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Blog series by Mosquito updated 08-29-2014 05:12 AM 6 parts 8878 reads 50 comments total

Part 1: Table of Contents

01-17-2013 06:12 PM by Mosquito | 2 comments »

Greetings, This blog series is going to be for postings that don’t necessarily go with anything else, and/or entries that will be just a single post. I will probably use it mainly for random things around the shop. Stuff like jigs, tool holders, etc. I’m going to use this first blog entry as a “Table of Contents” of sorts. Mortise Chisel RackRack built for my mortise chisels, out of scrapsTravel Plane TillA small cabinet style plane till with a carrying han...

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Part 2: Mortise Chisel Rack

01-17-2013 06:23 PM by Mosquito | 5 comments »

This was a short and quick project using some scraps I had to make a rack for my mortise chisels. I was cleaning up the shop, and got to these, which were just sitting on the floor. I saw them and thought I should make a rack for them. It was pretty simple, mostly poplar, with some oak dowel. I don’t have pictures of the “stock prep” stage, but I started by cutting the two bottom pieces to the same size, as well as the two vertical pieces. Then I marked marked them ...

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Part 3: Travel Plane Till

01-17-2013 06:58 PM by Mosquito | 9 comments »

This was a project that I posted a little while ago. The back story is that I live in an apartment about 35 minutes from my parents’ place. I go back and forth between the two if I’m doing extensive work where noise might be an issue (mortising, any power tools, etc). Not liking making a lot of trips to carry handplanes down the stairs, I built this special till to make that easier… I started by using some poplar for the top and sides, and dovetailed them together. ...

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Part 4: Adjustable Plane Till

01-19-2013 06:45 AM by Mosquito | 5 comments »

I posted this project recently, and had said I would do a blog about it, going into more depth than I did in my project posting. Here it goes… I didn’t take too many pictures of the work in progress, because quite plainly, it was pretty basic. Just cut some groves in a piece of 3/4” plywood, cut some poplar to length, and size, and screwed it all together. I started out by making this little jig/poor mans drill press type thing. I used a rockler drill guide, and som...

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Part 5: Making my Plane Swap entry

10-20-2013 03:08 PM by Mosquito | 19 comments »

This is the plane I made for NateDog for the 2013 Plane Swap. It’s made of red oak, and is sort of a hybrid between krenov and traditional. It’s made with 4 pieces, 1 for the bed and tote, one for the toe, and one on each side. This turned out to be good, as I could make multiple attempts at the sides before I settled on ones I was happy with (I believe I made 5 sides total). The tote was then shaped out of the piece that’s laminated in the middle. The bed is 55°...

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Part 6: Simple Ogee with Stanley #45

08-29-2014 05:12 AM by Mosquito | 10 comments »

I made a quick video while testing out my Stanley #45 8H and 8R bases. It was quite fun, this was my 2nd time trying this.

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