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Saw for cutting logs lengthwise?

05-05-2015 02:07 PM by BreathMint76

I am planning to do a project that would require me to cut a log (About 6 in....

7 05-05-2015 09:32 PM
View BoardCop's profile

Any idea what this is?

05-04-2015 07:27 AM by BoardCop

Bought 6 boxes of hand tools and came across this. Any thoughts? Thanks ...

19 05-05-2015 02:51 PM
View akwhitacre's profile

Proper tool and technique for planing small pieces?

04-28-2015 02:04 PM by akwhitacre

Okay, my first post to Lumberjocks! I’m working through a tutorial f...

22 05-05-2015 12:53 PM
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05-03-2015 08:03 AM by kiefer

Found this site today and thought I share the link to this wonderful site .ht...

8 05-05-2015 04:51 AM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile


05-01-2015 11:21 AM by Troy Cleckler

Stopped by a local antique mall today and found a wooden molding plane. I don...

4 05-04-2015 08:39 PM
View carguy460's profile

Mallets of your dreams

10-05-2012 07:33 AM by carguy460

We have a handplane thread, a saw thread, a brace thread, and a chisel thread...

2637 05-04-2015 08:47 AM
View Airframer's profile

Vises of Your Dreams

11-23-2013 07:59 PM by Airframer

Why not.. there is an “of your dreams” thread for everything else...

189 05-04-2015 08:05 AM
View Don W's profile

Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying

06-25-2011 06:17 PM by Don W

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

10722 05-03-2015 07:15 PM
View diito's profile

Leather for mallet faces?

04-26-2015 12:59 AM by diito

I’m building some joiner’s mallets and need some leather for the ...

15 05-02-2015 05:21 AM
View Don W's profile

Show the restoration before and after.

03-11-2012 04:38 PM by Don W

I thought it would be cool to have a place for a collection of before and aft...

4642 05-01-2015 09:59 PM
View Mosquito's profile

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

11-15-2012 08:58 AM by Mosquito

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

505 05-01-2015 04:44 PM
View brookrest's profile

Handplane blade

04-30-2015 09:23 AM by brookrest

I am just getting into using handplanes more in my shop. I just purch...

11 05-01-2015 03:59 PM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Loose hinge on 4 fold rule

04-30-2015 11:42 AM by Troy Cleckler

I received a Lufkin # 771 that I won off Ebay and it’s in really good s...

1 04-30-2015 12:07 PM
View Joel_B's profile

Hand plane question

04-28-2015 11:59 AM by Joel_B

I have a Baily #4 plane and have tried to use it to make some boards flat.If ...

27 04-30-2015 02:49 AM
View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile (online now)

Mitre Box of your Dreams

04-05-2012 08:34 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop

With a nod to the Epic Thread, there are hopefully enough hand-tool enthusias...

1107 04-29-2015 03:48 PM
View Kay Preston's profile

Bailey #4 plane blade . Square or Round corners?

04-28-2015 01:11 AM by Kay Preston

Hi all.Again this is for my Swazi neighbour. On my post http://lumberjocks.c...

7 04-28-2015 07:08 PM
View LJackson's profile

How to flatten the sole of a jointer plane

04-26-2015 02:47 PM by LJackson

I purchased a Faithfull number 7 jointer plane, and I expected that I would n...

21 04-28-2015 06:00 PM
View rmihai's profile

Which stone for honing 6k-12k

04-20-2015 06:38 PM by rmihai

Hi all, I am looking for a 2 3/8” x 7” honing stone and I need...

9 04-28-2015 12:44 PM
View Catlike's profile

Sharpening - convert potter's wheel to grinding/sharpening wheel

01-16-2015 01:27 PM by Catlike

I read somewhere of someone using a potter’s wheel as a sharpening whee...

7 04-27-2015 06:28 PM
View BPatterson's profile

Need some info on some hand planes

04-25-2015 11:26 AM by BPatterson

Hi everyone! Like the title says, I am interested in any and all info you hav...

16 04-27-2015 12:43 PM

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