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View rmihai's profile

Which stone for honing 6k-12k

04-21-2015 01:38 AM by rmihai

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

9 04-28-2015 07:44 PM
View Kay Preston's profile

Bailey #4 plane blade . Square or Round corners?

04-28-2015 08:11 AM by Kay Preston

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

5 04-28-2015 07:30 PM
View Joel_B's profile (online now)

Hand plane question

04-28-2015 06:59 PM by Joel_B

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

0 04-28-2015 06:59 PM
View diito's profile

Leather for mallet faces?

04-26-2015 07:59 AM by diito

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

9 04-28-2015 04:31 PM
View LJackson's profile

How to flatten the sole of a jointer plane

04-26-2015 09:47 PM by LJackson

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

19 04-28-2015 12:36 PM
View Catlike's profile

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

01-16-2015 08:27 PM by Catlike

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

7 04-28-2015 01:28 AM
View Don W's profile (online now)

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...

10696 04-27-2015 11:56 PM
View Don W's profile (online now)

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...

4640 04-27-2015 07:58 PM
View BPatterson's profile

Need some info on some hand planes

04-25-2015 06:26 PM by BPatterson

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

16 04-27-2015 07:43 PM
View HorizontalMike's profile

Sargent Planes-Information NOT in Heckel's 2nd Ed. Guide

02-26-2013 03:37 PM by HorizontalMike

I have been sitting on this information over the past two years, and after re...

114 04-27-2015 06:47 PM
View bonesbr549's profile

Man to have these skills.

04-27-2015 02:24 AM by bonesbr549

Always calms me down to watch one of these. Such a talent! https://youtu....

6 04-27-2015 04:43 PM
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...

1106 04-27-2015 10:11 AM
View BigJohn's profile

What is wrong with this wood??

04-25-2015 02:58 PM by BigJohn

I use a 5 tpi rip handsaw and it cuts 1/4” to 3/8” per stroke...

10 04-26-2015 04:15 PM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Router plane from JimBode Tools

04-25-2015 10:11 PM by Troy Cleckler

These people are very good to deal with and fast to get orders shipped.I got ...

3 04-26-2015 01:30 PM
View Brett's profile

Bailey plane irons, original lengths?

04-25-2015 03:15 AM by Brett

What were the original lengths of Stanley Bailey plane irons? I haven’t...

1 04-25-2015 07:46 PM
View Red O'Leary's profile

Spokeshave: wood or metal?

04-24-2015 01:11 PM by Red O'Leary

I’d like to try my hand at making a canoe paddle and a spokeshave seems...

5 04-25-2015 05:50 PM
View UKJoiner's profile

I am wondering what Plane to Buy!

04-23-2015 08:03 PM by UKJoiner

Hi Chaps I have always had traditional Stanley planes, but as I have got o...

11 04-25-2015 04:06 PM
View ric53's profile

David Barron Dovetail Block

04-21-2015 01:12 PM by ric53

I was watching a video of David Barron cutting dovetails and he was using a j...

25 04-24-2015 10:42 PM
View summerfi's profile

What really happens when a tool handle is "all dried out"?

04-24-2015 03:42 AM by summerfi

First let me say I’m not trying to be a smart aleck with this topic. I&...

22 04-24-2015 09:20 PM
View WillliamMSP's profile

Craftsman Brace

04-21-2015 08:09 PM by WillliamMSP

Just bought my first brace with a handful of bits (including a fun-looking St...

8 04-24-2015 08:50 PM

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