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Jul 24 2014

Magstrop™ Sharpening Stations. New From Evenfall Studios

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The Magstrop™ Sharpening Station: Leather 50/50.

Think micro-abrasive compounds, emulsions, sprays.

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The Magstrop™ Sharpening Station: All Glass.

Think abrasive and micro-abrasive papers and films.

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The Magstrop™ Sharpening Station: Combo Glass/Leather.

Think all of the above.

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Quick-Change Strop Tops™, held physically and magnetically.

Station uses a bench hook. Clamp it in the vise.

Is 14-3/4 inches square.

Cuts it’s own sandpapers.

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Imagine the possibilities.

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The Magstrop™ Bench.

Uses the same Strop Tops™.

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Fixtures in a bench dog hole.

Measures 11-1/2 by 3-1/4-inches.

Portable sharpening in the space of a whetstone.

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Again, imagine the possibilities.

Possibilities can become realities in your shop.

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Jul 23 2014

Shooting Boards for Wide Board Work

We are now offering a shooting board that balances the need to shoot wide boards for casework and such, with good ergonomics for doing your best work.

Introducing the Wide Board Shooter™:

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The Wide Board Shooter is based on our original shooting board designs, with all the same attention to details and high accuracy that comes with them. These boards are 1.5 times (50%) longer with an overall length of 22-1/8th inches that provides shooting usability in the 18 inch width range.

We offer three versions in the Single Chute Models; Basic which has two angle positions at 45 and 90 degrees, Basic Plus which adds a third mounting point for the fence at 22.5 degrees, and the new Multi configuration which adds the 15 and 30 degree mount points for a total of five positions.

There are also three versions of the Wide Board Shooter in our Double Chute shooting board line, and it is available in the Picture Frame, Casework Molding, and Master Miter Shooter Configurations.

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We offer these boards in Chute Board configurations for use with the Veritas Shooting Plane and LN-51, as well as the Veritas LA Jack, the 62 LA Jack and the LN-9 Iron Miter plane, and on the boards meant for use with the planes that work ambidextrously this means Left or Right Handed and both at the same time on the Double Chute Models.

All our shooting boards come standard with the chutes drilled and tapped for upgrade chute adapters whenever you’re ready! You are never locked into one style of plane. You can run nearly any bench style plane made on our shooting boards from block to jointer. You can upgrade to a chute board with our various adapters using any of all five planes mentioned above and interchange them all. If you aren’t ready to go with a Chute Board style board at first, you can always upgrade it to one anytime, because our boards will swap Chute Adapters interchangeably.

The overall length of the Wide Board Shooter is about the same as the average workbench. We offer many Accessory Upgrades for our shooting boards that include fences for each angle the board can shoot in both standard and Double High versions, and our Any Angle Fence that can be clamped to fixture at nearly any angle.

Other accessories include a cleat for the bottom that converts our boards for easy use with the Festool MFT/3 Workstation, and a Planing Stop that can convert the shooting board into a Planing Board capable of thicknessing to 1/4 inch with ease, and to around 1/8th inch with a sheet of 1/8 masonite laid under the work. It’s handy for safely dimensioning all sides and ends of shorter, thinner boards.

In all it is a very well rounded, versatile shooting board system and a great choice for general shooting, joinery, boxes, casework like bookcases, blanket chests and tool boxes. As always a necessary tool for assuring the most accurate work in veneering and some lutherie applications. An excellent choice whether you work wood hybrid style or hand tools only, and remember that Shooting Board Planes, LA Jacks and Miter Planes can truly run as Chute Board Planes, and interchangeably in all our boards.

As always, it is available for ordering from our Woodworks Store where you’ll find these and all the other Custom Shooting Boards and Woodworking Tools we offer. Please remember, 10% off for Veterans, and 5% off for Paper Transactions.

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Jul 16 2014

Sustenance Woodworking – A Year in the Taiga

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Happy People: A Year in the Taiga is a 90 minute documentary film produced in 2010 by Werner Herzog and Dmitry Vasyukov. It follows the life of some trappers and villagers from the village of Bakhtia, along the Yenisei River, in the Siberian Taiga.

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Siberia is a land mass that composes most of eastern Russia, and is larger than the size of the United States. It is largely forested, and life in much of the area has not changed much in over a hundred years. Many of the ways they sustain their lives is very similar to the ways we saw Dick Proenneke live in the documentary about his life, Alone in the Wilderness.

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Jul 15 2014

Shooting Boards for the LN-9 Iron Miter Plane

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While it is true that the LN-9 is no longer being produced by Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, the LN-9 is a long standing king of the shooting board. It is a large, bevel up block plane, bedded at 20 degrees with a 25 degree bevel on the iron, which presents a 45 degree cutting edge to the work.

The Number 9 Iron Miter was originally introduced by Stanley and was repopularized and made better than ever by Lie-Nielsen Toolworks. Lie-Nielsen evolved it’s design over time with stronger castings, as well as providing a very ergonomic “Hot Dog” handle, similar to what was supplied on the originals. We now offer a Chute-Style Shooting board for the LN-9 Iron Miter Plane.

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The LN-9 Shooter™

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Jul 14 2014

Shooting Boards for the Number 62 Jack Plane

If I were to know I was going to be stranded on a desert island, or marooned anywhere, I would wish for a Jack Plane. If I could get any Jack Plane, I’d want the one I find most versatile, A Low Angle Jack Plane. In fact, I have said my favorite plane on a shooting board is a Low Angle Jack Plane.

The 62 was originally introduced by Stanley and has been repopularized and made better than ever by Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, redesigned and reissued by Stanley Tools, and is also part of Woodcraft’s Wood River line in recent times. We now offer a Chute-Style Shooting board for the Number 62 Low Angle Jack Plane.

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The 62 Shooter™

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Jul 14 2014

Guilty as charged – I am a Toolmaker

Published by under Thoughts,Tool Making

And I blog… If I could, I’d like a few moments of your time. I have a few thoughts I want to share.

When I began the Evenfall Studios Woodworks Blog in early 2008, I was an avid woodworker (still am) and I was running a woodworking business part time. I spent a lot of time writing to woodworking and making topics that I wanted to flesh out and help us all become better woodworkers and makers, and I did. To be certain, I still do want to continue this work.

In 2009 I evolved the business into a full time concern as a toolmaker and Continue Reading »

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Jul 13 2014

Shooting Boards for the Veritas LA Jack Plane

Hands down, My favorite plane on a shooting board is a Low Angle Jack Plane.

It isn’t that I don’t like the Shooting Board Planes, such as the Lie-Nielsen LN-51 or the Veritas Shooting Plane, because I feel they have specific strengths and forte’s on the shooting board. But the LA Jack has so much going in it’s favor, it is hard not to love it on the shooting board. Just to make the LA Jack easier to love even more on a shooting board, We now offer a Chute-Style Shooting board for the Veritas Low Angle Jack Plane.

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The Veritas LA Jack Shooter™

Some of the cool things about LA Jacks on the shooting board is that it has heft, much like the LN-51 and Veritas SP, but it is also ambidextrous, which makes it a great choice for woodworkers who favor either the right or left hand.

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Jul 05 2014

Woodworking Squarely

Recently we have had some emails from woodworkers who have been having challenges with building their projects and having them come out square.

The biggest thing we need to realize about squareness is that we take it for granted, but when we really have to make something square, it is something that begins with wood selection, and evolves from meticulous prep work.

Our layout lines have to be drawn on stock that is already “right” in terms of squareness and dimension.

The joinery we cut and form into those boards must be as accurate as the stock itself.

Fitment will tell the tale. Errors when we make any become cumulative, and sometimes the only trick that works is to be right.

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Jun 15 2014

Shooting Boards. Choosing which is best for your needs.

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I often field questions regarding what shooting board is the best fit for a woodworker. The truth is, it depends on the scope of ones work. What do you like to make? What do you think you will want to make in the future as your skills and design eye develop?

I want to take a few moments and try and help. While I cannot choose which shooting board is best for your style of work, we do offer a lot of different models to help support the work you do.

I may share some things about shooting boards and geometry you already know and understand, but in my experience in helping people understand which shooting board will serve them best, this explanation is thorough and helpful for getting everyone to a common understanding for making good decisions that work well over the long run. Continue Reading »

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Jan 31 2014

Shooting Boards for the Veritas Shooting Sander

Veritas and Lee Valley Tools have recently released their new Veritas Shooting Sander. We offer a full line of shooting boards and accessories for use with the Veritas Shooting Sander.

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Our Veritas Shooter Line of Shooting Boards.

Do you have or want a Veritas Shooting Plane or Shooting Sander? These tools will interchange on the same shooting board. Use our ‘Veritas Shooter’ shooting board for both!

For the woodworker who is not ready to invest in handplanes and the sharpening maintenance that is part of using planes to their full potential, the Veritas Shooting Sander is a great tool that will allow for utilizing the full advantages of a shooting board. If you already are an avid shooting board enthusiast, this tool opens the shooting board’s options and capabilities even further, making the toughest jobs that need truing possible and easier.
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