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Handplane Restoration #1: Planes, Planes, Planes

03-20-2007 05:52 AM by WayneC | 25 comments »

After a long week at work, I decided it was time to start the process of restoring my bench planes. I have been collecting them for a while with the intent of getting a good set of operational hand planes. I am hoping I will get a good set of usable planes at a reasonable cost. Currently, I have the following size planes set aside for restoration: #3, #4, #4 1/2, #605, #5 1/2, #6, #7 and #8. All of these are Stanley except for the #8 which is a Sargent VBM 428. The #4 1/2 and t...

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Hand Cut Double Dovetail Experiment

07-03-2008 06:48 AM by Woodhacker | 83 comments »

After admiring the double and double-double dovetail joints that are capable with the Incra and other jigs, I started thinking, “Why not try this by hand?” So this box is my first experiment with handcut double dovetails. It took me some time to figure out the joinery process, but once I realized a few things about this type of joint, it seemed do-able. It was quite challenging but also a ton of fun. It also does take some degree of patience and precision…which I’m still working on. In...

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"My Son Eric Zongker's First Contemporary Furniture Piece"

11-03-2008 04:45 AM by Dennis Zongker | 36 comments »

When My son, a 17 year old, junior at Millard South High School. Asked if he could have some help making a chair/bench with a lot of bending, in the legs and back. For his school project. I asked him; I don’t know are you ready for something that complicated. Of course he said, of cource I am. I was thinking to myself. I really don’t have time to make another piece of furniture right now. To my surprise. For the first time he was really into it. I was thinking he wouldn’t...

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