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Shopmade Tools: You have 'em, we want 'em

comments (1) August 17th, 2012 in blogs

elizh elizabeth healy, senior copy editor
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This pair of grooving planes is by senior editor Matt Kenney, and was featured in FWW 219.

This pair of grooving planes is by senior editor Matt Kenney, and was featured in FWW 219.


The next edition of Tools & Shops is in production now, and we're looking for your shopmade handplanes, marking gauges, saws -- you name it -- to feature in the Readers Gallery. The gallery in this special issue usually focuses on either shopmade tools or beautiful shops, and if you have either, we'd like to see it.

Simply follow this link, fill out the form and send us a few photos, and you'll be in the running for a spot in our gallery. The only catch is that we need them by Monday, August 27. So get out your camera and send us some shots, soon!

More on Shopmade Tools

Make a Pair of Grooving Planes
Make Your Own Marking Gauge
Shopmade Bandsaw Tension Gauge
Shopmade Cam Clamps


And in the meantime, enjoy the sawdust-laden eye candy:

18th Century Shop
This beautiful shop at Colonial Williamsburg is the benchmark for old world romance. For hand tool lovers only!
Mike's Garage Shop
Who could forget FW art director Michael Pekovich's complete garage-shop transformation?
Plane Old Workshop
Take a video tour of a garage shop makeover for an entire family of woodworkers.
My Slice of Heaven
Nearly 800 square feet of clean, modern workspace--and one heck of a nice bandsaw if I do say so myself!
A Modest Shop
Here's proof that you don't need a lot of space to enjoy hand tool heaven on a modest budget.
Katrina Shop
This post-Hurricane Katrina story is enough to warm the hearts of even the most cranky of woodworkers.
A Different Shop
Why build your own shop furniture when you can salvage it all from a department store?
Urban Shop
Organization is the key to this shop, relegated to a small urban foot print in a New Orleans woodworker's backyard.

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Comments (1)

Dean7 Dean7 writes: Elizabeth, while I certainly will enjoy seeing hand made tools in a FW gallery, I’d much rather see Fine Woodworking print one of their special publications on how to make some key hand tools (maybe 10 or 12). You may have to print two special editions, one for hand tools and one for power tools. I’ve seen quite a few power tools fabricated by fellow woodworkers. Many have published their work online, and would probably be happy to have their instructions published. Thanks.

Posted: 3:05 pm on August 17th

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