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Blog series by mot updated 01-13-2008 08:46 PM 3 parts 46310 reads 72 comments total

Part 1: Jig for hand planing small parts.

12-09-2007 09:08 PM by mot | 15 comments »

As I continue on my journey to becoming more proficient at the use of hand planes and the like, I’ve had some serious headaches. One of the major headaches I’ve had is surface planing small parts. I’ve tried clamping and locking in the vise. I’ve tried bench dogs and other various means. I’ve not been able to consistently come up with a way to hold small parts. The following is an idea I gleaned from a woodworking video by Rob Cosman. It’s just a pi...

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Part 2: Dowel Stock Preparator!

12-09-2007 09:41 PM by mot | 22 comments »

I’ve been fiddling with wooden hinges, and can’t get good dowel stock. Epecially dowel stock that matches the species of wood I’m working with. I gleaned this jig from another Rob Cosman video. I took a 2” piece of walnut from the scrap pile. I drilled a 1/4” (0.247” actually) hole in it close to one face. I took a few passes through the drum sander to just show the hole cut. I chamfered one end to accept the workpiece stock. I clamped an old plane...

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Part 3: Shooting Board Basics - VIDEO

01-13-2008 08:46 PM by mot | 35 comments »

WayneC, Bob #2 and I, have had some conversations about shooting boards. The conversations don’t last long because we all agree with eachother. It’s really the death of conversation. However, some of the hand tool posts have netted some good questions on what a shooting board is, how it works, what it does and how you use it. I put together a 15 minute overview of the basics of the shooting board. Please note, the shooting board is a tool that will have unlimited uses in yo...

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