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Hand Tool Finds #1: Introduction and Luck at an Antique Store

12-27-2018 01:25 PM by Beats85 | 3 comments »

Long time lurker, first time poster here. A little over a year ago I enlisted the help of my brother in-law to make a jewelry box for my daughter. I have been a tinkerer for a long time but that was my first serious wood working project. I got bit by the woodworking bug hard and have been learning and doing as much as I can since. Partly out of space constraints, but also because of the appeal of the “old ways” I’ve decided for now to be a completely hand tool woodworker. One day I’d lik...

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Cold Night Cleaning Planes

01-08-2018 02:02 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Just received some planes in the mail and wanted to get them on the shelf and ready for use. Hit that subscribe button.

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Tool Tote Restoration- Distressed Paint Job

09-11-2017 10:22 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 7 comments »

I got a chest that I am planning on turning into a hand plane chest. It already has a place for the handsaws on the lid. Inside the chest was an old tool tote or parts tote. It was in rough condition, but I decided to try and save it anyway. Let me know what you think. Hit that subscribe button.

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Handtool Basics #3: Restoring the American Bedrock...Plane that is - Restoring Stanley Bedrock 604c and 605

04-02-2017 03:12 AM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

I have restored several planes in my pursuit of finding the right tool in hand tool woodworking. I have done several Stanleys of various vintage and quality, off brands, and long dead brands that change hands around the US. I have met the odd fellow in a parking lot to look at a few planes in a trunk and make him an offer he can’t refuse. I have not however had the joy, nay, privileged of restoring a Stanley Bedrock plane. Whelp, that changes now. I got my hands on a couple of old ...

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How to Clean Hand Planes

01-09-2017 11:28 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

Sure, you can soak your “new” woodie into a bucket of boiled linseed oil, but that won’t get the gunk, grime, and paint splatter off of it. Check out this video to see how to clean your wooden planes while also get that fluid deep in the body. Check out the video on YouTube and subscribe for more.

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #82: Hand Plane Till

10-23-2016 01:31 AM by technoslick | 2 comments »

Earlier today I made a down-and-dirty hand plane till. Yesterday I hung the Stanley No. 5 and 6 on individual racks—lift up and pull out. Now it looks like I didn’t have many. I guess not, but they sure took up a lot of bench top space before. Do I buy more planes and added on for them, or do I use the free space on the left for something else? Nah. You can never have too many hand planes. :)

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Handplanes #4: Second Mastering Woodworking Show is On-Line

06-24-2016 05:17 PM by CobblerMtn | 2 comments »

The second of the two shows I filmed for Charles Neil’s Mastering Woodworking show aired today. In the first show I discussed the types of handplanes and showed a bit of technique for using planes to flatten wood. In this week’s show, I demonstrate shooting the ends of boards with a shooting board, including mitered edges using a donkey’s ear shooting board. Then I take an old Stanley plane through the restoration process to show how easily it can be done. If you aren&...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #62: Tuning a Rabbet Plane

02-07-2016 07:33 PM by technoslick | 2 comments »

Last year I acquired this rabbet plane from a computer client. I finally got around to honing the iron and tuning the setup. I ended up eyeballing the iron angle in a Veritas Mk II and came close enough that the new edge would work for this plane. It took a while to get the skew angle eyeballed and locked down. I put an ever-so-slight beveled on the corners. Wood plane are still a bit of mystery (black art!) to me. It took a lot of fiddling and guess work to figure out how to make the ...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #61: Tuning a barely usable trimming plane

02-02-2016 06:21 PM by technoslick | 0 comments »

A couple of years ago I bought a Kobalt 3-in Trimming Plane from our one-and-only box store. Since then I have come to learn how poorly made this is (and the other Kobalt planes are.) For me, money spent is money spent. And I’m always game for trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. I decided to tune this little sucker up and see what would come of it. You should have seen what this looked like before I got started. You would have had I thought to take a picture of it, ...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #60: The Past Four Months

01-29-2016 06:55 PM by technoslick | 5 comments »

Last autumn we decided to remodel the kitchen. One failed major appliance started the notion. It was a cascading effect and the main reason behind all the extra work and time consumed. We won’t do that again. At any rate, I have been busy acquiring new tools and accessories, most of them coming to me because of an unexpected windfall around the holidays. I’m hoping to express this in a way that doesn’t come across as gloating, bragging or ego-tripping. Right now, I can’...

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