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Handplanes #2: Cap Iron, and Lever Cap Positioning

08-19-2009 08:04 PM by PurpLev | 8 comments »

Hi, I’ve seen these questions raised on several threads, and for many years didn’t know the answer to these myself. I just stumbled upon the “answers” which reminded me of the questions, so I figured I’d post it here for anyone that might be able to use it. I stumbled upon these on Lee-Valley website which is a golden fountain of knowledge if you know how to find it (some of their articles and tips are not visible, nor easy to come upon unless you stumble upon...

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A Bit of Rambling about a Beautiful Sunny Day, and Being Bummed Out about A Stolen Knife

09-09-2008 08:15 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 12 comments »

I awoke this morning to a dreary, cold, very foggy day. I don’t mind fog, my morning commute to work is only about 40 feet behind the house, and a little fog doesn’t slow me down much walking out there. Actually, it is mornings like this that I’m reminded how much I have to be thankful for. Back in the days when I had to commute by car 87 miles to Wichita, a foggy morning like this one was a real burden, even treacherous. I always write on the calendar when we have ...

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Hat Making Tool: Prototypes #1 & #2 of the DeCou Studio Formillon and Conformer

08-26-2008 03:39 AM by Mark A. DeCou | 5 comments »

Update 2-19-2009: For photos of the restored Maillard Conformateur & Formillon For photos showing another restored Maillard Formillon here And photos of a Carrying Case for the Maillard Allie Conformateur and Formillon - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - ——sorry photos aren’t loading, I’m working on repairing this...

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Designing a Prototype Wooden Curling Iron for custom Hatmakers to curl up the edge of Hat Brims

06-18-2008 04:04 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 3 comments »

”Wood meets Felt” aka “Woodworker Meets Hatmakers” I’ve been trying to fit into my spare time the tedious work of making of several different hatmaking tool prototypes. Each of them has come along as a result of a custom hatmaker asking for one, and so I have met some cool folks that are passionately working at something they love doing. Hopefully, all of us will get tired of ball caps at some point and look for a style that is better looking, and actually...

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Hand made Plane #2: Finishing it up!

02-11-2008 09:29 AM by GaryK | 12 comments »

Now to finish it up. Here is an area that I screwed up on. When I opened up the throat I did both angles. I should have onlydone the side that the iron rests on. Doing the other side will make it wear out being so thin. I shouldhave cut that side straight down at 90 degrees. But I can easily fix that by adding an insert. Here I clamped the sides on the help guide the chisel. Laying the chisel flat againse the angled part madeit real easy to cut. ..I kept cutting the leading block sh...

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Hand made Plane #1: Getting started

02-10-2008 11:46 PM by GaryK | 15 comments »

First of all let me say that this is the first hand plane I have ever made. I looked at some plans to get the general idea, but basically I am making it up as I go. There are things I did wrong but I will be able to fix them. I saw this type of sole on some planes in magazines and always wondered how they did it.It took me a while but I figured it out. Simple once you know how. I got ahead of myself didn’t get started taking pictures until later so I kind of went back over some th...

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I humbly submit my application for "Plane" Idiot of this small village of ours

11-20-2007 06:44 AM by Betsy | 5 comments »

Ok—- It’s been a while since I’ve blogged on my hand plane syndrome. I’ve been playing with them and getting to know a little bit about them. But I’m going to submit a few questions with pictures to hopefully make me understand how these wonderful little devices work. But before that—- I am reading Garrett Hack – the Handplane Book. It’s an excellent read. I’m a skimmer the first time I read through a book like this——I pick ...

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Living Room and Bar Project #1: #1

07-08-2007 07:37 PM by Lee A. Jesberger | 12 comments »

Some additional photos of the Living room and bar project Photo one shows the matching arches we did in the foyer. Photo two shows the custom bar stools the client had made. Photo three show the hand carved limestone and marble fireplace. Photo four shows the iron work added to the glass doors. Lee

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