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3 Planes

In the series so far, we've taken a look at measuring and marking, then cutting with saws, so it......

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Technical Thursdays - Turning and Using Bench Planes - Part 1

The historyCollecting and restoring old bench planes has become something of a hobby for me recently......

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Technical Thursdays - Tuning and Using Bench Planes - Part 2

Preparing the plane for useHere are the basics for using different bench planes for specific purpose......

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Faithfull Smoothing Plane

Anthony Bailey wants to make a Faithfull friend Hand tools can often be overlooked in favour of the......

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Irwin Record 04 2in Smoothing Plane

A few issues ago I tested the Irwin Record jointer, and found it to be a good plane for the money, b......

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Tools of Yesteryear - Preston No.9 Smoothing Plane

The American inventor and plane maker Leonard Bailey spent several years perfecting the design of th......

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Technical Thursdays - Restoring A No.5 Jack Plane

In the last issue I built a cabinet to contain some, but certainly not all of my collection of hand ......

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Feature Mondays - Tools of Yesteryear - The Stanley Chamfer Plane

The Stanley chamfer plane was first made in 1886 and continued in production, unchanged, through to ......

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Faithfull Planes

When I was offered this kit to play with I realised I had tried the No.4 smoother and been fairly co......

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6 The Round-Up

In this, the final Build a Basic Toolkit feature, I will pull all the threads from the previous arti......

 

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