Shortly after a post about the Millers Falls No.42 coping saw on C. Schwarz’s blog – the saw became “challenging” to find. This might be because it offers one of the better mechanisms for adjusting the blade. So I hunted ar...
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Location: Toronto, Canada
I was born in 1970.
Educated as a computer scientist - specializing in image processing/computer vision, and usability of objects.
I live in Toronto, Canada.
I've spent the last 12 years renovating my house. Nearing the end now (if there really is an end!). Finally getting to the point where I can concentrate on woodworking... well after the workshop is fitted out and the workbench whose wood has been acclimatizing for years is built!
I'm a keen rhykenologist - focusing on block planes. I have become an avid tool collector, mostly Millers Falls and Sargent. I do some tool restoration, and research on tool history. Would eventually like to get involved with some tool design.
Over the years I have become more interested in how the use of tools and objects has affected our development, how they are designed and how they have evolved.
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For anyone wishing to start making wooden planes, I suggest something like this 2-day workshop at Lee Valley.I took the workshop run by Steven Der-Garabedian last June, and had a great time. I have to admit the plane still isn’t “finis...
A tear-down of a Millers Falls 709, as per the Millers Falls advertising literature. http://workingbyhand.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/buck-rogers-planes-part-2/
An interesting series of block planes in which the base, and often other components are made of steel – formed using a combination of stamping press and punch press. They were touted as “indestructible”. http://workingbyhand.w...