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Warrington Hammers

Things coincide. A bit of talk on best weight for a Warrington Hammer. A Warrington Hammer is a Cross Peen designed for driving tacks. The idea is that the thin end can slide between your fingers as you hold a tack. It has been on my list of classic tools, but until I read Paul […]

Using the Mirror and other Tricks when Sawing

There are a few tricks to sawing a perfect line.

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The New Classic Mallet

One pattern that keeps showing up, is the basic Mallet made in three layers. The result is pretty and as reliable as any mallet, so I think this pattern can be considered a classic, despite it’s relatively recent appearance. From this view it looks just like the original classic.

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Long Shooting Board

Typically a shooting board is used for making the short end of a board straight or angled. When I was making a bunch of parts that where going to need to be exactly the same, on the sides as well, I made this one.

The back wall on this board allows me to put […]

Chip Breakers

An old video has resurfaced and now it has been subtitled. The magnificent Wilbur Pan, rides again!

This video has an odd enough history of impact. I have even heard it argued, in absence of the actual video, that it proved that chip breakers did not work.

There has been such a current of downplay […]