Advanced threeplane set

This is a good starter set for a woodworker who wants to really enjoy what hand planes can do. Each plane has a specialized purpose. The low angle block plane excels at cutting end grain the leveling plane (which can be either a No. 6 or a No. 7) joints edges and flattens a large surface the smoothing plane (either a No. 4 or a No. 41 2) can make wood look so good that it hardly needs a finish. When I worked in a restaurant as a teenager, I hauled dirty dishes in plastic bus boxes. Using them...

Fit the Joint

Try fitting each breadboard end onto the tabletop. Chances are that it won't go without force, and that's fine. It's better that the fit be a bit too tight than too loose at this point. If it's too loose, you can shim the tenons with glued-on veneer. Don't strike the end piece with a hammer if the fit is that tight, you'll have a very hard time getting the piece off. Typically, the tenons must be shaved a bit thinner. The best way to figure out how much to take off, and where, is by using a...

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Bent Laminations Hammock Stand

Elliptical Jewelry Case Roger Knudson, Finlayson, MN 24 H x 16 W x 9 D, Curly ash veneer, bending plywood, shellac I am retired from a career in correctional education. I build furniture for fun and sometimes on commission. This piece was begun in a class taught by Ross Day and Thomas Hucker at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine. It was my first experience with veneering and the use of a vacuum bag. I had always considered myself a 'solid wood man' before. More veneering to follow...