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Chisel Use DVD

I am excited about the latest DVD as it concentrates on techniques for chisel use. Chopping and paring are demonstrated; with single lap dovetail work, a hand cut mortice, using the method shown by Bob... read more

Curved Blade Jig fits Tormek

I have been using the new Jet curved blade jig on my large Tormek, to grind the subtle curve which I find so useful in practically all my bench plane blades. The results are... read more

Strange coincidences

I have just sent off an article on wood movement to Colin for the January edition of F&C. He informs me that Robert Ingham has also sent in an article on wood movement. Then we open... read more

Edge Planing Experiment

Start with a perfectly straight edge on a shortish board, say 15 to 20 inches long. Take 10 full length, reasonably fine, through shavings, with a bench plane such as a 5, 6 or... read more