• Taking orders for the "Milkman's Workbench".

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    • Taking orders for the “Milkman’s Workbench”

    • After making several portable workbenches for our plane making classes for use by students, we have received numerous requests for the complete bench by customers. In response to these requests, we are planning to build a production run this spring.  Dubbed the "milkman's workbench" by Chris Schwarz in his Popular Woodworking article in June 2013, this tabletop bench is designed to clamp to any solid surface and is equipped with a full range of clamping options in a compact footprint. Here are
    • Beading planes back in store.

    • Side beads are again back in stock with a new 3/8" size now available.  All planes have been profiled, sharpened, and test cut for a true ready-to-use tool.  Some of these planes display light spalting in the wood.  This does not affect the performance of the plane in any way.  If you do not want any on your plane, let me know at the time of ordering and I will try to accommodate your request. These planes tend to sell quickly and once they are gone, it may be a while before restocking can o
    • The search for beech continues

    • Finding suitable beech for plane making has been an ongoing challenge.  We cut a large amount ourselves that we are air drying, but that will be some time before it will be dried enough to use.  In the meantime, a source of 4" square European beech billets has been located.These are rift sawn, and it takes a good bit of work to get nice quarter sawn billets form them, but the reward is beautiful ray flecking on the quarter sawn faces. (One of the pieces of beech in the photo below shows how it
    • Hollow and Round Plane Making Classes

    • This past fall, I taught a couple of classes on making a pair of #8 (1/2"radius) Hollow and Round molding planes as a trial run to see how things would go.  The students all seemed pleased and left with completed of nearly completed planes.  I have decided to proceed with more classes with two scheduled in the spring of 2018. My shop is small so class is limited to three students per class.  Each is given their own work space and a "Milkman's" bench to work at. (See photo of the bench belo
    • Improved Panel Raising Planes

    • Sold out.  Sign up for our newsletter to learn when our next production run and preorders will begin. After making a prototype with some design changes of a panel raising plane, we are beginning production of a small run.  These should be completed about the end of January, 2018.  Price is $595 plus shipping. Because of the limited number available, we are accepting orders for those wishing to reserve a copy.  A deposit of $100 is required with the remainder due upon completion.  Shippin

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