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Quangsheng Router Plane

Posted by Admin on 24th Jul 2022

Dec 1, 2016 By Admin I had a slightly spooky experience earlier this year when I found myself reading my own words almost verbatim from someone else’s hand. I don’t know who sent Paul Sellers on … read more

How to use a chisel

24th Jul 2022

The woodworking chisel is a deceptively simple tool, but there are a few subtleties to using one correctly.I have lost count of the number of people I have recommended this video to. Made by Mike Peko … read more

Stan Shaw BEM, Sheffield Legend

Posted by Admin on 24th Jul 2022

Sep 21, 2017 By Admin Addendum: Stan Shaw, one of the last little mesters of Sheffield, died aged 94 in March 2021 after a career that spanned almost 80 years. Back in Sept 2017 I had the enormo … read more

English Mitre Plane Restoration

Posted by Admin on 24th Jul 2022

This unnamed English mitre plane has been sitting on my shelf for quite a while, the body and iron are in excellent condition, but the front infill and wedge have been replaced at some stage and I rec … read more

Grain direction and face marks

Posted by Admin on 24th Jul 2022

Ever notice that sculptors or painters work 'in' bronze or clay or acrylics, but woodworkers of all descriptions work 'with' wood?Unlike most other craft materials timber is directional and two faces … read more