I’ve spent several days working on the bed and of course closing in on the finish line means planing and scraping the pieces and sections for sanding ready for assembly. As you know, sanding for me is not sanding smooth but sanding rough. Scraped and planed pieces remove all the flaws many woodworkers now normally…

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I especially like the set of scrapers Lee Valley sells made by Veritas. It’s a set of four in two sizes and four thicknesses. A set like this takes care of all of your scraper or should I say scraping needs. But I especially like the one I reshape into a bowl scraper. I use…

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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…

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  • William Swinyer on A Few Years AgoHi Paul, I agree with the person above with the idea of doing this as a WWMC project. It would be a great project. Sincerely, William Swinyer
  • Clarence Zimmerman on A Few Years AgoThank you! My son, 34 years of age passed away 2 years ago this month. As a boy, he spent time with me in the shop as I built his bedroom furniture, etc.. aspiring to leave him mem…
  • Mike Z. on A Future PastGreat stories and pictures to boot! I think part of why your teaching methods work so well is the time you spent on both sides of the Atlantic ocean - not an easy chasm to straddle…
  • Alain Briot on A Few Years AgoWho is Joseph? Your son? Thank you for the nice story.
  • Dave R on A Few Years AgoI also would love to see this toolchest as a project on WWMC.
  • Nick Jones on A Few Years AgoWhat a lovely story. Time with our kids is the most precious, rewarding and important time of our lives. Wonderful.
  • Noel Rodrigue on My Latest Giveaway is now OPEN!Now on to 500,000 subscribers! Anybody taking bets on how long it'll take to get there? Three months? Anyone else?