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Building a Moving Fillister Plane #1: Precursor and laminating the body

06-12-2014 10:46 PM by Wally331 | 4 comments »

Intro- I’ve been using a lot of wooden planes recently and have really come to enjoy their lightness and the feel of wood sliding on wood. Obviously there are a ton of vintage woodies out there; however, I quite enjoy making my own versions of them. They are a lot cheaper (if you have some time on your hands) and you don’t have to deal with old warped wood and a host of other problems you may encounter. I can’t say I am an expert by any means, I’m simply sharing my...

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Easy Shop Table

01-14-2011 04:02 AM by Lockwatcher | 37 comments »

I started this project after building an assembly table from an issue of Wood Magazine (March 2010). The table was a lot of work (the torsion box top) but the main unit holding the table up was an easy build. That’s when I hit upon the idea of using the same design for a group of extra tables for other uses. I’ve built a number of these already, and am using one as a router table, a miter saw station, and a sharpening station. It is built using standard re-dimensioned co...

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Free Wooden Smoothing Plane Plans

04-27-2013 05:57 PM by Caleb James | 10 comments »

So here we go again. It looks like you folks are having fun making some wooden planes so lets add to the fun. Here is a great little coffin shaped smoother for your collection. This is a fantastic size and a great introduction to making a wooden bench plane. The construction of the parts is a very typical arrangement and the size of wood needed to make this is much easier to find. Here are the plans in several different layouts. The download has four pages. First one is for shop reference ...

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Let's Build an Infill Shoulder Plane! #1: The beginnings

04-03-2013 02:23 AM by Ripthorn | 15 comments »

Alright, so I planned on doing a multi-part series on building an infill shoulder plane, but then got going on the project, so there won’t be as many parts as I would like, though each part is likely to be long. So get out your notebooks and popcorn, and let’s start this thing! Introduction Let me first say that this is not my own design. I took a lot of ideas, inspiration, etc. from Jeff Wittrock at SMC. His great thread is here. This is my first infill plane, my first ...

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Making the dw infills #2: Let's dovetail

04-03-2013 12:33 AM by Don W | 21 comments »

As I stated in the first part, there are several ways to connect the sides of an infill to te sole. In this plane I’ll try my hand at dovetailing. There are numerous videos, instruction and blogs about cutting the dovetails. I suggest you watch them all. I am pretty sure I did. For the woodworking folks around here, the layout isn’t really any different than wood. Add some layout fluid, and use the same tools you use for a drawer. A straight edge, layout guide and dovetail m...

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Pencil or scribe, what's your preference?

12-10-2012 09:04 PM by JoeinGa | 23 comments »

I generally use pencils, but last year a co-worker came to me and said “I know you like to build things in your wood shop, but have you ever done any working with metal?” He then showed me a scribe someone had given him to use in HIS shop (he’s an amateur blacksmith). I was interested in trying these and so I put my creative side to pondering…. And within about two weeks I had made about 20 of them. I gave him 10 to share with his blacksmithing buddies and have given ...

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Accurately heat treating small tools

11-22-2012 09:16 PM by lwllms | 18 comments »

Let’s see if I can write this without getting real technical. It’d be a good thing because I don’t have a PhD in metallurgy or physics and I don’t fully understand a lot of what’s happening in heat treating tool steel. Like water, tool steel exists in several states. Water can be vapor, water or ice. Tool steel is similar. In its soft state tool steel is made up of ferrite and cementite, iron molecules and iron/carbon molecules. When heated to critical temperature, around 1450° F, th...

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Hide Glue for Beginners #2: Some myths, some Pictures and some Videos

08-06-2012 01:32 AM by shipwright | 31 comments »

There are lots of myths around hide glue like it isn’t very strong, won’t last as long as modern glues,smells really bad, won’t keep long once hydrated, is really messy and hard to work with and that getting it wet will ruin it. There are more but I’ll start with these and you can question me about any others you may be worrying about. 1) Not very strong. In fact even the weaker hot animal glues are stronger than most modern glues and ultimately who cares because...

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Planes restored - Because I can. #3: Making a new tote.

06-03-2011 02:26 AM by Don W | 24 comments »

Today I decided to make a new tote for a plane. This is the first tote I’ve made, so I learned a few things, and I know there will be more. Here is the steps I took. First i downloaded the templates from Lee Valley.I then glued to to the blank and cut it to size. Make the grain parallel to the bottom of the template. I then drilled the holes. Make sure you drill it before you cut it out. First the tote top hole, then I drilled the through hole. I drilled from both sides first, the...

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Some Epoxy Handling Tips #1: Don't get any on you !

11-09-2011 10:13 PM by shipwright | 22 comments »

The first rule I try to follow when using epoxies is “Don’t get any on you !” and the second one is “Don’t get any on your handles !” Basically for more reasons than I need to get into here no one wants to get it on them. The question seems to be how to avoid it. I’ve used A LOT of epoxy over the years for everything from gluing hulls together to making wooden fuel tanks, water tanks and even a bathtub and I’ve developed a number of procedure...

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