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Extra thick blades for Stanley planes

It is a pleasure to be writing for Furniture & Cabinetmaking magazine again. My first article deals with plane tuning and the fitting of extra thick blades. You will see from the photo, that the... read more

Tearout & Turning

I am always rather jealous of woodturners as they are able to get the most wonderful finish on the most difficult of timbers. Just look at the tearout which my usual bench plane caused on... read more

New Chisels from Lie-Nielsen

Thomas Lie-Nielsen brought this long bladed chisel along to the recent Talking Tools event in Oxford. I think it will be of interest to those who like Patternmaker's Paring Chisels. They should be on... read more

West Dean Handtool Event

Come and meet me a host of woodworking experts at The Hand Tools Event at West Dean College, Sussex on Saturday May 31 & Sunday June 1st 10am - 5pm both days. free entry,... read more

Drastic Measures

Here is the same 1 1/4" chisel back after about two hours of flattening work. I tried several methods, coarse India oilstone, Shapton 320 grit glasstone and 800 grit waterstone. Progress was made but... read more