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Blog series by thiel updated 07-06-2009 02:54 AM 2 parts 1478 reads 8 comments total

Part 1: Mortiser

06-09-2009 03:16 AM by thiel | 4 comments »

Just ordered me a Powermatic 701 Mortising machine… and I got it for a steal! I’ll let you know when it arrives! Any tips for setting this type of tool up? I’ve seen a million videos on installing and tuning saws, but never a thing on a mortiser. 2009: The Summer of the Tenon!

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Part 2: Plane, English

07-06-2009 02:54 AM by thiel | 4 comments »

A few months ago on ebay, I picked up a couple planes. I’m a “power tool guy” (and frankly, what I see you guys do with hand tools looks like black magic to me!), but I figured I should see what all the fuss is about. Having never used a SHARP plane before, I was certain I didn’t need them! In the intervening months, I quit my job, moved to another state, and—perhaps most importantly—acquired a honing guide and a working knowledge of Scary Sharp. Th...

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