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  1. Brotherhood between a savage and mad architect - Gifts from afar!!!

    Gifts from afar!!! Brotherhood between a savage and mad architect When I joined LJ I expected nothing, and here I am 297 days later, so many kind people I have as buddies, a passion but best of all I got myself a third brother! Ok - you will probably say I'm crazy now, and I am - I'm the mad...
  2. Night stand

    Night stand made from cherry did a dado and rabbit joint for the case joinery and biscuit joined the top hop my post worked I'm new to woodworking a d would like to hear feed back from the vets that's helpful always a pleasure to talk to pros and learn 3 parts base and cabinet used a kreg joiner...
  3. Ipe and Maple Smoothing Plane #2 with Norris (slow) Adjuster

    This is the second maple and ipe plane that I built recently. This one is a little different in terms of the adjuster. It has a "slow" Norris type adjuster, which is kind of what it sounds like. It takes greater movement of the adjuster knob to change the depth of the blade. Maybe a quarter turn...
  4. Ash/Oak Try plane

    Try plane I recently finished made from Ash. The cheeks, wedge, and dowel are all oak. I used a Ron Hock Iron/Chipbreaker set. Total time for the build was roughly 5 hours, including around an hour honing and flattening the iron. Overall the plane is 19 inches long, 2 7/8 inches wide and 2 1/4"...
  5. 31" Jointer plane with fence.

    So I had a blast making the plane for the swap. During so, i was modeling a jointer. I knew i had to make it for myself. Here is the culmination of 2 months roughly on off work. Curly quartersawn maple for the center, mahogany stripes (these were needed to create a big enough space for the...
  6. Shooting board

    I built this shooting board for my Veritas low angle jack plane but you can use whatever plane you want. It's adjustable for both the 90 degree and 45 degree fence so you can always have a fresh zero clearance. video explains this better… //www.youtube.com/v/srOAAOZvo6w ?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0
  7. Round Ring Extension Dining Table

    Completed November 1993. This is an old Thos. Moser design called the round ring extension table. He no longer shows it on his web site. The most distinctive feature is the laminated apron rail that follows the radius of the top. I experimented with various finishes back in the day. The...
  8. Drill press table

    I made a drill press table using 2 pcs. of 1/2" plywood scrap, t track, and a rockler router fence I got for ten dollars. It is 19" X 31 1/2".
  9. New Hand Plane for a Co-Worker

    A co-worker asked me to build him a hand plane for his and this is the result. I was originally going to use a piece of Bloodwood or Redheart, both woods that I love to use, for the body but I couldn't find a piece that wasn't dry enough, and ended up with this piece of East Indian Rosewood...
  10. Peek-a-boo smoother, the sequel

    After making a see through smoothing plane for a tool swap, I wanted to continue to develop the idea and design. This is the result. Built in a more traditional coffin smoother shape, yet still utilizing the see through design with stainless steel rods for rigidity, this one is slightly...
  11. Hand plane fence DIY (for my no 3 and 4)

    Hand plane fence DIY Making your own fence for any metal handplane. I decided to take up the challenge of making a DIY fence for my hand planes, this time I made one that will fit my no. 3 and no 4 Stanley and Record planes. The pictures come from the Hand plane fence DIY (for my no 3 and 4)...
  12. Replacement tote for a Stanley hand plane

    Here's the end result of my adventures in hand plane tote making. I think I put maybe 3 hours total work into this project. I learned a few new things, indeed made a few mistakes, but the end result fits like a glove. I used an off cut of Curly Maple a friend of mine had laying around for...
  13. Hickory bathroom vanity

    I remodeled one of my bathrooms and There was very little space for the vanity and in an attempt to get any extra counter space i could and for a little more character i designed it with the longer sides and inset center. I like it, my family likes it, makes it a success in my book!
  14. Table Clock

    This clock was an exercise, to see if I could actually build something with the hand planes and other tools I had been buying. The base is beveled and mitered, the top is mortised styles and rails with a floating panel (the raised portion is a separate piece trimmed to fit). I made it with...
  15. Paperweight (a first attempt at a hand plane)

    This is my frustrating attempt to build a chisel shoulder plane to fix my shooting board problem, and now I have two problems. It's non functioning and now serves as an educational aide in addition to being a mediocre paperweight. Details in the related blog post.
  16. Small Router Plane

    I needed a way to clean out the bottoms of grooves and dados. This little router plane was just the thing. I've been meaning to make one for the longest time but never have until just the other day. It only took a few hours from start to finish. It's made of Cherry and the only finish is a...
  17. Moxon Vise Benchtop Bench

    Hello my friends !, after finishing this work, I present here my project of a Moxon Vise Benchtop Bench. It was built using only hand tools at all steps. The entire project was documented with specific details, in three entries here in my blog with explanations and pictures, and in turn these...
  18. Japanese tool box

    For our 5 year anniversary, I made my wife this Japanese tool box. The 5 year is the "wood" anniversary, and my wife lived in Japan for a time, so I thought it would be a nice tribute. The box is made from white pine and meranti. The meranti accent pieces were toned with aniline dye in shellac...
  19. Table Bases

    Ya gotta understand that at this point I was a one man band. So, I've got this great regular customer that needs 50 turnings, in five days. He has a BIG shop and is willing to furnish material, glue up (COM & PREP=customers own material and preparation) AND they'll deliver the blanks AND pick...
  20. weld repaired Bailey #5 hand plane is now one of my favorite planes to use

    i am not a plane collector, i value them for their utility. most of my planes are "off name" less desirable, more affordable brands that get the job done. that being said, a local who resells his flea market finds on craigslist listed this Bailey. i thought wow, a Bailey #5 that i can really...
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