I have been in desperate need of a better way to hold my saws for sharpening. My old setup( two sticks of wood ~26 inches long which I would clamp onto saw plate and my vise) was simply not cutting it (sawing pun intended). I thought about purchasing vintage, but everyone always complained of bad vibrations, they are overpriced at antique shops, and I didn’t want to reposition my saw 4 times for full sized handsaws. I really liked Andy’s (Brit) design. It was economical, sturdy...
I finally got around to making this small router plane. It’s been on the “I’ll make it someday” list for a long while. I’m sure many of you can relate. It didn’t take long to make, even while trying to capture the build on camera. I used a pattern that I found online, it was titled $5 Router Plane. You can watch how I made mine here. I made mine a little smaller than the one in the plans. It’s made from Cherry with only a couple coats of paste wax on ...
This morning I checked and the epoxy was cured so I went about cutting off the rod.. Then it was down to lapping the sole. I started with my XCourse DMT to get the rod flat to the sole.. Then I got one of my aluminum sanding bars and using spray adheisive attched some 100 grit sand paper then went to town on the sole till it was flat.. She ain’t pretty but she is smooth and flat. Then some rust preventative (love this stuff!) And now my #19 is no lo...
This week I started restoring my what I thought was a Stanley #18 block plane that turned out to be a #19. That’s a good thing considering how hard to find they are and the fact I got this for under $20. Here is how it ended up.. The bad news is that while cleaning it up I needed to touch up the threads on the adjustable mouth. Luckily they are 1/4-20 so I got my tap out and started threading it in. I meat a bit of resistance and beyond my better judgement I decided to give i...
Here is a Defiance Jack that I picked up. The plane was in wonderful condition just missing a cap iron screw. This is more for the box restoration than for the plane. The old tape came off really easy with a bit of help from a heat gun. It just left a really nasty sticky residue. I just keep wiping and applying heat until no more came up. I didn’t really want to experiment with trying to remove all of the residue. Here is how I held the sides together while I...
For Christmas I got these planes….it sure beats the wind chimes I got last year. Small one is a Bailey the middle one is a #6 Stanley and the largest one is a Sargent…
My latest post is about a university project. Click the link to view the blofgpost http://joshhallfurniture.weebly.com/1/post/2013/12/glueless-structure.html Many thanks Josh Hall
Alright, from last entry I have done a few things, including decided on the end design, and new glue-up of the chess board itself. Also, I am now in the dark abyss of handplanes – no coming back. Bought a stanley sharpening kit (angle holder) which made a world of difference for me, I am getting such lovely shavings that I can’t bear to throw them away, this is crazy, but I love it. Anyhow, this is just a post of a lot of pics and also progress report. In the process so far ...
I was going to build a humidor for my brother in law, Raul, for Christmas, but at the last minute, I decided to hold off and consult with him to find out his specific desires. Good thing I did, now I’m armed with knowledge, a lot of great new tools to help me facilitate the task, two of which he bought me for Christmas. First this lovely Veritas dovetail guide and this great addition to my router plane, an inlay cutter head Just got back from Woodcrafters with some lovely ...
Plane Storage on slanting board . . Plane Storage on slanting board I got to thinking about my planes scattered all over the shop… on shelves, in drawers, & here & there. I could consolidate their storage, get them all together, and make more overall storage space for other things! So, I grabbed some scraps and started out Mapping Out where the various planes would fit on the board. I screwed 1/4” ply 1/2” strips for separators, drew more ...
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