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...
Here I am, finally on Lumberjocks! I thought I would introduce myself by sharing a video of me working on my current project, a Shaker style six drawer dresser in walnut. This is becoming my typical style of woodworking over the last year. I mill lumber in the barn with a jointer, a planer and a table saw and then move to the Cottage Workshop where I slow things down, using hand tools and traditional techniques to join parts together. This ia also my first time-lapse video made with the Gawke...
I recently bought a Stanley #45 combination plane, and several blades….however it’s only the chasis and blades…does anyone have the slide rail, and perhaps any parts for a #45 they would be interested in selling/trading? Let me know what you have, and how much you want for them. eBay seems to have quite a few but I haven’t won any parts yet.
Tales of A Wood-Worker’s Tools Just a short-sort of a blog//story this morning to get the wood-chips in my arteries flowing again with stimulus from my imagination. Ah yes, that wonder-full word called imagination that in reality becomes the igniter of all that speaks art. To any who refuse to use ‘imagination’ in their wood-working pro-vision, en-vision of contrived design….well, why bother; so lets start creating a story of wood-working tales. Since I’...
This is our fourth interview in the series we’ve done on folks who are presenting at this years Woodworking in America Conference. I had the opportunity to talk to the owner and founder of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, Thomas Lie-Nielsen. We talk about: What it was like to start a tool manufacturing company 25 years ago when woodworking hand tools weren’t as popular. The challenges they faced bringing chisels to the market. Some of Lie-Nielsen’s newest tools ...
I’ve had this e-bay plane for quite some time now. I’ve had it apart and left it on my fireplace hearth for months just looking at it, not really knowing what to do with it. Got a wild hair this morning and picked it up and started to work on it. It’s no where near perfection as, honestly, I really don’t know what I’m doing, but it works. This is the plane as I got it. I had already taken off the tote and front knob and put a new finish on those. But a...
Well, I’ve been searching and looking high and low. Mainly for chisels and handplanes. I was looking for decent everyday tools, not collectibles. I didn’t want to spend a lot money since that would take away from the money I need for wood. I started my search on ebay, progressed to various forum site member ads, watched craiglist, checked auction sites, newspaper classifieds. Then I began looking for new items in catalogs/websites/stores. The prices I found for old tools wer...
WayneC, Bob #2 and I, have had some conversations about shooting boards. The conversations don’t last long because we all agree with eachother. It’s really the death of conversation. However, some of the hand tool posts have netted some good questions on what a shooting board is, how it works, what it does and how you use it. I put together a 15 minute overview of the basics of the shooting board. Please note, the shooting board is a tool that will have unlimited uses in yo...
Woodish-Hand-Tool-Gathering down in BeanTown This Friday and Saturday any and all woodworkers who love workin’ the wood by hand, get a chance to see some new tool works coming forth from Lie-Nielsen Toolworks USA. ”Come see our new line of Inlay Tools in their first public appearance!” Along with this wonderful opportunity to get down into BeanTown, there is the added benefit of visiting the North Bennet Street School and also a chance to see live one on one demonstrat...
I have ordered a Hock replacement iron for my rehab plane. A slight change in course has occurred, in that once the rust came off and I was able to determine the actual model of my rust bucket, it has become apparent that it is a Sargent 409, the equivalent of a Stanley #4, not a #4 1/2. The Sargent does have a slightly wider and longer casting than the equivalent Stanley, so in it should be a heavier plane, but it does have a 2˝ iron, not 2 3/8˝. Oh well, I still can’t quibble with th...
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