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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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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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Exotic Wood Tote & Knobel Set

Applying the finish to an exotic knob and tote set made from African Blackwood. This wood turns very well, but is difficult to work with hand tools. It sands very well and takes a greatom polish. This wood in kiln … Continue reading

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Customers Plane More Info

I have found out that this beautiful plane was indeed engraved by Catherine C. Kennedy. A true artisan.

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Hardware Quick Tip

If you are like me and think that zinc plating on hardware looks cheap try this. A soak in a strong citric acid solution will remove all that cheap looking plating. Making your projects look better. As always, thanks for … Continue reading

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Veritas Bevel Up Small Smoother

A follower asked how the tote was mounted on the Veritas bevel up small smooth plane. The metal casting shown above is fitted tightly into a mortise machined into the tote. It is then pressed and epoxied into the tote … Continue reading

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New Knob & Tote Set

A new knob and tote set is currently being developed for the Veritas bevel up small smooth plane item #05p39. It should be available soon. Thanks to Tim Ewald for all of his help and patience on this project. As … Continue reading

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