Considering plough planes past and present I have ploughed grooves for 50 years and used every type of plough plane I think. Just about any way. I’m not old fashioned, I just like the upper body exercise, the self discipline of hand work, breathing good air that isn’t exhaled into a fabric mask and being…

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  • Vidar Fagerjord Harboe on Discovering and WoodworkingI've used a ryoba and a dozuki and found that cutting straight comes down to technique and how you hold the piece. A firm death grip ensures a wavy cut going all over the place. Yo…
  • Kim Roycroft on Discovering and WoodworkingHi Paul, I am one of your carpenters, started an apprenticeship 1978 in Sligo Ireland. I was lucky as there was several carpenters that I could work with, most had returned from En…
  • ken on In 20 MinutesThe chickens will come home to roost with our disposable society where items are deliberately made unservicable by design or by economics (9 times out of 10 it is cheaper to buy ne…
  • Donald Lawrence on Discovering and WoodworkingVery interesting narrative, thank you very much. I have often thought about the art of writing a letter. Everyone just uses email, or Skype or Face Book. When do people actually si…
  • Chris Michael on Prepping Wood Part IIGreat topic to cover. Buying wood still a feels like an expensive treasure hunt to me. So advice like this is gold dust!
  • ken carroll on Discovering and WoodworkingNo time to spend 15 minutes sharpening a saw?
  • Richard King on In 20 MinutesGood idea making your own wedges. They seem ridiculously expensive to buy, almost a pound each, when they probably are made for pence.