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Another pile of pine #6: Wrapping things up, I hope

04-12-2015 06:21 PM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Well, last seen, that Island Project needed a door installed. Boss brought home a pair of oversized hinges of brass plated slendour. Then we went back out and found a magnetic catch to hold the thing closed. First off, the installed door.. Plywood had bowed a bit, in the wrong directions. Block plane to shave a few spots. Tried the catch at the top near the knob….didn’t catch. Ok, we’ll try at the bottom. Got the magnet part on. and the plate on…..F sty...

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New Tools and Tool Experiences #2: Plane, English

07-06-2009 02:54 AM by thiel | 4 comments »

A few months ago on ebay, I picked up a couple planes. I’m a “power tool guy” (and frankly, what I see you guys do with hand tools looks like black magic to me!), but I figured I should see what all the fuss is about. Having never used a SHARP plane before, I was certain I didn’t need them! In the intervening months, I quit my job, moved to another state, and—perhaps most importantly—acquired a honing guide and a working knowledge of Scary Sharp. Th...

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Vermont Lap Desk: Starting up

04-13-2013 08:02 PM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Let’s see, already had a plank that could be a lid for the desk project. And I still had some lumber left over. Not the prettiest stuff, though The smaller plank looked about the same. Smaller one was just enough to make one side piece with a sloped edge, and a flat area on one end. Used this as a pattern for the other side piece There was a few items there that i had to work around. There was a crack running the length of the board, and a bid, old knot Hand saw...

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Saving Old Tools One At A Time #2: Stanley #4 Rehab, Done For Now.

06-23-2013 10:44 PM by JustJoe | 4 comments »

The Type 17 Stanley #4 rehab is, for now, complete. For those with short memories, this is how it looked when we started this journey: The more I worked on this plane, the more two little sayings kept coming into my head:1. Like putting lipstick on a pig. – Every time I shined some part up the rest of it just looked uglier and uglier.2. Beauty is skin-deep but ugly goes to the bone. – I found pits inside pits. If I kept grinding away until every bit of ugly was off this pla...

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My New Roughing Plane

04-10-2010 04:53 AM by Safetyboy | 4 comments »

My new “roughing plane” – well, new to me anyway: Stanley No.5C, not sure how old, but I got it as a “user plane”, so if it works is what matters. It’s nearly free of rust, and has a flat sole, so looking forward to using it soon! I want to set it up as a “roughing plane” to flatten wide boards that won’t fit on my 6” jointer… so now I have to figure out how to grind an aggressive curve on the iron. I think I’...

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Sapele & Cherry Kitchen Table #1: Getting started in a big way

05-20-2014 02:54 AM by CaptainKlutz | 4 comments »

Not a fan of blogs as I don’t need any more computer time, but figured I’d make my first one (maybe my last).So where to start? SWMBO has been asking for a new kitchen table to replace an existing $100 press board & Formica piece of junk.I haven’t made much from Cherry in many years, and have been accumulating a few 4/4 boards from CL thinking, if I found some decent 8/4, then I would start the kitchen table. Several months ago, I learned that one of the local cabi...

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Puzzle Joint Table

12-28-2014 08:14 PM by Patrick | 4 comments »

Check this video out and tell me what you think about this weird joint. Hope you guys like the video.

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A workbench from salvaged wood?

09-16-2013 02:03 AM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Well at least the wood came from such things as a dumpster. Cut a few things Had to cut a place for some legs to go. and a few cut-outs about 4” up from the leg’s bottom edge. A stretcher was needed between the two legs. And after all the legs, and stretchers are assembled, time to make a toolwell area too. A 5/4×3-1/2” piece off an old door, for a front apron, regular 2×4s for the ends and a 2×4 for the back apron. Had some lap joints to mill o...

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Small Pine table, with a shelf

11-01-2013 05:28 PM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Found a few boards to use. Got the one 1×6x60” cut down into three boards. Glued up into a panel, and then flattened with a couple handplanes. I have a large, plastic tub sitting under the bench, to catch a few shavings Between the top, and a pine shelf, it got full kind of fast. Sawed a couple found 2×4s into some leg stock. Plan (Plan, I have a plan??) was for a notch about halfway up the legs, to house a shelf. Grabbed a small saw, and knocked off a corne...

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Infill plane construction #2: Opening my mouth

09-20-2010 02:42 AM by Tony Strupulis | 4 comments »

I finished making the vertical cuts for the dovetails in the sole plate. I clamped a piece of scrap wood cut at 75 degrees as a guide for my hacksaw blade. The guide block began to wear and lose accuracy after a couple cuts. At that point, I made enough guide blocks to use a fresh one for every cut. Before removing the waste form the dovetails in the sole plate, I decided to open the mouth. It was easier to clamp the sole plate in the drill press vise with the sides still intact. I used...

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