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Blog series by Mosquito updated 03-20-2017 01:34 PM 14 parts 46107 reads 123 comments total

Part 1: Table of Contents

01-17-2013 06:12 PM by Mosquito | 2 comments »

Greetings, This blog series is going to be for postings that don’t necessarily go with anything else, and/or entries that will be just a single post. I will probably use it mainly for random things around the shop. Stuff like jigs, tool holders, etc. I’m going to use this first blog entry as a “Table of Contents” of sorts. Mortise Chisel RackRack built for my mortise chisels, out of scrapsTravel Plane TillA small cabinet style plane till with a carrying han...

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Part 2: Mortise Chisel Rack

01-17-2013 06:23 PM by Mosquito | 5 comments »

This was a short and quick project using some scraps I had to make a rack for my mortise chisels. I was cleaning up the shop, and got to these, which were just sitting on the floor. I saw them and thought I should make a rack for them. It was pretty simple, mostly poplar, with some oak dowel. I don’t have pictures of the “stock prep” stage, but I started by cutting the two bottom pieces to the same size, as well as the two vertical pieces. Then I marked marked them ...

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Part 3: Travel Plane Till

01-17-2013 06:58 PM by Mosquito | 9 comments »

This was a project that I posted a little while ago. The back story is that I live in an apartment about 35 minutes from my parents’ place. I go back and forth between the two if I’m doing extensive work where noise might be an issue (mortising, any power tools, etc). Not liking making a lot of trips to carry handplanes down the stairs, I built this special till to make that easier… I started by using some poplar for the top and sides, and dovetailed them together. ...

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Part 4: Adjustable Plane Till

01-19-2013 06:45 AM by Mosquito | 5 comments »

I posted this project recently, and had said I would do a blog about it, going into more depth than I did in my project posting. Here it goes… I didn’t take too many pictures of the work in progress, because quite plainly, it was pretty basic. Just cut some groves in a piece of 3/4” plywood, cut some poplar to length, and size, and screwed it all together. I started out by making this little jig/poor mans drill press type thing. I used a rockler drill guide, and som...

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Part 5: Making my Plane Swap entry

10-20-2013 03:08 PM by Mosquito | 19 comments »

This is the plane I made for NateDog for the 2013 Plane Swap. It’s made of red oak, and is sort of a hybrid between krenov and traditional. It’s made with 4 pieces, 1 for the bed and tote, one for the toe, and one on each side. This turned out to be good, as I could make multiple attempts at the sides before I settled on ones I was happy with (I believe I made 5 sides total). The tote was then shaped out of the piece that’s laminated in the middle. The bed is 55°...

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Part 6: Simple Ogee with Stanley #45

08-29-2014 05:12 AM by Mosquito | 11 comments »

I made a quick video while testing out my Stanley #45 8H and 8R bases. It was quite fun, this was my 2nd time trying this.

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Part 7: Practice Moldings with my Stanley #55

04-08-2015 03:28 PM by Mosquito | 9 comments » I’ve already posted this video on the Hand Plane and State of the Shop threads, but thought I’d preserve it this blog series as well. I’m using my Stanley #55 for the first time (Technically the 2nd time, as I did a practice with this iron before I shot this video). It was relatively easy, and this was one of the more complex irons. It uses all 3 skates, and 1 fence.

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Part 8: Grinder Stand, with 'plans'

04-27-2015 04:50 AM by Mosquito | 13 comments »

So along with several other LumberJocks, I got an 8” Slow Speed Grinder recently (last week). This weekend I decided to spend some time to make a stand for it. It only took me about an hour to build this, and I only used a pair of 2×4’s and a piece of 12” x 18” 3/4” plywood (and some screws)  I also have a rough set of ‘plans’ that I made for it as well. Was pretty simple to do. Unfortunately, the camera was being less than coop...

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Part 9: Winding Sticks

05-18-2015 05:35 PM by Mosquito | 1 comment »

I started a new project this weekend, and part of that was prepping some rough cherry. What good projects generally start with, is another project first lol I was looking for something to use as winding sticks (I usually use pieces of aluminum angles), when I decided I’d just make a set from some scraps instead (about time). These are Poplar with Padauk accents. I used a scrap from a piece I had on my tool chest, but later removed (hence there’s a few screw holes). It was...

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Part 10: Stanley #55 Set Up Follow Up

09-13-2015 07:17 PM by Mosquito | 9 comments »

I guess my definition of “Soon” is somewhat lax lol I had mentioned before (5 months ago, in this blog post I had taken some extra pictures and I would do a follow up on how I set up the various skates of the #55 to make the molding profile I had been testing out. So this is the profile I had been using:   There are up to 3 skates on the #55 ( I used all 3 on this profile, but only two with the smaller version of it). First is the skate that’s on the main ...

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Part 11: M-W TCA Regional Tool Meet Feb 2016

02-19-2016 12:40 AM by Mosquito | 12 comments » I went to the M-W TCA Region A tool meet February 13 2016 and had a good time. The complete list of pictures can be found here: Case Mod Portfolio: http://themodsquito.comFacebook:

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Part 12: Using a Shooting Board

04-11-2016 05:04 PM by Mosquito | 12 comments » In shooting some video for an upcoming project, I uploaded a quick little clip about a shooting board…

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Part 13: Barnes Foot Powered Mortiser Disassembly

03-13-2017 03:33 AM by Mosquito | 9 comments » I finally got around to editing and uploading this video. After I got enough of the mortiser cleaned up to get it moving again, I disassembled it to get ready to start cleaning some of the parts up and getting rid of the rust. I haven’t gotten very far on that part yet, but I did get it all disassembled.  Case Mod Portfolio: http://themodsquito.comFacebook:

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Part 14: W. F. & J. Barnes Foot Mortiser Assembly and Test Run

03-20-2017 01:34 PM by Mosquito | 7 comments » I put my W. F. and J. Barnes Foot Powered Mortiser back together, sharpened up the chisel, and made a few test cuts with it. Case Mod Portfolio: http://themodsquito.comFacebook:

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