The Fillister Plane

Paul has been using the fillister plane for over 50 years because of its versatility, compactness and reliable neatness. In this video Paul gives you a detailed look at the plane’s mechanics and efficiency when rebating.

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The Bullnose Plane

The Bullnose plane is not a tool which would be classed as an ‘essential’, but it is certainly one which is worthy of an honourable mention.

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Moulding Planes

For a short run of moulded stock moulding planes can be immediate and quite inexpensive. Many ‘old-timers’ kept them around to replicate old moulds and also to develop modern alternatives with their own proven technology.

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Soup Spoon

Follow alongside Paul as he shows you how to make a Soup Spoon, a great design with the added feature of a hook placed on the back of the handle.

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Plywood Workbench: Episode 6

Paul is now on the last few steps of completing the construction of the bench itself. He starts this episode by cutting and fitting the wellboard.

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Plywood Workbench: Episode 5

Paul kicks off this episode by attaching the apron to the leg frames. He then continues to complete the next step by gluing the bench top to the apron. Once this is done Paul works on fixing the bench top to the bearers by screwing it into place. Paul then finishes this episode off by fixing the supporting rails for the wellboard into place.

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Plywood Workbench: Episode 4

The leg frame joinery is a very precise fit and things can go wrong if you are not experienced with how to deal with what we call glue freeze. One of Paul’s leg frames starts to stick but Paul explains throughout the glue up exactly how he deals with stubborn assemblies for a successful outcome…

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