tools

bench planes – tapered or parallel blades?

This article is about wooden planes, but there is an interesting parallel between the blade choices available to wooden plane users...

bench planes – honing

Once you’ve ground the blade to to about the right angle then you need to hone it in order to create a...

bench planes – grinding

Working on the bevel – the mechanical approach There are two basic techniques – the first method I’ll describe is the...

bench planes – preparing the iron

Sharpening the iron – part I – options for preparing the face of the plane iron. A quick trawl of the...

Setting up and sharpening bench planes (intro)

Here is what I discovered about setting up and sharpening bench planes. If you read some of the many bench plane discussions on...

Dating record bench planes

The most complete reference I could find about dating record bench planes is by David Lynch: http://www.recordhandplanes.com …and the information in...

Record bench planes – a brief history

Old Record bench planes show up on Ebay UK on a weekly basis and are frequently described by optimistic sellers as “Vintage”,...

Buying used bench planes on ebay

As I mentioned earlier, my foray into buying used bench planes on ebay is inspired by Paul Sellars, a British woodworker...

Starting out with bench planes

The plan was to acquire hand tools as I needed them and since I had to remove about 5 mm from the top of my bench vice...

woodwork

Starting woodworking

Everyone is on a “journey” these days, and now I am too – my journey into woodworking has begun. I...

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