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Handplane Restoration #7: Stanley Bailey #3 Type 10 before

04-02-2007 02:07 AM by WayneC | 3 comments »

This is a Stanley Bailey #3 Type 10 Bench Plane that I picked up a few weeks back at a local antique street sale. It was better than the one that I had set aside to restore. (I’ll save the other one for Obi if he wants it) The purchase price for this plane was $20. The first step in the restoration process is to determine the type of the plane and condition of the plane. To do this I looked up the plane using the stanley bench plane dating page. using information from the plane. ...

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02-23-2011 10:22 PM by Dennisgrosen | 21 comments »

.... Soap and a warning..... Remember this is a travel into a new world for me and I will try different methods along the way ... Feel free to smile , luagh ,come with comments and adviceĀ“s along the way ,since most of what I write , you proppebly already know ..The only thing you have to do, to have the oppetunity for it , is to submit to my punishment of the english language and sick humor.what I do hope is that you can pick up one or two things you can use yourself and enjoy the j...

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Designing a Prototype Wooden Curling Iron for custom Hatmakers to curl up the edge of Hat Brims

06-18-2008 04:04 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 3 comments »

”Wood meets Felt” aka “Woodworker Meets Hatmakers” I’ve been trying to fit into my spare time the tedious work of making of several different hatmaking tool prototypes. Each of them has come along as a result of a custom hatmaker asking for one, and so I have met some cool folks that are passionately working at something they love doing. Hopefully, all of us will get tired of ball caps at some point and look for a style that is better looking, and actually...

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Drum/Disc Sander #2: Sander design is complete, construction has begun

06-11-2012 05:54 PM by Kevin May | 2 comments »

Two months in, progress has been made, but of course, not as fast as I would of liked. Figuring out the motors and drives has been the most difficult part of this project. I have been trying to keep the out of pocket cost as low as I could, and provide the power and control that a sander project of this magnitude needs. I had ordered a 2hp 1ph motor on ebay, but that fell through when the motor was damaged by UPS. Since then, what I stumbled upon was a motor controller that uses 220v ...

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Treasures uncovered!

10-04-2011 10:21 PM by Brett | 6 comments »

Papaw is my Grandpa, but he is no longer on this earth. However he has left behind a part of himself in our hearts and some artifacts that I will still be able to use and enjoy! Thank you Papaw for the memories! Come join me on a treasure hunt into the deep recesses of Papaw’s toolbox! There are some unexpected discoveries that will thrill the mind and soul. I hope that you enjoy.

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My New Tool: 15 inch Powermatic Byrd Helix Head Planer

04-13-2012 09:54 AM by Boxguy | 3 comments »

Addendum: I have had my Powermatic for two years now and have planed hundreds of boards it is still working flawlessly. I have not as yet rotated the cutters. My only objection is the loud clunk it makes at the start. I wish they would have added a soft start to the motor. Yes, this is an expensive tool, but if you are going to work in your shop several days a week, like I do, it is a joy to use and makes woodworking much more fun. After 30 years of using my trusty Makita 400mm ...

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Handplane Reference #1: Overview

03-28-2007 04:22 AM by WayneC | 20 comments »

This is a personal blog where I plan to include reference material related to handplanes. This is for me to capture information in this area and allow for people to comment if they wish. I am thinking of capturing the following topics: Handplane Books Handplane related videos Handplane related web sites Sharpening References Plane Restoration References Handplane Construction References Block Plane Recommendations Bench Plane Recommendations Shooting plane recommendat...

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toolgloat #5: with a little luck....with a little luck.....

02-22-2011 12:12 AM by Dennisgrosen | 37 comments »

... with a little luck….with a little luck…..and some help from my sister, handtools ..... I have over the year always talked about how great and fantastic possibillity it is for you to have acces to fleamarkets and other places where it is possible to buy good used beautyfull handtoolsmore or less rusty but with a little albowe grease and knowledge is going to bee great users again I have envy you alot when I have seen your toolgloats witch has cost mee many green bulbs and...

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Exercises in Artisanship #17: Old fashioned tool tote Part 5 THE FINALE!!

06-13-2012 10:33 PM by jjw5858 | 7 comments »

Well I guess through learning and creating, sawing and shaving there were a few more hours to conjureup some additional ideas with my chisel box. Ahhh yes…a lid for the top perhaps??.....this would be a total ad lib affair with little more than just letting the inner kid out to explore and experiment. Every now and then that is such a vital important exercise to have in our woodwork… free of worries…the crayons going out of the lines are no artistic sin, only stressfu...

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The Crapsman Legacy is a Farce

04-04-2011 08:01 AM by Bob Kollman | 27 comments »

Craftsman-Sears, is like Charlie Sheen, either you love them, or you hate them. But I fall into a category that Ithink many fall into: The quiet MAJORITY. We know what we want, can afford, and can live with. Each time I get a new tool, I increase my productivity and ability to overcome problems with workable solutions because I have the tooling that allows me to use alternative techniques. As a new woodworker, with only six years experience, Craftsman, has been a big part of my wood worki...

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