10 Essential Furniture Repairs DVD

10 Essential Furniture Repairs DVD

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Revive your furniture by learning professional conservator Joshua Klein's 10 must-know furniture fixes. Check and fix...[Read More]
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Buying & Restoring Hand Tools with Ron Herman

Buying & Restoring Hand Tools with Ron Herman


Learn how to purchase old hand tools at a good price for restoration purposes. Rom Herman will demonstrate how to restore several types of hand...[Read More]
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Sharpen Your Handsaws

Sharpen Your Handsaws


Anyone can Sharpen a Saw Learn secrets to sharpening backsaws & handsaws Discover the truth about shaping and set Cut...[Read More]

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Joinery Handplanes with Bill Anderson

Joinery Handplanes
with Bill Anderson


Learn how to identify, use, and repair wooden and metal joinery planes in this five hour instructional video that's...[Read More]
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The Great Hand Plane Revival

The Great Hand Plane Revival


Bench-side instruction on tuning, sharpening and using your grandfather's old plane! [Read More]

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The Hardware Cabinet - part 2 by Will Myers

The original hardware cabinet seems to have been made entirely from old crating and cigar boxes. Most of its various parts have the remains of labels, writing and empty nail holes. So, in other words, it was built from scrap.

There are several different species of wood but the great majority is old growth white pine. There are also a few drawer sides made ...


My Study of Plane Fences Continuing by James E. Price

Thanks to a bitterly cold day, I got in some good shop time and continued my study of plane fences that can be made for less than $5.00.

Some beginners may want an edge trimming plane but do not want to spend $75-$150 for a Stanley 95 or a Lie Nielson equivalent. This one I made out of Sepele wood. I also dug around in my vintage...

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Joiner Plane Fence on the Budget by James E. Price

I recently wrote a post on detachable fences for jointer planes. All of the examples in the post were manufactured.

Most of them are collectible and rather expensive for a beginning unplugged woodworker on a fixed budget which got me in the mindset to design and make a fence for less than $5.00. It had to be simple and require no metalwork. It had to be designed so it would stay tightly...

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Plum Moulding Plane by Richard Arnold

Not all moulding planes are made of Beech.

This early 18th century moulding plane is made of Plum wood. Quite a few early planes turn up made of various fruit woods. This example also sports a rather unusual wedge shape as well. The round profile is nicely marked out with a compass. It is also another example of a plane with the "IC" mark.

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Center Marking Gauges by James E. Price

Thank all of you for your interest in the dovetail gauges I discussed in my post sometime ago.

I looked around my bench for other layout tools that might interest you and settled on center marking gauges that I use frequently to scribe a line or mark a point in the exact center of a board. These are highly akin to common marking gauges that scribe a line parallel go an edge but these instantly...

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Plow Plane Arm Repair by Jim Harvey

Stripped threads are common on wooden planes that use threaded arms to position a fence. They usually break next to the armís foot as that is where the fence is most often needed.

This is my example, it will be my repair experiment. Years ago I demoted it to a kerfing plane by replacing both skates with a blade cut from an old rip saw.

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Knight after Knight by Jim Hendricks

This month me and Ron Harper made a deal - a Belgian coticule for a Steve Knight's moving fillister, a left handed one!

A grand deal for both of us and for Her Majesty who managed to squirrel money out of me to let it in the country! Someone should tell the Border control chaps that we have a "special relationship!" Still, I am absolutely thrilled.

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Stanley 386 "Cheater" Fence by James E. Price

My New Year's resolution is to finish some little projects that I started but never finished.

Last November I bought a Stanley 386 cheater fence for jointing because it has screw holes in it for the mounting of a wooden addition to the metal fence. I selected a piece of scrap Sepele wood and put it with the 386 fence ...

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Very Old Chisel by Richard Arnold

This hexagonal socket chisel was made by the edge tool maker, Samuel Freeth. It probably dates to somewhere between 1680 to 1710.

This type of socket was short lived in England and probably died out when edge tool manufacture moved from the Black Country to Sheffield in the mid 18th century.

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Fillister Plane by Thomas Darbey by Jim Hendricks

Large fillister with nicker and lignum vitae boxing. It also has an astounding skew iron by James Cam, <1781.

Identifying this plane took a bit of "Sherlock" work to ascertain the maker but after some forensic analysis of the mark, it was established that this gem was by Thomas Darbey.

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English Gunmetal Chariot Plane by James E. Price

This English gunmetal chariot plane with ebony infill recently found a home with me.

The front ebony infill is flush, or overstuffed, on one side but on the other side it is totally inside the body. I think some previous owner sawed the overstuff off that side but it was done long, long ago. I have used chariot planes like this many years ...

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When Restoration is Only a Revival by Jim Hendricks

Over the years I have demonstrated the restoration of some pretty complex basketcases.

It was coming to the point where people were bringing me lumps of firewood to turn back into tools!! Now let me state here and now... I do NOT recommend buying tools in this state if at all possible.

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Latest Updates and Additions

My Favorite Things by James E. Price

The Hardware Cabinet - part 1 by Will Myers

Howarth's "Sheffield Pad" Brace by Jim Hendricks

Hollow Auger by James E. Price

Thomas Moodey - 18th Century Plough Plane by Richard Arnold

This is a Stick Up! by Jim Hendricks

Building a Kerfing Plane by Kat Beers-McCormick

1840ís Plow Plane Tune Up by Jason Stamper

English Joiners' Mallet by James E. Price

Making a Winding Sticks by Jim Hendricks

Stanley No. 55 Case by James E. Price

Set of Marking Gauges for Pattermnakers - Casting Journal, 1910

Mr. Punch Adjustable Mouth Coffin Smoother by Jim Hendricks

18th Century British Button Pad Stock Braces by Richard Arnold

Gabriel's Dado Plane from Seaton Chest by Richard Arnold

1881 - Disston's "Star Saw Set" - The Builder and WoodWorker, Vol. 17.

1902 - The Chapin-Stephens Co. New Catalog - Iron Age and Carpentry and Building

Henry Stanley - Stanley Rule & Level Co.

1895 - An Interesting Electrical Power Plant - The Iron Age, Vol. 55.

1858 - Changing the name of "Hall & Knapp" to "The Stanley Rule and Level CompanyĒ

1918 - Stanley Works Sales Convention - Hardware World, Vol.13.

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1959 - Marples "Shamrock Brand" Tools Catalog

1904 - The Simonds Saws & Knives catalog - Simonds Mfg. Co.

1935 - Marples "Shamrock Brand" Tools for Plumbers and Glazers

1932 - The "How-To Do-It" Book for Home Workshops - E. C. Atkins & Co.


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Alfie Shine
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Alfie Shine was researched and developed by Jim Hendricks for use on his extensive collection of rare and valuable woodworking hand tools.

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