Hand Tools Adventure #3: Sidetrack, New Tools to Make.

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 01-17-2014 12:49 AM 2704 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When I ended the last segment I had just tried out the router plane. It needed a little tuning so the next day I honed and adjusted it a little and finished up the grooves for the bottom. It worked very well.

I was going to move on to fitting up the box and veneering the inside but Patrick had said that I really needed one of these........ so I made one.

Meanwhile I had ordered some OBG from Patrick and we got talking about toothing planes and he agreed to sell me a blade ….... so of course I got into that as soon as the blade arrived. This is how far I got this afternoon. Tomorrow I will refine and shape it but it actually works right now.

Just so you know my sidetrack isn’t all Patrick’s fault, there’s also the little matter of my canister filter getting a little clogged and needing a cleaning …... One thing led to another and I decided to make the long planned move to building it in. It now takes up as little space as I can compress it into and is still accessible….. and it really sucks since being cleaned.

I do promise to get back to the FBDT box soon ….. maybe tomorrow ….. after I shape and play with the new plane.

Thanks for looking in. I am still alive, just not getting much done on the box.


-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#1 posted 01-17-2014 01:22 AM

im thinking that maybe a sandbox with all the new toys may be required, we will see what comes next, besides that i do wish you to have fun and enjoy the looks fun…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 01-17-2014 01:37 AM

Your HF dc is very interesting. How does it do with all the piping going up and over? Thnx in advance Paul.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 01-17-2014 02:45 AM

It’s early to say Roger but it seems to be pretty good so far. There’s good volume of moving air at the end.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#4 posted 01-17-2014 05:13 AM

It’s never ending… Every time I see you and mafe building a tool, I go “I need that one”.

What’s OBG?

I did similar for my DC. And what a difference it made.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#5 posted 01-17-2014 05:26 AM

Old Brown Glue

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#6 posted 01-17-2014 05:33 AM

AAhh!!! I was trying to guess all king of woodworking word combination to no avail.

Thanks :)

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#7 posted 01-17-2014 06:55 AM

Wow. Does the blade for the toothing plane really stand up straight like that? It looks more like a scraping plane in that position.

Can’t wait to see your SWDTs.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#8 posted 01-17-2014 09:55 AM

All good stuff Paul. I like the router plane. I’ve been wanting to make one for a long time but haven’t got around to it yet. Yours sure works well. The plane is really nice too. I like that you used the side grooves instead of a pin to hold the wedge. I need a toothing plane and I remember seeing one made in my guitar making book where they made one by filing notches into a regular blade. I’ve been thinking of toothing a cabinet scraper that can fit into my #80 scraper plane. I also like your vacuum setup. Saves a lot of usable work space. All well done and very useful projects.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 01-17-2014 01:42 PM

I am so impressed.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#10 posted 01-17-2014 02:10 PM

Great job Paul.
Your foray into hand tool woodworking has me doing more jobs by hand that I used to do with machines.
Very enjoyable.
My filter needed to have the seal re-glued after I noticed it hanging the other day.
So, I cleaned the heck out of the filter while I was at it, and boy o boy, what a difference !
I was secretly ashamed that I didn’t notice the reduction in power, and have now added a label on the side as a reminder. My old gray matter isn’t what it used to be…lol

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#11 posted 01-17-2014 05:02 PM

That looks like some beautiful shavings coming of the router plane and I see a nice groove ,so by using all hand tool where is the need for that dust collector. LOL

-- Kiefer

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#12 posted 01-18-2014 04:26 AM

Hey Paul … You’ve got a pretty nice looking workshop set-up down south too. I love all these wonderful tools that you’re busy making … but will be glad when you’ve finished with the “tool fettish”. I’m beginning to wonder if this isn’t a ‘stalling tactic’ while you gather courage to play with your uber-exotic veneers!! ... LOL !! :)

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#13 posted 01-18-2014 05:35 AM

.........not such a bad call Elaine. All subconscious of course…..

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#14 posted 01-18-2014 11:20 PM

I can completely appreciate the “distractions” that come up when you are doing a project. I have often said, that there are times I work “IN” the shop and times I work “ON” the shop, I try to balance those elements.. It’s all a part of the process. Keep pressing on. You must be married to a great lady that understands the “why” behind what you do. I hope you share with her the hundreds of like minded folks all around the world that appreciate your work, way of thinking, and insight into doing things creatively and extremely well. You can give her a bug hug and kiss for me.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#15 posted 01-19-2014 10:22 PM

Looks like a great set up.

-- I never finish anyth

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