Quangsheng Router Plane

Friday, 2 December 2016 01:18:46 Europe/London

Update on the new router plane from Quangsheng

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Quangsheng 043 Plough Plane Review

Monday, 14 November 2016 11:20:12 Europe/London

 

In this two part video review, woodworking blogger Mitch Peacock of Made in Wood takes the Quangsheng 043 plough plane through its paces.

Based on the classic Record 043, the new version from Quangsheng incorporates several improvements, including a stainless steel body and a special kerfing saw attachment.

Plough Plane Review

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Rice and Chips - The new Fugaku range of saws from Gyokucho

Thursday, 26 May 2016 15:36:21 Europe/London

 

In the 1940's Japanese knifemakers combined the virtues of European and Japanese knives to produce the santoku - a design classic that has now become ubiquitous in kitchens throughout the world.

Gyokucho, the company that invented and perfected the replaceable blade Japanese saw in the 1970's, are fishing for a little bit of that same east-meets-west magic with their new range of Fugaku folding saws, and I believe they have hit upon something rather special...

 

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Marc Fish Dovetails

Saturday, 2 April 2016 15:57:00 Europe/London

The other day I shared a post from Marc Fish advertising his upcoming weekend dovetailing course at Robinson House Studio in West Sussex. Another good friend, Rob Stoakley, left a comment questioning whether it would be possible to teach a joint like the one shown in the photo on a weekend course?

 

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Redesigning the No.043 Plough Plane

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 15:30:43 Europe/London

Every once in a while life throws up a wonderful opportunity that's just too good to miss. So when Quangsheng told me they had one available development slot left for 2014/15 and invited me to design a product to fill it, I absolutely leapt at the chance.

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Clifton Planes and Pax Saws Video - Made in Sheffield, England.

Monday, 12 October 2015 14:33:23 Europe/London

In this beautifully produced new video you can see for yourself how Clifton Handplanes and Pax Saws are made, one at a time, with care and skill, in Sheffield.

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Guédelon - Welcome to the thirteenth century.

Friday, 2 October 2015 15:07:32 Europe/London

When you first arrive at Guédelon, you don't see the castle straight away, but even the most mildly attuned will certainly feel it, the sheer creative energy of the place reverberates through the surrounding woodland like a drum!

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