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Making an Adjustable Try Square

261 days ago by Tim Dahn | 22 comments »

Making an Adjustable Try Square is a pretty staight forward build, here are the parts: I chose rosewood for the handle, approx. 4” X 1/12” 1/2” Some brass, 5/16” rod,1/4” rod and 1” flat stock (about 1/16”)Brass inserts and screws 8-23 X 1 1/2” long. The handle must be flat and square if you want a square that is square on both the inside and outside reference. Check the width with calipers and get it exactly the same on each end, then...

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Boxland: Work Stations and Boxing Tips #9: Making an Attached Top Box

488 days ago by Boxguy | 12 comments »

I make two kinds of box tops. Boxes with inset tops (above) where the the top floats in a dadoed groove that runs around the sides, and attached tops where the top is glued directly onto the sides of the box. This tutorial will feature the attached top method, and a press design to help with this process. Of course you can use clamps to hold the top on until the glue sets. But I prefer this press. The press features 8 all-thread sections with a compression spring an...

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The Humble Hand Brace - A Beginner's Guide to Restoring, Buying and Using #1: Part 1 - Restoring a Brace to 'Like New' Condition

1061 days ago by Brit | 59 comments »

In a recent tool gloat, dakremer showed off three lovely braces he’d purchased and said “Now I just have to learn how to restore this kind of thing”. WayneC was first to congratulate him and then proceeded to drop me in it (only joking) by saying “Brit has lots of experience in restoring braces”. Later in the comments dakremer said he would love to restore at least one of them to like new condition. Always a sucker for punishment, I agreed to do a blog on restoring a hand brace and I’ve...

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Hand Plane Restoration #1: Stanley Bench Plane

2461 days ago by David | 73 comments »

STANLEY BENCH PLANE RESTORATION Click here for large format version PDF ELECTROLYTIC RUST REMOVAL INSTRUCTION SHEET More information available on my woodworking blog & podcast The Folding Rule Show Step #1 – Cleaning & Rust Removal I have been inspired by a number of resources to start using my hand planes and start on the slippery slope of a hand plane collection. Not the least of whom has been Wayne, our own Lumberjocks plane guru. Of course I have also explored...

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The ABCs of Picking Saw Blades

1669 days ago by knotscott | 31 comments »

There are a number of different factors that should be considered in saw blade selection. Decent quality is essential or you’re sunk from the beginning. The saw’s end performance is largely determined by proper setup and blade selection. You don’t need to spend big bucks to get a good blade, but more expensive blades typically increase your chances of getting good quality. As with many things, there are often a variety of choices that each have merit, so consider what’...

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