Shop Made Tools

Hand Planes and modifications

A Galoot's Infill Smoother (2006)

A Galoot's Infill Smoother (updated)

Building a Jack Plane (2009)

 Jointer Plane (2007)

Building a LARGE jointer  (2011)

     Part I   - Now THIS is a Blade!

     Part II  - The Cooper's Jointer

Building a Bridle Plough Plane  (2012)

Building a Strike Block Plane (2013)

Building a Krenov Smoother  (2013)

                 Building a Wooden Router Plane  (2013)

                 Evolving a Dovetail Plane   (2006)

A Plane for the Female Sliding Dovetail   (2012)

Sliding Dovetails with the Veritas Small Plow  (2014)

Sliding Dovetails with the Stanley #79   (2016)

A Hotdog for the LV LAJ (mk 1)   (2007)

A Hotdog for the LVLAJ (mk 2)   (2008)

Depth Stops for Veritas Router Planes

Modifying the LV Small Router Plane  (2013)

Scraper Blades for the Router Plane  (2008)

  Planes for the 2013 Lie-Nielsen Tool Event

Making Lever Caps and Lever Cap Screws in the Backyard   (2007)

Travisher (2020)  


Carcase  Saw

           Joinery Saw
                 Steam Punk Mitrebox
                Making a Dovetail Saw 

Marking and Layout

Marking and Cutting Gauge

East meets West Cutting Gauges

A Kinshiro on the Cheap

Mortice Cutting Gauges

Panel Gauge

A Knife for Marking Dovetails

  Review of Marking Knife and Awl .... by Rob Lee

Dovetail Marker

Magical Dovetail Markers  

Lay Out Square

Mortice Marking Gauge

A Box for a Marking Set

Shooting Boards

Setting Up and Using a Shooting Board

Advances in a Ramped Shooting Board

Shooting for Perfection

Shooting Boards for the 2011 Lie-Nielsen Handtool Event  

           A Gigantic Shooting Board

   Side Fence for the Shooting Board


           A Jig for Paring Dovetail Baselines  

The $5 Dovetail Vise

Moxon Dovetail Vise

  Mods for the Moxon

  The Last Moxon Dovetail Vise  Updated

                  Drawer Planing Fixture   

Adjustable Sticking Board

Tenon Guide

Morticing Guide   NEW

Building a Roubo Bench (2012)

  Part 1 - Designing the Bench

  Part 2 - I Meant to Build It This Way! 

  Part 3 - Progress Report 

  Part 4 - The Bench Top is Complete!  

  Part 5 - End Caps Revisited 

  Part 6 - What's on My Bench?

  Part 7 - Dodged a Bullet  

  Part 8 - Oh So Close!   

  Part 9 - Gone to the Dogs 

  Part 10 - I Declare This Bench Finished 

  Part 11 - Tooltray ... With a Difference!

The Parallel Guide Guide

           Anti-Racking for Leg Vise

  Mini Bench in a Weekend

  Planing Stop 

  Underbench Cabinet - the design and case   (2020)    >>> moved to Building Furniture

 Old-New Saw Till  

Chisels and sharp things

A Box for Chisels

Chip Carving Knives

               Chef Knives and Knife Block

So you want to make a dovetail chisel?  

Sash Mortice Chisels  

Kerfing Chisel for Half-Blind Dovetail Sockets

Make a Kerfing Chisel

Birdcage Awl

Bench Chisels into Dovetail Chisels

Mallets and Hammers

A Mallet for Mortice Chisels

A Handle for a Gennou


Low Tech Blade Heat Treating

  Modifying Screwdrivers and Turnscrews

 New Handles for the Knew Concept Saws

Brace Entry for Wood Central Tool Competition 2008 

                 Entry for Australian Wood Review Handtool Competiion 2009
                 Boxes for Travelling Tools  (2022)     NEW

            Copying of Designs PLEASE READ