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Wood river 5 1/2 hand plane unboxing

Wood river 5 1/2 hand plane unboxing

09-16-2017 08:24 PM by Dimensions | 0 comments »

So I decided to expand my hand tool collection. Did some research and settled on wood river for my first major hand tool investment. I am really pleased with the quality and performance of this tool. For more information on this line of planes, reference rob cosman via YouTube. Check out my initial reaction when opening this beautiful plane. https://youtu.be/xwCHgyJoIkA

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A modern galoot's dream

A modern galoot's dream

09-03-2017 11:24 PM by galooticus | 10 comments »

I’ve been waiting for this plane for quite a while—a year or so? I don’t think I’ve been so eager to get my hands on a tool since I decided to jump into woodworking and got my first #5 and old disston. At Handworks I had walked into the barn wondering if I’d see this plane on display, and sure enough, Rob & Terry were there showing it off. The price, $399, made me pretty nervous, but the case and two blade boxes included for preordering took the edge off a...

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Time Tested Tools-I'm gonna go broke!

Time Tested Tools-I'm gonna go broke!

08-16-2017 08:09 PM by Dustin | 6 comments »

Hey, for all you LJ’s who have yet to delve into the world of hand tools, or just need a good place to get them, user Don W recently referred me to his site timetestedtools.net. Having no hand tools (except for the number 80 scraper I’m borrowing from CharlesA), I needed a block plane for a project I’m working on. I had seen Don’s posts before, so I went over to his site after a few failed attempts to buy things on E-bay. If you’re like me, and have neither ...

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Thanks to Paul at Space Age Plane!

Thanks to Paul at Space Age Plane!

07-15-2017 04:48 AM by Duff | 2 comments »

First let me start out by saying that I am pretty much a novice when it comes to hand planes. Even when I did my stint apprenticing in a custom high end furniture wood shop I didn’t wield planes very often. That was the bosses thing. Anyway, I was perusing member posts a month or so ago and Paul had posted photos of some of his work he had just mailed off to a client. I was blown away by the photos and found myself going back to his post and admiring his work. I decided I had to message...

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Faithfull No.7 Jointing Plane

Faithfull No.7 Jointing Plane

06-01-2017 09:52 AM by steliart | 14 comments »

Faithfull No.7 Jointing PlaneThe other day I had a HUGE surprise and an unexpected gesture that left me speechless from a buddy and fellow woodworker Bill Giglio AKA builtinbkyn who send me an incredible gift… a Faithfull No.7 Jointing Plane.WOW… a huge thank you Bill !!!!!!! The plane out of the box it looks massive and strong with cast iron body, brass locking screw and tuning knob and wooden handles. I would say a very good quality.As expected the plane was not ready at all out of the b...

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E C Emmerich 649P Adjustable Block Plane

E C Emmerich 649P Adjustable Block Plane

05-25-2017 01:15 AM by Rich | 7 comments »

I’ve had my eye on this plane on Amazon for quite a while. All of my block planes are low angle, and for a standard angle plane, I decided to go a different direction from my usual Lie Nielsen selections and ordered one. Here are my initial impressions. The plane arrived nicely boxed. On removing the plane from the box, the fit and finish were immediately apparent. My first step was to remove the blade and begin preparing it. It was actually extremely sharp to begin with, but I ...

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What's a Mujingfang?

What's a Mujingfang?

01-10-2017 01:56 AM by Belford | 14 comments »

I own several types of woodworking planes. My German (ECE) planes are like driving a semi across a sheet of Rice Paper. My American planes (Stanley) are cantankerous until sharpened and set with an exacting procedure that I can never get exactly correct. My English (Record) planes are mere replicas of the American Stanley or vice versa. All have some good features and bad and for the most part get the job done. I don’t own any Japanese planes and therefore have no remark upon them. Now com...

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Handplane Shootout No. 4 in D flat Minor

Handplane Shootout No. 4 in D flat Minor

11-16-2016 06:14 AM by WoodWorkLIFE | 9 comments »

Watch the Video if you don’t feel like reading. Please like, share, and subscribe View on YouTube I am a hybrid woodworker I suppose, I guess I am really a “get stuff done” woodworker. The electric planer is a thing of beauty for milling up gnarly grain and rough sawn stock. For fine tuning fits, getting smooth finish ready surfaces, and just general enjoyment you are bringing a hammer to brain surgery. There is nothing more rewarding in the shop than taking a good shaving with ...

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Lee Valley Veritas Scraper Plane

Lee Valley Veritas Scraper Plane

09-12-2016 01:48 PM by PPK | 3 comments »

I have been using my new scraper plane on oak so far. I am very pleased with how it works. It is definitely the same concept as using a card scraper. It doesn’t remove nearly as much wood, nor remove wood as fast as a regular plane. However, for scraping and smoothing surfaces with funky grain, this is great. I read that others had a difficult time getting this thing to work. Either I’m lucky, or just that good – I had it scraping nice curlies within 5 minutes of unboxing...

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Veritas flat and round bottom spokeshaves w A2 irons

Veritas flat and round bottom spokeshaves w A2 irons

08-02-2016 11:29 PM by TheFridge | 10 comments »

I’ve used them on a set of chairs and some other odds and ends. The fit and finish of veritas stuff is top notch and these work as advertised.

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