Yes, I have read and watched a sizable chunk of what Popular Woodworking has to say about used woodworking tools in the last 9 months. And yes, I recommend the 9-month method if you enjoy gaining the broadest possible background on a new topic as you dive into it. But I am also a quick-start … Read more
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I just did something pretty satisfying. I just completed my first woodworking task – a task that’s part of a build – with a handplane. I’m pretty sure that no one other than me will be impressed with this feat. It was a really simple task, and if you look back in the blog archives, … Read more
One of the best things about getting older has been the fact that I can now do more woodworking tasks “by feel” than “by eye.” As my already-crappy eyesight has become dulled by middle age, I’ve found that my other senses – particularly my sense of touch – have become heightened. I cannot always see … Read more
Whether your plane is old or new, discover tips that will make it perform with surgical precision. With just a little effort and a couple hours, you can turn any handplane into a super-tuned, high-performance tool. Order “Super-Tune a Handplane” now!
Christopher Schwarz’s new DVD, “Super-Tune a Handplane: How to turn a flea-market find into a fast, accurate and smooth-cutting tool,” is now available in our store for pre-order. I watched the two-day shoot for this video (ya know, just to make sure he got everything right (ha)), and I now feel confident that I can … Read more
Download the Old Plane Birdhouse by clicking here, or right click on the words and “Save target as …” . This is a $1.99 value at ShopWoodworking.com. Go to the store for more feeder and birdhouse plans now.
Last Friday, I skipped out of the office for a trip down to Kelly Mehler’s School of Woodworking in Berea, Ky., (the most bucolic woodworking school I’ve had the pleasure of attending) to visit with Kelly and Larry Williams and Don McConnell of Old Street Tool. I arrived just in time to cadge a piece … Read more