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03-13-2012 05:07 PM

Bevel up on a #4 Stanley? - 8 replies

I needed a decent smoothing plane, but couldn’t afford the ECE Primus #711 or Veritas Low-angle smoother I want, so I took the (recently sharpened) blade out of my Lowes-bought, $20 #4 Stanley and flipped it upside down, thus making it a bevel-up plane. Adjusted the frog for a nice, tight mouth and left the chip-breaker in place, just on t...

02-27-2012 03:36 PM

Hardwood choice for Roubo style workbench - 11 replies

My next project is an heirloom-quality cabinetmakers’ workbench and I have a question about wood choices. This bench will live in a garage shop, so it’ll be protected from wind and rain and not exposed to central heat or air. I live in north texas, however, where the heat and humidity can be oppressive. Also, this bench will be build...


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