Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'block planes'

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Amazing Tools #9: Lie-Nielsen planes

03-05-2010 09:56 PM by Gary Fixler | 11 comments »

I think I need help. It’s happening. I cannot stop researching planes and workbenches lately. I don’t have room for a bench, nor money for any planes, but they’re just so enticing! Lie-Nielsen has been the most attractive by far, but I find it staggering the number of planes available – 44 standards listed, with an additional 30 variants, not including left/right hand options for the few that have them (same price in each case). The bench plane model numbers (e.g. N...

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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #32: A Dust Collection Experiment That Might Destroy the WORLD!

01-12-2013 01:51 AM by StumpyNubs | 10 comments »

MAN- there’s a lot of great stuff in this episode! First, we talk about true dust collection power with Bill Pentz (part two of our dust collection series), Charles Neil stops by again, I show off my four favorite block planes and start an experiment that might destroy the world. Besides that we talk about the Harbor Freight dust collector, ask average woodworker five dumb questions, talk about King Tut’s stool, and that’s not even everything! ALSO- We’re making ...

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Tool study #1: Hobbies block planes

09-11-2013 02:19 PM by toolmike | 1 comment »

Ever heard of Hobbies planes? I found them by accident on eBay, and have put together a study on the ones that are now in my collection. Hobbies is a British model maker supplier, in business since 1895. At some point they made their own tools, including planes, fret saws, and drills. If anyone has any information on the missing two planes (i.e specs, pictures), or on Hobbies planes in general, I would be happy to add it to the study. Hobbies block plane study

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Rhykenology #4: Cloned planes (Part 2)

12-12-2013 02:35 AM by toolmike | 0 comments »

This is the second part of a series on cloned block planes. It looks at Craftsman, Dunlop and Fulton planes.

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Rhykenology #5: Cloned planes (Part 3)

12-13-2013 03:16 AM by toolmike | 0 comments »

The final posting on clones – this one looks at three clones: CAPEWELL, WORTH and PEXTO block planes. The next post on clones will be one on the Craftsman combination plane.

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