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Hand plane fence DIY (for my no 3 and 4) Blog

10-07-2010 09:03 PM by mafe | 18 comments »

Hand plane fence DIY (for my no 3 and 4) BlogMaking your own fence for any metal handplane. I decided to take up the challenge of making a fence for my hand planes, this time I made one that will fit my no. 3 and no 4 Stanley and Record planes.The next one I build will be for the larger no. 6 and 7, but you can follow this DIY for every size. You need:Hardwood or plywood in a good quality.(A) 6mm thick; app. 20 cm (8 inch) by 15 cm / 6 inches (B) 6mm thick; app. 20 cm (8 inch) by 10 cm ...

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Sharpening: Looking close with a USB microscope. #2: _Water stone, compound and newspaper_

01-12-2012 02:24 PM by mafe | 33 comments »

Looking close at sharpening with USB microscopeWater stone, compound and newspaper Ok I found some time and had a good time in the shop playing with the new ‘toy’: Before I could get started I needed to make a holder for the microscope so my day started by playing around with aluminum profiles. Screws, wood and some epoxy. A holder and ramp that I could click the chisels on to fast and adjust the angle to get a fair shot with the microscope. After an hour I was read...

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Japanese tools #2: Japanese chisel NOMI setup

08-05-2011 10:43 PM by mafe | 20 comments »

Japanese chisel NOMI setuppreparing, fitting the hoop and sharpening. If you are looking for ‘ready out of the box’ just leave this blog now, and forget about Japanese chisels!This blog is for those who want to understand their tools, to trim, adjust and become the master of your tool.Traditionally new Japanese chisels will need a setup before they can be used, for us in the west it might sound strange, to buy new that need setup… But the truth is that after you have done...

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Japanese tools #1: Japanese hand plane KANNA setup

07-29-2011 01:30 AM by mafe | 26 comments »

Japanese hand plane setupFitting, tuning and sharpening. If you are looking for ‘ready out of the box’ just leave this blog now!This blog is for those who want to understand their tools, to trim, adjust and become the master of your tool.It is not a show off, not a tool gloat, but two basic Japanese hand planes going from useless to being used. Reading Toshio Odate’s inspire ring words in his book ‘Japanese woodworking tools their tradition spirit and use’ where ...

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