Plane from wood scraps and an old hacksaw blade

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Blog entry by andyboy posted 01-18-2012 06:08 AM 1863 reads 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a satisfying little project that many of you can make in your sheds/shops/garages. You may find when you are nearly finished that you sneak in a little test…..make sure you do finish the project from then on. Happy woodworking.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#1 posted 01-18-2012 06:28 AM

Great how to video andyboy. I have to tell you that when you put that divot in your nail I cringed. Also what type of wood did you use it looks like red gum from river eucalyptus?

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#2 posted 01-18-2012 07:25 AM

Where did you get a hacksaw blade that wide? Haha

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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#3 posted 01-18-2012 08:42 AM

1st to Brandon mate, it is a piece of Australian Jarrah. Eucalyptus Marginata. The Aborigine’s gave it the name Jarrah. The nail does look like I hit it with a hammer but the left hand is the same as the right. My mum passed it to me and My kids have them too. Some kind of nail patella syndrome. Oh well….they seem to work ok.

And Greg, I got the blade from an engineering shop. They probably just throw them in the scrap steel bin. They are used on power saws, not quite a hacksaw in the sense of a hand tool I guess but certainly a hacksaw on a bigger scale.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#4 posted 01-18-2012 03:19 PM

Terrific blog. Thanks.

-- "Bully of the world!--Don Q.

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