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GO or NO GO; The Wood Working Shows 2018

02-26-2018 11:05 PM by Matt887 | 2 comments »

GO or NO GO; The Wood Working Shows 2018 As I have mentioned before I am beginning my quest to learn more about the skills needed to become the type of woodworker who can build furniture and items of outstanding quality. With a fulltime job that takes up 60 hours of my week the one way I know to gain the knowledge I seek is to attend some classes and tradeshows. That being said I came across an advertisement for The Woodworking Shows event in Kansas City and began looking around for review...

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Floor Drill Press Cabinet #2: Drawers Fitted and Made for Drill Press Cabinet

10-19-2017 03:59 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I followed the Woodsmith plan to use metal drawer slides. I bought Liberty slides from Amazon.com in order to get the cheapest pricing. I guess their quality is fine. I just do not have enough experience placing metal slides to make a good judgement. They work. I ordered 18 inch slides. The depth I had to work in the cabinet was 18 3/4 inches. The plan set the false drawer fronts to be inset and flush to the cabinet’s frame. I decided late in the game to set my false drawer front...

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Shop Tools #24: Veritas Medium Router Plane

09-18-2017 08:45 PM by WayneC | 6 comments »

I got lucky in an eBay auction and got a good deal on the Veritas Large Router Plane. I added extra cutters and was very interested in Veritas Medium Router Plane as it uses the same cutters as the Large Router Plane (excluding wide cutters). These planes have very high build quality and a pretty small foot print. . With one of my LN small router planes for size comparison.

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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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Are Expensive Chisels Worth the Money?

02-08-2017 11:03 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 4 comments »

I recently had the opportunity to have chisels from most of the major North American brands; everything from Harbor Freight, Irwin Marples, Stanley Sweetheart, Narex, Lie Nielsen, Veritas, even ALDI workzone. I put them all through there paces: ergonomics, sharpening, flattening, pairing, dovetails, mortise and tenons, even had cut dadoes. I put this video together to sort of sum up the experience, I sort of buried the lead in the video but here are the cliff notes. Veritas is on it̵...

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