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inside the woodshop 2014-08-14T00:56:12Z
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Jointer-planer combination machines, part 5

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 5:50pm
Now for a look at the parts and systems of the Hammer A3-31 that can be adjusted and tuned, with particular consideration to the ease, accuracy, and durability of the adjustments. Jointer beds When the machine arrived, the beds were slightly out of parallel to each other across their widths (i.e. in twist) – by […]
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Jointer-planer combination machines, part 4

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:03pm
Let’s take a detailed look at the Hammer A3-31. When considering a new machine or any tool, I first assess the quality of the key parts that cannot be altered by the user but are accessible to direct evaluation. Here’s how the A3-31 stacks up in this regard. 1. Bed flatness is excellent. Against a […]
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Jointer-planer combination machines, part 3

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:57pm
Having established in the previous post a rationale for this type of machine in a small woodshop, let’s take a look at the Hammer A3-31, which I’ve been using for the past two and a half years. Getting it into the shop I’m afraid I must start with one of the few problems I have […]
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Jointer-planer combination machines, part 2

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:07am
In the previous post in this series, I recounted my stock preparation history culminating with the Hammer A3-31. Prior to discussing the ins and outs of the Hammer machine, let’s look at the rationale for a combination jointer-planer in the small shop. I’m guessing most of us share the following woodworking profile. We have: A […]
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Visit me at Craftsy – a new woodworking resource

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 10:39am
Heartwood readers, I invite you to check out Craftsy, an online craft instruction site that has recently added woodworking to its blog repertoire, with your devoted scribe as one of the authors. Craftsy offers hundreds of extensive videos on many crafts. I have just completed a series of nine posts on the Craftsy woodworking blog […]
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How Mark Harrell restores a vintage backsaw

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:03pm
Here is an excellent resource for every woodworker by the maker of Bad Axe saws. It will, of course, be extremely valuable if you have plans to restore a backsaw, but just as much if you want to improve the performance of any backsaw, or if you simply want to expand your understanding of hand saws. With photos […]
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