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Handtool Basics #3: Restoring the American Bedrock...Plane that is - Restoring Stanley Bedrock 604c and 605
I have restored several planes in my pursuit of finding the right tool in hand tool woodworking. I have done several Stanleys of various vintage and quality, off brands, and long dead brands that change hands around the US. I have met the odd fe...
The unsung heroes of the tool world here in the United States are companies that resist the pressure to offshore their manufacturing and lose control of their quality standards. Not just companies that ship a bunch of parts in to the US and stamp...
Hey guys, In this video I compare several popular western bench chisel brands for: ease of sharpening, ergonomics, fit to tasks, and general fit and finish. I compared everything I could get my hands on from ALDI, Harbor Freight, Narex, Irwin ...
I recently had the opportunity to have chisels from most of the major North American brands; everything from Harbor Freight, Irwin Marples, Stanley Sweetheart, Narex, Lie Nielsen, Veritas, even ALDI workzone. I put them all through there paces: e...