Picked up a piece of vintage iron over the weekend and wanted to add a video of it in operation. It’s a Craftsman 103.1801 6”x2” Thickness Planer. From what I’ve been able to learn on the interwebz, the blue color is ori...
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Some guys learn engine work while growing up, or fishing, or gain a passion for professional sports teams. I was fortunate to have a dad and grandad very capable with tools. After a 10 year renovation and expansion of our 1898 home, my wife and I are busy raising four kids. Time in the shop is just one of many things that compete for attention. I gained a love of antiques from my mother, and that is exhibited in my tools - SW vintage Stanleys are da bomb! My standing goal is to raise my skill level to the point that I can make quality pieces worthy of passing along to my children.
EDIT: Added 23 May 2012, this portable bench to build.
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Sorry, but there just aren’t bunch of pics for this installment… I did show the ‘client’ several stain choices, and they picked ‘double coverage’ of Early American 203 (as I recall). Made good use of Minw...
I exchanged some emails with the client during the course of the build –pics of what was in-work, along with pictures and any questions I had- and the subject of seating came up. I’m not a chairbuilder so I couldn’t help there, but when the conve...
Started work on the drawers over the weekend, when the center slides came in from an internet order placed last week. Haven’t dealt with slides before, so there’s some apprehension. Picked out what I needed at The Home Depot, but their stock was d...
To get shelf in place between four turned legs is a challenge I’d not considered before, much less undertaken. Should the shelf have concave rounds at each corner to match profiles with the legs, with dowels to hold them in place? Or should the sa...