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Plane from wood scraps and an old hacksaw blade

01-18-2012 06:08 AM by andyboy | 4 comments »

This is a satisfying little project that many of you can make in your sheds/shops/garages. You may find when you are nearly finished that you sneak in a little test…..make sure you do finish the project from then on. Happy woodworking.

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WHO knows? Japanese Kanna

01-09-2012 09:30 PM by jacobRM | 8 comments »

Hello fellow woodies iam new to all this blog/post thing so bare with me. i have recently bought ( not yet received ) 4 Kanna from a guy in australia. my big Q is does anyone know the makers of these kanna? These planes have not been sharpened and not adjusted. From left KITANIHON Blade width 56mm.?Body size 242mm x 70mm x 32mm. KAKURI Blade width 60mm.?Body size 259mm x 75mm x 33mm. KIZASHI Blade width 59mm.?Body size 260mm x 75mm x 34mm. KOSADO ...

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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #8: THERE'S A CHICKEN IN THE WORKSHOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

01-08-2012 04:22 AM by StumpyNubs | 4 comments »

Lots of hand tool work leads Stumpy to develop his own fully featured, completely adjustable, precisely accurate, sliding grinder tool rest. And how did a CHICKEN get into the workshop?

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Wooden handplane restoration #1: Xmas

12-29-2011 03:14 AM by Damien Pollet | 8 comments »

My father gave me a wooden plane inherited from my grandpa’s stuff. I think it’s meant to be a scrub or jack plane: the mouth is pretty wide (about 4mm effective, the opening in the body itself being 10-11mm), and the edge is strongly cambered (the corners are 1.5mm back from the center of the camber, over a 54mm wide iron). For perspective, the body is 270mm long, 70mm high, and 73-74mm wide. It’s in pretty good condition but some work is needed to get it back to wor...

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Moving Fillister Plane

12-24-2011 02:58 AM by Scott R. Turner | 2 comments »

I’ve been in the market for a rabbet plane of some sort, and tried to buy a Stanley #78 from Patrick Leach earlier this month. I was too late to get the Stanley but Patrick sent me a moving fillister plane instead. It was made by “prolific plane maker” John Bell of Philadelphia circa 1845: It’s a beautiful piece of work, and tempts me to become a hand plane collector, but I really intended it to be a working plane. But it certainly wasn’t in working condit...

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Blog Posts #13: Secrets for Stress-Free Grinding

12-17-2011 06:46 AM by JSZ | 2 comments »

After recieving several requests, I’ve just added a post to my blog with tips that should take some of the stress and worry out of grinding. Here’s the link: http://jszcbf.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/secrets-of-happy-grinding/ I hope readers find it useful! Comments or questions are welcome, here or at my blog.

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stropping and compound

11-15-2011 06:04 PM by woodklutz | 0 comments »

Cheap handy and ideal stropping compound. Take a Non Gel l toothpaste, keep it wet, apply to strop and have at it.

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Work(shop) in Progress #17: Sharpening Station

10-28-2011 09:04 PM by PurpLev | 4 comments »

When I started working with bladed tools (chisels/planes/etc) I wanted a sharpening system that was on the cheap, small and storable and versatile. I chose to start with the scary sharp, and used sand papers from 100grit (rough shaping and cleaning nicked blades) to 2500 for final honing and green compound for touch ups. I added the Veritas MK-II honing guide and was using it for reshaping/resestting blades and honing them through the grits. While this method worked for the time I wanted s...

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More Pecan Wood To Slab up

10-10-2011 09:17 PM by cdbridge39 | 2 comments »

We Have a lot of storm damaged pecan trees here in the south. All you have to do is ask and its yours. Well you still got to cut it and load it but its free. Two trailer loads is about all my back can stand at one time. I have a small chainsaw mill that fits on my bar and I slab out chunks of wood. It’s also called a beam maker but you can cut any size slab you want to. All you have to do is move the board that the mill runs on over and screw it down. You also have to sharpen your chain...

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The Humble Hand Brace - A Beginner's Guide to Restoring, Buying and Using #7: Part 7 - Sharpening an Auger Bit

10-03-2011 12:08 AM by Brit | 36 comments »

I know I said that sharpening an auger bit would be part 8 of this blog series, but I’ve taken the liberty of bringing it forward since the ‘Using a Hand Brace’ part isn’t finished yet. After spending precious time restoring a hand brace, you will soon realize that it isn’t much use when drilling a hole if the auger bit you are using isn’t sharp. A sharp auger bit is a pleasure to use and cuts very quickly. Auger bits have evolved through the years. Manufacturers ke...

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