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An unusual member of the bench plane family, low angle bevel-up smoothers like the No. 62 are a versatile addition to any handplane arsenal. The adjustable mouth on this particular plane means it can be used for aggressive milling, jointing, and even smoothing.
Furniture-maker Garrett Hack generally keeps two irons on-hand for his No. 62—one that’s been cambered for use when smoothing, and another that’s been honed straight across, for jointing and more aggressive work. In this short video, Hack demonstrates a variety of uses for this workshop work horse.
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Carl Swensson's woodworking skills go very, very deep. But they go wide as well.
Cut nails and a clever lid clinch a traditional Japanese toolbox
Fast, fun approach to making a comfortable, casual seat
In this video Michael finishes the first of the three boxes. Gluing-up, planing, sanding and finishing bring a new piece of art to the world.
In this video Michael starts work on the second box, a carved and painted Saddle lid box.
Michael begins carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top. Then turns to his 5/30 gouge to texture the sides of the box. This isn't work…
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