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dw- Plane notes from the field #3: dw's Plane Resource sites

06-28-2011 02:46 PM by Don W | 14 comments »

NOTE: I edit this and add sites from time to time. Also note I am not associated with most of these in any way. Also, just because its listed, It is NOT a referral, some I’ve used, some I have not. Use it as if you found it on your own. Please take a look at my blogsPlane Restoration How toTips for Setting up a bench planeAnd many more General:The mother of all Stanley information http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0a.htmlhttp://www.cs.cmu.edu/~alf/en/antique-tool-faq.txt ...

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Ribbons in Cutting Boards

07-27-2014 02:52 PM by prospector45 | 8 comments »

Several years ago I saw this ribbon design at segmenting.biz/inlayexample. I started by selecting the body of the design. In this case, padauk, yellow heart, aand hickory for three boards. Then I laminated the “ribbons” Then I cut 2” holes in the boards that make up the body of the design. The problem for a flat boarder(cutting board) was how to create the plugs without a center hole. The first idea was wood turning but this would require a massive square of exotic wood...

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The EZ mitre technique

07-26-2010 10:55 PM by BritBoxmaker | 74 comments »

Hello all. Well I seem to have whet the appetite a bit so here goes for a ‘novel’ technique for making mitred boxes. Its a bit like making a box out of paper, like they showed you at school, using a ‘net’. Only in 3D, with wood and a tablesaw (not sissors). Well first comes the board Its made from alternating strips of Maple and Rosewood of varying thickness. I won’t bore you with the details on how to make it suffice to say that all the corners must b...

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Hand Tool Journey #11: Crown Handle Replacement Surgery..

05-07-2013 01:35 AM by Airframer | 12 comments »

As mentioned in my Workbench Blog I was planning to replace the gents style handle on my 8” Crown Gents Dovetail Saw with a more suitable one. This will be more of a photo essay than anything but lets just say most the pics are of take 2 of this event lol. I am pretty happy with myself for getting the saw kerf cut free hand with nothing more than a scribe line and a HF flush cut saw :-) Sadly I was so “in the moment” that I forgot to take pics of the procedure. I hope ...

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The Basement #40: New Sharpening Jigs

02-04-2014 09:46 PM by JL7 | 28 comments »

Made a few more updates to the sharpening cart. Last cart update is HERE. I was inspired by Randy (DIYaholic) with his blog HERE But don’t tell him that, his head is already swollen…....here’s the proof: Also got some inspiration from Joey (joeysjunk) HERE for the t-track idea. I got a hoard of free MDF, so that seemed like the way to go for the base. 3 layers glued together with a pair of 3/4” pockets for the “wolverine” style bars to slide...

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Neat little hand sander

01-15-2014 03:12 AM by cpine | 6 comments »

I make a small narrow hand held sanding block form a plan in the most recent Woodsmith. Check it out. http://youtu.be/Uo6-JWj-L7E

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Multi use tool- Router planer, panel saw, What else?

07-29-2011 10:55 PM by RockyBlue | 10 comments »

This is my take on a design by TZH of his router planer. I got the honor to tour his shop in the Rocky Mountains of beautiful Colorado a couple weeks ago and saw his setup. The gears in my machinist head started turning ( or grinding) immediately. I came up with this version using off the shelf parts available to anyone. I looked into making the rails with round shafts and linear bearings, but the cost was too high and rigidity was not good enough. The material used is extruded alumin...

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Dining Table and Chairs, Griffin Style Legs. #2: "Carving the Lower Flutes & Scrolls"

01-19-2013 11:54 PM by Dennis Zongker | 23 comments »

The first step in carving out the table legs I began with the side scrolls and front flutes at the bottom of the leg. Before I start carving I always hone or sharpen any knife I will be using that have any small chips in the edge. This will give you a nice clean smooth cut when carving. For the table legs I used Genuine Mahogany it is a great carving wood and I think it has a cleaner cut than basswood because of it’s tight grain. To layout the legs I made a drawing template out of a ...

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Wood Carved Jhoola

04-27-2011 03:56 PM by Dennis Zongker | 27 comments »

I just finished carving this unique indoor India swing bench, for a customer, it is also known as the Oonjal or Jhoola. This type of swing bench is not readily available without an overseas order. These types’ of wooden carved swings were used by Kings in their palaces and were considered a sign of royalty and are still considered even today. This type of furniture is a wooden swing with brass chains suspending it from the ceiling of the inside of their home. I glued together three plan...

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Free Wooden Smoothing Plane Plans

04-27-2013 05:57 PM by Caleb James | 10 comments »

So here we go again. It looks like you folks are having fun making some wooden planes so lets add to the fun. Here is a great little coffin shaped smoother for your collection. This is a fantastic size and a great introduction to making a wooden bench plane. The construction of the parts is a very typical arrangement and the size of wood needed to make this is much easier to find. Here are the plans in several different layouts. The download has four pages. First one is for shop reference ...

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