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Norman Pirollo
Dec 24, 2022

Restored 1850's Hand Planes

Over the past two weeks I have restored several hand planes. These are plow planes to be exact. Plow planes are used to ...
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Norman Pirollo
Aug 24, 2022

Quiet Woodworking: In An Unquiet World

This summer has been busy. I have recently completed a new book. The premise of the book is the dichotomy of hand tool w...
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Norman Pirollo
Jul 21, 2022

Peg Boards

Reconfigured a large peg board in my studio recently. The space to the right was needed for a new saw till so I split th...
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Norman Pirollo
Jun 7, 2022

Shooting Board

After using my shooting boards for several years, I wanted to improve on how they perform. Over time I set them up with ...
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Norman Pirollo
May 27, 2022

Saw Till

I recently completed this wall-mounted saw till and small saw holder. The larger saw till stores my handsaw collection i...
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Norman Pirollo
Mar 19, 2022

Planing Board

If your workbench surface is imperfect and not quite flat, a planing board can be the solution. The planing board plugs ...
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Norman Pirollo
Mar 18, 2022

Birds Mouth Stop

A dilemma that often surfaces is how to hold thin boards vertically to work the edges with a handplane. This is especial...
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Norman Pirollo
Jan 19, 2022

Embrace hand skills...

How the skilled trades should never be looked down upon. I totally relate. You see, I have been on both sides. As an int...
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Norman Pirollo
Dec 31, 2021

Planing Stop

I have been experimenting with a new style of planing stop. I much prefer wood planing stops so there is no need to worr...
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Norman Pirollo
Dec 21, 2021

New Life for Old Tools

While at my local wood supplier, they had a few shelves of vintage tools for sale. They do this in the Christmas period ...
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