Monthly Archives: September 2011

“Krenov-style” Mallet

Ever since I got back into woodworking a few years ago, I’ve been using a dead-blow mallet for my chisels. And that’s been good enough. Eventually, I knew I’d need a wood mallet, but I figured I’d find an inexpensive … Continue reading

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Rehabbing a #18 Stanley Standard-Angle Block Plane

I have a late-model Stanley #60 ½ low-angle block plane, a hand-me-down from my dad. It’s tuned perfectly and I like it, but there are times when it feels a bit small in my hands. So I’ve had my eye … Continue reading

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The New Traditional Woodworker Project #1–Long overdue appliance: Let the edge planing begin!

In a previous post, I blogged about crafting a 4′ x 8′ raised vegetable bed. One of the challenges of that project was getting the side boards to mate tightly enough to prevent soil from spilling out between them. That … Continue reading

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