Monthly Archives: September 2012

Building a wall-mounted wine-glass rack #2-Two prototypes serve as a design roadmap

In the last post, I talked about why we needed a new wine-glass rack. I also discussed many of the questions I had about the design and joinery. Building two prototypes helped me answer all these questions. I was able … Continue reading

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Building a wall-mounted wine-glass rack-Beginning with the end in mind.

My lady deserves better. At least that’s what I told myself when I rationalized what was taking me so long to tackle something as straightforward as a wine-glass rack. First it was, “I want more practice dovetailing,” then it was … Continue reading

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Rehabbing a SB Router Plane #71 Type 8

My tool kit has longed for a router plane for some time. Why? Because my dados need their bottoms flattened to a consistent depth. Because my rabbets need to be trued—and to the same depth. Because my tenons need to … Continue reading

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Handsaw honey hole: 6 saws and a miter box

In the words of the baseball great Sammy Sosa, “Garage sales have been very, very, good to me.” Or at least that’s what I’d think he’d say if his run of saw luck was as good as mine. The Craig’s … Continue reading

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J.H. Noble No.1 Backsaw rehab-Why two carcass saws?

Not long after I finished rehabbing my Disston #4 backsaw, I stumbled across this little beauty on eBay. Some of you might be wondering ‘why would he need two 12″ crosscut backsaws?’ Truth be told, I didn’t. But at 11 … Continue reading

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