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derekcohen

Some of my tool builds

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Here's a router plane I designed that has been copied a bit. There are full build details on the page link early on.

 

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This features a brass support, spring-loaded holder, and depth stop (very important) ...

 

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Sharpening router plane blades is much easier if you use a method I developed:  http://www.inthewoodshop.com/WoodworkTechniques/SharpeningRouterPlaneBlades.html

 

Vic Tesolin (of Veritas) has one of my router planes, and came to visit me a few years ago. I showed him the sharpening jig, and he made this video for Fine Woodworking magazine ...

 

 

Regards from Perth

 

Derek

 

 

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Here's one of my favourite tools: dovetailing knife and scratch awl. 

 

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I designed these about 10 years ago, made a lot of them for a few years as gifts, sold a few ...

 

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Basically, Dave Jeske (Blue Spruce) and I were making a similar design, which was aimed at fine detail work. I don't have the time to make tools to sell, and my good friend Chris Vesper (toolmaker extraordinaire) is now manufacturing them under his name (called the "Cohen Knife"). He does a better job (understandably! :) ). 

 

You can make your own. Details here: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/A Knife for Marking Dovetails.html

 

Regards from Perth

 

Derek

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11 hours ago, derekcohen said:

You may not be aware that I am largely responsible for popularising the ramped shooting board.

I am curious what advantages this has, or purpose?  Having seen this on several videos and discussed here I am interested in making my own.

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