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Thought it was time for another shop tour. My last tour was about 2 1/2 years ago when I moved into this shop and a lot has changed since then. Enjoy the tour and like always, if you have any questions shoot them my way. Thanks for stopping in.
P.S. I know someone may ask about wood storage and such because I don't show that in the tour. I store all my wood in my garage and move it into my back hallway when I get close to using it for a project. This helps keep my shop open and not full of wood that I am not currently working with.
The Stanley No. 80 Cabinet Scraper is one of my favorite quick finishing tools. In this short video I show how I sharpen the blade, setup the plane, and get great results in just seconds. You can see why this plane is one of my favorites when dealing with tough grain. Plus, they're cheap and easy to find on the second hand market.
I hesitate to mention this, but, NO... I don't turn a burr. Why? Because unlike a card scraper, or a scraping plane, you can't adjust the blade angle to get the burr to engage. So, unless you are very precise, and or lucky, its not going to do you any good to turn a burr. Don't believe me? Watch the video and see the perfect shaving that can be had with a simple 45 degree blade. The results speak for themselves.
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This weeks its all about the Hollows and Rounds, the original router bits. I really like using my set to create unique moldings, or decorative trim. In this video I talk about the planes themselves, and I show a couple examples of what can be done with these planes. Enjoy.
Sanding can be painful sometime, but it can go alot better with the right tools. This week I showcase my favorite sanding blocks from Time Shaver Tools Inc., The Preppin' Weapon.
There are some tools you just can't do a job without. My marking gauges are one of those tools for me, especially my mortise gauge. I own several and I love them all.
If you are on the lookout for some good mortise chisels that don't break the bank and still do a great job, these may be what you are looking for. I've been using these chisels for the past two years and they have never let me down. Check out the video and see why.
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