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A Plane Bench #1: Starting of a plane bench

06-12-2013 08:59 PM by rhett | 0 comments »

Well, I am happy to say I have been making a lot of planes lately, but in doing so, I have found my current bench to be lacking. The obvious answer is to build a bench, and who doesn’t want to build something in the shop. I have been using a large granite plate for sharpening and fettling and I have a bunch of ash, so I’ve decided to combine the two. The design is like most “shop” fixtures I make, design on the fly. By keeping an old camera in the shop, I am able t...

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Old gems #1: I didn't know that my plane was so beautiful

06-12-2013 08:06 PM by Gibernak | 7 comments »

A couple of days ago I found out that its possible to restore an old plane. So I thought I’d give it a try. I only have a few planes and really only one that works. A old Bailey 5 1/4. I read somewhere that they were made from 1920 to 1947 so its no wonder that it looks worn. I bought it a year ago randomly, not thinking that it was anything special. I replace the blade with a Hock blade. That is really recommendable and I’ve just used it as were and have been very happy with i...

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Workbench Build #25: Forward Progress finally... Top Glue Up done and Legs started..

06-08-2013 06:27 PM by Airframer | 7 comments »

So, it has been a few months since I have done any work on the bench. I think I needed a mental reset and to get through the rest of my wife’s pregnancy distracted by small projects. Now that that is over with and my shop is in a manageable condition again finally I can get back to work on this elephant of a project. Having a newborn in the house has limited my available time in the shop but that seems to have focused my energy when I DO get in there to get something done while ...

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Shop Times #2: New Planes

06-08-2013 04:01 AM by Brohymn62 | 9 comments »

So I was working in my shop one day and along comes one of my neighbors. He says that he’s seen me doing some work and asks me if I am interested in some old wood he is clearing out of a storage unit. I say sure, bring it by and I’ll find something to do with it. So he comes by a couple of days later with a truck load of old birch plywood and melamine.. and old table… misc bits and pieces of what was a woodshop one day. I was thrilled to have some more material to work with&...

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Building a Ultimate Work Table. #1: Building a Ultimate Work Table. #1

06-07-2013 09:29 AM by revieck | 2 comments »

Building a Allan Little designed work table, as seen on YouTube at AskWoodMan.TV.

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Building an infill smoother #1: Inspiration and cutting out the sides

06-07-2013 12:24 AM by Wally331 | 5 comments »

This is my first blog post, so don’t be to alarmed if it is the biggest piece of garbage you have ever read. I’ll try my best though ;) For the past few months, I have been in a tool craze. Whether it is planes, saws, braces, chisels, or even miter boxes, I just can’t get enough. So when Don W started his blog about making an infill, I saw how easy it could be, and figured why not try it myself. I get a beautiful and functional tool to add to my collection, and some more ...

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Honing a fresh edge quickly

06-03-2013 11:43 PM by lwllms | 3 comments »

Cutting edges are supposed to be created by the meeting of two surfaces. Most the stuff on honing I see only addresses refreshing one of those surfaces but both surfaces suffer dulling wear in use. Repeatable, dependable creating of a sharp edge requires addressing both surfaces. Flat stones and a matching flat face on the tool to be honed facilitate quick honing. This video was created in response to Chris Schwarz’s blog post, Shut up and sharpen. He wanted links to videos posted. ...

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Whirlgig Wars 2013 - Summer Woodworking Fun!!

05-25-2013 11:26 PM by WoodJediNTraining | 1 comment »

Oh yea! Time to kick off the summer with the 2nd Annual Whirligig Wars Woodworking Event. Spend that shop time preparing for battle and build a whirligig for the event. We have some great prizes this year from our Awesome Sponsors Laguna Tools Rockler Woodworking and HardwareWoodworkers Guild of AmericaMicro JigThe United Federation of Woodworkers Brought to you by A Simple Design of Ocala, Inc. & Woodworking for Mere Mortals You don’t want to miss this!! Here is a look ...

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A bailey #8c: Rehab and clean up

05-25-2013 08:25 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

I have an old Bailey #8c, type nine. It was getting rusty, and dirty from neglect. Just don’t have projects to fit it’s size. Got to checking the iron. Out of square by a 1/16th! Hmmm, have to fix that. Then, needed to resharpen the iron. So, out came the tools A two grit oil stone, some 1K grit wet& dry sandpaper, and a piece of leather belt, with some green stuff on it. A #8 iron is 2-5/8” WIDE! too wide for my honing guide. Had to do ...

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Roubo Inspired Bench #2: Enjoying the winter months with my Beech!

05-25-2013 02:45 PM by jusfine | 2 comments »

I have extended the length of the base to make room for more drawers, and also the length of the top to 96” instead of the WW planned 87” since my material was 10’ long and there seemed to be thought at the time that it would be better suited for what I do… After a lot of planing and thicknessing (those pieces are really awkward and heavy after awhile) I was ready to start with the glue-ups of the top sections. Most of the beech pieces I had were between 6&#...

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