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03-14-2016 01:58 PM

Dovetailing for Drawers: pictorials - 10 replies

I recently posted two pictorials on dovetailing for drawers. The first is for half-bind dovetails (drawer fronts): The second is for through dovetails (drawer backs): Regards from Perth ...

02-25-2015 06:41 AM

Mortice-Cutting Gauges - 1 reply

Two recently completed mortice-cutting gauges. One has replaceable fixed-width blades in a unique system … The other uses adjustable cutters from Tite-Mark .. A full description and details are in my article on my website: Regards from Perth ...

01-23-2015 03:22 PM

Veritas Custom Planes - more than a review - 5 replies

One thing lead to another, and I wrote a series of articles … four in all. It just seemed to flow in that direction. It began with the idea that if one could design a plane of their dream, what what they include? Lee Valley recently released the Custom Bench Plane concept, and I have a jointer and a smoother. I also have a bunch of p...

04-11-2013 04:10 PM

Planes for the 2013 Perth Lie-Nielsen Tool Event - 8 replies

I’ve posted a few new planes I built here: coffin smootherstrike block planeKrenov smootherKrenov block planesrouter planes Regards from Perth Derek

09-20-2012 06:19 AM

Planing the female sliding dovetail - 7 replies

I finally got it together to build a plane to cut the female side of a sliding dovetail. The article is here: The build for the male side was 6 years ago and, if you missed it, that article is here:

05-23-2012 04:00 PM

Accessory Blades for the Veritas Small Plow - 2 replies

This is a short pictorial on setting up the Small Plow to cut T&Gs. This is a new-to-me plane, and I took a few pics as I was working out the kinks and having a little play. I hope this helps some of you. Link: Regards from Perth Derek

05-17-2012 11:36 AM

The Veritas O1 Bench Chisels - Reviewed - 9 replies

What’s in the box …....... ? Why, the new Veritas O1 Bench Chisels! Reviewed here: Regards from Perth Derek

02-27-2009 07:08 AM

A few more shop made handtools - 35 replies

After a thread a few months back on shop made tools, I was recently asked to post a few of mine. Here are some… Chamfer plane. This is a bevel up orientation in Jarrah with a 15 degree bed. The butterfly “knob” is deliberate so that adjustments may be made quickly. The blade is extended after each run until the profile/depth is reached ...

04-08-2008 04:32 PM

I have a new website! - 6 replies

Boys and girls I have a new website. I enjoy writing articles on woodworking – joinery techniques, tools building, etc – and hope that some of these will become helpful references for you. The website is in its early stages, but otherwise it is functional. Note that links to the old address (on wkfinetools) no longer work. T...

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