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by Matthew Lau
Mon May 11, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Osage Orange slab- yes, no?
Replies: 9
Views: 2410

Re: Osage Orange slab- yes, no?

nope. got swarmed by work.

now, coronovirus shutdown
by Matthew Lau
Mon May 11, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: BBQ grill handles? Any recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: BBQ grill handles? Any recommendations?

I'm probably a "leave it outdoors, and periodically hose it down" person.

I figure that this isn't a hand made katana forge....and even if it was, it'd be a PITA to bring it inside.

Osage orange it is! Thanks everyone!
by Matthew Lau
Mon May 11, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: BBQ grill handles? Any recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 376

BBQ grill handles? Any recommendations?

With the coronovirus shutdown going on, I've been very leary to buy stuff. That being said, I picked up a Weber grill from a neighbor. They were tossing it because the handles cracked. I'm thinking of making new handles, and using the grill. Any recommendations on a good wood species? FWIW, I have s...
by Matthew Lau
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Left handed block planes? Or hand agnostic?
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

Re: Left handed block planes? Or hand agnostic?

Have you considered a Japanese or Hong Kong style plane?

I like both equally (or a little more) to my veritas planes.
These planes are truly ambidextrous
by Matthew Lau
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: We're back!
Replies: 11
Views: 3701

Re: We're back!

Yay!

Just decided to check out the forum for the first time in a year
by Matthew Lau
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Osage Orange slab- yes, no?
Replies: 9
Views: 2410

Osage Orange slab- yes, no?

I've been on sawmill creek, where a guy has offered a 1"x25" x65" slab of osage orange for part of the cost of milling ($80). Do you think it'd be a good idea to get it? In terms of resawing, I was thinking of dropping by a local luthier supply house for the resawing...or going to a luthier friend w...
by Matthew Lau
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Is guitar building like crack or nicotine?
Replies: 18
Views: 8757

Re: Is guitar building like crack or nicotine?

It's a bit more socially acceptable than crack or nicotine.

I'm in remission, but only because my workshop has a leak (and I'm afraid to ruin good wood/tools).
Back in the day, my classmates would find me browsing pages of rosewood and spruce.
by Matthew Lau
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Makers Knife
Replies: 10
Views: 7110

Re: Makers Knife

If you want a superlative blade, I'd recommend a Kiridashi from Stan Covington.

Fwiw, I have a Nogent paring knife (vintage). The blade on the older ones suck.
The razor idea is a good one though.
by Matthew Lau
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Coolest or most useful tool that you have?
Replies: 60
Views: 34506

Re: Coolest or most useful tool that you have?

Just an update after a looooong absence. My coolest tool is a Kiridashi from Stan Covington. He had it forged from Konobu, one of the best blacksmiths of carving tools in Japan. Just adding to the list. If you're interested in getting superlative Japanese tools, I highly recommend Stan as a supplier.
by Matthew Lau
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Wood storage pictures?
Replies: 3
Views: 1694

Wood storage pictures?

Hi MIMF,

Long time, no post.
I haven't build for about 7-8 years, but hope to get back into it this year.

However, my workshop is a mess.

Would you mind sharing pictures of your wood storage?

-Matt
by Matthew Lau
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Happy 22nd Anniversary, MIMF!
Replies: 6
Views: 2143

Re: Happy 22nd Anniversary, MIMF!

Happy belated birthday. Hope all is well.
by Matthew Lau
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Workshop layout?
Replies: 11
Views: 3303

Re: Workshop layout?

I can't believe I forgot about the thread.

Thanks for the posts!
by Matthew Lau
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Good amp for electric ukulele is needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

Re: Good amp for electric ukulele is needed

I'm not much of an electric guy, but I love my little pignose amp.
For practice use, I also like the Blackstar Fly 3....however, you have much better taste than me.
Personally, I like small and cute amps.

I'll be looking on with interest.
by Matthew Lau
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Rasps on sale @ StewMac
Replies: 17
Views: 3940

Re: Rasps on sale @ StewMac

I haven't been on for a while, but if you want "rasp nirvana"---I will highly recommend Pechar Rasps......crap! They're no longer being made!
by Matthew Lau
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Coolest or most useful tool that you have?
Replies: 60
Views: 34506

Re: Coolest or most useful tool that you have?

Glad this post is still alive.

I want to get back to building, but have too much stuff to do/take care of at my office...urk
by Matthew Lau
Tue May 14, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: safety shoes for woodworkers
Replies: 6
Views: 2861

Re: safety shoes for woodworkers

The bigger question is-- how did he get so intimate with your feet?
by Matthew Lau
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Workshop layout?
Replies: 11
Views: 3303

Re: Workshop layout?

Would you mind showing photos?

I promise to avoid photo bombing the MIMF servers (like I did the the MIM photos).
by Matthew Lau
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Workshop layout?
Replies: 11
Views: 3303

Workshop layout?

Hey everybody,

I finally moved back near my workshop.
For the msot part, it's a cluttered mess of wood and tools and stuff.

Do you have tips on a good workshop layout?


I know that there's different goals (needs to move out, for car to fit; needs to look good; etc).
I'd love your tips.
by Matthew Lau
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Tools I wish I never bought
Replies: 25
Views: 14854

Re: Tools I wish I never bought

Thanks for the posts!