Some new wood arrived today for upcoming projects and I thought it was time for some of my kids to get some exercise. So I broke out the no 5 and no 4 for a little curling and shaving work. I am not totally sure what projects the wood will end up as, except initially a couple cutting boards I promised some relatives recently. I got some cherry, curly cherry, walnut, hickory and jatoba. All nice stuff-looking forward to playing around with it soon.
View on YouTube My new project is to build a traditional hand tool cabinet out of reclaimed materials. In this video, I cut the dovetails and assemble the frame of the dresser.
So since it in the near 70’s in NE Ohio, I went golfing with some buddies, in February no less, Wednesday and on the way home stopped at an antique mall on the way and lo and behold: for all you wooden plane collectors out there (I haven’t started on these so no buys here): And after poking around for a bit I came up with these: I got 2 Sweethearts- A no. 5 and no. 4 plus a no. 5 Defiance and a no. 4 Wards Master which I think is a Miller Falls made one (red frog)...
So a couple years ago my wife and I decided to remodel the kitchen (long overdue) and part of the project was ripping out all the carpeting downstairs and installing hardwood floors and new stair treads and risers. This project brought about my first hand plane purchase (a Wood River block plane) which I hardly used for the project and didn’t really look at it again until recently. So fast forward to late last year and I’m making some cutting boards for Christmas presents and in s...
View on YouTube In this video I take some Oak stock that I previously prepared and make a picture frame. Repetitive parts have been edited out. Total real time to make this was about one hour start to finish, not including the 30 minutes clamping time.
Ok, trying to get caught up here. Had the sides done, and the drawer ready to be glued up. Needed to build some webframes to make this into a case to hold two drawers… First I set aside a blank to make a false front for the bottom drawer, to ensure it didn’t get resawn down to make a the frames… Caption says this is a tenon cutter. That is only half right, as I have to move the jig one more time.. To make these “dominoes”. When all were cut, I wou...
Tired of coffee table videos yet? I took a break from editing it and put this one together. Yes, a complete build in one video! My niece needed a key and mail organiser for her new home. View on YouTube
Main dresser is done, and almost loaded up. A drawer I had found on the curb during Trash Day provides the start for the next little project. I had that old box of chisels, that needed a better place to hang out in.. This is the drawer I found. I separated the chisels into two groups. The Plastic handle crowd was laid out in the drawer, and some scrap pine was added as dividers.. I’ll finish nailing the dividers in place later. There is a place to stash a small chest of...
I got an awesome buy it now deal on this plane. I did a light clean-up this afternoon to get him in the tool box. The plane got its name from a crudely scrawled owner’s name “Tony” on the side and tote. I’m down to two bedrocks to complete the full set.
I’m in the process of putting together a complete set of combination planes. I recently added a Stanley 55 and some accessories to go with it. I have a small tool cabinet that I am adapting to store the planes. If you need a manual for the 55 one can be found here Combination Plane Manuals Note: The Hollow and Rounds are for use on a 45. The fence configuration is different between the 45 and the 55 and they do not fit on the 55. Photos below.
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