It takes a lot to get me up at 7:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning. But the “Barn sale. Tools…” ad worked like three cups of coffee. Still, my lady doesn’t share my enthusiasm for rust hunting, so to entice her, I described it as an adventure. And if ...
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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #24: Into the Beech: My first foray into molding planes--Rehabbing a side-bead plane
Don’t get me wrong—I like my router table. But moulding planes offer a silent and safe alternative to add decorative details to projects. So rather than continue pouring money into the router-bit pit, I decided to dive into molding planes. But whi...
The last few items are optional and aren’t nearly as difficult to position and dimension. Top-section Fixture: pencil holder/spacerThe plane divider lattice for the jointer includes a large gap in front of it. So to fill this space, and to keep...
For those of you who enjoy making lots of mistakes and finding out after hours of work that your tool placement won’t work, I highly recommend that you dive right in to making your rack and don’t bother with a prototype. I don’t enjoy that proc...
My original thought was to store four backsaws. 1. Disston 10” dovetail.2. Disston 12” carcass.3. Disston 16” tenon, XC.4. Spear & Jackson 14” tenon. Note that this many backsaws can make for some cramped conditions. So to pr...