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Handtool Basics #6: History of the Western Handplane

01-18-2019 04:53 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 4 comments »

In this video I looked at a few popular hand planes in my collection and through history to show the development of the hand plane from the second century AD through the modern era. In my collection are the Sandusky model 13, Stanley Bedrock number 5, Stanley Handyman Number 5 (British Stanley), Lie Nielsen Number 5 1/2, and the RALI 260 Evolution N. I also looked at the Goomanham plane, Stanley Bailey Patent Planes, and the transitional plane Please let me know if there are any impo...

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Handtool Basics #2: Bevel Edge Western Bench Chisel Shootout

02-20-2017 08:04 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 3 comments »

Hey guys, In this video I compare several popular western bench chisel brands for: ease of sharpening, ergonomics, fit to tasks, and general fit and finish. I compared everything I could get my hands on from ALDI, Harbor Freight, Narex, Irwin Marples, Stanley Sweetheart, and even Lie Nielsen and Veritas. These are all obviously opinions and my methods were anything but scientific, but I hope this gives you a little bit more info before you pick out your next set of chisels. View on You...

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Are Expensive Chisels Worth the Money?

02-08-2017 11:03 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 4 comments »

I recently had the opportunity to have chisels from most of the major North American brands; everything from Harbor Freight, Irwin Marples, Stanley Sweetheart, Narex, Lie Nielsen, Veritas, even ALDI workzone. I put them all through there paces: ergonomics, sharpening, flattening, pairing, dovetails, mortise and tenons, even had cut dadoes. I put this video together to sort of sum up the experience, I sort of buried the lead in the video but here are the cliff notes. Veritas is on it̵...

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Woodworking in America #1: GREAT!!

09-28-2016 12:45 AM by CharlieK | 6 comments »

View on YouTubeI had an amazing time at Woodworking in America. This was my first time there and I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect. As always, one of my biggest concerns was meeting and hanging out with new people and that was NO PROBLEM! Everyone I met was not just friendly, but downright welcoming. I wrote a complete blog article on my website with LOTS of pictures if you want to know more. I hope you don’t mind that I didn’t post all the pictures here. I figured si...

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HandWorks Event 2015 #1: What an Amazing Event!

05-17-2015 03:34 AM by CharlieK | 5 comments »

Four friends and I drove down from Minneapolis to Cedar Rapids for the 2015 Handworks Event. I was quite pleasantly surprised by how good it was. We were only there on Friday, but it went on for the whole weekend. Wow, where to start! Lots of vendors, Lots and Lots and Lots of tools, and many well known names in the woodworking community; Chris Schwarz, Roy Underhill, Ron Hock, and many more that you would recognize. Here is a really blurry picture of me with Mike Siemsen. Chris S...

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Drawknife #1: Auriou or Lie Nielsen Drawknife?

06-30-2014 11:20 PM by LYBeaulieu | 2 comments »

I’m debating on buying either the Auriou or the Lie Nielsen drawknife. Although I’ve read good things about the LN drawknife I hadn’t heard anything about the Auriou drawknives. I’d appreciate any feedback on either drawknife. Thanks in advance! LB

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Roubo Inspired Bench #2: Enjoying the winter months with my Beech!

05-25-2013 02:45 PM by jusfine | 2 comments »

I have extended the length of the base to make room for more drawers, and also the length of the top to 96” instead of the WW planned 87” since my material was 10’ long and there seemed to be thought at the time that it would be better suited for what I do… After a lot of planing and thicknessing (those pieces are really awkward and heavy after awhile) I was ready to start with the glue-ups of the top sections. Most of the beech pieces I had were between 6&#...

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First REAL Plane!!!

05-08-2009 10:17 PM by Geologist | 11 comments »

Hey LJs!!! I am sooo excited right now, I just received my first real hand plane, a Lie-Nielsen Low angle block plane! I have been saving up for this for weeks now, and it has been worth it. I figured for being my first, I would start off with a non-adjustable mouth, and then when I can afford/need one I will get the Lee Valley premiums. This plane is a beauty, the only thing I wish Lie Nielsen did was stamp a date on when the tool was manufactured, that way, when I pass it onto my kids, t...

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A trip to Lie Nielsen...

08-11-2008 08:29 AM by ShannonRogers | 13 comments »

The following is excerpted from my blog, The Renaissance Woodworker. I hope you enjoy it. We had less than perfect weather this year in Maine and while it made for bad kayaking and sun bathing, it was great for a pilgrimage to Warren, ME. Just up the road from the world famous Moody's diner you see that telltale red roof come into view. When you first step through the door into the showroom, you cannot help but take a deep breath and sigh. It is a beautiful showroom done in all h...

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