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Beginner Plane Restoration #2: Stanley No 65 Plane Clean Up and Rust Removal

05-31-2015 12:05 AM by bbasiaga | 0 comments »

Here is the next installment in my restoration. This time through, I will go through cleaning up the parts and rust removal. I will talk about what chemicals I used and you will see how it all worked out. Part 3 will follow sometime soon.

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Beginner Plane Restoration #1: Why I decided to do this, and my initial impressions of the plane

05-28-2015 06:11 AM by bbasiaga | 6 comments »

I recently came up with a project idea that will benefit from the use of a hand plane. Unfortunately, I don’t have one! After hours of research on old threads here, and soliciting some great feedback on a thread of my own, I had all but decided to buy a Veritas #3 low angle smoother. Then, my wife’s job situation became quite unstable. While we are working that out, I thought I could spend a small amount of money and give a restoration a try. I have the time (projects on ho...

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Sanding Block from scrap

05-28-2014 06:55 AM by Heavy | 2 comments »

Since my bandsaw motor is getting an overhaul I decided to make something useful for my shop. Here is a simple yet effective sanding block which I made only from scrap laying in my shop. Sanding Block Video

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How-To Make Log Furniture #13: Butcher Block Glue-Up

09-15-2013 03:38 AM by ScottShaeffer | 0 comments »

So maybe this isn’t a butcher block glue-up in the traditional sense, but it is a very close relative with similar construction, design, and look. See how Scott has assembled butcher-block to be used to make bar stool seats! If the video doesn’t appear, CLICK HERE to watch it now!

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Just for Fun #3: Checker Board Coffee Table

05-16-2013 02:11 AM by ScottShaeffer | 2 comments »

I’m working on this coffee table as a wedding gift for my cousin and his wife-to-be. I’m a log furniture maker so there are a lot of techniques I haven’t been introduced to until I started working with fellow Lumber Jock, Kris Williams. Kris makes fine rustic furniture so I’ve been quite fascinated by some of the ways he does things and decided to start playing around with some of it. Of course, I don’t have all the machines Kris has so I require his help for a f...

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Free Bench #1: If It's Free, It's For Me!

04-05-2013 04:11 AM by cjwelch | 4 comments »

I always feel like I just won the lottery when I acquire something for free. This is probably the nicest free thing I have ever snagged. It is made by ULINE and is a solid butcher block top with metal frame workbench. I really like the adjustable height. I am taller than most and develop back pain when working on normal counter height benches or surfaces. With the optional drawer these things retail for over $400 brand new! It is 60” long and 30” deep which is a great size for my ...

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Cleaning up a Stanley 60 1/2 Block Plane

12-28-2012 02:33 AM by Matt Nudi | 4 comments »

Well, got my first hand plane in the mail, the stanley 60 1/2 plane. It wasn’t in too bad of a shape, but definitely needed some work…. So, first step was to take it apart. Had to get out a couple punches and made one mistake which I’ll explain later… The smallest stainless steel parts weren’t in too bad of shape, pretty good actually, so all that they need was a soak and some hand scrubbing. They were put in a tub of simple green and I let them sit...

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Cube In a Cube Puzzler

11-27-2012 03:16 PM by Daris | 6 comments »

I recently completed a Cube In a Cube Puzzler Piece. This was a fun afternoon project. Here is a video of what I did to make it. You can check out more about this over at my site:

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Plane from wood scraps and an old hacksaw blade

01-18-2012 06:08 AM by andyboy | 4 comments »

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.

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Handplanes #5: Ex Skews Me, Is that a block in your plane?

10-23-2011 03:06 AM by PurpLev | 12 comments »

It is interesting how our focus can sometimes hide things from plain site (or is it plane site?). Following up the last post in this blog series I finally found a replacement #5 for my broken one. I found it in a bunch of tools and was so focused on the #5 that I didn’t really pay much attention to the rest of the things, but took it as a whole figuring I can always use an extra tool or 2, or sell some to recoup the expense. One of those things I was planning on restoring and rese...

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