Article Index David Charlesworth

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Learning Curves

A cambered cutting edge is essential for fine finishing cuts with a hand plane – and it has many other surprising uses. By David Charlesworth Pages: 53-59 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now Plane blades that are sharpened straight and square are essential in all shoulder and rabbet planes, and...

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Precision Hand Planing

Use a curved blade in a handplane to make boards with truly flat faces and dead-straight edges. By David Charlesworth Pages: 54-59 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now I described my method for curved plane blade sharpening in an article titled “Learning Curves” in the August 2005 issue (#149). You...

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The Precision Band Saw

With a few thoughtful tune-ups, your band saw can be a precise cutting tool. By David Charlesworth Pages: 57-61 From the April 2008 issue #168 Buy this issue now I wonder how many of us are friends with our band saw and consider it one of the most useful and versatile machines in the...

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Success With Scraper Planes

Understand and tune up one of the best weapons in the war against tearing. By David Charlesworth Pages: 42-45 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now Scraper planes are some of my favorite tools, excellent for avoiding or removing tear-out whilst maintaining a flat surface. Card scrapers will remove tear-out, but...

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The Ruler Trick

Radically reduce the time it takes to prepare and sharpen a plane iron with the help of a $5 steel ruler. By David Charlesworth Pages: 82-86 From the November 2004 issue #144 Buy this issue now I have been teaching furniture making for more than 27 years and am convinced that most amateurs are...