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Workbench build 2013 #3: Leg Building 1.2

05-04-2013 12:30 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

In this segment I assemble the right and left legs. I go over the half-blind dovetail and also the bridal joint. Thanks for checking it out!

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Workbench build 2013 #2: Leg Building 1.1

04-23-2013 09:02 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

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Workbench build 2013 #1: Intro

04-14-2013 03:08 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 6 comments »

I need a new bench. i scored a solid core door to use as a benchtop.

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Book Review #1: The woodworker's guide to hand tools- Peter Korn

01-24-2013 06:40 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

This book is a great book. It is almost like a dictionary for handtools. The pictures are very detailed. You can look up almost any handtools and figure information out from how to use it to how to care for the tool. If you are just getting into hand tools I recommend getting a reference book. This is a great choice. If the video below will not play click here. for the video book review.

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Hand Plane Restoration 1.0

01-08-2013 12:04 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 4 comments »

Restore a hand plane getting all that rust and gunk off.

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Paint Shelf #1: Part 1

01-03-2013 12:56 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

I said I needed to get more organized in 2013. I start out by making a simple shelf to hold my paints.

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Cleaning up a Stanley 60 1/2 Block Plane

12-28-2012 02:33 AM by Matt Nudi | 4 comments »

Well, got my first hand plane in the mail, the stanley 60 1/2 plane. It wasn’t in too bad of a shape, but definitely needed some work…. So, first step was to take it apart. Had to get out a couple punches and made one mistake which I’ll explain later… The smallest stainless steel parts weren’t in too bad of shape, pretty good actually, so all that they need was a soak and some hand scrubbing. They were put in a tub of simple green and I let them sit...

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Union No.6A X #1: Just picked up this baby. Can you give me some info on it?

07-15-2012 11:06 PM by Deycart | 3 comments »

EDIT: It is actually a 5A X.. That tells you how much crud is on it. I just picked up this at a community garage sale for 35 bucks. I can not find any real info on it. The only other one I can find are about the No. 7 X. How rare is this plane and How old is it? I assume its pretty old considering the hole at the top of the blade. Well I plan to do a light cleaning just to get the crud off. If it turns out to rare I will leave it at that and just sharpen it. I can’t wait to see how ...

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Roubo Bookstand ~ Part One

07-02-2012 09:54 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 12 comments »

The Roubo bookstand. It is one piece that truly fascinates me. Why? Perhaps it is the wooden hinge or the fact that the entire piece is made from one section of wood. The curves and the overall shape give it a look the outdoes anything with metal hardware. They are fun to make and a joy to look at. For this project I did not want to rush and make a mistake, so I am splitting it over two days. I picked out my last piece of mahogany and packed some tools and headed off. Now to make the Roubo...

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Hand Planes #6: Using the Cove Plane

06-28-2012 05:12 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 6 comments »

I have a lot of projects that my wife (HI Nicole!) wants me to do involving wood. Well it never seems like they get done and I feel bad because I want her to be happy. She asked me to make her a little shelf to go over the back of the couch to place picture frames on or what ever else ends up going there. I figured this would be a great chance to practice some of my hand tool skills and see how it goes. I measured out the back of the couch to see what the length should be which was 78″. It is...

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