Posts Tagged ‘Buying Good Tools Cheap’

Buying Good Tools Cheap – Sliding Bevel

[panel style=”default” text_align=”centre” class=”cwcrosslink”]To read more about the sliding bevel on our Common Woodworking site, click here[/panel] The months have passed since I bought one of these. Generally perhaps a lower interest tool and yet for chair making and other tasks they are virtually indispensable. Made for or distributed by Sandford, famed for their layout…

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Buying good tools cheap – Starter Chisels UK

[panel style=”default” text_align=”centre” class=”cwcrosslink”]To read more about chisels and where to buy them, visit our up to date buying guide on Common Woodworking here. [/panel] There was a time when imported tools were both cheap to buy and cheap in quality, which of course isn’t cheap but false economy. In the sixties we in the UK…

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Buying Good Tools Cheap – The Router Plane

[panel style=”default” text_align=”centre” class=”cwcrosslink”]To read more about the router plane on our Common Woodworking site, click here[/panel] Routers online Routers for most people conjure up a range of different images ranging from face shields and dust extractors to dust masks ear plugs hearing protection and other head gear resembling and American football team player or…

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Buying good tools cheap – On chisel hammers

[panel style=”default” text_align=”centre” class=”cwcrosslink”]To read more about chisel hammers on our Common Woodworking site, click here. To read more about where to buy them, visit our up to date buying guide here.[/panel] Question: Paul, I am working with your DVD and book and have made great progress with sharpening my tools.  I finished the dovetail box…

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Buying good tools cheap – Tape measures

We seem almost besotted with giant tape measures in our western world of woodworking, but of course in construction they are now essential. How we managed before they were developed to what have today I don’t know. I grew up with a three-foot four-fold Rabone rule made from boxwood and I still use it at…

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Buying good tools cheap – Introducing the hand saws

panel style=”default” text_align=”centre” class=”cwcrosslink”]To read more about saws on our Common Woodworking site, click here. [/panel] I am going to risk it I own a belt sander 4” wide. It’s made by Trend and it’s a piece of poor workmanship but the price was right because I could see how to improve it for what…

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Buying good tools cheap – What planes do you use?

I would that someone would have come out with the regular Stanley #4 plane Bailey pattern again. You know, the lightweight one. One with nice Padauk or curly cherry handles. Or even highly polished beech would work for me with no stain. Also, I know the German tool makers Kuntz made a very junky model…

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Buying good tools cheap – Bullnose planes

Bullnose planes are an added luxury until you really need one. I bought my Stanley 90 in 1966 and I am still using it. The nickel plating is mostly gone now and I never altogether understood why they used it because mine never did rust. I just use it a little and a lot depending…

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Buying good tools cheap – About Smoothers

Ebay and smoothing planes I am sure for every good thing I say about eBay smoothing planes there will be someone who can counter what I say, but I have bought about a hundred smoothing planes on eBay in the past three years and only one had a real problem that I fixed and got…

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Buying good tools cheap – smoothing planes

Hand planes are the source of great debate these days. I can’t imagine such a silly thing really. The internet has connected many debaters with little good fruit, but some, a little, maybe. I have been giving some serious thought to many things I have said or say or do or don’t do with planes.…

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