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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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RADIUS HAND SANDER

RADIUS HAND SANDER

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This is a improved version of my hand sander.I wanted to improve this sander and came up with this design .The first thing I wanted was a handle to make it more comfortable to use .The second thing...

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Plane for edgebreaking(2)

Plane for edgebreaking(2)

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This is a simple jig for edgebreaking after instead of before a workpiece is made.Particularly after fixing together tenon and mortise,because with this jig you can reach till the edges.The blade of...

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plane for edgebreaking

plane for edgebreaking

This is a simple jig for edgebreaking after instead of before a workpiece is made.Particularly after fixing together tenon and mortise,because with this jig you can reach till the edges. The blade of...

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Disk Sander attachment

Disk Sander attachment

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This is my first posting. I designed and built this wood lathe Disk sanding attachment in the late 70's. I resently retired and plan to spend more time in my shop and sharing my projects with fellow...

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Where Can a 11th grader get a grant for my never updated 62 year old high school shop class

Where Can a 11th grader get a grant for my never updated 62 year old high school shop class

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Hi I relocated to Iroquois High School this year as a 11th grader my old shop class was huge and had safe machinary. Now im at Iroquois in Ny and its a mess the table saw, bandsaw, lathes, router...

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Tool Cabinets

Tool Cabinets

The design for one of these hanging tool cabinets can be found in the October 2006 issue of Wood magazine. Each of my two daughters has a basement workshop in a small room that is shared with a gas...

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New Felder/Hammer segmented cutterhead might be best on market

New Felder/Hammer segmented cutterhead might be best on market

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They are calling it "Silent Power," rolling it out on their entire line of Felder and Hammer machines. The new cutterhead design promises to be 50% quieter yet use less power, and leave zero tracks.

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Kreg and Triton team up with a handy bench clamp and a high-performance sander

Kreg and Triton team up with a handy bench clamp and a high-performance sander

Kreg recently became th sole distributor for Triton power tools, allowing Kreg to roll out an innovative line of power tools to go with their accessories.

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Bosch chopsaw and pin nailer pack in the value

Bosch chopsaw and pin nailer pack in the value

While others race to fill out their product lines with me-too products, Bosch watches and waits. Their new pin nailer is a good example. Seeing a hole in the marketplace, between expensive...

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Rockler has 5 great ideas under $25

Rockler has 5 great ideas under $25

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Rockler launched more product innovations than any other manufacturer at IWF, and our faves are all under $25!

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My simple veneer press/letter press

My "simple" veneer press/letter press

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OK. I needed something I could use as a veneer press and also to flatten out brochures that came out of my laser printer with a curve, so... I decided to knock out something made out of fir with a...

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Time to end the hand vs. power battle

Time to end the hand vs. power battle

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Some have created a false divide between hand tools and power tools. The best woodworkers I know simply pick the best tool for the task at hand. It's the same thing the old masters did.

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Computer Desk

Computer Desk

A friend of the family does home schooling and she needed a desk for the kids to use. With casters on the bottom, its mobile and sturdy. Made 100% from recycled pallet wood.

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Humboldt Hardware

Humboldt Hardware

Reclaimed tool boxes. https://www.facebook.com/HumboldtHardware

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New tool cabinet packs in a lot of storage

New tool cabinet packs in a lot of storage

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A full-size mock up ensured that all my tools would fit in my new tool cabinet.

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Tool Chest

Tool Chest

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I needed a modest-sized tool chest to transport tools I will be using at a workshop this summer.  I wanted something fairly compact, not a "master craftsman" chest (another project for another...

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Shoulder plane

Shoulder plane

  The only wood I had available for this was a chunk of 8/4 white oak.  Most annoyingly it was almost perfectly rift sawn, instead of quarter.  Not to be deterred, I marked out the...

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Safety Lights Blink When Band Saw blade is in Motion

Safety Lights Blink When Band Saw blade is in Motion

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When using my band saw, I wear ear protection and the saw dust vacume is "ON" so one is not sure if the blade is moving, or I am not wearing the right glasses. On top of that, when I shut the saw...

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