Category Archives: Tool Repair

Selecting a Vintage Hand Plane: Deal-Breaker vs. Deal-with-It

If you went with me to a flea market or antique shop, I could pick up the hand planes one by one and tell you exactly why I would or wouldn’t buy them based on make, model, and condition. I … Continue reading

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Three-Dollar Saw: Restored

Last month, I posted a picture of a Disston no. 8 handsaw I found for three dollars.  It took me some time to get the saw back in action, not because the work was difficult or time-consuming, but because other … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Depth Stop for the Veritas Small Router

I’ve had the small router plane made by Lee Valley for several years now, and one of my initial frustrations with the tool was the lack of a depth stop.  If the plane lost its setting mid-project, it was hard … Continue reading

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Broken Spatula: I Can Handle That!

Last Sunday the beech handle of my go-to spatula (or “pancake flipper” to some of you) fell off in the middle of making pancakes for the family.  The handle had just been stuck on a makeshift tang, and the mortise … Continue reading

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Jointer Plane Gets (Another) Fix-Up

My poor Sargent jointer plane.  It’s been through a lot, and now this. About a month ago, I got one of the new PM-V11 irons from Lee Valley for the jointer in anticipation of some heavy work with a bunch … Continue reading

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