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View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

Mitre Box of your Dreams

04-06-2012 03:34 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop

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

1765 05-25-2016 08:06 PM
View BigRedKnothead's profile

Modern American Hand Tool Forum

02-07-2016 10:54 PM by BigRedKnothead

This thread is dedicated to hand tool renaissance we are experiencing in our ...

756 05-25-2016 06:22 PM
View jonmakesthings's profile

Help me identify this chisel?

05-25-2016 02:25 AM by jonmakesthings

Hey guys, hoping you can help me ID this chisel I picked up from CL. Label is...

4 05-25-2016 05:23 PM
View gargey's profile

Should I get a scrub plane?

05-09-2016 02:38 AM by gargey

My situation: 1) I’m a fairly new hobbyist.2) I work in my garage an...

12 05-25-2016 03:30 PM
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...

13119 05-25-2016 12:39 PM
View Don W's profile

Show the restoration before and after.

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

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

5661 05-25-2016 02:20 AM
View PlaneFacts's profile

Signs that it's time to sharpen...

05-23-2016 01:24 PM by PlaneFacts

How do you know when it’s time to sharpen your plane iron or chisel bla...

7 05-23-2016 04:56 PM
View Marn64's profile

Stanley No. 6 restoration help

05-22-2016 04:02 PM by Marn64

So I have this Type 4 No 6 that has a lot of problems and I have no idea wher...

6 05-23-2016 12:40 AM
View LSGss's profile

What grit whestone to remove plan blade chips

05-21-2016 12:42 AM by LSGss

Hello all, I recently purchased some whetstones 1000, 4000, 8000 grit to s...

16 05-22-2016 01:26 PM
View luthierwnc's profile

Mostly completed low angle bench plane

03-23-2016 01:32 AM by luthierwnc

When I first joined LJ a few months ago I wondered in my introductory post if...

4 05-21-2016 01:38 PM
View AZWoody's profile

I have a pile of well dried mesquite, screaming to be made into hand tools

05-20-2016 05:49 PM by AZWoody

The problem is, I do not have the time to do any of it and I would love to ha...

1 05-20-2016 09:23 PM
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Spoke Shaves of Your Dreams

10-18-2014 05:41 PM by poopiekat

The HOYD thread has solved so many issues, answered so many questions, and co...

137 05-18-2016 10:50 PM
View Marn64's profile

Removing paint on a plane without removing japanning

05-16-2016 11:10 PM by Marn64

I have a little no 4 type 16 with more than 95% japanning left.Unfortunately,...

3 05-18-2016 03:35 PM
View SurfHunter's profile

Wooden Hand Plane Identification please

05-06-2016 09:08 PM by SurfHunter

Looking for some assistance Identifying this plane that I picked up at a Flea...

5 05-18-2016 01:57 AM
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Block plane ID please. Sargent type 2 I'm thinking

05-17-2016 03:42 AM by SurfHunter

I hit a swap meet the other day and picked up a Block plane and a Stanley 41 ...

1 05-18-2016 01:46 AM
View Tooly1985's profile

Did I do ok?? Plane collection..

05-16-2016 02:30 PM by Tooly1985

I have been collecting Stanley planes for a while now at yard sales & est...

22 05-17-2016 10:26 PM
View justin83's profile

Old Adjustable Bailey Spokeshave?

05-17-2016 01:53 AM by justin83

I picked up an old iron spokeshave over the weekend, and I am having a hard t...

4 05-17-2016 04:46 PM
View PAchemist's profile

Items from an estate sale

04-21-2016 06:18 PM by PAchemist

My wife and I went to an estate sale this morning and I got a hand saw, a spl...

5 05-17-2016 04:02 AM
View Marn64's profile

Pre-Lateral Stanley restoration update *now new pictures* and new question

04-09-2016 11:44 PM by Marn64

So last week, I made my first post asking some questions about restoring my T...

23 05-16-2016 10:15 PM
View Robsan's profile

V&B 905 plane refurbishment - advice please.

01-03-2016 04:58 PM by Robsan

One of my most prized possessions is a ‘905 plane that I inherited from...

13 05-16-2016 03:04 PM

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