Monthly Archives: January 2012

Dial Indicator Quick Tip

Another quick tip for you all. Have you ever had the need to move your table saw fence a precise amount? This tip will allow you to make adjustments as fine as 0.001”. You are probably asking “do I really … Continue reading

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Upcoming Blog Articles

An article on hand saw restoration is in the works. I’ll try to take you through all the steps that I follow to produce a hand saw like the one above. The project I’m currently working on requires wood threads. … Continue reading

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Veritas Saw File Holder

The new Veritas saw file holder is a great tool for holding a saw file at the proper rake and fleam angles. For a good review of this innovative new tool look here. If you have been thinking of trying … Continue reading

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Handy Little Tool

The digital angle gage is a very handy little tool around the shop, but especially at the sharpening bench. Precise angles for plane irons and chisels are not as important as some would lead you to believe. However, sharpening to … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Dedicated Sharpening Station?

If you don’t have a dedicated sharpening area in your shop I suggest you find room for one ASAP. For many years I kept my sharpening equipment in this oak box under a table in my shop. It wasn’t convenient … Continue reading

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New Knobs & Totes/Handles for Your Planes

I hope you will forgive this shameless self promotion, but I’m just a craftsman trying hard to eek out a living. Many of you probably already know that I make replacement knobs and handles/totes for Stanley, Veritas and most other … Continue reading

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Good Lighting is Important to Good Work

I recently heard that at age 60 we need 22 times more light to see well than at age 22. I did not know this. However I do know that good lighting is very important in the woodshop. I have … Continue reading

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