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First Step: Sawhorses

Building myself a workshop corner in the garage, first step: sawhorses. Note to myself: Spruce end grain and dull chisels don’t get along very well.

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Homemade Wax Finish

I made my own traditional wax finish. Equal parts turpentine, candelilla wax and tung oil.

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On the Benefits of Scraping Planes

A fine demonstration by Veritas Tools Technical Expert Vic Tesolin explaining the use of scraper planes to a bunch of ♥Aussies♥. It answers my question of what cutting angle for a hand plane I want to use for a smooth surface. In short, it depends. Key Takeaways The lower a blade’s angle of attack the […]

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100 Years Old Planes

The age of these planes ranges from 50 to 100 years. That’s a guess. Still, pretty amazing. After reassembly, tuning and sharpening I hope they’ll work as new. I didn’t bother to polish or paint the metal parts as I quite like the brushed finish.

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Router Plane Prototype Continued

I continued work on the router plane prototype. I find it difficult not to get into too much detail at this stage. This is still a prototype, after all.

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Bought A Chamfer Plane

Update: I’m not using this plane anymore. I decided I’d rather have wooden handles on all my planes. It did good work on a few projects. I bought this vintage Edward Preston 1392 spoke shave/ chamfer plane.

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Bought A Fluting Plane

Update: I since sold the plane as it wasn’t working for purpose I bought it for. I bought this antique-ish french fluting plane. Planing to use it to build my first flute some day.

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Router Plane Prototype

I used construction lumber (spruce) for this prototype.

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Marking Gauge Prototype

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Took Me Ten Years To Finish

… my first and maybe last bass guitar.