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Blog series by rhybeka updated 07-20-2016 01:24 AM 3 parts 3440 reads 11 comments total

Part 1: Hand Tool Project - #1

01-12-2016 10:25 PM by rhybeka | 3 comments »

When the Sexy Plane Give-Away Traditional woodworking contest thread first started, I was thinking about the projects I’d wanted to start on from Stumpy Nub’s Old Timey Workshop videos. A saw bench was on my list, and I thought I had time. However, other things ended up becoming priority and before I knew it the holidays were here and me with a lack of time off and an inability to spend any great length of time in my shop due to the falling temperatures (and a certain beagle who acts more lik...

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Part 2: Hand Tools Project #1 - 2

01-14-2016 05:34 PM by rhybeka | 8 comments »

As you can imagine, my first box joint didn’t go so well. but it’s at least been accomplished! So on the previous blog post, it was suggested I use a coping saw to get the majority of the waste. I braved the single/negative temps and grabbed it from the garage. once done: and finally chiseled out: Doesn’t look bad, but once you fit it together – not so much – Lessons Learned/re-learned: 1) Pine is really soft and sucks to chisel 2) ...

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Part 3: Plane Till

07-20-2016 01:24 AM by rhybeka | 0 comments »

Had the chicken before the egg conversation with myself again yesterday, and in a fit of frustration of not having enough storage and needing a way to neatly store my planes, I bit the bullet and got started on my hand plane til. It was supposed to be my first foray into hand tool joinery but no. I decided in the essence of time and my need for storage it would just be a quick job with glue and kreg screws and I could redo it down the line when I could finish off a new til for the base of my...

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