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shop made tools #2: Panel Raising Plane.

01-10-2012 02:40 AM by Don W | 14 comments »

I’ve bid on some panel raising planes but the prices always seem to be out of reach. I decided to convert a wood bodied plane I had restored a while ago. This is the plane I started with. I cut a groove on the side toward the raised panel and sharpened the blade on that side as well. I cut it on the table saw and finished it up with my new Veritas shoulder plane. I added a nicker to cut the line around the panel. I tried it without it and got some fur on softwood...

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Wood stabilizing #1: Equipment and first batch

11-23-2018 04:55 PM by Dave Polaschek | 20 comments »

I’ve got some spalted elm left over from building my low bench plus some soft maple and other woods that are a little soft and punky. But they’re very pretty, so I decided I’d give wood stabilizing a try. I ordered a vacuum chamber and pump on eBay, plus a gallon of Cactus Juice from Turntex. Once everything arrived, I assembled the hose and rested the vacuum chamber. The pump pulled a vacuum quickly, and the chamber held it reasonably well, so I was good to goon that front. I cut up a b...

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Tongue Drums #1: The soundboard/tongue top

06-07-2021 01:08 AM by GnarlyErik | 1 comment »

There’s been enough interest in the tongue drums I’ve built, I’ve decided to make a blog entry to share what I have learned, much of it through trial and error, as well as what research as I can find. Plese keep in mind that I am NOT a musician, so there’s been a lot of trial and error on my part. I’ve lost count now, but I’ve made well over a dozen of these things, with no two of them exactly alike. I will attempt an ongoing blog to describe the process and what I’ve learned. Since...

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