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05-20-2018 03:00 PM

New to me finishing technique - 5 replies

I enjoy building furniture up to the finishing part, then it is a chore. Part of my problem is the time involved to get to it right. My current primary finishing method is to hand plane flat surfaces with a smoothing plane keeping the blade sharp, touching up any trouble spots with a card scraper, and finally sanding curved areas with a 220 grit...

02-20-2018 02:29 PM

Reinforced Cope and Stick Doors - 7 replies

I am at the stage of building the doors for my kitchen cabinets. The doors will be heavy so I feel the need to reinforce the cope and stick joint that I will be using for the raised panels which need to float. I have two options: The first is to use the adjustable Freud bits and create an extended tenon at the end of the rail and a correspond...

11-26-2012 01:04 AM

Dad's old Stanley #78 - 12 replies

This morning I cleaned my Dad’s old Stanley #78 rabbet plane. Not sure what year it was produced but it was made in the USA. The plane was missing the guide fence and rod and the blade was rusted beyond salvation. Fortunately after over 100 years of production Stanley still makes this plane and replacement parts are available. ...

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