Author Archives: The Write Biz

About The Write Biz

By day, I'm a mild-mannered copywriter who harnesses frontal-lobe creativity (right brain) to help B2B marketers generate leads and sales. By night I pick up hand tools to create wooden masterpieces...and give my black lab Bella the "red dot" laser to chase after.

Organizing the kid’s clothes

The eight- and five year-old girls living next door love to play make believe. True to their art, they make several costume changes during each “show.” From princess dresses to butterfly wings, their theatrical wardrobe is extensive. So much so, … Continue reading

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How to tune a try plane woodie for use

It takes a lot to get me up at 7:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning. But the “Barn sale. Tools…” ad worked like three cups of coffee. Still, my lady doesn’t share my enthusiasm for rust hunting, so to entice … Continue reading

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My “Over the Rainbow” Panel Gauge

For Dorothy, the key to getting back to Kansas was tapping her red-slippered heels three times. For me, the key to keeping my small workshop clutter free is to make myself “wish” for a tool three times before buying it. … Continue reading

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Into the Beech: My first foray into molding planes–Rehabbing a side-bead plane

Don’t get me wrong—I like my router table. But moulding planes offer a silent and safe alternative to add decorative details to projects. So rather than continue pouring money into the router-bit pit, I decided to dive into molding planes. … Continue reading

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Part 7: Filling the guts of your Dutch Tool Chest-Spacer and drawers

The last few items to deck out the tool chest are optional. And fortunately, they aren’t nearly as difficult to position and dimension. Top-section Fixture: pencil holder/spacer The plane divider lattice for the jointer includes a large gap in front … Continue reading

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Part 6: Filling the guts of your Dutch Tool Chest-Tool rack

For those of you who enjoy making lots of mistakes and finding out after hours of work that your tool placement won’t work, I highly recommend that you dive right in to making your rack and don’t bother with a … Continue reading

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Part 3: Filling the guts of your Dutch Tool Chest-Lid panel saw fixtures

I created two fixtures similar to Christopher Schwarz in order to dock two panel saws (rip and XC) to the inside lid surface. After trial and error, I came up with these fixture dimensions: The rip saw’s handle faces to … Continue reading

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