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Spring line planes

Have you ever wondered how to do a quick and perfect molding. Spring Planes! Read more here!

Old Sargent Planes #1: A type 1 #414 restored.

This is an ebay find. I took a chance thinking it might be a type 1. This time it paid off. The before: And the now: It’s complete and all look parts are period correct.

Old Sargent Planes #2: A Sargent #5418 ready for Service.

In between getting a bunch of new old planes ready for resale I decided to resurrect this Sargent #5418. This was one of those impulse buys. It was just a base and frog that had already been refinished. Anything in the #5400 series is fairly...

Old Sargent Planes #3: No its not a Sargent 5409, but the other one?

More pictures on my blog I’ve got a very strict rule about computers. After the 2nd cocktail, I don’t return work emails and I don’t buy on ebay. But, who follows rules after the 2nd cocktail? Apparently not me. The work rule is easy. Who...

Hand tool collection

Hand tools play an important part in my woodworking and share equal status in my shop with my power tools. I am not a purist; I love the efficiency of powertools, but there are many things which you just can’t do easily/safely with powertools and...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: Jeff Vandenberg

This interview, with Jeff Vandenberg is from March 2015 1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? it all started when I was 4 years of age. I was very interested in what my grandfather was...

Hand (made) Tools

This is what I have done so far in making my own tools. I have received a lot of inspiration from several of you. Thanks to you all. Center finder and magnet holder for the dial indicator. Marking gauges on the 1000 year old bench hook. ...

My Woodcarving Adventures #1: Getting started

My purpose for this blog is to encourage anyone who has thought about taking up woodcarving to give it a try. I outline below my beginnings and progress so far. I am a complete novice, so I can’t teach you how to carve, but I have some ideas how...

The joys of rust hunting #1: Its Spring. First 2014 Antique show

finally proof that the long winter is over. Our first local flea market of 2014. Maybe not one of my best days, but definitely not my worst either. We had some fun, some sun, some rain, and just good old spring weather. My first find is my...

To collect or not collect... There are no question! handtoolscollection

Hi there. I have a small problem, I promised my self never to become a collector, but… My rules are; I can only have one of each. I need to use it, or have the intention to use it at some point. It’s also fair if it’s a really beautiful...