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02 July 2011

A Few Odds and Ends

I've been working on a few housekeeping items lately. Firstly, my old woodie Try plane needed a new tote. She was missing hers when I bought her. I spent a couple of hours with a coping saw, files, and sand paper and had her back in top form in no time.

Next, I re-bedded the iron and then I made this great plane adjustment hammer/ mallet. I got the idea from the Logan Cabinet Shoppe podcast. Bob does such a great job of explaining traditional hand tools I highly recommend you follow his blog.

As the end of semester one at The Hand Tool School is drawing to a close for me, I have the big tool chest build looming in my near future. Looking at my tool collection, I really don't want to cut all of the rabbets, dados, and groves with a saw and chisel. Looking at my budget and the market, I can see some rehabs of woodie plows, fillisters, etc in my near future. Since the "Wubby Cubby" is now finished, I only have one project left till I need to tackle the tool chest. Wish me luck.

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Until next time...


  1. Jimmy,
    Looks like your doing well getting your shop in order. I like the looks of the tote a lot.

    By the way, what's a wubby cubby?

    Good luck with the tool chest.

  2. Thanks Dyami. It's a Christopher Swartz reference. He calls his oily rag that he wipes down tools with his wubby. This little pivot out box under the bench holds my wubby and wax block.