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Basic Hand Plane Maintenance from Lee Valley

May 7, 20134 Comments

Over the years one question I get frequently is in regards to hand plane maintenance. Especially when it comes to what someone should do to keep their newly purchased hand planes from getting ruined. The folks over at Lee Valley put out a short but sweet video that hits the most important areas of any […]

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One clamping system to rule them all!

April 1, 20134 Comments

Leave it to Veritas to come up with the penultimate clamping system (that’s right, the next-to-last clamping system you’ll ever need)! If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the video in this post and/or follow the links I’m including to see more images and information on what is probably going to become the most […]

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Lee Valley has Free Shipping for a limited time!

June 8, 20120 Comments

If you’ve been putting off making some purchases at Lee Valley Tools right now might be a good time to stop procrastinating. Starting today and running until June 18, 2012 Lee Valley is offering free shipping on orders over $40 (there are possible limitations depending on your location, so check the link in this post […]

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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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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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Wood Talk Online Radio No. 93

March 16, 20120 Comments

Have a question or topic suggestion? Email Us or call and leave us a voice mail at (623) 242-5180 or Skype us at WoodTalkOnline. What’s on the bench?   Shannon: finished the Queene Anne side table, small bedside stand for wife, Shaker clock for HTS Matt: Broken closet door and a Hock Smoother Marc: Finishing […]

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Fine Woodworking Live Event the interview

March 16, 20122 Comments

Not to long ago Fine Woodworking Magazine announced the arrival of their first live woodworking event, Fine Woodworking Live. I had the pleasure of talking with FWW Editor Asa Christiana about the magazine and to fill us in on what Fine Woodworking Live is all about. We get all the details about the upcoming event, […]

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480 Samantha’s mirror frame Q&A

March 11, 20122 Comments

After the last episode of Samantha’s mirror frame project many of you wrote me to ask how I installed the mirror in the frame. It was a SLIGHT oversight on my part not to cover the topic, so I’m coming back with a third episode to remedy that mistake. While we’re talking about how I […]

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Mid-week tool sneak peek no. 23

February 29, 20122 Comments

The problem with most commercially available dowel stock is that it’s some nondescript wood that’s been milled, not turned, who know’s where! So what this means for the average woodworker is that it’s never perfectly round and seldom accurately sized. The best solution around this issue is to make your own in the shop. It’s […]

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479 Samantha’s Mirror Pt. 2

February 26, 201214 Comments

On today’s show we’ll continue where we left off last week on the construction of the Cherry Mirror frame I recently built for my wife.  As I mentioned in the last episode we purchased a full-length mirror for our bedroom and after getting it home I decided it was just a little too plain for […]

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