Tag: Veritas

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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Mid-week tool sneak peek no. 6

August 3, 20110 Comments

Hand saws are all the rage these days. Unlike fads such as this internet thing, hand saws have stood the time. Once you’ve learned how to use one the right way and can appreciate a well-tuned saw the next step is learning how to sharpen it. Just like with any tool in your shop, a […]

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Mid-Week Tool Sneak Peek No. 4

July 20, 20111 Comment

Here’s another batch of tools to checkout. Hope something catches your eye! Have you been looking for a good miter saw? Not one that’s loud and throws sawdust all over the place? Highland Woodworking carries just the answer, the Nobex Champion Miter Saw. I know this model very well as I happen to own and […]

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Mid-Week Tool Sneak Peek No. 3

July 13, 20116 Comments

Here’s another batch of tools to checkout. Hope something catches your eye! Highland Woodworking is carrying The Rikon Mini Lathe. This package was featured in our “Father’s Day Gift Guide”, but well worth mentioning again. * Rikon has created a lathe with an impressive 12″ swing and 16″ between centers. * Increase the bed length […]

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Mid-Week Tool Sneak Peek No. 1

June 22, 20114 Comments

It’s Wednesday and for me the week is half over. Typically this is the day where I know if the week is going to end good or bad. I often need a little distraction at this point to help me get ready to push my way through to the weekend and nothing does that better […]

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439 Maple Kid’s Bookcase Construction Pt 1

September 9, 20104 Comments

Long before the summer hiatus this year you might remember our last project build was a Maple Child’s Dresser for a client and family friend. It was one of four pieces I was asked to build for their daughter’s room. Today we’re getting started with the first of a four part series that covers the […]

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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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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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414 Veritas File/Rasp Auxillary Handle

February 22, 20103 Comments

Today’s “Try it Tuesday” is all about the Auxillary File/Rasp Handle. A great little accessory for the shop that makes using your files and rasps much easier, much safer and much more accurate. It’s unique design won’t damage your rasp or file, and more importantly it makes using it so much more comfortable. Download Video […]

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