Author Archives: R & B ENTERPRISES

About R & B ENTERPRISES

Professional furniture maker and restorer. Dealer and collector of vintage and antique woodworking tools.

Hand Plane Basics Part 2

2015 has been a very busy year so far. So busy in fact that I had to stop accepting orders for knobs and totes to allow me to catch up on other things. Things such as writing part 3 of this series. … Continue reading

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Easy Accuracy Update

If anyone is interested in purchasing the magnetic indicator block shown in the photo they are welding clamps and can be found here. They can also be found on eBay. Hope this information is helpful. As always thanks for stopping by … Continue reading

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Easy Accuracy

This is a 1″ travel dial indicator mounted on a magnetic block. I use it anywhere in the shop where I need to make precise adjustments. Here it is on the back side of my table saw fence. The indicator … Continue reading

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Hand Plane Basics Part 1

I am often asked how to get started using handplanes. So, here goes. I chose the plane pictured above for this article because it is common and inexpensive. It is a modern Stanley #5 jack plane made in England. I bought it … Continue reading

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This stuff is great for de – greasing parts. It will even remove paint. It is comparable to the purple cleaners, but much cheaper. I get at Dollar Tree for $1 per quart. Be careful using it because like all … Continue reading

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Modern Coating for Bench Planes

For many years I have been using Dupli-Color gloss black engine enamel to re-paint planes after removing what was left of their original finish. Lately I have been having trouble finding this paint locally. When buying this type of paint … Continue reading

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Design Your Own Projects

Designing your own projects is a lot of fun and it isn’t hard.  As you can see from the sketch and simple drawing above you don’t need much to get started. You don’t need complicated drawing software,  though these programs … Continue reading

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A Fun Weekend

I had a great time last weekend at the  Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking annual open house combined with a Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event. It was a lot of fun and I got to meet many people and make some … Continue reading

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Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

https://www.lie-nielsen.com/hand-tool-events/USA/4 If you are within traveling distance of Manchester,  CT Friday or Saturday please stop in. There is a lot to see and learn. Be sure to stop by the Hardware City Tool booth and say hello. I will be … Continue reading

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New Product

I am pleased to announce the availability of replacement brass barrel nuts for the older Stanley planes. These nuts are manufactured from high quality brass bar stock and are a direct replacement for the OEM nuts. With this addition to … Continue reading

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