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Sargent 409 type 5 Smooth Plane set up question

12-28-2016 06:25 PM by steveinaz

While refinishing this plane I noticed that there is a 1/16” gap betwee...

17 12-30-2016 07:16 PM
View joshtp's profile

Got a steal on a Lion Miter Trimmer, but don't know why I need it

12-30-2016 02:54 AM by joshtp

I was browsing a local internet-only auction, and was astounded what people w...

6 12-30-2016 05:49 PM
View DW833's profile

Citric acid and japanning

12-29-2016 02:56 AM by DW833

I purchased a Stanley #4 today. Believe it is a type 11 in really good condi...

5 12-30-2016 06:48 AM
View RandyinFlorida's profile

Block Plane Decision

12-20-2016 08:01 PM by RandyinFlorida

Hello Fellow Jocks, I have an itch to spend some money. A block plane spe...

148 12-30-2016 02:06 AM
View Ron Aylor's profile (online now)

How Many Hand Saws Do You Really Use?

08-22-2016 02:23 PM by Ron Aylor

How many hand saws do you really use? I don’t mean collect and have...

20 12-29-2016 07:46 PM
View Miah's profile

No name hand plane.

12-27-2016 01:48 PM by Miah

Hello all. I have been lurking for some time and thought I should join. I ha...

5 12-29-2016 04:56 PM
View bluenik's profile

Handsaw width - can I sharpen this handsaw?

12-28-2016 07:50 PM by bluenik

Hello, I’m a student from Slovenia and I’m new here so if post...

5 12-28-2016 10:01 PM
View Scott C.'s profile

Dia-Sharp diamond plate grit selection

12-28-2016 09:17 PM by Scott C.

I’m looking into buying a couple of DMT’s dia-sharp diamond plate...

1 12-28-2016 09:20 PM
View Ben's profile

Looking for beginner tools for a 4 year old

12-28-2016 12:38 AM by Ben

I’ll be building my nephew a miniature workbench for his upcoming birth...

11 12-28-2016 02:14 PM
View OSB's profile

C-clamps, how the mighty have fallen

12-21-2016 07:43 PM by OSB

I have done some woodworking over the years but I have done much more metal f...

1 12-27-2016 06:24 PM
View Ben's profile

Wagon vise vs. tail vise

11-15-2016 10:39 PM by Ben

Hoping some of you can weigh in on the pros/cons of each and what you persona...

26 12-27-2016 03:55 PM
View OCristo's profile

May I use a stainless steel screwdriver as burnisher?

12-25-2016 03:39 AM by OCristo

I am buying a couple of Bahco scrapper – they will my first ones…...

10 12-25-2016 01:14 PM
View kyscroller's profile

Stanley 605 Bedrock plane fix

12-24-2016 12:52 AM by kyscroller

Does anyone know if it’s even worth having the sides of this plane weld...

9 12-25-2016 05:42 AM
View Marn64's profile

Much ado about a chisel

12-23-2016 07:32 PM by Marn64

Hey everyone,So I recently found this old socket chisel that was clearly at o...

2 12-23-2016 07:44 PM
View andrewsco's profile

Restoring a screw stemmed plough plane - advice?

12-12-2016 08:54 PM by andrewsco

I fairly recently bought myself a handled screw stem plough plane and am in t...

8 12-22-2016 08:24 PM
View JCamp's profile

Storing tools in freezing weather

12-21-2016 11:12 PM by JCamp

My dad has always told me for years to never leave a level out side or in a o...

11 12-22-2016 08:11 PM
View Davevand's profile

Hand Plane adjustment

12-21-2016 07:04 PM by Davevand

HiI have a #3 plane that I am setting up. When I try to adjust the plane to u...

5 12-21-2016 09:28 PM
View Nicholas Hall's profile

Linear Bearing for leg vise

12-31-2013 10:59 PM by Nicholas Hall

I saw an interesting post about the use of a linear bearing in lieu of the tr...

16 12-21-2016 03:36 AM
View darald's profile

Can anyone identify this hand crank tool

12-20-2016 02:03 PM by darald

Recently purchased this hand crank tool. Have not received it ye...

3 12-20-2016 04:26 PM
View BuddyC's profile

ID old beveled chisel

12-19-2016 11:20 PM by BuddyC

Greetings,I cleaned up an old chisel this weekend and found part of a mark. ...

6 12-20-2016 03:37 AM

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