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Making Wooden Flowers #7: Making a Leaf/Flower Stem

05-17-2014 04:01 PM by Ronbrush | 1 comment »

Wire SizeIn making flower stems, I use several gauges of galvanized wire, ranging from 14 GA to 30 GA as well as single strands from picture wire. Although some people use thin brass tubing (available from hobby shops), I have found that wires of varying gauges are sufficient to create a pleasing result for this project. I use two gauges of wire for each flower. The thicknesses will depend on the size of your flower – bigger flower, thicker wire. The heaviest gauge will form the flower stem a...

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Quick tip to find an unknown angle

09-02-2012 07:04 PM by nobuckle | 1 comment »

I’m restoring an old jack plane and I need to make a new tote for it. The recess for the tote has angle at one end, this helps to lock the tote in place. The problem is that I don’t know what that angle is. Well, I came up with a method of finding that angle. Perhaps this tip will work for you as well. Thanks for watching.

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Making a Jack Plane Tote

09-03-2012 07:55 PM by nobuckle | 4 comments »

Okay, this is yet another update on the James Kellogg Jack Plane restoration. This time I’m making the tote. One of my concerns is that the tote may break if any side pressure is applied. I’m kicking around the idea of adding a drilling a hole through the handle and reinforcing it with a dowel. What do you think? Ayway, here is what I have so far; The pattern The rough shape Fitted to the plane Just a closer look Thanks for looking.

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“The Handplane Book” | Best Traditional Woodworking Books & DVDs

08-20-2014 07:19 PM by WoodAndShop | 2 comments »

In the above video I share another one of my absolute favorite books about traditional woodworking: “The Handplane Book” by Garrett Hack. Read my original blog post here. I hesitated to buy this book because I thought it would just be a small book about someone’s handplane collection, but I finally decided to order it online. I was wrong about this book being slim on information. This book is exceptional and very helpful. Not only does the book have beautiful photographs of h...

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Wall Hung Tool Cabinet #6: Some More Carcase Joinery

04-15-2012 04:21 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 18 comments »

EDIT: Updated to eliminate PB BS. Smitty So there’s a bit more that has to be done before finishing the overall carcase of this wall hung tool cabinet to be, and it’s all about dados and stopped dados. Quite simply, the cabinet will be divided into two distinct parts: a lower section that has a tambor door and storage for two jack planes (cambered #5 and #62), then an upper section that has a pair of doors with ‘depth’ storage inside. So the first thing to do is ...

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My First Workbench #20: Day 20: Leveling the top is a full body workout.

09-04-2012 11:53 AM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

For the dramatic (or not so dramatic) before and after pictures, please click here. A busy weekend with the kiddos and my wife happily trumped all other activities (except cutting the grass) for the weekend. But today is Labor Day so…what better way to celebrate than by doing some labor!I had just enough time to squeeze in some work on the still unfinished bench today. It has been sitting, base assembled and dry, with the top merely resting in place now for 3 days. Time to get bac...

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Checkerboard Project #2: Framed

11-30-2012 03:22 AM by Retsof | 0 comments »

I had a long day volunteering at my daughter’s school, so I didn’t get to put in much time on the project today. I did manage to cut the frame for the checkerboard from the rest of the White Ash that I used for the lighter squares. It’s amazing how diverse the grain looks considering it all came from the same single 5”W x 12’L board. It would have been nice if it was all like the curly sections. Some of the straighter grained sections look kind of boring by...

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Hand plane restoring #1: Tote Making Process pictorial!

02-06-2010 10:59 PM by jchomme | 7 comments »

Here is a pictorial process that I go through to make Stanley sized totes. Any questions are welcome!

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My First Workbench #16: Day 16: Winding sticks and cutting rail tenons.

08-27-2012 11:16 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

For the pictures, please click here. I had some time this morning with kids out playing with chalk in the driveway to make some winding sticks for when I level the top (hopefully this week!). I had some 1×2 dimensional poplar left over from a project that was never used (8 feet of it sitting in the garage taunting me to make something out it). So I found the two ends were the straightest and cut 2’ off each end.Then I used a chisel to bevel the edges slightly. I tried to fi...

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Hand plane DIY blog #5: Still rambling about hand plane making...

06-30-2017 11:35 PM by mafe | 8 comments »

Hand plane DIY blogStill rambling about hand plane making… Here we go again…This is part two of the hand plane ramblings, in this part we should see both the toothing plane, two small hand planes with antique Peugeot irons, a Krenov type long block plane with a Hook iron and a toothing plane come to life. Thank you for the birthday greetings in my last post, had a wonderful day and a wee birthday party at my workshop, what more can a man ask for?. Let’s jump into th...

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