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Hand Plane Blades: How straight is straight enough?

04-29-2016 04:55 PM by KentInOttawa

I was recently using my old Stanley #5 for the first time. I had already done...

7 04-30-2016 11:03 AM
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Issue Lapping back of plane iron

04-30-2016 03:46 AM by RD87

I bought a Stanley #3 at a local flea market, mostly to learn how to rehab ch...

4 04-30-2016 11:00 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...

12982 04-30-2016 07:54 AM
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Best way to trim tenons

04-29-2016 04:59 PM by dschlic1

I have recently completed a router mortising jig to cut mortises. The origina...

7 04-30-2016 05:15 AM
View Ray's profile

Diamond plate vs water stones

04-30-2016 01:58 AM by Ray

I see posts where forum members are now using diamond plates for honing. But ...

4 04-30-2016 03:25 AM
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04-29-2016 06:35 PM by greatview

I’ve probably got 50 or more screwdrivers (slotted and Philips) and am...

7 04-29-2016 09:10 PM
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Short Scrub vs. longer Jack/Fore?

12-10-2012 03:23 PM by 12strings

For initial roughing of lumber, such that may have pronounced cupping or warp...

34 04-29-2016 05:52 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

how far to sharpen various tools?

04-29-2016 01:50 PM by bbasiaga

I just got a plane with a wider blade, which of course meant I needed a new s...

5 04-29-2016 02:32 PM
View Sprot's profile

Help needed! What kind of nuts on this saw!

02-22-2016 09:01 AM by Sprot

Hi I got this oldish looking dovetail saw from local auction site. It look...

6 04-29-2016 07:47 AM
View LayneZ's profile

Hand Engraved Lie-Nielsen

04-28-2016 01:16 PM by LayneZ

I haven’t posted an engraved tool in awhile so I thought I’d show...

8 04-28-2016 07:43 PM
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#7c stanley sweetherat

04-28-2016 12:17 AM by alittleoff

What’s a rough price of a no.7 stanley sweetheart plane. Condition is f...

8 04-28-2016 02:31 PM
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Chisel trademark stumper

02-29-2016 03:19 PM by Woodiewannabe

I picked these up recently but am stumped by the logos. The first is plain, b...

10 04-28-2016 09:12 AM
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Gnarly Cherry

04-26-2016 09:00 PM by builtinbkyn

I picked up some cherry to make a step stool and have been working it by hand...

6 04-27-2016 08:13 PM
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Two 'Whatizzits" from the Poopiekat Workshop:

07-08-2012 09:34 PM by poopiekat

Ok.. I’m baffled, sorta, about what exactly these two little tools are....

10 04-27-2016 06:52 PM
View Cubstar's profile

Can anyone help me identify this plane please?

04-14-2016 04:36 PM by Cubstar

Hi, I have this plane here that I would really like to get some more informat...

6 04-27-2016 06:23 PM
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Rust hunt score

04-27-2016 02:01 AM by JADobson

Went rust hunting today and picked this up for $10 (Canadian, so like 1.50 US...

3 04-27-2016 03:54 PM
View BuddyC's profile

Old Bevel Square ID

04-25-2016 01:45 AM by BuddyC

Hello,Just found the group. I live in N.W. Arkansas. I like to buy, use and...

13 04-27-2016 02:11 AM
View Gambrell's profile

Want to buy a Stanley/Baily jointer plane #7 pre WW2

04-24-2016 01:48 AM by Gambrell

Does anyone know of anyone that might have a Stanley/Baily jointer plane #7 p...

8 04-27-2016 02:06 AM
View Evowood's profile

Picked this plane up today from CL

03-23-2016 03:12 PM by Evowood

It is a very old, lightly used Miller Falls No. 9 hand plane. There is a litt...

10 04-26-2016 09:42 PM
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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...

4 04-26-2016 11:49 AM

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