Section Through

F = Guide bushing radius minus bit radius. If mortising both lid and box, B = hinge barrel radius. If mortising box only, B = hinge barrel diameter.

Block Plane Vs. Bench Plane Cutting Angles

^^^ I rcccntly purchased a fine bcnch plane, and now I'm thinking of investing in a low-angle block plane. Docs the block plane's low angle design make it easier to plane end grain?

Billie Young Biloxi, MS

ONo. End grain takes more energy and strength to plane than any other face of a board. The block plane has two deficiencies here: It's too small to grasp firmly, and it has virtually no heft.

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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