Lie-Nielsen No. 2 Bench Plane Review

July 15, 2015

As you may know, I love to use my hand planes. For a while I’ve been wanting a smoothing plane that was smaller then my No. 4. I finally pulled the trigger and bought a Lie-Nielsen No. 2. This is my review of the plane after using it for a… Read more

Tool Review: Veritas Mark II Narrow-Blade Honing Guide

June 29, 2015

A quick review of the Veritas Mark II Narrow-Blade Honing Guide. For years I’ve used the regular Mark II Honing Guide and recently purchased the Narrow Blade Guide. I found the new clamping guide is perfect for using with chisels. Lee Valley Website: Read more

Sharpening a Chisel and Plane Blade

April 25, 2015

After finishing my new sharpening pond, I wanted to put it to the test. In this video I go over how I flatten the back of a chisel, reground it’s primary bevel and put on a secondary bevel. After that, I touch up the blade for my Smoothing Plane and… Read more

Tool Review – Veritas Variable Burnisher

March 10, 2015

A quick review of the Veritas Variable Burnisher. A great tool that helps make card scraper sharpening a breeze. Lee Valley Website:,310,41070 Read more

I’m in heaven surrounded by Bronze.

July 12, 2014

This past Christmas my girlfriend bought me the plane I’ve been wanting to buy for myself for years, a Lie-Nielsen Bronze #4 Smoothing Plane. After using it for the past six months I couldn’t be happier.  I have to admit, I’m in love with all tools made in Bronze. I find the… Read more

12 inches of jointing and planing in a small space.

July 11, 2014

I’m in my second year of owning the Hammer A3 31 by Felder and I don’t regret a moment of it. When I started woodworking I bought a 6″ Craftsman professional jointer. Now, that was a great jointer. Never had any problem with the table alignment. Buying new blades were… Read more