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Blog series by RGtools updated 11-25-2011 05:57 PM 4 parts 18971 reads 73 comments total

Part 1: Glenn Drake saves the day...twice.

03-06-2011 05:33 AM by RGtools | 6 comments »

I am currently building a small shelf out of Alder and some mystery white wood to house some of my finer tools so that I do not have to go into my larger cabinet to get them all the time. This is part of a larger initiative to keep my sharp tools sharp and accessible, as someone who only uses hand tools most of the time this is about as critical to my work-flow as paying the power bill before someone fires up their table saw. Roughly six hours got me to this point. I really did not take a...

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Part 2: Scraper shave fun

05-02-2011 04:46 AM by RGtools | 2 comments »

I did not have a lot of energy by the time I got done with everything else that I had to do, so my “mini-roubo” was just a bit out of reach. I still wanted to do something, so I went to the scrap heap and found a piece of walnut large enough to split down to a more straight grained piece. The goal here is to make a scraper shave, here are the prospective parts in there rough format the now straight grained walnut, a piece of desert ironwood (sometimes the scrap pile really pays...

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Part 3: Now serving 38

05-25-2011 05:45 PM by RGtools | 8 comments »

I was just so pleased to see how many tools I was able to fit on this $13 piece of 3/4 plywood. Beats the hell out of pegboard. Thanks for looking.

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Part 4: WWII Era German Handplane

11-25-2011 05:57 PM by RGtools | 57 comments »

Have you ever wanted something for a solid year without pulling the trigger? Day before yesterday I had to make a quick run into town with my wife and I finally decided this had to come home with me. This tool was loved. All I did before shooting this was set the wedge. Sharpening an old tool before sale is unheard of in this neck of the woods…but such a treat to come across. I made a point to write a note to the seller and let him know it’s going to a home where it’s goi...

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