Category Archives: Tools

Thoughts on order

[A combination of health problems and bereavement have conspired against me getting any time in the workshop (or even at car boot sales! 😦 ) but here’s a post I’ve been writing for a while] I suspect I’m not alone … Continue reading

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Mounting metalwork vices – Part 2

Today being Fathers day I was able to get some time in the workshop to progress the vice bases. Last time I found that using glue as well as pocket hole screws made accurate placement quite difficult, as the glue … Continue reading

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Mounting metalwork vices – Part 1

Today I made a start on building some bases for my two metalworking vices. The intention is that each base will have a cross member underneath which can be clamped in the woodworking vice on my larger bench. They’ll also … Continue reading

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Glueing broken plane tote

One of the wooden planes in my recent eBay purchase was broken in transit, with a clean break in the tote: As with last time I glued a tote I’ve used weatherproof glue so I don’t need to worry about … Continue reading

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More eBay purchases and a sale

I usually keep an eye on eBay in case there are any bargains that everyone else has missed. The other day I saw a lot with various planes, braces and mallets plus a cast iron glue pot for a starting … Continue reading

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Derusting planes – Part 4

I’ve finished derusting my metal bodied planes for now, so while the blades and chip breakers from my wooden bodied planes were soaking in the derusting fluid I reassembled the metal ones.

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Car booty – 02/06/2013

Today I went to Sayers Common car boot sale with my youngest daughter while my wife took our eldest daughter to a party. We’ve not been since April, when we were very impressed, so I had quite high hopes and … Continue reading

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