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Hand Planes


Continuing Education

Don

This past week I’ve been watching some new DVD’s I recently ordered from Lie Nielsen Toolworks. I’d like to share some thoughts specifically on Don McConnell’s Traditional Molding Techniques: The Basics If you’ve ever wanted to replicate an heirloom molding perhaps from an antique furniture…


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Resurrecting ~Jack~

first shavings

One cold evening, this past November I was taking a break from writing; surfing around the web, from E-Bay to Kijiji through Craig’s List and the like. I stumbled over an add that simply read ‘Old Tools’. I clicked on the add and viewed the…


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A Low-Angle and So Much More…

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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!…


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Shooting Down the Planes

three shooters

Sometimes I’ll meet fellow woodworkers who don’t yet utilise a shooting board in their workshop arsenal. In my mind I think that they don’t fully understand how much this simple appliance can help hand tool users accurately perform tasks in woodworking. This article is not…


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Sanding Planes

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This is a shot of a few ‘sanding planes’ I made over the past year. They’re a great shop made tool that puts a little pleasure into the dreaded task of sanding. I’ll do all I can to leave these things sitting on my shelf;…


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Two Krenovs

krenov_4

A while back I went to visit the shop of a good friend of mine and fellow wood-worker, Mike Morrison. In my hand I held one of my prized possessions, my James Krenov Smoothing plane. I had purchased it a year or two ago, the…


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When East meets West

two planes

These days, when you open up your favorite Woodworking Magazines you see an incredible amount of hand tools coming back into style by manufacturers from literally all over the world. While this indeed is a good thing for hand tool users and collectors, the amount…


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Krenov Smoothing Plane

krenov_smoother

Originally posted on Blogger-Jan 21, 2008 …One fine day last year I was surfing around the net and came across the James Krenov Direct website. I had stumbled over it before and once again was admiring the pics of his work there. To my surprise…


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