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How to hold work for a plow plane (if it's not very wide)

04-26-2017 02:14 PM by gargey

Pls discuss, not sure the best way. For instance, if I want to plane a 1/4...

4 04-26-2017 04:02 PM
View chrisanderson's profile

Mystery plane

04-26-2017 02:04 PM by chrisanderson

I bought this on west of Ireland 25 years ago. Body looks like birch. Model...

2 04-26-2017 03:29 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 ...

1958 04-26-2017 01:04 PM
View Manitario's profile

How many use a shooting board regularly

04-24-2017 02:21 AM by Manitario

My last several projects have involved long, wide boards for casework. I find...

17 04-26-2017 09:47 AM
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...

14113 04-26-2017 01:42 AM
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...

1441 04-26-2017 01:41 AM
View JADobson's profile

Tool ID

04-25-2017 12:20 AM by JADobson

Any ideas what this is? My brother found it today. The bottom is a file.

7 04-25-2017 06:05 PM
View viseone's profile

Are quick release vises any good?

04-19-2017 07:57 PM by viseone

I am thinking of purchasing a new vise, and am leaning toward one with a quic...

12 04-25-2017 01:23 PM
View woodywoodwood's profile

Emhawco tools, Emmons-Hawkins hardware co. TELL ME MORE

04-25-2017 05:33 AM by woodywoodwood

I came across a few socket chisels with the marking “emhawco”. Do...

1 04-25-2017 05:41 AM
View Tarik's profile

Cooper's tools

04-20-2017 02:48 AM by Tarik

Hi all, I’m looking for some cooper’s hand tools and planes etc.....

7 04-24-2017 11:35 PM
View tcarswell's profile

best adjustable compass plane available?

04-24-2017 07:58 AM by tcarswell

I’ve always wanted an adjustable metal compass plane. However I’v...

4 04-24-2017 11:23 PM
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LN no.4 or veritas no.4 custom pmv11?

04-23-2017 07:06 PM by tcarswell

Title says it all. If I go with the LN I’d go with the bronze. Any tho...

11 04-24-2017 05:16 PM
View Kirk650's profile

Accidental scraper

09-14-2016 01:10 AM by Kirk650

I have a good supply of dedicated scrapers, but when I need to remove dried g...

2 04-24-2017 01:31 PM
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04-22-2017 07:52 PM by Rrrandy

Hey guys, show me your go to mallet(s). Not the one you keep in the glass sho...

18 04-24-2017 01:24 PM
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Sargent VBM 418 plane markings

04-19-2017 10:08 PM by macmurf

I have 18” plane with Sargent VBM stamped on the plane cap, the number ...

24 04-23-2017 06:31 PM
View Jeff2016's profile

First plane restoration

04-23-2017 02:18 PM by Jeff2016

I am very pleased with the end result, although it still needs final set ...

4 04-23-2017 06:00 PM
View Craftsman on the lake's profile

I need an accurate ruler

04-15-2017 12:58 PM by Craftsman on the lake

If you’ve looked at some of my posts lately, I’ve got a new saws...

24 04-22-2017 07:41 PM
View SpiffyGiffy's profile

old saws on Kijiji

03-06-2017 04:45 PM by SpiffyGiffy

helloIm new hereThese 2 saws recently popped up on my local kijiji. only info...

5 04-22-2017 04:12 PM
View gargey's profile

Does Any Toolmaker Sell A Kerfing Plane?

04-20-2017 08:59 PM by gargey

Don’t see one at lie-nielsen, don’t see one at LeeValley/Veritas....

22 04-21-2017 11:22 PM
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Practical Woodworker edited by Bernard Jones Originals

04-20-2017 08:16 PM by Grasshopper000

Hi, this is another post that doesn’t seem to have a perfect forum fit ...

4 04-21-2017 07:30 PM

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