barbour. LOL

2017-07-23 23:29:34 UTC  

But yeah, the blade in question was one of my old blades that I don't really use. It was in a drawer in the barn. So, that one surely was neglected LOL. I figured others could learn from that mistake.

2017-07-23 23:30:24 UTC  

Nice bro

2017-07-24 19:23:43 UTC  

Hey everyone, nice to be here with you all. I've done some woodwork and have learned most of what I know from my dad. Here are some of the things I have made recently or am still working on. Once they are complete I will post a tutorial on the steps I took to make them.

2017-07-24 19:24:17 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712446747934721/339125658967867392/image.jpg

2017-07-24 19:24:30 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712446747934721/339125711321169920/image.jpg

2017-07-24 19:25:17 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712446747934721/339125910731096064/image.jpg

2017-07-24 19:26:00 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712446747934721/339126089655910404/image.jpg

2017-07-24 19:27:18 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712446747934721/339126414647492609/image.jpg

2017-07-24 19:32:18 UTC  

The shelves were a project based around having a place to store my firearms. Once I'm finished with the small white shelf I will probably start with a step by step tutorial on that since it is an easier thing to make than the other pictures.

2017-07-24 19:32:45 UTC  

Let me know if anyone has any questions in the mean time, I'm always happy to help.

2017-07-24 19:33:44 UTC  

Very very nice

2017-07-24 20:31:51 UTC  

Nice hideaway for the rifle man!

2017-07-24 20:43:56 UTC  

I had no idea you did this. Looks great.

2017-07-24 21:34:07 UTC  

Thanks guys 😃 my dad has tried to teach me a lot over the years. Lucky for me he learned a lot from his dad growing up and passed some of his knowledge on to me.

2017-07-24 21:34:43 UTC  

@Jhawk nc Hey bros I'm a carpenter(finish and framing), I specialize in historic preservation/restoration. I'm a member of the Perservation Trades Network, keeping the old ways alive. I use chisels everyday, you should keep your chisels as sharp as your knives. Mora makes a sweet chisel ground knife, it's the best and it's only like 20 buck on amazon.

2017-07-24 23:11:53 UTC  

@Jhawk nc right and wrong ways to sharpen a blade?

2017-07-25 00:04:33 UTC  

I have an great little trick, if you have a piece of wood that's busted off and you feel you might need to drill a pilot hole in it so it won't split in two while reattaching it but don't have a drill bit. Try this, this piece busted off an old window I "tuned up"

2017-07-25 00:04:35 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712446747934721/339196198894436354/20160608_094355.jpg

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2017-07-25 00:04:46 UTC  

Take your nail and blunt the end

2017-07-25 00:05:21 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712446747934721/339196391513653248/20160608_094506.jpg

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2017-07-25 00:05:50 UTC  

make it like an old cut nail so it actually cuts the fibers and not seperating them.

2017-07-25 00:06:20 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712446747934721/339196635265630224/20160608_094645.jpg

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2017-07-25 00:06:28 UTC  

no splitting

2017-07-25 02:03:54 UTC  

Ooo, nice.

2017-07-25 02:28:14 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712446747934721/339232346593034240/0721171413.jpg

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2017-07-25 02:29:21 UTC  

I set this tile a few days ago. I do a lot of construction as a side job.

2017-07-25 02:47:20 UTC  

Sharp!

2017-07-25 03:04:42 UTC  

@Preston - MO so pretty. When I buy a house, I'll hire you to tile it lol

2017-07-25 03:05:08 UTC  

@Deleted User
There are many ways, and devices to sharpen your blade. I use stones. I found a few old ones at antique shops for cheap. They last for ever. I used to use a file to sharpen various blades. The issue with using a file is it dramatically removes material from your blade. Ive always heard that the edge doesn't hold as well with a file sharpened blade. Stones sharpen your blade, ever so slightly. It takes longer, especially if you neglect to sharpen your knife and allow it to get too dull.
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Now on the stone, everyone has their own opinion as to how you should move the knife along the stone to sharpen it. For example, my father likes a circular motion on his stone. I will, for instance, use a circular motion on the point of my knife. Then I keep the blade pretty flat, angled slightly, as to keep the same edge as before.
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Ultimately you want your knife to have a long happy life, aiding you in your adventures. A stone will extend it's life dramatically, comparatively.

2017-07-25 03:24:56 UTC  

@Erika thank you this is my sunroom. Going to do a kitchen backslash soon

2017-07-25 03:35:43 UTC  

Post pictures when you're done!