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View paxorion's profile

Looking to buy a Jack Plane - Should I get a No 5 or 5-1/2

12-22-2014 05:01 PM by paxorion

I’m looking to get a jack plane to add to my meager plane collection. ...

8 12-22-2014 06:52 PM
View JayT's profile (online now)

2015 Lumberjocks Hand Tool Calendar now available for order.

12-22-2014 03:49 PM by JayT

The unofficial 2015 Lumberjocks Hand Tool calendar is now available to order ...

3 12-22-2014 06:26 PM
View ChuckV's profile

Old Nesting Screwdrivers

12-22-2014 12:24 PM by ChuckV

My father is 97 years old. I recently inherited two small boxes of hand tool...

10 12-22-2014 06:23 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...

8961 12-22-2014 03:55 PM
View wseand's profile

Beesey's F_Clamps

12-18-2014 03:12 AM by wseand

Home Depot in Shreveport is having a sale on Beesey’s clamps. Two 24in...

19 12-22-2014 02:44 PM
View Lumberpunk's profile

Has anyone else noticed this rust issue with their Veritas planes?

12-19-2014 11:23 PM by Lumberpunk

Ok so I have 3 planes from Veritas (LAB, LAJ and Small Shoulder) and a Stanle...

20 12-22-2014 02:13 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...

4166 12-22-2014 04:18 AM
View Ray's profile

Stupid hand sawing can be dangerous

12-21-2014 02:55 AM by Ray

In December 1992, a 58-year-old man injured himself on an outing with his fam...

5 12-21-2014 05:11 PM
View JasonZahn's profile

Hand tools...New, or used?

12-18-2014 05:03 PM by JasonZahn

Hand tool enthusiasts: I’m hoping to start purchasing some hand tools f...

33 12-21-2014 03:20 PM
View notdan's profile

Can I make an old square... square?

12-21-2014 03:02 AM by notdan

I have an old Stanley sweetheart try square that is 1/16th out of square (i.e...

2 12-21-2014 04:43 AM
View WoodenGhost's profile

15 TPI Blugrass Hand Saw

12-19-2014 04:33 AM by WoodenGhost

Hey guys, I was given this hand saw. It is roughly 17 15/16” long wi...

7 12-21-2014 12:58 AM
View Brett's profile

Box dimensions to hold an Arkansas stone

12-16-2014 02:16 AM by Brett

I acquired an Arkansas stone recently and would like to make a traditional fi...

2 12-20-2014 04:13 PM
View todd4390's profile

David Charlesworth Method of Sharpening

12-18-2014 03:11 AM by todd4390

Just got my first hand plane and I have been learning how to sharpen the iron...

9 12-19-2014 03:22 PM
View MikeUT's profile

Look what I found...

12-15-2014 09:42 PM by MikeUT

I responded to an ad on Craig’s list about wood for sale this weekend and I c...

22 12-19-2014 04:21 AM
View Purrmaster's profile

Sandpaper change at Home Depot

09-11-2014 11:18 AM by Purrmaster

I went to Home Depot the other day to get sandpaper and was surprised to see ...

29 12-18-2014 09:07 PM
View Gene Howe's profile

Stew-Mac Ultimate Scrapers

11-28-2014 12:30 PM by Gene Howe

Had an opportunity to use my recently acquired Stew-Mac scrapers on some waln...

18 12-18-2014 05:31 PM
View Diamondmike's profile

Hand planers

12-15-2014 12:08 AM by Diamondmike

I have a complete set of Stanley Bailey hand planers left from my deceased fa...

11 12-17-2014 12:38 PM
View BigJohn's profile

Thought I got a steal.

12-15-2014 09:53 PM by BigJohn

Hello. Just thought I would share this. I won an auction last week and thou...

2 12-17-2014 04:24 AM
View BigJohn's profile

Finally got a Stanley #50

12-17-2014 12:56 AM by BigJohn

Hey. Finally got a #50. I paid about $100 for it. You all think I did OK o...

4 12-17-2014 02:39 AM
View Buke27's profile

Looking for a Woodworking Store in Liverpool, U.K.

12-15-2014 10:58 AM by Buke27

I’ll be in Liverpool, U.K. next month for work. Any of you lumberjocks...

1 12-17-2014 01:42 AM

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