Tag: hand tool

488 Shop Re-do Accessories

July 21, 20120 Comments

Following up on the last episode, where I revealed recent changes made to my shop to improve work flow and efficiency…at least in theory…,today’s show is a closer look at some of the “accessories” and little shop helpers I’ve added all around it. We’ve all heard the cliche “it’s the little things that matter”. In […]

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482 Building a Hock smoothing plane kit pt 2

April 1, 20124 Comments

On today’s episode we wrap up the construction of the Hock Smoothing Plane Kit from Hock Tools. Last week we assembled the pieces, glued it all up and set it aside to dry in the clamps. Today we start the work to make it a fully functioning hand plane. I’ll walk you through one method […]

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Wood Talk Online Radio No. 94

March 29, 20123 Comments

On today’s show, it’s all about listener mail! Around the Web Popular Woodworking: California considers table saw law PBS iPad/iPhone App – Watch Wood Wright episodes! Email Bruce and Ryan both asked for our recommendation on the must-have tools for the beginner. Doug wants to know what oil he should use for rust prevention on […]

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481 Building a Hock Smoothing kit pt 1

March 25, 20129 Comments

Today’s episode is the first in a two (maybe three) part build series featuring the Hock Smoothing Plane Kit from Hock Tools. Previously we had such success building the Hock Shoulder Plane it only seemed like a great idea to come back and build this kit. Just like before, all the materials for successfully building […]

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478 Samantha’s Mirror Pt. 1

February 19, 20125 Comments

Today we start a new build project.  We’ve (and by “we” I mean my wife) been in need of a full-length mirror in our bedroom for quite a longtime now. We (this time I mean “us”) finally purchased one not to long ago and I intended to hang it behind the door in our bedroom. […]

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And the schwag winners are…

July 2, 20102 Comments

It’s time once again to find out who this month’s SCHWAG GIVEAWAY WINNERS ARE on Matt’s Basement Workshop. If you didn’t have your name entered for this month’s drawing, don’t worry…I’m all ready starting to accept names for July’s giveaway. So just make sure you get your name in as soon as you can. CLICK […]

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437 The Smoothing Planes

June 23, 20104 Comments

We wrap up our discussion of the bench planes today with a discussion about Smoothing Planes. Next to the Jack Planes, the smoothers are probably one of the more common planes in the shop. In the Stanley Numbering System, the smoothers are the lowest numbers, 1-4. But you can easily recognize them by their smaller […]

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435 Jointer Planes

June 16, 20102 Comments

Moving along with our discussion of bench planes it’s time to take a look at the jointer planes. The jointers are our middle of the road tools. These are the tools we reach for once we’ve taken our stock from it’s rough cut faces and edges, leveled out the big hills and valleys and are […]

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434 Replacement Blades and Chipbreakers

June 14, 20100 Comments

The quickest and easiest way to improve an old hand plane is to swap out the original blade and maybe even the chipbreaker. Not that there’s anything truly wrong with the original pieces, other than a little surface rust and maybe a nick or two, but if you were to hold the new old and […]

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432 Handplane Screwdriver

June 7, 20100 Comments

Today’s Try it Tuesday is the Lee Valley Handplane Screwdriver. Since the next few episodes will be continuing our discussion of hand planes, it only makes sense we need to cover some tools or accessories that go along with them. The Handplane Screwdriver is one such accessory. Unlike an ordinary screwdriver, the full length slot […]

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