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Easy Tail Vise

51 days ago by Texcaster | 9 comments »

This is an easy alternative to the complex trad tail vise. It’s not quite as versatile as the trad vise but much more useful than the wagon wheel with the single dog hole and no end of bench clamping. trad vise This bench was built in 1981 only as a stop gap. I was on a working / surfing holiday in Australia and soon became very busy. I went native and it was 10 years before I visited the U.S. again. Along the way I built trad benchs for o...

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New Carving Vise or Workholder - Made From Junk

1309 days ago by helluvawreck | 14 comments »

I haven’t carved anything for a couple of years other than a little whittling while I was up in the mountains last month. I’ve carved in fits and spurts for a good many years but only a week or so at each time. I’ve never been able to stick with it because of time constraints so I’ve never become very good at it but I sure would like to stick with it this time since I’ve got a little more time, now. I would really like to get good enough to decorate some of my f...

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Small router plane tutorial blog

1187 days ago by mafe | 40 comments »

Small router plane tutorialanother of my tool making journeys I have a Stanley and a Record router plane, but sometimes it would be wonderful with a small router plane, I have been looking at the Veritas small router plane, but thought it could be fun to make my own, so when I purchased some stuff from Lee Valley I also ordered a 9,5 dollar Veritas blade for their small router. This little blade has then been resting in my plane cabinet until I had the right idea for a design, at first I j...

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The grease box story #1: Roy Underhill's grease box

1391 days ago by mafe | 30 comments »

The grease box story.Chapter one: Roy Underhill’s grease box Before I begin, I’ll quote myself: ‘If Roy Underhill is a snow storm, then I’m a snow flake’. Since I posted my first grease box here, there have been some discussions going on about the hen and the egg…- Most people never heard about a grease box until Roy Underhill made the dovetailed grease box. - Since I’m Danish and don’t have satellite TV, I never heard about Roy Underhill.Since then my eyes was opened up, and I re...

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Grease Box, Grease Recipe #1: Cream Furniture Polish Recipe

1408 days ago by Jamie Speirs | 18 comments »

Cream Furniture Polish RecipeFurniture Preparation Oil Recipe or (Furniture Cream)Ingredients:32 oz 1.8lt Pure Turpentine (Not Turpentine Substitute or White Spirit)16 oz 908ml Boiled Linseed Oil8 oz 450g Beeswax1 oz 225g Carnauba Wax Flakes• Grate the Beeswax in a double bowl with hot water in the larger bowl (like a double boiler). Add linseed oil, stir well. Add Pure Turpentine, stir well. • There are double boilers available for wax candle making. They are expensive though and un...

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Routing #2: Micro adjustment for a router table fence

431 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 3 comments »

I’ve wanted to be able to do fine adjustment to my router fence for ages. Apparently I could spend $480 + carriage on something like this from Pat Warner. Or I could make my own. I already have a nice enough fence, which accepts hold downs and adjustable end stops. It would be good if I could adapt this for fine adjustment. Well a while back I posted a Table Saw Fence Micro Adjuster . I suppose with everything else I was doing I never got around to adapting it for ...

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Reworking a Stanley 60 1/2 low angle block plane

487 days ago by Tim Dahn | 26 comments »

This plane has been my favorite tool in the shop, I love the size and weight, it just feels good in the hand. It’s always on my bench and it gets used on every project. Reading on Super Tool it seems to be a WWII era as these models sometimes don’t have the Hand-y grip milled into their sides. You can see the cam lock is missing, I had been using a screw with a brass knob to tighten the lever cap. Sadly the Depth adjustment mechanism has been getting loose as you can...

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