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…

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I made this video for woodworking masterclasses a few months ago for a series we did on making picture frames by hand. I is quick and simple using an old chisel and in a short time you are making rebates (rabbets USA and France) without dust masks, hearing protection and face protection too. Here is…

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  • Andy Gienapp on Thanksgiving!Thank you, Paul. I was similarly welcomed in when I was in England...and in every other country I have visited in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, South America, and the Middle East…
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  • James Monette on Thanksgiving!I'm from the Northeast, Vermont, and I guess we are a little contrary up here. there is an old book about Vermont titled, " Contrary Country ". Not bad reading. I think Paul has gi…
  • James Monette on Thanksgiving!I'm from the Northeast, Vermont, and I guess we are a little contrary up here. there is an old book about Vermont titled, " Contrary Country ". Not bad reading. I think Paul has gi…
  • nemo on Orderliness Without Excuses!Thanks for the reply, I wasn't aware of that knife. I must say that I'm pretty happy with the Stanley now that it's working. Feels solid and sturdy enough. Funny thing though, I no…