Hand Tools

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Re: totes etc.
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Steve Voigt
Hi Wiley,
Good points on using ordinary paper. I also agree that only two settings are needed to acclimate ones eyes, after which one can do it freehand, as it were. I find I have four basic settings: out of the way (maybe 1/32), normal (probably .010-.015, depending on the timber), close (a little more than .004) and the nuclear option (less than .004).
Warren's made the point a couple times that really close (like my "nuclear option") can have an adverse impact on the surface. True enough, but it's not a symmetrical problem…the worst effect of an overly close setting is far preferable to tearout. A super close setting that produces shavings that are crinkled like bacon will look no worse than a scraped surface.
Funny that Konrad should come up--he and I were discussing the process of tote making recently. He does it all with a variety of rasps and files, which makes sense given that he's working pretty recalcitrant materials (blackwood, ironwood, etc). I prefer to take off most of the material with a gouge or chisel.
As for what follows the gouge/chisel, a lot of things will work. If there's a lot to take off, I'll start with a cheap, black plastic handled rasp from LV. Usually though, I take off enough with the chisel that I can go straight to a medium rasp from Auriou, my only high dollar rasp. After that, I like a mill tooth file such as Nicholson's super shear. Then finish up with 220 sandpaper.
The Japanese mill tooth files from LV are good files. They are very sharp and will feel grabby unless you use a very light touch. One thing I don't like is that the half rounds are hollow, so there is no flat side to use, just the convex side. Also, the radius on the half rounds is much bigger than it is on a typical half round file or rasp of the same size. So, I end up using the Nicholsons more, even if they don't cut quite as nicely.
By the way, Konrad seems to be very well, and recovered from his injury. He posts what he's working on almost every day. Here's today's post:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1_Z16Kpa47/

And here's his main page:

https://www.instagram.com/sauer_and_steiner/

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