Month: November 2008

A Low-Angle and So Much More…

What you see here is the Veritas Low-Angle Block plane-yet so much more. To start off I replaced the standard blade with a heavy-duty 1/8″ thick, 50 degree iron. To that I added a secondary bevel bringin’ this little baby just under 55 degrees! Amazing! That’s somewhere in the ‘York Pitch Ballpark” (Galoot, Galoot) “But wait there’s more…much more!” From there I added these incredible ‘after-market’ style wooden front knob and rear tote. Incredible! These elements combined with it’s adjustable front mouth and we have ourselves a plane to be reckoned with. It kind of morphed into a quazy-miniature...

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One Mans Treasure is Another Mans…

A few weeks ago I was walking along our street here in Toronto and noticed this old wooden door on the curb side of a neighbours house. They were throwing it out so I decided to take it home. I’m just finishing off a modern sideboard for a client here in the city and once completed I’ll be starting an exterior door for a Heritage property in an old area of town. This will be a great point of reference when building my clients new door; at the very least I’ll be able to dissect it and see how...

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