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Our mission is to share the joy and peace obtained through the craftsmanship of hand tool woodworking with the world. We do this by designing and making fine hand tools, delivering quality instruction, and encouraging excellence - Rob Cosman
Don't you just hate it when your spritz bottle won't work? It can be so frustrating. Never fear - The world's Best Spritz Bottle is here!
Jake Cosman is our shop's master sharpener. He does all the blade sharpening before we ship them to you. Frustrated with spritz bottles that just would not work, Jake put together a game changi...
Due to the high number of requests from our customers, we now offer the WoodRiver 2-3/8 inch plane blade set preparation service. We prepare the blade set so it is ready-to-use out of the box; you only need to install it in your plane and you are ready to go.
Set includes the blade & chip-breaker.
Blade dimensions: 2-3/8" Wide x 7-3...
Planing highly figured or dense woods, such as exotics, can lead to tear out. Switching from a standard angle (45 degrees) plane to a high angle (55-65 degrees) plane is the solution.
Typically, you must change out your frog to a high angle frog. If you have a WoodRiver plane, WoodRiver does not make a high angle frog. Instead, ju...
When I find a good product I tell folks about it; when I find an excellent product I sell it. This grinding wheel is one of those rare above excellent products I run across every now and then. I am so impressed by this grinding wheel that I replaced all the grinding wheels in my shop with this one. It is such an improvement on my ...
Corrosion can deface a plane pretty quick and if left unchecked, ruin it. WoodRiver® Plane Sacks can help protect your investment in valuable planes. Four sizes are available to fit the smallest block plane up to #7 or #8 Jointer plane.
WoodRiver Plane Sacks are made from a unique cotton fabric containing an oil and silicone base (...
The most innovative technique in plane sharpening over the last 30 years is the "ruler trick" by my good friend, David Charlesworth.
Traditionally, a sharp cutting edge is achieved by honing the back of your plane blade until it is dead flat (this takes a while), then you hone the primary bevel to achieve a razor sharp edge.
These are awesome metal tool cleaning and polishing blocks. I always have a few around the shop. Their uses are endless but I mainly use them like an eraser to clean off surface tarnish and light rust from my planes, chisels, and other metal tools.
They are made of a semi flexible rubber compound with silicon carbide abrasive gri...
One of the keys to successfully making my wood-hinge box is using a hard enough rod for the hinge axle that will not deform when you cut it. Our rods come in two diameters: 1/16" and 1/8."
1/16" diameter rods are typically used with the 1/4" and 3/8" dowels. 1/8" diameter rods are typically used for 1/2" and 3/4" dowels.
Our rod ...