tools

bench planes – laminated vs steel blades

If you pick up a wooden bench plane from the the last century (there are lots of them about still!)...

Bench planes – blade steel choices

Makers of edge tools, including plane blades, need to be concerned about several different properties of steel: Toughness: This is...

Festool CTL SYS Mobile Dust Extractor Review

Here is a review of the Festool CTL SYS from the perspective of the small workshop user. Until a couple...

Will Static Electricity Fry My Tools?

As mentioned in an earlier post, I did a fair amount of research before settling on my preferred option for...

Dust Collection with a Cyclone

What does a dust cyclone do? The cyclone attaches to your vacuum and separates a large proportion of the dust...

Veritas face vice

Veritas face vice

Test fit of vice. I ordered a Veritas face vice, but did not have any suitable timber to make the...

Dust Extraction – Vacuum Connections

I have been researching how to connect various dust extractions components to my vac. After a fair amount of investigation...

Electricity – rules and regulations

Electricity – rules and regulations

is it DIY electrical work illegal in the UK? I had a vague idea that work done to the mains...

Plunge Saws – Part  II

Plunge Saws – Part II

The contenders Rough uk prices are for saw + 1.4M rail: festool TS55 (~£400), makita SP6000 (~£300) , mafell MT55...

Plunge Saws

Plunge Saws

This is what I found out about plunge saws. Note that all the below is from research – I am...

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