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Bench Update: Planing Stop

To go along with my new plane, I decided to finally bite the bullet and install my hickory plane stop that I had planned to build into my bench last summer but never got the nerve to attempt. Until now. … Continue reading

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Kroktskaft….or, how Mjolnir died.

Ah, it’s good to be back in the shop.  Took a break there for a while to go on a trip to the Bahamas with the family.  We had a blast but the only woodworking I did was reading about … Continue reading

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Mjolnir (part 3) or, A Lesson in Sticking With the Plan

As the title says, things didn’t go exactly as planned with the hammer the past couple days.  I tried my best but it just didn’t work out as I imagined.  Here’s what happened.  Best pull up a chair and get some popcorn. It started … Continue reading

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Mjolnir (part 2)

After finishing up the leg vise, I had a little bit of time leftover and decided to get cracking on Mjolnir (yeah, it thinks a lot of itself!). I finalized the design and drew it on the handle.  It has … Continue reading

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Mjolnir (part 1)

At long last I have begun construction of my first mallet!  I’ve been seeing all these great pounders, thumpers, whackers, and smackers that everyone has been displaying on the internet and on TV shows and finally could take no more of the bounce-back prone … Continue reading

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