In this video, I upgrade the Harbor Freight #4 hand plane that I reviewed in a previous video with a new WoodRiver V3 blade. The new blade makes a big improvement in the functionality of this low budget plane.
My review of a very low budget hand plane, the Central Forge #4 available at Harbor Freight, item#92553. This plane comes with a “mini plane” which isn’t good enough to include in the review, in my humble opinion.
Here I turn some homemade micarta into knife handles.
Here I make some micarta using epoxy and brown paper grocery bags. I’ll turn these into knife handles in a future video.
In this video, I show you how I made some levelers using hockey pucks and basic hardware. These can be made with basic tools and cost much less than a commercially made leveler of the same strength. I will be using these in an upcoming shop project video to level a work stand and also protect it from moisture due to porous concrete floor. Cheap or lazy? Cheap!
I’ve had good luck finding replacement parts for tools and appliances at eReplacementParts.com Their site is easy to use, their prices are good, and the shipping is fast and affordable. I’m not getting any compensation for recommending their site. I just find it useful and like helping people fix things instead of throwing them out.
I had an inexpensive combination square that had developed rust under the clear coat. In this video, I remove the coating and buff out the rust. In the end, I once again have a usable square. Cheap or Lazy? Cheap (again).
A while back, the handle broke on one of my framing hammers. Although it would be easier to just get another one, I decided to repair it by making a new handle. The wood is white oak, from the firewood pile. The specific piece was a casualty of last year’s ice storm. It seems like everything is disposable these days. I like the idea of fixing things instead of constantly acquiring new stuff and putting the old stuff in the landfill. Cheap or Lazy? Cheap.