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Deposit buildup on my hand plane

12-18-2017 07:16 AM by SpottedGum

Why does my hand plane build up with hard deposits on the under side when pla...

0 12-18-2017 07:16 AM
View SauceMan's profile

Craig's List find & Dating Advice

12-18-2017 06:57 AM by SauceMan

Hey all, I just picked up 5 planes for $150 today. I’ll attach an i...

0 12-18-2017 06:57 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...

14967 12-18-2017 05:49 AM
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 ...

2245 12-18-2017 02:35 AM
View Holbs's profile

which panel hand saws should be in one's arsenal?

12-17-2017 09:21 PM by Holbs

I have been doing lots of reading about 24”+ handsaws last couple of da...

7 12-18-2017 02:27 AM
View Bertha's profile

Handplanes Of Your Dreams, v2.0 - Sharp As Ever

08-24-2017 11:22 PM by Bertha

Link to HOYD v1.0 – the dull years

898 12-18-2017 01:56 AM
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...

2863 12-18-2017 12:42 AM
View squareedgefurniture's profile

Looking for Tablesaw Tom.

10-31-2013 04:46 PM by squareedgefurniture

Hey guys. First time posting here. As stated in the title Im trying to reach ...

6 12-17-2017 11:29 PM
View Larry Wilson's profile

Workbench Top question

11-16-2017 06:08 PM by Larry Wilson

I want to build a split top Roubo bench. I plan on using Douglas Fir. My ques...

10 12-17-2017 05:42 PM
View Grasshopper000's profile

Veritas Small Plow vs. New Combination Plane

08-24-2017 09:56 PM by Grasshopper000

I saw several other threads, but wanted to see if anyone had any updated info...

24 12-16-2017 01:56 PM
View amateur77's profile

Which ~6000grit waterstone?

12-08-2017 12:41 AM by amateur77

I currently got a 400/1000 diamond stone, does a nice job, however now need s...

17 12-16-2017 02:18 AM
View jtrz's profile

How can I improve this block plane

12-03-2017 04:32 AM by jtrz

Found this at my great uncles after he passed. I can’t afford to get a ...

8 12-15-2017 02:58 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...

6537 12-14-2017 10:22 PM
View FreeRangeWoodworker's profile

What can you tell me about the Union No. 227 plane?

12-14-2017 04:41 AM by FreeRangeWoodworker

Picked one up for $3 and am in the process of restoring it.

1 12-14-2017 12:38 PM
View ozdude's profile

Vintage brass and timber spirit level

12-11-2017 02:45 AM by ozdude

Hi all. Just bought this sweet old spirit level on ebay. Seller didn’...

6 12-14-2017 02:47 AM
View Grasshopper000's profile

Plow Plan Application Question

12-13-2017 08:46 PM by Grasshopper000

At the risk of sounding really dumb, I have to ask for some help. I’ve ...

4 12-13-2017 09:10 PM
View AESamuel's profile

What to soak plane in to remove paint.

12-02-2017 06:01 PM by AESamuel

Hi, I recently picked up a W110 block plane and I’d like to strip al...

11 12-13-2017 07:26 PM
View Jhwill's profile

What's the next step ?

12-13-2017 12:37 AM by Jhwill

I have been looking for a Sargent 718 and found two, one for a user and o...

3 12-13-2017 04:33 PM
View triskal's profile

Newbie chisel sharpening help needed

12-12-2017 02:23 PM by triskal

I have been woodworking for a number of years on and off but want to learn be...

16 12-13-2017 03:23 PM
View TheodorV's profile

Stanley 50 Combination Plane question

12-11-2017 09:43 PM by TheodorV

Hello, Is the cutter bolt wing nut for the Stanley 50 Combination Plane a ...

3 12-12-2017 05:57 PM

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