Tag: hand tool

423 A Day At The Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Show

April 11, 20106 Comments

We all want to kick the tires before we buy, but when it comes to certain things in life it’s not always possible. Thankfully the folks at Lie-Nielsen understand this and travel across the states and into the great white north to give every woodworker an opportunity to man handle their planes, saws, chisels and […]

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Spring Break Hiatus!!!

April 7, 20100 Comments

Hi everyone, In case you haven’t noticed the slight absence of content so far this week, it’s because I’ve taken a last minute Spring Break Hiatus from the shows (Matt’s Basement Workshop, The Daily Matt and of also The Spoken Wood). I wish I could report I’m sending this post from some sunny beach someplace […]

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March Schwag Drawing

April 1, 20100 Comments

It’s time for the March schwag giveaway on Matt’s Basement Workshop. If you didn’t have your name entered for the March drawing, don’t worry…I’m already accepting names for the April giveaway. So just make sure you get your name in as soon as you can. CLICK HERE TO ENTER YOUR NAME. If you’re not familiar […]

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The Daily Matt No. 86

March 31, 20100 Comments

It’s time to wrap up our discussion of the block planes. Hopefully I’ve answered some questions and explained the how’s and why’s of using the block plane. It’s an important tool for all kinds of woodshops; powertool, handtool or hybrid. Regardless of whether it’s a low-angle or standard angle block plane, the block plane is […]

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Spoken Wood Podcast No. 30

March 30, 20102 Comments

Today’s episode was written and recorded by Tom Iovino of Tom’s Workbench. It’s titled “Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Silence” and was originally posted August 28th, 2007. So on with the show… Click to Play Download Audio File If you haven’t done so yet, subscribe to the Spoken Wood Podcast feed so you […]

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422 Veritas Surface Vise

March 29, 20108 Comments

There are a lot of workbench accessories on the market, but typically they’re either something that needs to be built as part of the workbench top and are nearly permanent components or they’re small useful items, but don’t have much versatility to them. A newer accessory that hit the market in the past year is […]

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The Daily Matt No. 85

March 28, 20100 Comments

Today’s episode for The Daily Matt is a quick demo of the basic tasks in my own workshop that the block plane takes care of for me. They’re very simple tasks, but almost no other plane does them as well. It’s easy to manipulate the plane to do what I need and get the results […]

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421 Maple Child’s Dresser Wrap-Up

March 25, 20102 Comments

Today’s episode is the final in the series on the Maple, Child’s Dresser build. Unfortunately as will happen on this show, I did have to jump forward in time a little as I started to fall behind my original schedule to have it completed. Up to this point the vast majority of the construction has […]

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The Daily Matt No. 84

March 24, 20100 Comments

While I had originally planned for today’s episode to be a look at the different ways I use my block plane, but what I decided to do instead for was to demonstrate how and what I prefer to tweak on a block plane when it’s needed. Just like with any other tool, there are some […]

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420 Czeck Edge Ruler-Stop

March 22, 20102 Comments

Today’s Try It Tuesday is a look at the Czeck Edge Ruler-Stop currently available at Highland Woodworking. A handy little tool that literally fits in the palm of your hand but still has the ability to do great big things. The Czeck Edge Ruler-Stop works much like a traditional square, but with one big exception…you’re […]

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