Woodworking Report: Making a Shave Horse

Something unusual happened two times in the past week- I got some time to do some actual woodworking. These days most of my free time is spent with our kids (my son just turned one year old yesterday!), or working on tool stuff for my business. It’s been more than a year since I had any real shop time. The last two Fridays I found myself with a few hours of unexpected free time and had some fun butchering some wood.

Something unusual happened twice in the past week- I got some time to do some actual woodworking. These days most of my free time is spent with our kids (my son just turned one year old yesterday!), or working on tool stuff for my business. It’s been more than a year since I had any real shop time. The last two Fridays I found myself with a few hours of unexpected free time and had some fun butchering some wood.

Last Friday I took the day off of work to attend the Lie-Nielsen hand tool event at the CT Valley School of Woodworking. It was a fun time and I got to see a lot of nice tools and me. The highlight of the show for me was watching Peter Follansbee work. I’ve been a fan of his work, and his blog for a while. I find it fascinating how he starts with a log and ends up with one of his beautiful 17th century style carved boxes.  I left the show a bit early and returned home with an hour to spare before I had to get the kids from school. I decided to pick up a project I started almost three years ago..
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50 New Old Tools Added Today

Good Afternoon!

I added 50 new old tools to my For Sale page today. This update includes a group of nice continental wooden planes, some really nice carving tools. lots of layout tools including a rare Stanley rule, some saws, and other good, usable tools. I hope you find something you like. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or wish to purchase a tool, please contact me.

Thanks and happy woodworking!

Josh

Good Afternoon!

I added 50 new old tools to my For Sale page today. This update includes a group of nice continental wooden planes, some really nice carving tools. lots of layout tools including a rare Stanley rule, some saws, and other good, usable tools. I hope you find something you like. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or wish to purchase a tool, please contact me.

Thanks and happy woodworking!

Josh

The proper way to hold the jack and similar planes is shown in fig. 14. The toat or handle is firmly grasped by the right hand, while the left is placed about half-way between the front end of the plane and the mouth. The thumb of the left hand is towards the workman, and all the fingers are placed on the off-side of the tool. The principal part of the force necessary to urge the plane forward is transmitted by the right hand

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Old Tools For Sale! 50+ New Tools

Good Afternoon!

I realize that it’s been a while since my last update. The past three weeks have been especially trying for us after the unexpected loss of my wife’s mom just after Easter. We have spent the past few weeks making arrangements and trying to get a handle on the estate all while juggling our two kids. Needless to say, it hasn’t left much time for tools or email. Just the past few days I’ve been able to get caught up a bit and respond to most everyone who was waiting to hear from me.

On to the tools.. Tool hunting season is in full swing here in New England. The auctions, estate sales, and flea markets are turning up lots of good stuff. My shelves are full of good user grade tools. Today’s update to my For Sale Page contains more than 50 new tools including some basic Stanley bench planes, molding planes, some nice saws, and other miscellaneous fun stuff. As always, if you would like to purchase an item or if you have any questions or comments please contact me.

One last thing- I want to thank everyone who took the time to send me comments and ask questions about the article I posted in late April on Molding Plane Basics. I’m glad a lot of you found this helpful. I hope to write additional articles as time permits.

Thanks for reading!

Josh

Good Afternoon!

I realize that it’s been a while since my last update. The past three weeks have been especially trying for us after the unexpected loss of my wife’s mom just after Easter. We have spent the past few weeks making arrangements and trying to get a handle on the estate all while juggling our two kids. Needless to say, it hasn’t left much time for tools or email. Just the past few days I’ve been able to get caught up a bit and respond to most everyone who was waiting to hear from me.

On to the tools.. Tool hunting season is in full swing here in New England. The auctions, estate sales, and flea markets are turning up lots of good stuff. My shelves are full of good user grade tools. Today’s update to my For Sale Page contains more than 50 new tools including some basic Stanley bench planes, molding planes, some nice saws, and other miscellaneous fun stuff.  As always, if you would like to purchase an item or if you have any questions or comments please contact me.

One last thing- I want to thank everyone who took the time to send me comments and ask questions about the article I posted in late April on Molding Plane Basics. I’m glad a lot of you found this helpful. I hope to write additional articles as time permits.

Thanks for reading!

Josh