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    A wooden bicycle

    I't been years since I posted my last project, but here I am again. My latest project isn't classical woodworking or traditional joinery. I have built so much with traditional tools and methods, that I wanted to do something totally different. I don't even remember where the original idea...
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    Got my art nouveau library ready

    About five years ago I spent some time in Glasgow and fell in love with Charles Rennie Macintosh's designs. They have been an inspiration for a lot of Finnish designers at turn of the century, and I thought I wanted to have a go on art nouveau, with a dash of Finnish design at that time I have...
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    An infill project with a modern twist

    I started building an infill plane in 2009. It all started when I had an idea for a new adjusting mechanism and I wanted to build a plane around it. Another major idea for the plane came from UKWorkshop when I saw the infill smoother Aled was building. It had a screw-on construction, and as I...
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    Small bookshelf - WIP

    I have built a small toilet below the stairs, and thought I could share the WIP photos of a small bookshelf/cabinet I built there. Earlier I posted some photos about the parquet I built to the toiet. my-first-try-on-parquet-flooring-t49326.html I wrote the story originally in Finnish and was...
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    Japanese hand plane identification?

    I happened to come across a large lot of japanese antique planes. I am not sure of their age, but judging from the looks of the planes and the use they are from 30 years up to maybe 70-80. It’s hard to tell and the plane irons may be older than the plane blocks anyway. Most of the irons had a...
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    A new design for a backsaw

    I have wanted to build a new backsaw for a long time. A few years ago I was in a particularly boring meeting and started sketching a semi-modern saw handle which would have the same ergonomics as the old beautiful saw handles but would still look streamlined and modern. Well, the sketch kept...
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    My first try on parquet flooring

    I'm building a small toilet under the stairs, as we only have the bathroom in the upstairs. I'm in no hurry, and it's easy to just close the door and forget the project if I'm not in the mood. On the other hand as I'm not in a hurry I have decided to build the toilet just as I like. So it's far...
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    Saw screws, anyone?

    I started building a dovetail saw last weekend. I was able to find three saw screws at home, but each of them was different. So, would anyone have four matching saw screws to sell to my project? I probably will use only 3, but there is a neat place for the fourth as well. The spine will be...
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    A shaving set stand

    I have wanted a stand for my shaving set for years, but never got into it. This weekend I had tons of work to do, so naturally it meant that I wanted any good excuse to skip it all. The stand was just as good excuse as anything else :D I had thought of a completely different design, but for...
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    Ten new planes were born...

    I wanted to share some new planes with everyone. I built a wooden plane with an adjustable mouth a few years ago and posted the instructions to our local forum to inspire others to build similar ones as well. About ten have been built over the years. Last weekend I was asked to give a course on...
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    Best tool collection in Sheffield?

    I'm travelling to Bakewell this week with my wife. I gave been granted a free Saturday in Sheffield after seeing all the possible manors they ever shot a Jane Austen film or a TV-serie of the same sort :D I would have tought that Sheffield of all places would be packed with toolshops, museums...
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    Yet another marking knife

    I have been struggling for years with different utility knifes, snap-off blades and a thick heavy marking knife which is funnily stamped "Foreign". And yesterday I decided to build my own. First thing that I wanted was a good and sturdy blade, and still narrow and light enough to fit inside...
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    My new balcony and canopy for the main entrance

    We moved in to an old timber framed house six years ago and I have been renovating it since. This year I got the last bits finished on the outside, now there is still only some interior work left. Last things to be done were the front door and the balcony. The "before" image has been taken on...
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    A home-made compass plane

    I have been dreaming of building my own compass plane from an old Stanley frog and a few other parts. Just to see that it's possible. That has been on my to-do list for several years already. I'm really happy that I don't have build one, as I found someone else's interpretation of Stanley #20...
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    A hard decision...

    I felt like gloating yesterday, but I had a sort of a problem. I think I need your help on this one. Should I gloat about the small box of planes that arrived from US (Rule&Level era #101, #102, #110, #220, #9½, 60½, 2x #3, #5, #6, #7, #8, #55)... ... OR about the dozen #4's I'm intending...
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    An infill molding plane

    I got an idea for a infill molding plane a couple of years ago. I think that it’s a quite new concept; at least I haven’t seen anything like it before. The idea was to have a separate frame where you could install different infills. When needing a new profile, you would only have to build a...
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    WTB: a fiberboard plane :)

    Believe me or not, but I really will need one for my projects. My friend has fiberboard ceiling in his house. Due to some renovation he would need a few dozen new beveled fiberboard panels to match the old ones, as he doesn't want to remove all of them. I promised to help him out and thought...
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    My first try on planemaking - a shoulder plane

    I've wanted a small shoulder plane for a long time, but never found one that I would have liked. I don't like the new ones too much and the old ones don't come up that often. I decided to build one myself: It's actually a metallic variation of the Krenov concept: just two cheeks and a lot...
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    Some hand planed moldings (wip)

    I wanted hand planed moldings to my bathroom, they were a big part of the design from the start. I actually started the whole project by planing the first moldings, the story can be found at http://www.sihistin.fi/en/woodwork/moldings.html Starting from the material: I use pine, as slowly grown...
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    A teak deck for the bathroom

    I got my bathroom ready a few weeks ago and thought that someone could be interested on some of the details. My bathroom was supposed to be my 2007 competition entry, but I ended up submitting only the bathroom cabinet for the competition. https://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/forums/view ...
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