On today’s show, I discuss removing paint splatters from saw handles, adding bolsters to shop made chisels, boiling your own linseed oil, high bevel angle blades in low bed angle planes, making serpentine front drawers, and sharpening cambered blades.
On today’s show, I discuss jointer and planer size, fixing problem with old saw handles, methods for cutting down an old saw, restoring wooden bench planes, and making your own tools.
Just one more use for blue (or in this case green) tape.
Before committing too much time to a new wooden plane, I start simply by cleaning the plane and honing the iron to make sure it’s worth putting in additional work.
When the lever cap is properly set, the blade should not move during normal planing, but should be able to be adjusted without having to loosen the lever cap.
Cutting open three wooden coffin smooth planes to see what makes them tick.
Should you make room for a scrub plane in your tool kit?
Almost any longer length hand plane can be used as either a try plane or a jointer plane. It all comes down to how you set up the iron.
Turning a $15 paper weight into a sweet user smoothing plane part 2 – refinishing and reassembly.
Turning a $15 paper weight into a sweet user smoothing plane part 1 – assessing function and cleaning.