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Hand plane DIY blog #5: Still rambling about hand plane making...

06-30-2017 11:35 PM by mafe | 8 comments »

Hand plane DIY blogStill rambling about hand plane making… Here we go again…This is part two of the hand plane ramblings, in this part we should see both the toothing plane, two small hand planes with antique Peugeot irons, a Krenov type long block plane with a Hook iron and a toothing plane come to life. Thank you for the birthday greetings in my last post, had a wonderful day and a wee birthday party at my workshop, what more can a man ask for?. Let’s jump into th...

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Improved two stage dust collector mod

07-31-2014 02:25 AM by Praedo | 1 comment »

I wanted a dust collector for my garage workshop. A single-stage collector just wouldn’t do it: I had to have a dual-stage with a large bucket for chips. I have a two-car garage and two cars to park in it, so all of my equipment must be mobile and have a small enough footprint to fit around the perimeter at the end of the day. I didn’t have the budget for a true cyclone, so I decided to modify a regular single-stage dust collector. I wanted the chip bucket to have a large capac...

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A Hard Year in 2015 Wife's Courageous Fight with Colon Cancer and the Eulogy I wrote for Her Funeral

01-21-2016 08:27 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 36 comments »

For most of 2015, I don’t remember posting much, or writing much in my blog. I don’t even really remember thinking much about doing it. I Just didn’t have the energy for that. We did a full-on fight against Colon Cancer, after it was discovered as the reason for my wife’s cough that wouldn’t go away. This was quite a shock for both of us, and the adjustment took some time, and was exhausting. Shelli had a bad cough that started about Thanksgiving in 2014, ...

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Dust Collection #5: Dust Collection #5

03-31-2017 11:43 PM by Roger | 24 comments »

Just a quick fix for plunge router dust collection hose that needs to be up and out of the way. It don’t get anymore redneck than this ladies and gents. Works grrrrrrrrrr8! The bungie cord keeps it up, and keeps it flexible. Total cost…. Ohh I don’t know, maybe 3.87…. LOL. Just so’s you’s know’s…........ I do have one long hose that I’ll use for “sweeping” up here and there, thus the longness of it,my “hot-rod&...

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Building the Infill Shooting Plane #1: Getting on Target

07-19-2016 02:57 AM by JayT | 10 comments »

During the 2015 Plane and Spokeshave Swap, I built a couple of what came to be called Transitional Infill Shooting Planes. A few people asked for a blog, but there weren’t enough pics to really document the build, so it wasn’t done. Well, after completing a few other projects, I decided to build one more and will try to do a detailed enough blog that someone else could follow along and build their own shooting plane. Lets get started. Gathering materials. First thin...

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The Bargain Saw Blade List is Back!

07-04-2013 01:09 PM by knotscott | 24 comments »

Forrest WWII, Infinity Super General, Ridge Carbide TS2000, Freud Fusion, and Tenryu Gold Medal are all great saw blades. It’s hard to go wrong with any of them if you’re willing to plunk down $80-$130. Try getting a good blade with a budget in the $10-$40 range, and the odds of getting a good one fall dramatically. No need to despair….for those who missed out on the great Leitz/Irwin, Leitz/Delta, Onsrud, Delta 7657, and CMT clearance deals in recent years, below is list of current deals tha...

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Ultimate Mobile Woodworking Bench (UMWB) #1: Design

10-19-2013 11:06 PM by Garry | 18 comments »

I’ve been thinking about this for a while. I’m a contract engineer so we have to move every few years. My shop is usually one side of a two car garage with makeshift shelves. I sometimes add some cheap cabinets but end up leaving them when we move. A good dust collection system is out of the questions so I usually do a lot of my work in the driveway. This means carry saw horses and plywood for makeshift benches and wheeling tools on rollers in and out. There are many trips back an...

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Shop Made Scroll Saw - Part 1

04-16-2012 02:01 AM by William | 21 comments »

I have wanted to make a shop made scroll saw for some time now. The problem is, the ones I’ve seen are either treadle type or pedal driven. The main reason I did not want one like that is my health. I have enough pain issues without trying to work a saw with my feet. So when I seen the idea for this saw I’m building in the August 1986 issue of WOOD magazine, I couldn’t wait to build it. So here goes.First thing I done was to prep all my lumber for the frame. I’m making...

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Shop Made Scroll Saw - Part 3

04-18-2012 12:49 AM by William | 21 comments »

If any of you haven’t seen the rest of this build, here is Part 1 and Part 2.Here, I have cut and am test fitting the table. Luckily one of my older sons was home today. He didn’t work because of the rain. If it wasn’t for him, the table wouldn’t have gotten done today. There was quite a bit of digging to find a piece of pecan large enough for the table. That is one of the features I love about this design. It has a massive table. It is eighteen inches wide and thirty ...

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Building a Moving Fillister Plane #1: Precursor and laminating the body

06-12-2014 10:46 PM by Wally331 | 4 comments »

Intro- I’ve been using a lot of wooden planes recently and have really come to enjoy their lightness and the feel of wood sliding on wood. Obviously there are a ton of vintage woodies out there; however, I quite enjoy making my own versions of them. They are a lot cheaper (if you have some time on your hands) and you don’t have to deal with old warped wood and a host of other problems you may encounter. I can’t say I am an expert by any means, I’m simply sharing my...

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