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Finishing the Toolbox Series In the next few days I will finish off the toolbox series. This has been a popular series that clears up the simplicity of making one of the lightest, strongest and most easily made toolboxes. The videos will be out in the new year through online broadcast via woodworkingmasterclasses.com too. On…

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Custom Sharpening – Bevel-ups and Jack Planes

Question: Hi Paul, I recently bought a LA jack plane from LV and I was wondering something : would you sharpen the bevel of your BU plane like your BD plane ? I’ve search on the internet and I even watched all your videos on sharpening + your DVD. I didn’t find what we could…

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Questions Answered – Spring Edge Edge-jointing Boards

Question: Paul (and Team) I was curious if you could give us your thoughts on spring joints.  I’ve seen them mentioned in various places when discussing panel glue ups.  I think I understand them in principle.  By creating the slight concavity in the middle of the two boards to be joined, the ends are automatically…

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Just Another Tuesday Morning…

Today was another day in the lives of different woodworkers around the workshop. Every day is always special and unique because much of it is somewhat unpredictable. My toolbox build is complete started with these boards on the 21st September. They were too thick and I planed them to a third less with a scrub…

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Busy Past, Busy Future Too!

Yesterday a friend, Fred Sutton who is a craftsman from my home county as a child, dropped in and gave us almost 100 chisels that need new handles turning. A good two hours work! Bevel edged and firmer chisels, some mortise and other styles. I will need to do some turning now. There are other…

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Toolbox Issues for Us Woodworkers

Some of you asked about my fall front tool box and asked how it was made and for plans of it. It seems it would make a good wooodworkingmasterclasses series but a lot of the details are already in the tool chest build we did last year. I think the joiner’s toolbox Is a practical…

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Finally – Restoring the Fall-front Desk

I returned the base frame parts back together over the last couple of days and even the parts that might have seemed disconcerting vanished when I levelled and smoothed everything back to good finish and applied the shellac. My how solid the frame feels now and I can’t really see where the repair work took…

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A Thought in Design Concepts

Someone asked me to write about my past works and I am reluctant because I have no decent images of what I made nor pictures of me making what I made. I am a dinosaur from the pre-digital era. If I go back too far, say the 1970’s and 80’s , I have almost no…

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