So Where Has He Been.......?

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Blog entry by Philip Edwards posted 03-23-2007 09:45 AM 999 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know, I know. Ten days with no blogging…..... :(
I won’t bore you with the excuses but I have been busy – Honest!
To the workshop…...
I’m building a Jack Plane. A good old, traditional wooden Jack. But the thought of chiseling out the mortise for the throat left me cold, so, in the best lazy/chicken boy manner I went for lamination.
But of course, I had to try it with a twist! So I have used the Krenov style (two thin outer cheeks sandwiching the bed and toe blocks) but cut the abutments and throat out of the toe block in the traditional style. So now it is glued together it looks like I chiseled it out. Except I just spoiled things by letting you in on the secret….. ;)
I made the rear tote last night – had a lot of fun shaping and smoothing it using rasps. It is surprising how quickly you can work when you have the right tool for the job.
I still have to make the wedge and cut the mortise for the handle so expect to see some completed photo’s (complete with “it works!” shavings – hopefully) on the weekend.

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#1 posted 03-23-2007 11:33 AM

too busy to blog??? I can’t believe it!!
and I’m sure that we’ll all keep your secret.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 03-23-2007 06:20 PM

I’m really looking forward to the pictures. I would also like to recommend your blog to the new users. Phil has some really great blog entries. Well worth your time to go back and read. Some of us have been having withdrawls.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 03-23-2007 11:08 PM

Cummon Phil. get your priorities straight. Too busy. Huh.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Philip Edwards

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#4 posted 03-24-2007 09:54 AM

I certainly WANT to blog – the old brainbox has been too tired to put down anything worth reading…....;)
Thanks Wayne – very kind.
And Karson, you’re right. Time to pull my finger out ;)
Get ready for me to make it up to you,

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#5 posted 03-25-2007 05:14 AM

Your welcome – nothing that is not deserved.

Hopefully your having a productive weekend. The jack plane should be real interesting. I’m thinking I’ll try one of the Hock kit planes to get my feet wet.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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