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The Complete Intarsia Manual
There are quite a few books by intarsians that explain their techniques. Hundreds more have been published covering different tools, woods and finishes - plus of course there are thousands of websites packed with information. The trouble is it can...
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3 Basic Hand Planes
Of all the tools you use to shape wood, the hand plane is the one that has come to symbolize craftsmanship of the highest order. And it's no surprise. Here's a cutting tool that's designed to create truth: dead straight and flat surfaces ready for...
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Adjustable-Mouth Panel-Raising Plane
My plane is basically a Krenov style plane, in which the cheeks are glued to the body after the throat has been cut.
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Basic Hand Planes
A simple method for building three basic hand planes. Of all the tools you use to shape wood, the hand plane is the one that has come to symbolize craftsmanship of the highest order. And it's no surprise. Here's a cutting tool that's designed to...
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Benchtop Spill Plane
Not only is this an interesting plan, but it is also an interesting story. If you dont know what a spill plane is, check out this free woodworking plan to find out more.Here's some construction details and photos for the benchtop spill plane Roy...
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Brass-Body Block Plane
As a companion to the hand plane in ShopNotes No. 79, we’ve also designed a brass-body block plane. This plane is built using the same techniques covered in that article — just on a smaller scale.
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Brass-Body Hand Plane
This fine tool is beautiful to look at and a joy to use. But the greatest satisfaction comes from knowing that you built it yourself. The patterns are available to download in this Online Extra.
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Chamfer Plane
This is my version of the chamfer plane that appears in John M. Whelans Making Traditional Wooden Planes. Rather than stick with tradition, I decided to make a two piece laminated body. These plans are for a wooden chamfer plane modelled after the...
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Chisel and Tool Handles
Nothing feels so good as a well designed handle, especially made to fit each individuals needs. An excellent project for customising your workshop!
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Good Saw
I really enjoy using hand saws, especially old ones. Back in the mid to late 18th Century when saws started to be mass produced, they were the most costly and technologically difficult woodworking tool to make. Consider that in a chisel of that...
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Hand Plane
Because sometimes when you need a good tool, ya just gotta make it yourself...
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