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The Bridle Kerfing Plane

February 7, 2015

All tools are made to order, one at a time, here at The Unplugged Woodshop.

Each model will be numbered, stamped with the UW logo,

and comes with a signed and dated, Certificate of Authenticity.

These hand tools are all Limited Editions and built to the highest possible standards using

the best materials available.

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A Kerfing Plane in Florida

April 13, 2014

I received a letter from Matt, in Florida, who made himself a Kerfing Plane following my design. Matt wrote me a note saying he kind of, Frankensteined the body, arms and fence, but I wanted to re-iterate that it’s not about the wood species or the aesthetics of the tool, it’s about the function. His […]

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The Sawyer’s Song

April 6, 2014

I had a few more questions recently about my Kerfing Plane and Frame Saw designs so, I thought it may be helpful to post another quick note to address them together. First off, I’d like to say a big ~THANKS~ to the dozens of readers and viewers, who have found interest in these two new […]

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A Frame Saw in South Africa

April 4, 2014

I received a letter from Simon, in South Africa yesterday. Simon recently completed his frame saw and I wanted to share it with you here. Thanks again for sharing this Simon, I hope you get as much use out of your saw as I do mine. Here’s a link to Simon’s blog where he documented […]

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Necessity is the Mother of Invention

March 19, 2014

The large chunk of old-growth pine in the foreground of the photo below, is a good example of the stock I commonly wish to resaw. It was a gift from a neighbor who reclaimed it from his boat shop in Massachusetts. It was in my shop out East, for almost a decade and through those […]

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The Frame Saw Part Two

March 14, 2014

In part one of the Frame Saw series, I  assembled the hardware, and started working on the frame components. I used 8/8 walnut for the frame parts and some off the shelf hardware, for the blade brackets. This video pick-ups with the final sanding of the parts, after which, an oil/varnish finish is applied. The […]

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Thinking Outside the Saw

March 13, 2014

In the last post, I talked about customizing the size of your Frame saw handles. [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]Making shop tools truly your own, makes them all that much ‘your own’.[/inlinetweet]  ( Tweet that ) So, besides the width of the handle bars and the diameter of the grips, what else could you do to […]

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The Details are Not the Details,

March 12, 2014

It wasn’t an accident, that I opened the Frame Saw chapter with a quote by Charles Eames. [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]”The details are not the details, they make the design.”[/inlinetweet] ( Tweet that ) I always encourage readers to make projects suit there own tastes and styles, and that holds true for the tool projects. […]

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The Frame Saw Part One

March 11, 2014

If you followed my last video series- The Kerfing Plane part one,  two and three, and assuming you’ll make one of these fine tools to use in your own shop, then this next video series should be of interest to you. The Frame Saw.   Although the frame saw is often associated with sawing shop […]

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The Kerfing Plane Part Three

March 6, 2014

In the last two video posts, The Kerfing Plane part one and part two, the fixed fence model was made from a nice, heavy 4/4 piece of quarter sawn cherry. I recommend using quarter-sawn stock when you make your planes too. It’ll make for a more stable tool. Again, if you don’t have any quarter […]

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