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Build Your Own Shoulder Plane: Does this Kit Pass the Test?

Build Your Own Shoulder Plane: Does this Kit Pass the Test?

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I recently built a Hock shoulder plane kit. It was easy to make and offers great value.

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Blue Spruce paring chisels: too pretty to use?

Blue Spruce paring chisels: too pretty to use?

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We recently received seven paring chisels from Blue Spruce Toolworks. My first reaction: My lord these are beautiful. My second reaction: I can't wait to use them.

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Interview with plane maker Steve Knight

Interview with plane maker Steve Knight

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Steve Knight used to make completed wooden planes for sale. Now he only makes kits. Read on to learn about his history as a plane maker and why he no longer makes completed planes.

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This is what happens when Roy Underhill meets a SawStop

This is what happens when Roy Underhill meets a SawStop

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Evidently the folks at Highland Woodworking in Atlanta thought it a good idea to let Roy Underhill test the flesh sensing technology of a SawStop. Watch the video to see what happens.

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Show us your shop-made hand tools

Show us your shop-made hand tools

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I've made a few hand tools and want to see the ones you've made. Post photos and give a quick story about them in our new gallery.

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Jonesing for a hand tool fix? Weve got you covered.

Jonesing for a hand tool fix? We've got you covered.

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Fine Woodworking has introduced a new section of the magazine and a new blog devoted to hand-tool use. The emphasis is on practicality, so that it will be relevant to the modern woodworker.

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Heres why your plane doesnt keep cutting into your shooting board

Here's why your plane doesn't keep cutting into your shooting board

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I get one question over and over again: Why doesn't a plane continue to cut into a shooting board when you're using it? That's a good question. The plane itself prevents it.

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IWF Alert: WoodRiver planes, take three

IWF Alert: WoodRiver planes, take three

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When they first came out, WoodRiver planes had a few problems. But Woodcraft, the company behind them, has made an effort to improve the manufacturing process. We'll have a review of them soon.

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New Plane from Bridge City Tool Works

New Plane from Bridge City Tool Works

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Inspired by the lightwieght, high-strength components found in helicopters, Bridge City Tool Works has made a work of art that planes wood.

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How do you hang a handsaw?

How do you hang a handsaw?

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I built my tool cabinet with the intention of hanging saws in the doors. Now, many years after finishing the cabinet, I've finally hung my saws. Take a look at how I've done it.

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