Making a Bowl Gouge Pt 2: The Handle and Testing

I have finished the bowl gouge by turning a handle from some of the walnut I had laying around. I tried to keep a tapered look to it, but my turning skills need improvement. After getting the handle turned I grabbed the epoxy and mixed up a small batch to

Make a Strop Board

Sharpening tools is essential to and woodworking shop, power or hand tool. They cut better and are safer. After using sandpaper, whet stones, or oil stones, you can proceed to get an even better edge by honing. Honing is essentially placing a type of compound on some leather creating a

Refinish a Wooden Jack Plane

Working with hand tools has been a great joy for me. I like the feel of using the old tools. I have moulding planes, coffin planes, and big wooden jointer planes. One type of plane that I do not have though is a wooden jack plane. I was lucky enough

Stanley No 3 Type 11

A great user plane found its way into my shop many months ago. I have been doing a lot of restoring of tools, sharpening of saws, and lots of studying on the history of these tools and their ages. I figure I can start documenting these tools now as I