The Poor-man’s Toothing Plane Video

As a follow up to the recent blog and if you are interested in a short video on making a poor-man’s toothing plane you can see it here:

Poor man’s burnisher

The poor man’s ticket to burnishing Two weeks ago I discussed another Fine Woodworking article, which I thought complicated sharpening, burnishing and setting up the #80 type cabinet scraper to create a keen blade edge and indeed we showed that many erroneous statements soon become accepted as absolutes when no one counters what’s being said […]

Poor man’s dowel maker

I just watched the current edition and final episode in the series on making breadboard ends on and thought that I should post a quick blog on the poor man’s dowel maker I find delivers the goods. As a boy we drilled holes in pennies for washers because the boss, Bert Pickford, said he […]

Paul Sellers’ ‘poor man’s router’ gets great results

Well, with so many requests from you for a video on making a poor man’s router we had to do it and here it is. I think my naming it a poor man’s tool you may think it a poor tool, but that’s not the case. As with all hand routers, the important thing is […]

Making the Wall Clock – the Poor Man’s Beading Tool

To form the roundovers With all of the joinery completed, I now focus on design concepts I want to soften the hard corners with a bullnose edge to the top and bottom pieces of the clock. I also want to introduce a method that slims down the appearance of the sides and rails because  think […]

Another poor man’s router

Poor man’s router Someone recently shared with me a jobsite poor man’s router he uses regularly and I tried it out in an inspired moment recently. It’s made from a #14 (about 44mm shank it looks like) screw and block like the poor man’s beading-cum-marking gauge I have posted on in the recent and distant […]

Paul Sellers’ Poor-man’s Toothing Plane Post & Video

Making the Poor-man’s Toothing Plane What Do They Do? We use toothing planes to give tooth to the surface of ground wood that forms the substrate wood for our veneer work. Toothing creates perfect parallel v-shaped cuts about 1mm (1/32″) apart across the surface of the wood we are veneering. Criss-crossing creates a diamond pattern […]

Not so poor man’s router – really works!

A more refined ‘not-so-poor man’s router.   This is my suggestion for a simple but more advanced not-so-poor man’s router that comes from a small scrap-sized piece of harder wood, oak, (could be softer wood like pine or poplar too) 5-6″ long and using only a 1/4″ diameter Allen wrench (hex key US) and a […]