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Handtool Basics #4: East Meets West - The Dozuki vs The Pistol Grip Back Saw

06-15-2017 03:21 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

Whelp, looks like it time for another hand tool shootout, and this time it is time for a little east meets west action. Dozuki vs Pistol Grip Western Saw. I have always just kind of used both, I really find that they both have an important place in my workflow, but I took a second to figure out whats what between the two. This is really down to personal preference, and some of these opinions might just be facts about the ubiquitous Z saw and Veritas iterations of these tools. There are...

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The Beginner's Hand Tool Kit (Some thoughts)

05-20-2017 10:02 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 4 comments »

View on YouTube The video covers mostly the tool side of things but I’d like to talk a bit about the concepts behind some of the first tools you buy. This is mostly just my opinion and my experience speaking (which isn’t much compared to some!). My main reason for the list in the video is as follows. You want to buy tools that help you develop confidence as well as skills. Buying an axe as your first woodworking tool is something that I recommend each budding woodworker do. ...

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A Look at a Mini Kanna

05-04-2017 03:19 AM by Lemongrasspicker | 0 comments »

I have very few tools. In keeping with my living space but also in keeping with my belief that skills should surpass the tools that are used. In my mind it makes more sense to be able to make your own tools. So I was attracted to the Japanese thoughts of minimalism in both their tools and their methods. A mini kanna was something I’ve wanted for quite a while. it’s difficult to find one that is high quality new in the US (online or otherwise), but I found a maker (in Japan) tha...

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Shop Tools #23: Luban 101 Handplane

04-17-2017 08:14 PM by WayneC | 4 comments »

This arrived in the mail today. It’s a cute little guy. http://www.rutlands.co.uk/sp+woodworking-hand-tools-hand-planes-block-planes-qiangsheng-luban-101-bronze-low-angle-block-plane-rutlands+dk7515

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Veritas Spokeshave Initial Impressions

03-04-2017 11:51 PM by bbasiaga | 0 comments »

Hey all! Thought I’d post this as a blog, since I haven’t really had any real use of the tool yet. I got a new Veritas round bottom spokeshave for Christmas and wanted to share some thoughts about it as it came out of the box and got some initial testing. I’ll post a real review someday after I have some project time with it. I’ve got a video here: https://youtu.be/FnD0mZgUqFo The Cliff’s Notes: 1. Its beautiful and very well constructed2. PMv11 St...

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IMHO Fascinating Woodworking Video #3: Panel clamps with hand tools

10-28-2016 03:43 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

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Hand Tool Driven Lowboy Build

04-28-2016 01:15 PM by OrangeElk | 4 comments »

The following is intended to document my process for building a lowboy. The build is primarily done with hand tools but I did end up using power tools as the project got going. This build was for a independent study so I had access to the university lab’s machines. The lowboy I chose looks like a transition piece between William and Mary to Queen Anne. This low boy was featured in PWM by Glen Huey, but I never ended up reading the issue, I made the plans from pictures. Starting the p...

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The eBay Chisel Pt 2- Establsihing a Correct Bevel

01-27-2016 08:14 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Continuing on with the eBay chisel. I had to make the bevel correct after it had been ground down or incorrectly filed

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Hand tools #1: They're everywhere. They're EVERYWHERE!!

09-28-2015 11:43 AM by CFrye | 70 comments »

It’s hard to believe just two short years ago the only hand tools I owned were a retractable measuring tape and a few miniature tools (6” nail bar, vise grips, etc). Then I joined Lumberjocks and shortly thereafter The Hand Plane Swap. That’s when I got The Affliction (or it got me)! I bought two block planes, then a bench plane, then…you get the idea. It didn’t stop with planes. I went to check out a Craig’s List ad for planes and not finding any in my pri...

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Venturing into Parts Unknown - Hand Tool/Plane Storage #1: It starts with a need and an idea

07-06-2015 09:48 PM by rhybeka | 3 comments »

I’ve been told I need to find a home other than my kitchen table for my planes that have taken up residence.I’ve been hesitant to move them to the shop – mainly because my shop is like most – no a/c or heat with a decent amount of humidity. I decided as my first foray into the world of joinery and hand tools I’d build a quasi portable till. I’m no expert in Sketchup and I’m sure there’s a few mistakes that I haven’t discovered yet, but her...

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