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In Defense of the European Beech Plane...

02-06-2015 05:11 PM by poopiekat

Well.. I don’t have too much to say about those silly looking Euro Hor...

39 02-20-2015 08:07 PM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Show Your #3 Sized Smoothing Planes

02-19-2015 11:36 AM by BubbaIBA

On another forum is a thread for posting photos of your planes. Never one to ...

7 02-20-2015 03:07 PM
View poopiekat's profile

The Infamous Stanley "Handyman" Line of Planes & Tools

07-03-2013 05:34 PM by poopiekat

We’re all aware of the decline of quality in Stanley tools over the las...

76 02-20-2015 05:59 AM
View LucasWoods's profile

Does this honing guide exist?

02-13-2015 04:58 PM by LucasWoods

I see a lot of people’s problems with honing guides is that the guide i...

20 02-18-2015 09:59 PM
View Jesse's profile

Woodriver handplanes any good?

02-17-2015 07:09 PM by Jesse

I was on the woodcraft website and I came across the brand Wood River. They ...

10 02-18-2015 05:00 PM
View Sanderguy777's profile

How to use white diamond rouge

02-13-2015 02:19 AM by Sanderguy777

I have some white diamond rouge but, I have no idea of the right way to use i...

4 02-17-2015 07:19 PM
View ElChe's profile

I'm now a believer in bevel grinding chisels and blades

02-16-2015 07:29 PM by ElChe

I went to the Pt Townsend woodworking school to learn hnd cut dgovetails. Had...

3 02-17-2015 03:40 PM
View hammer6048's profile

Wooden Vise Screws

02-15-2015 05:29 PM by hammer6048

Looking for a source for a 2 1/2” wooden screw and nut. I know about L...

2 02-17-2015 04:33 AM
View Sanderguy777's profile

Can I use chip carving knives for other kinds of carving?

02-16-2015 01:22 AM by Sanderguy777

I am trying to find carving knives that will be able to whittle and carveR...

7 02-17-2015 01:48 AM
View JeffP's profile

Gold plated clamps...

02-14-2015 02:09 AM by JeffP

...they must be gold plated, that’s all I can figure. I may have men...

26 02-15-2015 03:20 PM
View ezgnann's profile

What is the best sharpening system

12-27-2013 08:08 PM by ezgnann

I am considering upgrading from my Lansky and wet stones to a powered sharpen...

12 02-12-2015 10:56 PM
View mervillehomesteader's profile

I miss my master level

02-15-2014 06:25 AM by mervillehomesteader

About 3 years ago I was selling my pick up truck. I cleaned it out of old chi...

31 02-12-2015 09:03 PM
View jacquesr's profile

M-POWER DMT PSS SHARPENING SYSTEM

02-09-2015 08:58 PM by jacquesr

Hi guys,I am totally new to hand tools…. just bought my first #4 and Bl...

8 02-12-2015 06:10 PM
View ERICsoBAD's profile

How to Hand Plane my bench top

02-11-2015 02:04 AM by ERICsoBAD

Hey guys! Finished puting together my first workbench and now it needs to be ...

15 02-12-2015 03:11 PM
View dpetrzelka's profile

Dating Wooden Molding Planes - Sandusky, Sargent

02-02-2015 07:36 PM by dpetrzelka

I have about 14 wooden molding planes made by Sandusky and Sargent (likely ma...

6 02-11-2015 02:00 PM
View Waldog's profile

Plow Plane or Stanley No 48?

02-09-2015 04:27 PM by Waldog

In reading Chris Schwarz’s “Anarchist Tool Chest” he states...

4 02-11-2015 01:58 PM
View MissouriOutdoors88's profile

Sargent plane

02-07-2015 03:00 AM by MissouriOutdoors88

Just picked up a Sargent 408 plane today for 8 bucks. From what I can tell ba...

34 02-11-2015 11:42 AM
View LucasWoods's profile

What would you do if you were me?

02-10-2015 02:14 AM by LucasWoods

i need help making a $750 decision. I am finally getting a sum from my wife t...

30 02-11-2015 03:13 AM
View AJBelcher's profile

Wood Shop for Mentoring

02-10-2015 03:34 PM by AJBelcher

Has anyone ever used working wood specifically with hand tools as a means to ...

13 02-10-2015 10:29 PM
View AESamuel's profile

Resawing saw!

02-09-2015 02:56 PM by AESamuel

Hi there, I’m just finished resawing 1ft of 2 1/2” x 2” ...

5 02-10-2015 01:15 PM

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