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Simple cross cut jig

Simple cross cut jig

I needed a simple crosscut jig that I could make quickly in the shop. With basic materials and an hour, I had just what was called for. I recorded the building process and uploaded the video to...

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Turning for Wounded Warriors

Turning for Wounded Warriors

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Woodworkers help heal local veterans through the art of turning.

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NEW  STYLE LEG VISE AND WORK BENCH

NEW STYLE LEG VISE AND WORK BENCH

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I developed a new leg vise that uses a type one lever instead of the old type three lever design that has been around for hundreds of years . The vise has no crank handle or wheel it is operated with...

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NEW LEG VISE DESIGN

NEW LEG VISE DESIGN

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I developed a new leg vise that uses a type one lever instead of the old type three lever design that has been around for hundreds of years . The vise has no crank handle or wheel it is operated with...

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The Hammer Family

The Hammer Family

Just had to make another one of these. Only took 50 hours to do. Lost count of the number of nails and tacks. Mahogony frame and vintage hammers. 23"x23"x3

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A New Take On Handmade

A New Take On Handmade

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An Ethiopian man builds beyond disabilities.

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A couple of my (The Lazarus Handplane Co.) Recent Infills

A couple of my (The Lazarus Handplane Co.) Recent Infills

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The first pics are a full sized smoother.  I tryed something new with the adjuster and I'm quite pleased with the results.  As you can see, the mechanism is machined into the chipbreaker. It...

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Two infill hand planes

Two infill hand planes

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    I've just finished work on two new dovetailed infill hand planes, the first having the dimensions of a Stanley No. 4.5, more or less, the second those a Stanley No. 3.   The infill on the 45...

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The Unfinished Cathedral

The Unfinished Cathedral

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An architect's passion and talent expressed through woodworking.

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A few of my (The Lazarus Handplane Co.) latest infill smooth planes

A few of my (The Lazarus Handplane Co.) latest infill smooth planes

These are a few of my latest infills.  All sport A2 blades bedded at 50 degrees.  The woods are cocobolo and jatoba.

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Best find ever!!

Best find ever!!

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 Emmett patternmakers vise complete.

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Build a Twin Screw Vise

Build a Twin Screw Vise

I made a Twin Screw Vise using my own threaded dowels. I am very pleased with how well it works. Can be used to hand cut dovetails and tenons. and more. Watch the build video here Get the Plans Here

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Digital Angle Gauge: What do you use yours for?

Digital Angle Gauge: What do you use yours for?

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Do you have a digital inclinometer in your shop?

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How to dry wood by using High Frequency Vacuum Wood Dryer

How to dry wood by using High Frequency Vacuum Wood Dryer

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High frequency vacuum wood dryer is smaller type but fast lower temperature dryer, suitable for all kinds of wood, from veneer/lamina to board or thick lumber. 1.Character High frequency wood...

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Rosewood and Brass Cutting Gauge

Rosewood and Brass Cutting Gauge

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The Cutting gauge was made using a small scrap of Cochen Rosewood. The cutter was made from an old utility knife blade.

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Turning Tools on the Cheap

Turning Tools on the Cheap

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Sometimes, the best tool isn't the one in the store.

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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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Walnut Mallets

Walnut Mallets

I needed 3 more mallets for hand tool classes I'll be teaching at the New England Home Show. When I saw Michael Cullen's "Make a mallet" in the Fine Woodworking "Tools and Shops" Annual Issue Winter...

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What hand tools cant you live without?

What hand tools can't you live without?

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While building a travel tool chest I had to make a hard desicion about which hand tools would make the cut. I'll tell you what I settled on, but I want to know which tools would end up in your tool chest.

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Infill plane made from scratch!

Infill plane made from scratch!

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To test my skills, I started making infill planes earlier this year. This is my tenth and the one I like the most - also one of only two that didn't end up on my pile marked "This Is How You Don't Do...

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