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625 days ago

DIY Chipbreaker - 6 replies

I am considering making my own chipbreaker and had a few questions for my fellow tool-makers: Is the steel used for the chipbreaker all that critical? I am a tad behind on posting my finished projects to lumberjocks. My most recent project involved creating a pair of coffin-style smoothing planes—a 50 degree and 55 degree. I am sure ...

678 days ago

Popular Woodworking Scraper Plane Plans - 6 replies

I am in the process of building a scraper plane. I have read about a billion forum posts discussing the matter and I have a basic idea of what to do. However, there is an article from Popular Woodworking discussing how to build a scraper plane, but it has been removed from their website. I think every discussion has linked this article and ...

753 days ago

Curly Maple Dilemma - 3 replies

I am working on a Danish Bow Saw. Being a wood snob, I opted to use a piece of curly maple I had stockpiled to make the frame. In shaping and smoothing, I made the mistake of using a low angle spokeshave and it caused some rather unsightly tearout. While it is a tool I intend to use, I want it to look good too. At the moment I am leaning t...

1386 days ago

problems resawing--need some advice - 11 replies

I have a Grizzly G0457 bandsaw that currently has a 106” Timberwolf 6tpi blade on it. I am attempting to resaw some tiger maple into sheets of veneer to cover some speakers I am building. I will say that I am not very experienced in using a bandsaw, but I am having some odd problems. 1) The saw will make rip cuts all day long of a con...

1483 days ago

Curved-Bottom Hand Plane - 4 replies

I have recently been working to build a replacement handle for a framing hammer. I am hoping to get it done by Father’s Day, but given the Texas heat and my perfectionistic approach, it’s not looking good. My design for this handle essentially involves two opposed concave curves. Admittedly, the best approach would likely involv...


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