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Handy tools #3: Mirror for cutting dovetails

03-04-2018 10:44 AM by Dave Polaschek | 13 comments »

As I attempt to get better at dovetails, one of the things that frustrated me was that I was continually cutting the back side either too low or too high. If I stop cutting to look around the back, I’ve changed my position, and it takes me a stroke or two to get everything lined up again and that can cause troubles. So I got a great little tool for $6 at the drug store. A folding stand mirror I can set up behind the dovetail I’m cutting so I can see the back side of the cut without changin...

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Handy tools #1: Miter Jack

02-19-2018 01:38 PM by Dave Polaschek | 22 comments »

A few months ago, I bought a miter jack, thinking that I would need to be making some 45 degree miters for the upcoming box swap. Since then, I’ve changed my plans for what I’m going to build (I got better at dovetails, mostly) and might not be doing miters, but figured that I would play with my miter jack a little before I get started on the box construction for the swap. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a little procrastination? For those who aren’t familiar, a miter ...

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Handtool Basics #5: Who is the KING of the Butt Joint?

01-22-2018 07:58 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

Hey Guys, I did a quick little deep dive into the ins and outs of common butt joint techniques. I looked at biscuits, Mortise and Tenons (both hand cut and machine cut) Festool Domino Floating Tenons, and the Kreg Jig. I broke down how long it takes to make these joints, how consistent they come out, how easy and repeatable they are, and how strong each joint is. I break down (with lots of data) how much they cost in both money and time invested into each joint from the perspective of a...

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Restoration of an Infill Plane

09-29-2017 02:28 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 0 comments »

View on YouTube I had gotten this plane off of ebay initially. The seller is actually selling her father’s antique collection, sadly he passed away at a young age from cancer and has left her his collection. I decided to restore the plane and give her a little video of it so she could see what was being done with the tool. I didn’t want this tool to just sit on a shelf so I decided to give it a proper repair and put it to work. The blade is a bit narrow for the body but that&...

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Veritas Combination Plane Comparison #6: My Conclusions

09-11-2017 01:28 AM by Mosquito | 23 comments »

Table of Contents Introduction General Comparison Irons Comparison Rods and Fence Comparison Thoughts on Use My Conclusions ——————————————————————————————————————————————————...

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Veritas Combination Plane Comparison #5: Thoughts on Use

09-11-2017 01:19 AM by Mosquito | 6 comments »

Table of Contents Introduction General Comparison Irons Comparison Rods and Fence Comparison Thoughts on Use My Conclusions ——————————————————————————————————————————————————...

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Veritas Combination Plane Comparison #4: Rods and Fence Comparison

09-11-2017 01:11 AM by Mosquito | 1 comment »

Table of Contents Introduction General Comparison Irons Comparison Rods and Fence Comparison Thoughts on Use My Conclusions ——————————————————————————————————————————————————...

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Veritas Combination Plane Comparison #3: Iron Comparison

09-11-2017 01:06 AM by Mosquito | 1 comment »

Table of Contents Introduction General Comparison Irons Comparison Rods and Fence Comparison Thoughts on Use My Conclusions ——————————————————————————————————————————————————...

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Veritas Combination Plane Comparison #2: General Comparison

09-11-2017 01:01 AM by Mosquito | 1 comment »

Table of Contents Introduction General Comparison Irons Comparison Rods and Fence Comparison Thoughts on Use My Conclusions ——————————————————————————————————————————————————...

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Veritas Combination Plane Comparison #1: Introduction

09-11-2017 12:58 AM by Mosquito | 4 comments »

First off, I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank fellow LumberJock Dave Polaschek for inviting me to his shop making this direct comparison possible for us. I do not own the Veritas plane, so I wouldn’t have been able to compare them without his generosity letting me play with his new toy! Second, I’m going to throw out the disclaimer that this was by no means a 100% exhaustive test. We did not do things like study edge retention, sharpening, and haven’t done any prolonged use/testing of the V...

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