The Real Truth About Block Planes

Armed with a little trickery, you can make the block plane perform a wide variety of tasks. Hang around enough woodshops (or Internet discussion groups) with a block plane in your hand and you’ll [...]

Turned Tool Handles

We may receive a commission when you use our affiliate links. However, this does not impact our recommendations. Custom-fit your tools to your hand. One of the best uses for a lathe is making [...]

Top Tips for Tool Hunting

Buying tools from antique sellers or junk dealers is always a gamble. Keep these tips in mind the next time you're out and about hunting rust.

Easy-to-Install Planing Stop

Traditionally, installing a planing stop on your bench involves a big square mortise and a recess for the stop to lay flush with the top when it’s not in use. I didn’t want to modify my bench [...]

Making Your Own Chisel Handles

You don’t have to own a lathe to make replacement handles that will feel like an extension of your hand. by Roger Holmes pgs. 84-88 From the February 2002 issue #126 Buy the issue now A few [...]

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