I know that not everyone that gets one of these planes will get the manual with it, so I’ve created a high resolution scan of the manual that came with my plane. Feel free to download and print it for your own use.
Making drawers for cabinets with mechanical slides/glides can be a pain in the rump. Ultra-precise measurements and calculations are required or the drawer either won’t fit the opening properly, or won’t operate correctly.
An old deck of playing cards has so many uses in the shop. Everyone should have a deck in their cabinet.
Before building drawers for any cabinet that will utilize mechanical drawer slides, it’s absolutely critical to have the hardware on hand.
Throughout my series of posts on milling lumber by hand, I used several different hand planes. Each of the planes that I used was chosen for the specific tasks that they excel at. The jack plane is the perfect size …
I just finished up writing a series of posts about milling lumber with hand tools. In the past, I’ve done several videos that cover the process pretty well. They’re older videos, but still valuable for seeing the process. Here’s one of the better ones.
In the late 18th and into the 19th centuries, drawers with extremely thin, delicate sides become fashionable. While these very thin drawer sides look light and dainty, they present challenges for attaching drawer bottoms.
The over sized board is flat on one face and has two edges that are both straight, square to the first face, and parallel to each other. I now have to make a decision about the board’s second face.
On my old workbench, I had a drawer that I found extremely convenient for keeping things like pencils, a pair of scissors, and other odds and ends. I had always intended to add a drawer to my current bench, but just haven’t gotten around to it until now.
To make the edge of a board straight, start with a hollow.
Making the edge of a board perfectly square to its face isn’t always necessary. When square edges are required, though, you had better know how to get there efficiently or you could be chasing your tail for a long time.
Processing rough sawn lumber starts by addressing the reference face.