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The elusive #5 ½ T11 finally finds a home-Part 2

In the last post, I completed the cleaning and tuning of the #5 ½. In this, Part 2, I cover three common repairs to the mangled tote. Most tote repairs are straight forward. However, I’ve found that replacing a beavertail … Continue reading

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The elusive #5 ½ T11 finally finds a home

One snowy day, I found this while rummaging around a used tool store in downtown Denver. I was so gold-fever blinded by my desire to fill the #5 ½ hole in my collection, that I overlooked the fact that it … Continue reading

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The New Traditional Woodworker-Project #5-Straight Edge

I first built Jim Tolpin’s straight edge (p. 81 of The New Traditional Woodworker) about two years ago. Truth be told, I was skeptical that a straight edge made out of wood would hold up over time. Surely the changing … Continue reading

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New Life for a Harvey Peace No 45 Panel Saw

I found this Harvey Peace saw buried under a bunch of rusty ones at an estate sale. The nib and handle lambs tongue set it apart from the others. So even though it was covered in rust… …and caked with … 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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