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Ryobi tools

12-25-2017 09:44 PM by alittleoff

I treated my self to a new ryobi tool set , or i might say I’ve got one...

17 01-08-2018 12:09 AM
View JP4LSU's profile

Hand Plane

01-03-2018 05:53 PM by JP4LSU

Hey guys,I’m venturing off into hand work. I’ve purchased a comp...

25 01-07-2018 05:49 PM
View nakmuay's profile

Socket chisel rehab

01-05-2018 03:01 PM by nakmuay

I inherited 3 or 4 abused socket chisels. This is a 1inch Sargent. The chisel...

4 01-07-2018 01:20 PM
View Holbs's profile

what is the purpose of a saw bench fence?

01-04-2018 06:11 AM by Holbs

I’m in the midst of building a split top saw bench to further advance m...

6 01-06-2018 01:14 AM
View coopersdad's profile

Langdon Mitre box issues

01-01-2018 02:01 AM by coopersdad

I recently restored a Langdon Mitre Box, Size 2, No. 73 (some photos in the r...

14 01-04-2018 04:55 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Sharpening system advice...final tweak to my setup?

12-29-2017 04:27 AM by bbasiaga

Hey all, Like many others, I have gone around a few blocks figuring out wh...

17 01-04-2018 04:32 PM
View jtrz's profile

Hand planes from my grandfather

12-27-2017 07:13 AM by jtrz

So I’ve spent a lot of time in my grandparents basement. I’ve don...

32 01-04-2018 02:17 AM
View JohnMcClure's profile

Bought a 22" wooden plane, got a couple questions

01-01-2018 03:09 AM by JohnMcClure

I bought this wooden-body plane at an antique store. The chipbreaker and ...

12 01-04-2018 12:16 AM
View Lemwise's profile

Won an auction for a stone.

12-30-2017 11:16 PM by Lemwise

Still can’t believe it’s mine and how little I paid for it. It...

4 12-31-2017 10:20 PM
View JohnMcClure's profile

Card scrapers, cabinet scrapers: sharpening, using?

12-30-2017 02:56 AM by JohnMcClure

I’ve never heard of card or cabinet scrapers until recently. I think I&...

20 12-31-2017 05:45 PM
View bandit571's profile

Dunlap/ West Germany planes?

03-18-2013 10:09 PM by bandit571

Ok, I am trying to find out whatever i can about these strange planes. The...

7 12-29-2017 06:41 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...

33 12-29-2017 02:03 AM
View dtraster's profile

Mysterious "line" in vintage wood chisel

12-26-2017 02:22 PM by dtraster

I refurbished a vintage chisel for my brother-in-law for Christmas. It’...

7 12-28-2017 05:52 PM
View Smirak's profile

LV Skew Block Plane

12-28-2017 03:45 AM by Smirak

I received a RH Skew Block plane from Lee Valley for Christmas. Looking for ...

1 12-28-2017 03:57 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 ...

9 12-27-2017 12:24 AM
View Rick's profile

Grampa's Disstons & A SALE (Factory Direct)

12-25-2017 04:01 AM by Rick

My Aunt was in the process of discarding some of my Grandfathers things after...

5 12-25-2017 07:49 PM
View Planeman40's profile

Suspicions confirmed . . .

12-19-2017 04:21 PM by Planeman40

Looking at the Lee Valley website online I ran across this vise which I have ...

54 12-24-2017 06:54 PM
View SpottedGum's profile

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...

8 12-23-2017 09:30 AM
View dubois's profile

Sumitsubo Wheel Cranks

12-21-2017 05:19 PM by dubois

Last weekend on a workout I dropped and lost the wheel crank of my 20 year ol...

4 12-22-2017 09:21 PM
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...

15 12-22-2017 07:02 PM

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