Monthly Archives: July 2010

Replacement Blades for my old Stanley Planes

Today I finally ordered replacement blades for my old Stanley #4. I ordered them from Woodcraft, you can see them here. You can kinda see my old collection of planes in this picture:

Old Planes in the Bay Window

When the blades get here, I’ll install them in one of my old planes and give them a try.

Piracy in Woodworking and Safe Places to Get Plans

I have worked in the software industry for years, and one of our big concerns has always been piracy. We have spent a lot of money building technology to make it hard to pirate software, educating the public, and bringing pirates to justice. Software piracy losses around the world are enormous. I work at Microsoft, and they are a global force against software piracy.

But did you know that there is piracy outside of software, music, or movies? Even in the world of woodworking plans there is piracy. Steve in Marin, from Woodworking for Mere Mortals has written an excellent article on his website with an accompanying video.

If you want plans, check our Steve’s list of Reputable Plans.