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Native American Indian Flute with an Australian twist #3: Shaping

3 days ago by icemanhank | 5 comments »

Just some pics of shaping the flute, I have given it a blow and it has a really nice sound so I assume I must have got the nest right.

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Tool Box #2: lid building

4 days ago by bandit571 | 6 comments »

and panel raisin’ Got the Pine panel out of the clamps. Hand planed to as flat as I could get in. Time to raise a panel. Same way as the side panels. Mark out a “stop line” about 1” in from the edge. Take a #4 sized handplane, set it a bit deep. Go at a diagonal to the grain. Plane until you reach the stop line, check the remainder of the edge for straightness. As you get close to the finish line, back off the depth of cut. I do the end grain ...

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Coffee table #2: A new normal...making lemonade

6 days ago by Mark Shymanski | 7 comments »

Life has thrown some pretty nasty hardballs at us this past year and a bit and my kids and I are starting to recover. We we’re sitting in our rec room (do people still call ‘em that? :-) and my daughter said it would be nice to have a coffee table in front of the TV. I’d been trying really hard to think of something we could all do together so I half jokingly said why don’t we build one. Lauren and Paul jumped on the idea. We got out the tape measure and use...

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Side Rabbet Plane Pt. 2- The Heart of the Plane

8 days ago by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

A hand plane can not be complete with out an iron. It is the heart of the plane and does the work. In this part I create by using a angle grinder, grinding wheel and file. This still needs to be tempered and get a final sharpening.

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Tool Box #2: case work

8 days ago by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Ok, spent a bit of time getting the case put together. Things just seem to roost on my benchtop. Setting the panels upside down on an almost flat benchtop. Clamp an end panel to the front/back panel. The longer panels have a series of counter-bored screw holes, about seven per corner. Clamp a corner together, add a few screws, move the clamp a bit to uncover the one or two that are hiding under them. Work my way around, by adding the other end panel, rotate the three piece set aro...

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Making a Side Rabbet Plane- Pt 1

9 days ago by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

I’m creating the other half of a side rabbet plane set. Check out more detail at my website HERE and watch the video below. Make sure to subscribe for the latest videos from A Slice of Wood Workshop.

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Tools tools, I love toys, I mean tools #4: Why I bought two Groz hand planes as my starter planes

11 days ago by paxorion | 2 comments »

I thought it would help to take a step back on my hand plane tuning blog posts and provide a little background on my hand plane journey of the past few days. ContextAsk anyone for recommendations on a first hand plane, and you’re bound to get a large number folks recommending looking for a pre-WWII hand plane. Personally I’ve never really thought of that to be a good answer (for me) because I think that there is an implied “cost” (time, effort, and money) involved w...

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Tools tools, I love toys, I mean tools #3: Building hand plane tune-up confidence: lapping, lapping, and more lapping

12 days ago by paxorion | 3 comments »

After a seeming successful first attempt at sharpening/honing, I decided to finally tune up my Groz bench and block plane. The lapping took the longest part and I went through a good amount of 100 and 120 grit paper flatting the bottoms of both planes. The block plane was significantly worse, taking close to 2 hours to flatten the bottom whereas the #4 took a little over an hour. After the lapping was done, a wipe down and thorough cleaning with mineral spirits cleaned off the metal shavin...

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Tool Chest #2, Build an end panel

12 days ago by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Ok, frame is almost done Maybe some tweaking left. Needed to find out what size to finish cut the raised panel to. Around 11-1/4 by 13 or so. Got out the “Speed Square” and laid out a few lines. Running the circular saw a different direction this time, with most of the weight on the non waste side Set the saw to almost cut through the panel, and NOT the benchtop. Next, maybe make some beveled edges? A Millers Fall #14 Jack plane for the work. I marked out ab...

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Tools tools, I love toys, I mean tools #2: Hand tools because it made me feel safer, and my first sharpening/honing attempt...

13 days ago by paxorion | 3 comments »

I’ll admit that I am more a power tool woodworker than a hybrid (and nowhere close to a hand too user). But the more projects I get under my belt, the more I realize that in order to improve as a wood worker, I’m going to have to get more used to hand tools. In some cases, it is probably safer, and not necessarily slower than power tools. I recently edge glued quite a few short pine scraps, to make them wide enough for a few kids toy projects. After edge jointing the pieces,...

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