Category: Tools

Tool projects and discussions regarding tools.

Building a plow plane

finished plow plane

Building the 1/4″ plow plane Once again I needed a tool and decided to build it rather than buy it or use the power tool equivalent. I have done this before with a molding plane. This weekend that tool was a 1/4″ plow plane patterned after the groove cutting half of a tongue a groove …

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Building a new molding plane

New hollow plane

Building a new molding plane Recently I needed a router bit that I did not have. I looked at my favorite router bit store and they had nothing in the size I needed. So, I was left with no real alternative but to build a plane in that profile… right? (it sounded good in my …

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Modern Woodworking Myths

Workshop overview

I have been deeply enjoying the modern revival of hand tools and classical woodworking techniques. I have been a fan of Roy Underhill since the beginning of his career. And Chris Schwarz is  a fantastic spokesman for this movement. However, as with all things, when they gain a certain amount of popularity many things get …

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I will never see a saw the same again

Backsaw

Recently, I built a dovetail saw using parts from Blackburn Tools. It was a fun project but far more challenging than I anticipated. I bought all the metal parts as a kit from Blackburn Tools, I already had the rosewood and figured it would be a fairly simple project. This was before I started cutting. Shaping …

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Tool chest or wall storage?

Sharpening bench

Lately, it seems there has been an endless buzz around building tool chests. Recently I joined the fray and built a small Dutch tool chest myself and found it to be an extremely rewarding project. However, in practice I am not sure a tool chest is always the right choice as a way to organize and …

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Small Dutch Tool Chest

My grandson is coming of age and wanted some tools for Christmas. This was just the excuse I needed to build a small dutch tool chest. I opted to build a smaller than usual Dutch tool chest with no lower storage. As he was only 10 I did not think he needed a very big …

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