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Sharpening chisels—forget weaker micro bevels

01-29-2012 11:14 PM by Paul Sellers | 127 comments »

Sharpening chisels—forget weaker micro bevels Controversial though it may seem, and though adopting micro-bevel methods for sharpening chisels may seem to make sense, a freehand convex bevel actually gives exactly the same sharpness as any micro-bevel method, but takes only a fraction of the time to develop. A convex bevel keeps its edge longer, is stronger than most other bevels and needs no special equipment beyond a pair of hands. Establishing the skill to sharpen the convex camber ...

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Hand Plane Restoration #1: Stanley Bench Plane

10-15-2007 10:24 PM by David | 74 comments »

STANLEY BENCH PLANE RESTORATION Click here for large format version PDF ELECTROLYTIC RUST REMOVAL INSTRUCTION SHEET More information available on my woodworking blog & podcast The Folding Rule Show Step #1 – Cleaning & Rust Removal I have been inspired by a number of resources to start using my hand planes and start on the slippery slope of a hand plane collection. Not the least of whom has been Wayne, our own Lumberjocks plane guru. Of course I have also explored...

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Workbenches for the Shop

10-30-2007 07:26 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 31 comments »

The Sign of a Craftsman Most woodworkers, including myself, have dreamed of building the traditional European style workbench. This has to be one of the greatest trademarks of a craftsman that even trumps the dovetail. Anybody that enters your shop and sees one of these beauties would have no doubt that you can administer dovetails with the skill of a legendary craftsman. Here are some thoughts on this table style. The table is designed to accommodate a certain work style, particular...

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Rockler Bench Cookie Challenge Video

02-21-2010 05:09 AM by DonW | 30 comments »

Ok Guys and Gals, here is my first attempt at a woodworking video of any kind answering the Rockler Bench Cooke Challenge. I hope you like it.

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Bowling Alley Workbench #15: Falling Off the Wagon... (vise that is)

09-09-2010 04:06 AM by PurpLev | 28 comments »

Hard to believe, I know. It’s been over a year since I announced the workbench complete, although there was always that missing part, that loose end that had to be tied off in order to officially declare it a complete project. Not only was it a loose end (literally, the vise screw was hanging loose in it’s slot), but it was a missing integral part of the bench that I kept on wishing I had setup and functional. The Wagon Vise to hold down boards for planing flat and similar work...

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Workbench for $175 #2: Forget treble. Give me some BASE !

12-21-2010 05:59 PM by NBeener | 27 comments »

I think I underestimated the number of hours this workbench would take me, even though the article pegged it at about 30. So … I’ve been overdoing it a bit on shop time. Sue me ;-) Anyway, the workbench base—also made entirely out of 2×8 boards of Home Depot Douglas Fir—is complete. The legs are glue-ups. The end assemblies are glued. The end assemblies are bolted to the frame rails. It’s square. It’s solid. It’s stable. Lef...

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Shop #3: Workbench

01-14-2011 03:55 PM by Big Ben | 25 comments »

My old bench was just not cutting it. Not sturdy enough for using hand planes, could not store other large tools, it was too low (I am 6’7”) and it was just not cool. From Woodworking For my new bench I choose to use Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) for the top and Douglas Fir for the legs. Here are some of the other choices I made for the bench: From Woodworking Legs – Co planer with top, 5.25” x 5” x 39” with Mortise and Tenon joints that will be pegge...

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Workbench 101

02-05-2008 09:22 PM by PanamaJack | 25 comments »

Over the past several years I have been needing and wanting to buy or maybe just make a workbench. I have gone to five woodworking shows in three states over the past two years. At these shows and in several magazines or catalogs I have noticed many of these really nice woodworking benches that are way far out of my reach as far as the $$$ involved. Finally after a elongated sick spell lasting nearly two months I finally get few boards together, screws, a very few nails and other items tha...

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V8 Degree wedge powered workbench #1: Some Features and Operational Videos.

08-31-2012 08:56 PM by shipwright | 25 comments »

While this is the beginning of my construction blog for the V8 Degree bench, I’m not actually going to get into the build just yet. There are a few more features that I didn’t want to clutter the project post with and I’ve added a couple of demo videos on the vices. I thought it would be best to start with a full view of the bench and its operational features first and get into the construction process in the next segment. This photo shows the dog hole inserts that hide a...

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Cookies for Christmas?

12-06-2009 01:20 AM by Martin Sojka | 25 comments »

Seems like everybody is raving about the Rockler Bench Cookies lately. And this might be the right time to get a pack for your shop… I’d like to welcome Rockler in our growing family of the sponsors. Rockler decided to mix all our LJ advertising ingredients into one compact and, I hope, successful recipe. The campaign spanning 3 whole winter months will feature: Skyscraper banner on LJ Exclusive sponsorship of the Woodworking Skillshare and Tools, Hardware & Acce...

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