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Plane Shavings Blog

A woodworking blog by Bill Rittner
  1. Millers Falls #2 Crank Handle

    My new milling machine affords me the capability of making more parts. LIke this crank handle assembly and side knob for a Millers Falls #2 eggbeater. Now I can put even more old tools back into service where they belong. … Continue reading
  2. Restored Millers Falls Miter Box

    This is a model #74, I  believe. It is one of two miter boxes that I will have for sale at the CVSW next Saturday. 
  3. Restored Miterbox Saws

    A couple of 26″ back saws I restored to be used with 2 restored Millers Falls mire boxes that I just finished. These will be for sale at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking’s annual open house this coming Saturday.
  4. New Knob & Tote Set

    I am making knob and tote sets for the Sargent Autoset planes, including the adjustable knobs as found on the 718 and 722. As always thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment.
  5. New Knob & Tote Material

    A friend sent me this laminated product to try. Here are 2 unfinished totes. What do you think?

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Just a quick note to say how much I appreciated and benefitted from the recent 5 week intensive. I hope you get as much satisfaction in teaching it as we received knowledge from the class. I didn’t return with a trinket, a box or a table … but I did return with a better understanding of workmanship and the process to get there. That was exactly what I was looking for.

The dovetails continue to improve (someday they’ll meet my standards), the L-fence is already on the saw and you gave me sufficient challenges to keep me busy for some time.

I hope our paths cross again.





Thanks for the last five weeks. This was one of the best learning experiences I have ever had. Thanks for your patience and I look forward to taking more courses in the future. Meanwhile, this summer, I'll keep practicing dovetails and I'll look forward to seeing you at the open house.