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How to dimension lumber with handtools #4: Parallel face and edge

09-15-2018 12:20 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

After establishing the reference face and edge, I use my marking gauge to mark the board thickness using the reference face as the guide. Once I have marked all four sides, I use my jack plane, jointer plane and smoothing plane to bring down the rough surface of the board to my marking lines. Then, I repeat the step for the board width using the reference edge as the guide. Once finished the board was perfectly square. (as perfect as necessary at least). If you would like to watch my video...

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How to dimension lumber with handtools #3: Reference Edge

09-13-2018 01:48 PM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

Now that the reference face is established we move on to the reference edge. I first visualize the low and high spots and using my jack plane begin to bring down the high spots to meet the low spots. Once the edge is fairly flat, I check for flatness using my reference. Once flat, I turn my attention to assuring I have a 90 degree edge. Using a combination of the jack plane, jointers plane and smoothing plane I fine tune the edge until it is flat and square to the reference face. I mark the e...

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How to dimension lumber with handtools #2: Reference Face

09-11-2018 01:56 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

In this video, I establish the reference face. The reference face will determine all other dimensions of the board. I begin by placing the board cup side down for stability then I determine which direction of the grain. Once the board is positioned on the workbench I chamfer the opposing edge and begin to plane the board perpendicular to the grain along the length of the board. Once the board is relatively flat side to side, I test for twist with my winding sticks. If twist exists, I plane d...

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Tool Cabinet

01-14-2011 04:35 AM by pastorglen | 5 comments »

A friend of mine works for a lumber company that trims the ends of their kiln dried wood. The scrap pile is periodically burned, so employees are permitted to take home whatever they want from the scrap pile. My friend uses this wood to heat his house. Last year he shared a good load with me, and from those scraps I built this tool cabinet. Hand-cut joinery, hand-planed raised panel. Working on a pair of drawers and the finish. My only problem is trying to figure out how to ...

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Shop Improvements #1: Tool Cabinet

01-14-2011 06:17 AM by pastorglen | 4 comments »

A friend of mine works for a lumber company that trims the ends of their kiln dried wood. The pile is periodically burned, so employees are permitted to take home whatever they want from the scrap pile. My friend uses his wood to heat his house. Last year he shared a good load with me, and from those scraps I built this tool cabinet. Hand-cut joinery, hand-planed raised panel. Working on a pair of drawers and the finish. My only problem is trying to figure out how to arrange the too...

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"Handwork in Progress" --by RusticWoodArt

06-19-2007 01:43 PM by frank | 8 comments »

Handwork in Progress:—-’at making a …..’ ....and so this one here is a work in ‘the process’ which should be done today or tomorrow, depending on what and where my kayak decides to go today! Not getting much time in the shop at the moment, as the powers that be….those gods of the water are taking my time and once in the grip of their clutches, kayak and I are one. Summers in NH can be short and so I use and plan, along with being spontaneous for...

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