This weekend was the Indianapolis stop of “The Woodworking Shows” series, and I couldn’t pass it up. As usual, there were a bunch of seminars, a bunch of vendors doing demos, and a bunch of random junk. After getting through th...
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I know the initial reactions to most Craftsman tools from serious wood workers are typically 1) they are overpriced (at least when not on sale) and 2) they really aren’t that great in terms of quality. Most of the time I would agree with th...
WooHoo! I finally got some time to finish off my new bench, and it turned out great, if I do say so myself! Getting the legs mounted was a little bit of a challenge since the diagonal braces warped a little since I first cut them (shocker, I...
After a little soul searching (sorry for the pun) as to whether to grind the sole completely flat and get rid of some of the pitting, I finally decided to leave the pitting and just “lightly” flatten the sole of the plane. It took a...
Well, it had to happen. I started cleaning the rust off the base of the plane getting it ready for filing and sandpaper, and I noticed a couple of pitting spots I hadn’t noticed before. I couldn’t easily get the gunk off, so I had to...