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Shop Talk Live 39: Handplane Hassles and Hardships

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On this weeks edition of Shop Talk Live, once again we find we need to make the case for handplanes, urging cautious woodworkers to take the plunge. Plus, tips on how to tune up a spokeshave, and your woodworking questions answered! - CLICK TO ENLARGE

On this week's edition of Shop Talk Live, once again we find we need to make the case for handplanes, urging cautious woodworkers to "take the plunge." Plus, tips on how to tune up a spokeshave, and your woodworking questions answered!


 

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Shop Talk Live 39: Handplane Hassles and Hardships

On this week's edition of Shop Talk Live, we break down the reasons for taking the plunge into the world of handplanes and offer a whole host of tips for tuning up a vintage spokeshave (essentially a handplane). Our Audio Shop Stumper is back again this week with a chance to bring home not one prize, but two! Plus, your woodworking questions answered!

 

Links from this Week's Show

How to Sharpen a Card Scraper

Planing Stop for Long, Thin Stock

Using Wood Bleach

 


Asa Christiana
FWW editor

Matt Kenney
FWW senior editor


Ed Pirnik
FWW senior web producer

 

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Comments (4)

gwd3793 gwd3793 writes: Matt,

Loved your comment about cutting the back rabbet in your dovetailed cabinets after their assembly and then squaring it up. You indicated that there was a definite, good method for doing that. Would you be willing to share that method? Thanks for the great podcasts.
Posted: 10:53 pm on December 20th

fatherof7 fatherof7 writes: I have been listening to the podcasts after discovering them on the Itunes podcast section. I just want to say I have learned a lot and laughed at the same time! The chemistry between you all is special! Please keep up the good work and the Podcast!!

I have to add that because of you guys I have been looking more at hand tools, especially plans. I have taken the plunge and purchased a lie neilson hand plane and some ebay purchases for cleaning up and look forward to make some curls! Thanks guys!!

More Hand tool podcasts!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 10:32 am on September 9th

Bill_Southern Bill_Southern writes: I appreciate you comment that you need to try and practice in order to achieve acceptable or better yet exceptional results. I have also started "practicing" techniques as apposed to diving straight into a project.

On the topic of the long miters you suggested cutting the mire slightly uner 45 degrees (ie 44'49") in order to get a tighter "exposed edge". Shouldn't this be slightly greater angle?

I have listened to all of the podcasts and find them informative and
D inspirational, keep up the good work

Posted: 8:28 am on September 3rd

allmywdwrk allmywdwrk writes: One of your listeners (Barry) asked for finishing advice on walnut. I found an article on "Putting the Life back in steamed walnut.
I hope this is helpful
http://www.hardwoodlumberandmore.com/Articles/ArticleViewPage/tabid/75/ArticleId/34/Put-The-Life-Back-in-Steamed-Walnut.aspx
Posted: 6:01 am on August 24th

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