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Paring Chisels – Best in 2020

The Paring chisel does not get the recognition it deserves. Its true usefulness is not always appreciated as some woodworkers have a blind devotion to the bevel edge chisel. But these long thin paring chisels can outperform the common bevel-edged chisel when longer reach is required.  What is a ‘Paring Chisel’ used for? The paring …

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Hand Planes for woodworking [Explained]

Hand Planes for woodworking [Explained] Woodworking hand planes have been used for centuries by artisans but today it is not just time served craftsmen. Woodworking in 2020 is rapidly becoming one of the No1 hobbies. The search for traditional woodworking tools by newbies is surpassing that of skilled woodworkers. It is understandable that the humble …

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Best Hand Planes - Not Expensive

Great Hand Planes – Not Expensive – (Best US Prices)

Woodworking hand planes are a must for any seasoned or learning woodworker. Building a collection of hand planes can be a daunting and expensive proposition.  You can acquire a few hand planes for not too much money that will get you well on your way. My collection of planes is the result of searching for …

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Best Hand Planes - Not Expensive

Great Hand Planes – Not Expensive – (Best UK prices)

Working wood by hand is a privilege as long as the tool you are using is of good design. Some cheap bench planes are below par. Here I have put a selection of affordable but good tools which I would be happy to use.  I have seen so many poor-quality tools sold to Newby woodworkers …

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What is Sharpening? and Tools for Sharpening?

What is Sharpening? And Tools for Sharpening Sharpening is the process of grinding or polishing an edge onto a hard material for the purpose of cutting.  Sharpening woodworking tools The woodworker will sharpen a chisel to effortlessly cut wood. As a woodworker, I will sharpen my tools multiple times during my day. How often will depend …

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Stropping vs Honing…I just use the palm of my hand!

Stropping vs Honing…I just use the palm of my hand! In this article, I talk about why you need to learn to strop and your stropping material options and methods. But first, let’s define what the difference is between stropping and honing. There seem to some confusion understandably. Honing is the process of sharpening on …

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