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Tool tote - success!

03-24-2020 06:09 PM by shawnSK | 5 comments »

The tool tote so far – the joints are cut, the sides are set and one end has been shaped. .I score a handle opening with a marking knife, (I’m really beginning to love this thing) and chisel the opening out with a mallet. The registration is good, the cut is square. I may be getting the hang of this after all. .I fit the handle into the slot and it fits snugly. It even gets kind of stuck. Wonderful!...I trace my finished end onto the other and this time I drill a hole in each corner of ...

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That moment when it feels like fun

03-21-2020 10:19 PM by shawnSK | 2 comments »

Today, planing a board to width, after so many plane adjustments and sharpening attempts, it finally worked. Edge shavings twice as thick as masking tape and the full board length! Now I get why people do this. :)

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Wooden Jack Plane Restoration

12-03-2019 05:55 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I have had this jack plane for a couple months now. It has been sitting there in the dark corner waiting for repairs. The body on this plane was pretty good shape, but the iron was rusty and it had no tote. I have no beech wood or apple wood so I went to my local woodworking shop and just picked up a chunk of lumber for $5. This is the second tote I have made and this one turned out 150% better than the last one. I did however break the first one due to a crack that I didn’t see. I used...

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How to dimension lumber with handtools #3: Reference Edge

09-13-2018 01:48 PM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

Now that the reference face is established we move on to the reference edge. I first visualize the low and high spots and using my jack plane begin to bring down the high spots to meet the low spots. Once the edge is fairly flat, I check for flatness using my reference. Once flat, I turn my attention to assuring I have a 90 degree edge. Using a combination of the jack plane, jointers plane and smoothing plane I fine tune the edge until it is flat and square to the reference face. I mark the e...

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How to dimension lumber with handtools #2: Reference Face

09-11-2018 01:56 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

In this video, I establish the reference face. The reference face will determine all other dimensions of the board. I begin by placing the board cup side down for stability then I determine which direction of the grain. Once the board is positioned on the workbench I chamfer the opposing edge and begin to plane the board perpendicular to the grain along the length of the board. Once the board is relatively flat side to side, I test for twist with my winding sticks. If twist exists, I plane d...

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Lego Table #9: Shooting board side project

12-11-2015 10:33 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

So I took some time to think about how to get better results from my drawers (well…that sure sounded better in my head then on the screen) and came up with the idea to make a shooting board. If I start with pieces that are milled properly, perhaps my drawer will look better than the first one… I mulled this over today as I hit the freshly clear-coated legs and base with a piece of a brown paper bag. I discovered this trick on one of The Schwartz’s blogs from a few years ago when working wi...

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #22: A Problem-child Stanley Transitional #26

02-09-2014 05:33 PM by Brad | 6 comments »

While meandering through an antique store, something toolish and vintage wooed me into a stall. It was a Stanley #26 transitional jack plane. Not that there’s anything remarkable about them. But what set this one apart was its just-came-off-the-assembly-line looks. Even the tote and knob were intact with but one chip to show for its long life. Here’s what I brought home, $20.00 the poorer for it. It had no checks. And the Stanley logo dates it c. 1909-1912. So it fits rig...

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Another "junk" Stanley #5 made usable.

10-30-2013 11:40 PM by JohnnyB | 9 comments »

At my favorite local junktique store, I saw a badly rusted Stanley #5 jack plane. It looked complete and free of major chips or cracks except for the broken tote, and it had the hard rubber adjustment knob, which probably makes it a Type 17. I was tempted, but I didn’t really need another jack plane. “Need”, however, is such an indefinite concept. A few weeks later, I decided to check whether the plane was still in the store. It was, and I bought it for $10. Here are two pic...

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My new friend Jack (stanley #5 hand plane nearly complete re-furbish)

09-04-2013 03:10 AM by RobynHoodridge | 4 comments »

Oh the joy of taking something dirty, flimsy, worn, and stained and soaked with someone elses sweat, and turning it into a crisp tool you can fall in love with.. .I know that all a plane has to be is functional. But making something that has personality as well as meeting the bare minimum of function is perhaps similar to making fine furniture rather than banging together plywood. You can’t always, but you do the former wherever you can. Also, I’ve coveted a hand plane for so l...

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J. Kellogg Jack Plane

09-01-2012 11:26 PM by Doug | 13 comments »

Today I visited a local thrift store. While I was there I picked up an old wooden jack plane. Here it is; As you can see it’s in pretty rough shape. I have to clean it up and make a new tote. The sole is not as flat as I’d like it to be and neither of the sides are square to the sole. I began to clean it up a bit and found a maker’s mark. After some magnification and some investigation I discovered that it was made by J. Kellogg of Amherst Massachusetts. I came to thi...

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