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View Don W's profile

Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying

06-26-2011 01:17 AM by Don W

Following some of the plane and other tool threads has been pretty interestin...

16207 12-19-2018 03:50 PM
View CRAIGCLICK's profile

Vintage Hand Planes OTHER Than Stanley

04-24-2018 03:32 PM by CRAIGCLICK

SO I’ve been looking at a lot of hand planes. I’m seeing a lot o...

13 12-19-2018 03:17 PM
View gauntlet21's profile

Is a Strop even necessary?

12-19-2018 12:28 AM by gauntlet21

Okay, so before you put me on blast, hear me out you strop die hard enthusias...

8 12-19-2018 03:02 PM
View DaMetalStratGuy's profile

Need help with saw ID

12-14-2018 02:48 PM by DaMetalStratGuy

Hi! So I have this saw that I believe may be fairly old. I’ve used it a bunch...

16 12-19-2018 02:40 PM
View Mosquito's profile

Stanley #45 - 7 forms of fun in 1! - And other combination/moulding planes

11-15-2012 03:58 PM by Mosquito

The Stanley #45 This thread will serve as a “companion” of sor...

2009 12-19-2018 02:07 AM
View SMP's profile

Help my understand how hand planes work, and can edge joint a long board

12-17-2018 06:48 PM by SMP

I understand how my 6” electric jointer works. It makes sense that the...

15 12-18-2018 11:59 PM
View Sanderguy777's profile

Of rust, priming, and painting hand planes

12-14-2018 09:25 PM by Sanderguy777

Hi guys, I’m working to restore my hand planes. I moved back to the sta...

22 12-18-2018 08:36 PM
View trsnider's profile

basic planing techniques

12-18-2018 04:51 PM by trsnider

I’m relatively inexperienced with planes. I bought a fancy-a##ed Lie Ne...

8 12-18-2018 07:45 PM
View Bertha's profile

Handplanes Of Your Dreams, v2.0 - Sharp As Ever

08-24-2017 11:22 PM by Bertha

Link to HOYD v1.0 – the dull years

1742 12-17-2018 01:09 PM
View jtrz's profile

Chisel roll recommendations

12-17-2018 04:42 AM by jtrz

I’ve been meaning to buy myself a roll for my chisels for a while and n...

7 12-17-2018 12:38 PM
View johnty's profile

should i get circular saw or table saw for cutting wood as well as plastic?

12-15-2018 02:15 PM by johnty

What should i get circular saw or table saw for cutting wood and plastic? plz...

5 12-15-2018 07:08 PM
View surrywood's profile

Question on chisel repair

12-13-2018 11:31 PM by surrywood

All,I have a very good opportunity to acquire a number of vintage socket chis...

6 12-14-2018 02:01 PM
View Antipodean's profile

Disston D9

12-12-2018 09:41 AM by Antipodean

Hi, I have a 26” Disston saw marked D9. Having read up on this parti...

7 12-14-2018 01:38 AM
View anthm27's profile

Carpenters Pencils why oblong not round?

08-23-2018 09:46 AM by anthm27

I had a friend ask “is there anything in the fact that carpenters penci...

23 12-13-2018 10:57 PM
View EugdOT's profile

Question on Stainley low angle jack plane?

12-06-2018 11:04 PM by EugdOT

Just got the number 62 low angle jack, came with a 25 degree blade. Would li...

8 12-11-2018 03:50 AM
View PPBart's profile

Stanley Clone?

12-06-2018 11:50 PM by PPBart

I spent the morning browsing through a few antique shops in a nearby town, an...

20 12-11-2018 01:43 AM
View tywalt's profile

When is it time to replace a strop

12-08-2018 11:17 PM by tywalt

Curious when you guys know it’s time to replace a leather strop. Normal...

5 12-09-2018 06:15 PM
View gauntlet21's profile

Recommendations on good set of dividers/compass?

11-09-2018 02:31 PM by gauntlet21

I’m interested in buying my first pair (or pairs) of dividers for woodw...

12 12-08-2018 07:13 PM
View Antipodean's profile

Disston Combination Saw

12-05-2018 12:47 PM by Antipodean

Hi, my first time on your site but you seem to be the fountain of knowledge w...

5 12-07-2018 09:43 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

What kind of clamp is this?

11-14-2018 04:53 AM by ColonelTravis

From David Charlesworth’s DVD on making drawers (excellent to learn how...

19 12-07-2018 02:27 PM

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