A finger plane
(also called a "violin" plane) is a small smoothing plane.
While it may seem like a toy to some, it's
one of those tools that once you have one you wonder how you
ever did without it. I use mine constantly for fitting,
smoothing tight spots, and touching up surfaces. They can be
hard to find and expensive when you do, but they are also
remarkably easy to make. I made this from a few scraps of
Cocobolo, an old cut-off tool, and some bits of brass.
Includes free plans.
Although table saws are designed primarily to make straight
cuts, you can also use them to cut deep, wide coves, such as the
cove in this crown molding. With the help of a simple jig, you
can cut these coves to precisely the depth and width desired.
Includes plans for a parallel rule jig.
Know thine enemy. And if you work with
tools of iron and steel, then rust is an enemy against which you
wage a continuous war. This presentation will give you a better
understanding of what rust is and how it forms. It also presents
formulas, chemicals, abrasives, and equipment -- some
store-bought, some homemade -- for removing rust and preventing
it from forming.