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Blog series by CobblerMtn updated 06-24-2016 05:17 PM 5 parts 3916 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: My book for new handplane users

06-14-2016 02:57 PM by CobblerMtn | 2 comments »

In April, I published a book based on the classes I teach at Woodcraft on using and restoring handplanes. The book is entitled Choosing and Using Handplanes: All You Need to Know to Get Started Planing by Hand. It’s a good resource for beginning handplane users but it also has tables and reference information more experienced users will find helpful. The book, which runs to 90 pages and has nearly 100 color illustrations, covers the following topics: - The types of handplanes, th...

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Part 2: Mastering Woodworking Shows

06-15-2016 09:38 PM by CobblerMtn | 0 comments »

Today I filmed two shows for Charles Neil’s Mastering Woodworking webcast. The shows cover the waterfront, from the types of planes and how they’re used, to planing technique, to restoring an old handplane. If you are a subscriber to the Mastering Woodworking shows, expect to see these broadcasts this week and next. If you aren’t a subscriber, the shows are an excellent way to learn woodworking and a lot of fun to watch, so you might consider subscribing. The website add...

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Part 2: Mastering Woodworking Shows

06-15-2016 09:39 PM by CobblerMtn | 0 comments »

Today I filmed two shows for Charles Neil’s Mastering Woodworking webcast. The shows cover the waterfront, from the types of planes and how they’re used, to planing technique, to restoring an old handplane. If you are a subscriber to the Mastering Woodworking shows, expect to see these broadcasts this week and next. If you aren’t a subscriber, the shows are an excellent way to learn woodworking and a lot of fun to watch, so you might consider subscribing. The website add...

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Part 3: The First Show Has Been Posted

06-16-2016 07:47 PM by CobblerMtn | 0 comments »

The first of the shows I filmed for Charlies Neil’s Mastering Woodworking has been posted on-line, so if you are a subscriber you’ll be able to see it now. The second show will air next week.

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Part 4: Second Mastering Woodworking Show is On-Line

06-24-2016 05:17 PM by CobblerMtn | 2 comments »

The second of the two shows I filmed for Charles Neil’s Mastering Woodworking show aired today. In the first show I discussed the types of handplanes and showed a bit of technique for using planes to flatten wood. In this week’s show, I demonstrate shooting the ends of boards with a shooting board, including mitered edges using a donkey’s ear shooting board. Then I take an old Stanley plane through the restoration process to show how easily it can be done. If you aren&...

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