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Hamler Scraper Insert For Bailey No.6

Hamler Scraper Insert For Bailey No.6

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Paul Hamler's scraper insert for Stanley's No.6 Bailey creates a sweet scraper for flattening gnarly wood

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Meet an 11-Year-Old Woodworking Wiz

Meet an 11-Year-Old Woodworking Wiz

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Isaac Ashdown cuts dovetails with as much skill as many craftsmen twice his age

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Eight Tips for Securing Work to a Benchtop

Eight Tips for Securing Work to a Benchtop

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A few of my favorite ways to secure a variety of workpieces to my benchtop for traditional handplaning

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Plane Irons and Chisels Need a Flat, Polished Back

Plane Irons and Chisels Need a Flat, Polished Back

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Learn how to use sandpaper glued to granite to acheive a mirror polish on your favorite cutting tools

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How to Make a Scratch Stock for Beading

How to Make a Scratch Stock for Beading

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Turn scrap steel into a one-of-a-kind beading tool for fine furniture projects

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Veritas Introduces New Tool Steel for Plane Blades and Chisels

Veritas Introduces New Tool Steel for Plane Blades and Chisels

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Veritas has introduced a new tool steel for plane blades and chisels. Is it the next big thing in hand tools?

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Japanese Chisel Tuneup - Part 3

Japanese Chisel Tuneup - Part 3

The final installment of a three part series on tuning up a new Japanese bench chisel. Learn how to set the hoop and peen over the end of the handle on a oire-nomi.

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Japanese Chisel Tuneup - Part 2

Japanese Chisel Tuneup - Part 2

In part two of a three-part series on tuning up Japanese chisels, learn tips on back-flattening and sharpening.

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Japanese Chisel Tuneup - Part 1

Japanese Chisel Tuneup - Part 1

Some techniques for tuning up Japanese bench chisels in this three-part series.

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Cutting and Fitting a Blind Finger Joint

Cutting and Fitting a Blind Finger Joint

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A recent project allows for some funky experimentation with mitered finger joints.

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